Assateague State Park Campground

Berlin, Maryland

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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 best state parks in America. Assateague State Park is the only ocean park in the state parks system, hemmed in by the Atlantic on one side and Sinepuxent Bay on the other, located on Assateague Island. Those who have been camping here for decades can remember the days when the campsites were in full view of the ocean. That is no longer the case, but it’s for a very good reason: massive erosion. The dunes have been restored; while they cut off the view (there are paths between dunes), the restoration was essential for the fragile ecosystem the park hosts.
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by Evan Balkan (Menasha Ridge Press)

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 best state parks in America.

Assateague State Park is the only ocean park in the state parks system, hemmed in by the Atlantic on one side and Sinepuxent Bay on the other, located on Assateague Island. Those who have been camping here for decades can remember the days when the campsites were in full view of the ocean. That is no longer the case, but it’s for a very good reason: massive erosion. The dunes have been restored; while they cut off the view (there are paths between dunes), the restoration was essential for the fragile ecosystem the park hosts.

© 2016 Evan Balkan/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Berlin
Campsites: 350
Season: Late April– late October
Additional Use: Boat Launch, Boating
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 410-641-2120 dnr2.maryland.gov
Fees per Night: $27.49-$38.49
Facilities: Boat launch, camp store, dump station, vending, nature center
Driving Directions: Directions to Assateague State Park Campground

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