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Assateague State Park

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Opens in 14 min: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Seen one horse--you've seen them all

I guess it is neat to see wild horses wandering in the park, but the poor beasts have been so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nelson H
Cambridge, Maryland
Autumn Getaway

Had not been to Assateague since I was a child, this trip brought back memories, seeing the horses... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Larry D
Charlotte, United States
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“wild ponies”(84 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(29 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

I guess it is neat to see wild horses wandering in the park, but the poor beasts have been so exposed to humans that they didn't seem wild to me. I think the horses have been desensitized to human encounters. We did see a mare...More

Thank Nelson H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had not been to Assateague since I was a child, this trip brought back memories, seeing the horses wandering free around the island was awesome. There were lots of campers using tents on the dunes and the beach was really clean and beautiful. I highly...More

Thank Larry D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very beautiful. We found the pony's in the camp grounds. Also a lot of birds travel through the area so really good birding during the migratory times. There were ton's of mosquitos so be prepared with bug spray.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique park! We visited two days and saw wild horses both times. We also saw crabs coming out of the sand and birds trying to eat them. Shells were washed up on the shore. The waves were intense for little kids and there was...More

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming to this park every October for the past eight years. The crowds of summer are gone and it's not unusual to walk down to the beach and see less than a dozen people on the beach between you and Ocean City...More

Thank tracus2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice state park, merges with the national park system as you go through the area. The beach environment is different is best I can say. You need to experience it, it's refreshing, makes you feel a bit better inside. The only real downside is you...More

Thank rcl69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always spend a majority of our time on vacation at Assateague. We love all of our wild horse experiences, the beautiful sunsets, and the quiet beaches. We'll see you again next year.

Thank sadams270
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove through the park and could not get over the number of horses, deer, and shorebirds you could see from the road. Even though our time was limited, the number of sights made the trip more than worth while. A great way to escape...More

Thank novadiner2017
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Today was the first sunny day in a couple of days and we think it might rain tomorrow so we took a chance that the ponies would be out and about looking for food, and we were right!!! PONIES LEFT AND RIGHT!!! We saw a...More

Thank jnase9609
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We loved seeing the wild ponies and were lucky enough to see some of the newborn colts too! There are many great walking trails If you don’t want to walk the driving loop offers many great views and chances to see the horses. We’ve seen...More

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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 Ewa K | Reviewed this property |
yes they are
Jimmy B
July 20, 2018|
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Response from MVP515 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , did not camp either side.