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Assateague State Park

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Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Very different kind of beach experience!

My husband and I and 2 daughters (2 & 4) enjoyed a day at a beach on Assateague State Park. My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing experience

This national park is a true national treasure. It is amazing to be able to walk on the beach with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle C
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  • Average3%
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“wild ponies”(82 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(29 reviews)
“visitor center”(29 reviews)
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 1 week ago

My husband and I and 2 daughters (2 & 4) enjoyed a day at a beach on Assateague State Park. My daughters would not stop talking about the ponies on the beach. While they weren't exactly on the beach, they were on the sides of...More

Thank annettedepalma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This national park is a true national treasure. It is amazing to be able to walk on the beach with wild horses

1  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful park. Camping area looks to be a great place to stay. The wild horses were beautiful to watch. Letting air out of tires and driving on the beach was fun to do and finding a good spot to park and set up beach for...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice beach water nice and clear. We traveled here for the day while camping at Cape Henlopen it’s definitely a nice spot to see wild horses just roaming

Thank Ewa K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love nature, you will love the park. The wold horses come right up on the beach but be careful they are relentless at taking your food!! We have have the best of luck clamming there and enjoying them for dinner. There is also...More

Thank 353patriciai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to visit if your staying in Ocean City. About a 8 mile drive to Assateague State to see the ponies grazing or drinking from ponds. It's $20 for car to get in and they have a really nice beach to swim in also....More

2  Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While Ocean City is a hyper tourist town with tens of thousands of visitors at one time Assateague Island is vast land ruled by nature and little civilization around. Huge fields of plant life cover much of the island and much of the ground is...More

1  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Assateague. Its a fairly short drive through the country from the southern end of Ocean City and is a very pleasant contrast to the hyperactive, densely packed OC boardwalk scene. The Visitor's Center, run by the Park Service, is...More

Thank BizDev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the visitors center and was pleased with the information and displays. This is the first time I've visited since they rebuilt the visitors center. We enjoyed reading about the island and seeing the information available. The gift shop was nice and had...More

Thank Mzkx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Camping here is tuff. Only a few camp site with electic. NO WATER or SEWER. dump station and water refill only one on island. reservation system is a mess to fight through. When you do get ther and set up, JUST SIT BACK AND ENJOY...More

Thank Ted V
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Jimmy B
July 20, 2018|
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Response from MVP515 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , did not camp either side.
June 27, 2018|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
The State Park is the best option. There is a $20 fee to enter, but it is worth it. There are many areas to drive into and park your car. The park is very large and you may have to move from area to area to see the... More
Suellen K
May 11, 2018|
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Response from catinzhat | Reviewed this property |
Yes have electric and non electric sites