Both the Maryland State Park and the National Seashore offer amazing experiences for camping. Both campgrounds book up QUICKLY during the Summer and Fall months.
There are pros and cons to each campground. With one campground funded by the Maryland Park Service and one funded by the National Park Service and its partnerships, it’s important to read about the differences in the amenities offered.
Not up for camping? We also offer suggestions for local hotels and accommodations off the island.
Assateague MD State Park
The state park offers about 350 camping spots for those with tents, pop-ups, truck campers or RVs. The entire campground is along the ocean, though camping spots are on concrete pads and grassy areas behind the dunes.
Assateague Island National Seashore
The National Seashore offers 4 different ways to camp: Oceanside, Bayside, Backcountry and OSV. The Oceanside campground is by far the most popular, offering the opportunity for tent-campers to camp right in the sand along the dunes.
Nearby Hotels & Accommodations
Camping isn’t for everyone – we get it! There are several hotels and rental properties near the island which provide comfortable accommodations and allow visitors to explore more of Maryland’s Eastern Shore!
Remember the Island
If you love Assateague as much as we do, you may want to take something home to remember your trip! We’ve created a few unique souvenirs to have shipped directly to your home. A portion of all proceeds from our shop will go to the local Assateague Island Alliance, which is dedicated to protected the island and its inhabitants.