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Assateague State Park

7307 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD 21811
(410)641-2120
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Activities: Camping
Description: State park that is managed by Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.
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Guttenberg, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is by far one of the best camping sites along the eastern coast.We spent three days here,biking kayaking and the best part nice empty beaches,maybe a horse or two other than that its like being on a private beach. The wild horses are pretty cocky,if you just keep your site clear there should not be any problems.Defiantly returning next... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

excellent and knowledgeable folks...........well worth our tax dollars and entrance fees! will do them again next time. The park was a nice clean place with friendly individuals.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Maryland's smallish "down the ocean" coast is characterized by two (both wonderful) beach extremes. There is Ocean City, with it's iconic boardwalk and crowded beach and, 8 miles south the Assateague Island National Seashore, uncrowded, pristine, managed ny the National Park Service and protected by federal law from development, downside being the usual National park asceticism i.e. pit toilets and... More

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Medford, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We loved this beach, however, it is not raked in the morning so there is a lot of debris all over the beach - mostly natural debris (driftwood, seaweed, fire remains?). The water happened to be extremely rough the day we were here. It was not crowded at all. Please make sure you pack your bug spray. In the time... More

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Tioga, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a great experience for all ages. You can view horses from your vehicle or take one of the trails to see the horses in plain sight. Remember to follow the rules and guidelines given by the ticket booth. You cannot feed or pet the horses. At the ticket booth we were told there were 101 horses on the... More

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love the beach but the wild horses are my favorite. One complaint about the beach is that they must let ppl build fired on the beach cause when you walk thru the sand, you feet turn black,

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Salisbury, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Not so crowded beaches, wild horses on the National side, a really nice family spot. PLEASE don't pet or feed the WILD ponies! help keep them free and wild by just watching them from a safe distance.

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Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just spent a fabulous week here with my family. Gorgeous weather and tons of ponies and other wildlife including many dolphin sightings. The campground is very nicely maintained and campsites are fairly spacious. The beach is truly incredible; soft sand and incredibly clean. My husband and I went on a great kayaking trip on the bay lead by 2 rangers/naturalists... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved it... very clean beach, saw the ponies... Love the more quiet beach as opposed to OCMD.. Bathrooms every so often so very convenient. Lifeguards were on duty

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Winchester, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

They have renovated most of the bath houses in this campground, improving my rating. This is where the wild ponies roam free. Quiet hours are respected and enforced. There is a camp store and restaurant with ice cream for sale. They offer kayaking trips on the bay for only $10 per person. Along the way, we stopped and went clamming... More

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