Assateague Island National Seashore
Assateague Island National Seashore
Assateague Island Visitor Services
Camping at Assateague
ASSATEAGUE CAMPING INFORMATION
Camping at Assateague Island National Seashore

Camping at Assateague Island National Seashore is permitted only on the Maryland side of Assateague. National Park Service provides bayside and oceanside campsite year round. Assateague State Park is also located on Maryland side of Assateague and provides over 300 campsites. Backcountry camping is also available for campers who wish to backpack or paddle the island. No camping available on the Virginia side of Assateague. Look to the commercial campgrounds on Chincoteague Island if you are visiting the Virginia side of Assateague Island.

• National Park Service Camping• State Park Camping
• Backcountry Camping• Camping on Chincoteague
 

It is an individual's responsibility to know and follow the park regulations. Following the regulations will help protect the natural features of the park and ensure that all campers have an enjoyable stay at Assateague Island.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

• National Park Service Camping
Dates:
Open year round
Available Sites:
Bayside Drive-in Tents, trailers & RVs. No hookups. Picnic tables & ground fire grills on site.
Oceanside Drive-in Tents, trailers & RVs. No hookups. Picnic tables & upright Grills on site.
Oceanside Walk-in Tents only. Picnic tables & upright grills on site.
Group Campsite For organized clubs & affiliated groups.13-25 people. Tents only. Picnic tables & upright grills on site.
Rates:
Oct 16 - April 14 $16 per night April 15 - Oct 15 $20 per night
Group Campsite $30 per night
- 50% discount for campers with Golden Age or Golden Access passes.
Reservation System:
April 15 - October 15: Campsites are available by reservation.
Call 1-877-444-6777 or access online www.recreation.gov
October 16 - April 14: First-come first-served
Group campsites are available for reservations year round.
- Campers can have 2 tents and a maximum of 6 people or immediate family per site.
- No limits on the number of tents or vehicles at the group sites.
- Sites have a grill, picnic table, drinking water, cold water showers & chemical toilet.
- For more information and a reqest for a brochure, call (410) 641-3030.
• Assateague State Park Camping
Dates:
Open from April 30 to November 1
Available Sites:
350 sites are available for camping
Rates:
Primitive Campsites: $30 per night
Campsites with electrical hookups: $40 per night
Reservation:
Call 1-888-432-CAMP(2267) or Online Reservation
Birdwatching, Fishing and Ponies along Assateague
- Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table.
- Hot water bathhouse facilities available.
- Pets are prohibited.
- For more information call (410) 641-2120.
Backcountry Camping Map
• Backcountry Camping
Available Campsites:
2 oceanside & 4 bayside
Tingles Island & Pine Tree (up to 5 groups and/or 25 people), Little levels, Green Run (up to 4 groups and/or 20 people), Pope Bay (up to 2 groups and/or 10 people) and State Line
- The distance from the Ranger Station in Maryland to backcountry sites range from 2 to 13 miles.
- The nearest backcountry campsites from the Toms Cove Visitor Center in Virginia are State Line and Pope Bay (each about 12.5 miles).
Rates:
$5 backcountry permit is required.
Reservation System:
Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of departure. Due to sudden changes in weather, advance reservations are not accepted.
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- No fresh water is available at any backcountry site..
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