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Assateague State Park
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Terrific Fall Camping
Dec 03, 2013 by: LetsGoNow17 from Syracuse, New York
We had reservations to camp at Assateaque Island National Seashore but thanks to the Government shut down were unable to. So instead we headed back up the road to the State Park. It was almost to good to be true. Everything happens for a reason. There are many different sites depending upon what size you are looking for. One section has power so a lot of the large motorhomes head there. We headed the opposite direction. There are some sites that are right on top of each other but if you look around you will find some hidden gems that are very spacious and are right on the opposite side of the dunes from the ocean. All have a paved pad and picnic table. Potable water and dump stations are easily accesible. It would be nice to have more than one clean water fill for the park because the lines can be long if you are waiting for some of the trailers with large water tanks to fill. In the summer I imagine it might get very warm and very crowded but in the fall it couldn't be nicer. The sound of the ocean is amazing. The access to the beach couldn't be easier. The wild ponies roam around amoungst the sites but if you don't bother them, they don't bother you. Some of the best sunsets we have ever seen. They have a gated entrance into the campgroud that you are given a code to. Nice touch. Short drive to Ocean City for groceries and the Ocean City Boardwalk and activities. The bathrooms were OK and clean. The showers warm. I believe they are doing some major remodeling/updating of the bathrooms and showers this season. Only downfall is that when the weather turns bad you are in the open with very little shelter. We had to cut our stay short one day due to very high winds and bad weather/storm. Sand flying everywhere. They campground host came to check on us and helped us pack up which was very appreciated due to the high winds. I checked their website for reservations and was told they had no openings. If you run into this I would suggest checking with the office as we did and found they had many openings. Worth a shot before you go somewhere else. I would highly recommend camping here in the fall. Sights and sounds can't be beat.
Favorite Place to Camp by the Ocean
Nov 26, 2013 by: Tom058 from Myersville
If you like the sound of the ocean at night, large camp sites, a clean setting and warm showers you will love Assateque State Park. The roaming wild ponies are at added feature ( do not feed them). The beach is wide clean and goes for miles. The National Park is next door and is fun for the whole family to visit.
GReat addition to an Ocean City trip
Nov 26, 2013 by: Grandpabob43 from Berlin, Maryland
Assateague State Park is a great place to visit when you are vacationing in OC. It's the only place I've been where you can have wild ponies running past you on the beachs. They have several beach areas right on the ocean and also bay areas where you can watch the horses and the sitka deer. This is a place available year round where you can see so much wild life and enjoy the beach. It is less than 5 miles from the inlet area of OC. Great place for children and adults.
The Beach and More
Nov 25, 2013 by: Armin72 from Washington, DC
If you do not turn right into the more well-known National Park, you will find all you could ask for going straight to the Maryland Sate Park. There are a well -run camping and RV set-up, a handy store, and a restaurant. Do not expect fancy cooking, but there are the basics in both the restaurant and the store to enhance the beach experience. The Park has lots of bayside as well as oceanside walking, and the National Park's ponies (think "Misty of Chincoteague") are in the State Park as well.
Nice Park with wild horses
Nov 11, 2013 by: Amaury A from New York
We loved that the Park had beaches to walk for hours, and loved to see the wild horses. The park is small but is worth going there for a full day.
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