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Assateague Island National Seashore

7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
410-641-1441
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Ranked #9 of 564 Attractions in Maryland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Biking, Camping, Fishing, Swimming
Owner description: One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
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Type: Beaches, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Biking, Camping, Fishing, Swimming
Owner description: One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
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Delmont, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This time the horses were not out on the marsh, but roadside which pleased my four year old. The personnel at the park were informative and took time to show myself and daughter some of the exhibits first hand.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this location 3 different times over the week. We were able to drive slowly without backing up traffic allowing us to observe the wild ponies, deer and numerous waterfowl.

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York, PA
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20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I always drive out to Assateague Island to see the ponies when we are in Ocean City. There is a road you can drive on to see the wildlife and the ponies. It is just a nice way to spend a couple of hours. You come to a ranger booth and turn around if you don't want to pay a... More 

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Buffalo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I camped at the seashore in May of this year. This was a great time to go. The weather was warm, the mosquitoes were not out in droves yet, and island is narrow so it's a short walk to either the marsh or the beach. I hiked around the first day but did not go to the interior. If you... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Although it was cold and windy, we were able to drive along the roads and were greeted by ponies as we drove into the Park. We heeded the warnings and stayed in the car without opening the windows, but it was great fun to see them next to the car, and along a raised boardwalk high above them. The deer... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our Christian Service Brigade Battalion boys group camped at Assateague. Nice beach, clean and improved facilities. Group camp-sites are decent. Fire-rings good. Played games on the beach, hiked 2 of the nature trails, did a polar bear swim, and overall had a good time. Weather not too bad, cold but not unbearable.

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Herndon, Virginia
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50 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I came here to finish up seeing the National Parks of Maryland, and Assateague was a fine way to cap them off. The beaches are gorgeous and very well maintained. The facilities were very good for them too. The visitor center at the north end of the island had a lot of good information about the history of the island... More 

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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... More 

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South Williamsport, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was our first time staying on Assateague, and I think this is where we will continue to stay from now on!

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