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Assateague State Park

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Assateague State Park

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Helena6040 wrote a review Nov 2020
56 contributions53 helpful votes
Didn’t realize that there were two different parks. Had read a review that said to take the first right after the bridge - which we did. Saw many horses at the corner. Glad we took that right - it lead us to the federal park which we then saw more horses. The entry fee is higher for federal than the state but the land seems bigger. We later heard that others didn’t see horses on a different day so we felt fortunate to have seem them. Glad we went.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Patricia J wrote a review Nov 2020
Germantown, Maryland227 contributions112 helpful votes
Nice November afternoon watching the ponies walk up and down the beach. There is an honor box ($5) to park that goes toward maintenance of facilities. I want to come back in summer!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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GreenUnicorn wrote a review Oct 2020
New Jersey3,439 contributions445 helpful votes
We were sooooo glad we had a National Parks pass and did not pay a $25 admission fee. How lucky we were to spot about a half dozen horses on the way in at about 9:30 am. From reading other reviews, I now know that spot is one where they are seen. Didn't see any more horses, but my husband read there are only about 79 on that end of the island. We were not going to the beach. The 2 main activities seemed to be bicycle riding and the beach. The three mini trails totalled 2 miles of walking. Sand dunes trail was slightly interesting due to the remnants of the Baltimore Boulevard, macadam destroyed by a 1962 storm. Pine trail was totally unremarkable. Toilets were standard national national Park cesspool toilets. We're done. No need to drive to Chincoteague.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jolene R wrote a review Oct 2020
Port Republic, Virginia19 contributions
We mostly rode bikes on the trails and enjoyed nature and different scenery. We were privileged to see the ponies at a distance and we found a more secluded beach with not so many people.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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brensgrrl wrote a review Sep 2020
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania6 contributions6 helpful votes
The HORSES are always a favorite with us every time we visit Assateague. The are so rambunctious and comical! We follow the same camping rules that we use for camping in "bear country:" Be aware of odors and fragrances, never eat in the tent, never leave food or trash lying about, clean up immediately after cooking and eating, and store all food and coolers in the LOCKED vehicle. I would also add, if you are eating on the beach, finish your meal completely and securely stow all trash. If you strictly follow all of these rules, you will avoid a campsite or beach blanket raid by the horses. You can simply sit back and enjoy them as they saunter on past. We last visited in mid-Spetember 2020, and the weather, though a bit windy, was good. I did get bitten by biting flies, but it wasn't too bad because of the stiff ocean breeze which tended to blow them away. The state of Maryland is doing an EXCELLENT job with maintaining and caring for this lovely state park. The bathhouses were very clean and MODERN, with HOT SHOWERS. The campsites are very clean, and free of horse manure (a big problem on the Federal side). I highly recommend this place.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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