Maryland National Seashore Park Camping Area

Maryland National Seashore Park Camping Area
A long stretch of Maryland's Atlantic Coast is made up of Assateague Island, home to the Assateague Island National Seashore. Administered by the National Park Service, the seashore has camping areas almost right on the beach.


Assateague National Seashore is sometimes confused with Maryland's Assateague National Park, both of which have campgrounds. The national seashore is near the Virginia-Maryland state line, while the state park is farther north.



The campgrounds at the national seashore are open year-around. Between mid-October and mid-April, reservations are not accepted and the campground becomes entirely first-come, first-serve.


Assateague National Seashore has two campgrounds. Oceanside faces the Atlantic, while Bayside faces Sinepuxent Bay.


Oceanside has a mix of drive-in and walk-in campsites, while Bayside's sites are all drive-in. All campsites have picnic tables and charcoal grills, and both campgrounds are serviced by water taps, cold showers and chemical toilets.

Local Wildlife

A major wildlife attraction of Assateague Island is its herd of wild ponies. These ponies roam the island in bands of two to twelve animals and can be seen virtually anywhere within the seashore's confines.


Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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