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Assateague State Park

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Address: 7307 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD 21811
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+1 410-641-2120
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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State park that is managed by Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.

State park that is managed by Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.

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State = convenience. Fed = savings

Excellent beaches all the way around. Without the distractions and crowds of the Boardwalk, but decent amenities, so you don't have to bring lots of food and drinks. It costs more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
863maureenj
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Berlin, Maryland
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Berlin, Maryland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent beaches all the way around. Without the distractions and crowds of the Boardwalk, but decent amenities, so you don't have to bring lots of food and drinks. It costs more than the federal park, which is even more pared down, but if you've got small children, the convenience of clean bathrooms, a store for all your needs, and fresh... More 

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Berlin, Maryland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The State Park offers a wonderful beach where wild ponies walk/run about. Perhaps the ocean is not your thing. On a warm summer's day one can find people fishing, crabbing paddling a boat or canoe in/on Sinepuxtent Bay.

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Re-started an old family tradition of coming down right before Thanksgiving. First time visit for my 3 yr old and 1 yr old grandchildren. They loved seeing the many wild horses and enjoyed walking on the beach collecting shells.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We prefer the beaches of Assateague to OC because it's laid back. The park has hiking & biking trails, kayak & canoe access points & rentals. Go clamming in the bay, fishing is on the beach, in designated areas, as well as camping & bonfires. You may, also, drive your vehicles onto the beach, but check with the park office... More 

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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is an incredible treasure so close to the hustle and bustle of Ocean City. To really appreciate the full scope of the beauty, park at the welcome center/museum and take a long walk (Short Hike) across the bridge and to the beach. I guarantee that you won't be disappointed!

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Excellent campground, super nice staff. Sites are nice, but if you are tenting please note that the pads are all asphalt and not crushed gravel like most other Maryland State Park Campgrounds. This was my mistake for not calling first and inquiring. The wind picked up this weekend incredibly, an old 6 man tent is not really designed for sustained... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

When you are tired of the hustle and bustle of life or the noise of Ocean City's boardwalk this place will restore your inner peace. As a bonus you may see deer or the ponies. We have gone several times and have seen just one or on other days as many as 35 ponies. Even when we see only one... More 

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Berlin, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

My family and I visit Assateague frequently, all year round, as we are lucky enough to live in the area. We love the beauty of the beach and the laid-back atmosphere, as compared to the more commercial Ocean City beaches. If seeing the wild ponies is important to you, it's been our experience that they come out consistently in the... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Made two trips on consecutive days but only saw a handful of horses. Felt that I was on a sand farm viewing the equine livestock.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Went to Rehobeth this past weekend and took the short trip down to Assateague State Park. Spent the good part of the day walking the many trails and beach area. Saw quite a few ponies as well as other wildlife. Packed a picnic lunch and ate on a bay side beach equipped with picnic benches. Just a great day

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