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Assateague Island National Seashore
Based on 309 traveler reviews
Another national treasure
Nov 20, 2014 by: Sarah C from Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
Even in frigid temperatures this place was amazing. We practically had the place to ourselves. We saw abundant wildlife including sika deer and of course, horses. The camping is decent, not much shelter from the wind as it comes across the bay, but what can you really expect on an island? The folks at the visitor's center were friendly and helpful. We went crabbing which was inexpensive and fun despite not landing a famous a little crustacean. The park entrance fee is slated to increase at the start of 2015, that being the case, I would love to see some improvements to some of the facilities in the campgrounds (new fire rings, picnic tables,, etc.). Our only complaint, it would have been helpful to have more information regarding the horses. Everything they post or hand you simply says not to feed them and stay a bus length away. We had several approach our campsite and vehicle. It would be beneficial to have more direction as to what to do in those instances when the horses persist and you can't even get out of your vehicle without being on top of them. Otherwise, fantastic spot!
Nov 19, 2014 by: Thomas S from Merritt Island, Florida
I visit and camp at the Assateague Island National Park every August. While I enjoy my time and feel great about the island, I have to mention that the toilets (Permanent Port-O-Poties) are absolutely terrible. Given the fact that our tax dollars and park fees easily add up to a great deal of money, I just don't agree with the NPS's decision NOT to construct better toilet facilities. We put men on the moon and we can't figure out a way to construct a storm proof and environmentally friendly flushable toilet??? The ironic thing is pony poop is everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE, how environmentally unsound is that?! So isn't it feasible to construct 'proper' facilities for us tax paying, entrance paying humans???
Nov 11, 2014 by: stahli from South Williamsport, PA
This was our first time staying on Assateague, and I think this is where we will continue to stay from now on!
Great stay, quiet and beautiful
Nov 04, 2014 by: ReidZed from
We stayed here late October 2014 and since it was off peak there were very few other campers, which was great. We got to choose any campsite which was open and ended up with a large spacious campsite very close to the ocean. The stars here are unbelievable on a clear night. Highly recommend waking up early to see the sunrise. The horses are very cool, as you could hear them walking around while you fell asleep. Sand is great.
Unspoiled National Seashore
Nov 02, 2014 by: Realtor44 from Hamden, Connecticut
Assateague Island National Seashore. Whether you are here for a few days of camping or just have a day or afternoon to spend don’t miss this preserved natural seashore reeking of national heritage. This protected property is part of the National Park system. The admission is modest and the rewards are great. This seashore of sand and surf is beautiful in its natural state. You may walk the trails or pedal your bike through the labyrinth of trails through the low bush country and dunes. The shore is unspoiled and loaded with wildlife. If you are lucky you will encounter deer, rabbit, the legendary wild ponies and a vast assortment of Aviary life. For those who cannot make the reasonably level walks you can drive through the area in the comfort of your vehicle but walking is preferred. You can buy a pass that allows you entrance to all of the parks in the National Park System throughout the country or pay the daily fee. They offer a pass for Senior Citizens good for most of the National Parks that is very modestly priced and an absolute must buy.
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