Camping At Assateague
October 1, 2018 through March 14, 2019: Campsites will be available first-come first-served while the National Park Service changes its nationwide reservations contractor. (Group Camping and Horse Camp seasons will remain the same and will still be available through www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.
Due to impacts from winter storms, some of the campsite locations have changed. Download the latest campground map (pdf file, 442kb)
Firewood Alert (PDF file 81 kb)
Camping at Assateague will be a pleasant experience if you plan ahead! The barrier island habitat can be harsh if you are not prepared. Camping is available only in the Maryland district of Assateague Island. Campers are reminded to bring firewood (locally purchased), sunscreen, insect repellent, screen tents for shade and insect protection, and long tent stakes to anchor tents in the sand and wind.
National Park Service Reservation System
Assateague Island National Seashore Campgrounds:
There is no camping available in the Virginia district of Assateague Island. Commercial campgrounds are available on the neighboring island of Chincoteague, Virginia. For more information contact the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce at (757) 336-6161.
Last updated: March 14, 2018