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Assateague State Park

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Open Now: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Fun to see wild horses in their natural environment.

My grand daughter loves the horses. You can get close enough to take pictures, but don't touch or... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
john m

Great quick drive through to see some ponies while visiting Berlin. Looks like they are working on... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
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State park that is managed by Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.
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7307 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Berlin, MD 21811-2653
+1 410-641-2120
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

My grand daughter loves the horses. You can get close enough to take pictures, but don't touch or feed! Beach is a lot less crowded than Ocean City boardwalk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank john m
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Great quick drive through to see some ponies while visiting Berlin. Looks like they are working on some improvements. Lots of cuteness!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank M M
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Upon arrival, we saw several of the wild ponies grazing happily nearby. There were lots of song bird flitting around. On the beach we found pretty shells. The beach was super-clean. We walked toward Ocean City- the view was great! There was an east wind...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Traveled there hoping to get a glimpse of the ponies to no avail. Some of the ponies came down with the rare tropical disease - oomycete Pythium insidiosum that causes lesions that can cause amputations. They get it from the swampy water. Hoping that the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Assateague state park is a nice Beach because it's small and fairly Limited. The amenities are excellent. They have a nice snack bar and locker room facilities with showers. It's best to get there early to be sure of parking and a place on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

If you don’t want to spend $20 to get the the National Shoreline just stop by this State Park which is located next door. It will cost you much less but experience will be almost similar since the wild ponies don’t know/ don’t have borders.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

I love this place, but the black flies will drive you away even if you use bug spray. Fortunately, we got to see the horses before that. Come prepared. Wrap yourself in a mosquito net--it's that bad. Draws blood. The dressing room is something from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LaMarDick
Reviewed November 15, 2018

if you like to see wild life this is the place the biggest thing you will see is the wild horses. they are free to go where they like there are birds and small animals but you will have to stop and look to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bill E
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We drove both ends of the island. Maryland and Virginia. Not connected anymore due to hurricane erosion but worth the drive to reach both. Saw many wild horses and a few deer. Waterfowl are everywhere. This is our third or fourth trip

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful walk on the beach. Didn’t think I was going to see any horses and then there they were. Only two but I was super excited to see them just roaming free. Totally worth the trip. Only did the Maryland end this time. Will head...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from mjmaine | Reviewed this property |
No, but if you head down to Chincoteague, you can find a few companies that do boat tours.
August 26, 2018|
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Response from ewakub | Reviewed this property |
yes they are
Jimmy B
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Response from MVP515 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , did not camp either side.