Assateague Island Trails

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Assateague Island National Seashore: Backcountry Campground Sites :: Berlin, MD

The backcountry campsites at Assateague Island National Seashore are not for the faint of heart; they are reached only after a decent walk or paddle and require that you haul in all your gear, even water. Those who do undertake the trip are rewar

Assateague Island National Seashore: Oceanside Campground :: Berlin, MD

How’d you like to wake up on the beach, the Atlantic Ocean over the closest dune, while the silhouette of a wild horse stretches across your tent wall? Sounds like paradise? It’s pretty close, and it’s well worth the relentless mosquitoes. It’s Assat

Assateague Island National Seashore: Bayside Campground :: Berlin, MD

Assateague Island is a barrier island, stretching 37 miles from just south of Ocean City all the way to Chincoteague in Virginia. It’s very narrow in places; this allows for watching the sunrise over the Atlantic and then turning around later in the

Assateague Island :: Berlin, MD

There are two good launch sites. The first is located just before the Verrazano Bridge, where there is plenty of parking. There is a fee to use the boat ramp, but you can launch for free from the sandy beach in front of the parking lot. (You will sti

Assateague Coast Guard Station and Lighthouse :: Chincoteague Island, VA

Head to Assateague Island, where you can walk along the crashing Atlantic shoreline on a protected beach. Visit a preserved Coast Guard station that’s still weathering the sands of time. Your return trip leads you astride the quieter shores of Toms C

Assateague State Park Campground :: Berlin, MD

Not to be confused with Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague State Park is run by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. In what’s an oft-quoted boast, National Geographic Traveler selected Assateague State Park as one of the ten be

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge :: Chincoteague Island, VA

Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate between cold, northern environs and temperate and tropical homes in Central and South America. En route, their needs are simple: an occasional place to rest and food to nourish. Wildlife biologists