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Camping in the Ocean City, Maryland region

There’s really nothing like enjoying all the entertainment and fun that Ocean City has to offer while also basking in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Soak up some sun on the beach during the daytime, then come back to your tent at night to sleep under the stars–nothing’s better than that. While there aren’t any campgrounds in Ocean City proper, there are a number of sites nearby that allow easy access to the town of OC. 

Frontier Town Campground

One of the closest campsites to Ocean City is in Berlin, Maryland, on the way to Assateague on Route 611. Camping at Frontier Town allows you to take part in traditional camping activities like fishing and walking the nature trails, while also providing access to their western theme park and water park. That’s right–your tent or cabin will be within walking distance of a Wild West show, a lazy river and a mini golf course, among other things. Open April – November

Fort Whaley Campground

Frontier Town’s sister campsite, Fort Whaley, is located along Route 50 just outside Ocean City in Whaleyville. Fort Whaley features 200 sites catering to everyone from tent campers to those in luxury RVs, and offers free mini golf and a campers-only swimming pool. Open March – November

Castaways RV Resort and Campground

Like Frontier Town, Castaways is located off of Route 611 on the way to Assateague, along the shores of the Sinepuxent Bay. At Castaways, you’ll have a view of the Assateague National Seashore, as well as the beautiful Ocean City skyline. Their shuttle that goes into Ocean City is free, and they also offer a private beach, two pools, dog parks and a waterfront tiki bar. Open March – October

Pocomoke River State Park 

The Shad Landing campground at Pocomoke River State Park in Snow Hill, Maryland is a bit farther away from Ocean City than the other campgrounds (about a 40 minute drive), but it is closer to other destinations including Pocomoke City and Chincoteague. Plus, you’ll have the chance to fully immerse yourself in nature at the State Park, and also enjoy an outdoor pool, boat rentals and a nature center. Open year-round

Camping at Assateague Island

Assateague Island is an exceedingly popular camping destination, and not just for its proximity to Ocean City. In fact, many families camp on Assateague without even making a single trip to the boardwalk (although it is always a fun summer night excursion). Pitch your tent or park your RV among the wild ponies at Assateague’s National or State Park, which offer bayside and oceanside camping for big and small groups, as well as easy access to paddle boarding, kayaking, scenic hiking and bike trails and other recreational activities.

Assateague horses
Camping on Assateague is probably the only time you’ll stumble across horses in the parking lot.

In the Chincoteague region 

Chincoteague is another option if you want to be close to Assateague Island while enjoying all the benefits of camping in a town with shopping, restaurants and entertainment. There are four sites on Chincoteague, including Toms Cove Park, Maddox Family Campground, Pine Grove Campground and the Chincoteague Island KOA

Camping on the Eastern Shore of Delaware and Virginia 

Ocean City is a part of Delmarva, after all, which means you can camp in the “Del” and “Va” parts of the region while still being close to the amenities and entertainment of OC. 

The Resort at Massey’s Landing

The Resort at Massey’s Landing is a luxury RV resort in the heart of the Delaware seashore. Beachfront RV and tent campsites pamper you with the luxury you’ve come to expect from the folks at Blue Water. You can also choose beach cottages for the small living approach to resort camping, and take advantage of the pool, fitness classes, kayaking and SUP activities. The Jack Spot is a favorite restaurant on property. Open April – October

Sunset Beach Resort

On your way up Route 13 to Ocean City or on your way back south, Blue Water has recently added another property in Cape Charles, Virginia. The Sunset Beach Resort is surrounded by 1700 acres of ecologically protected lands that feature endless options for the outdoor enthusiast and offers cottage, tent and RV camping as well as a renovated hotel. Open April – October

Treasure Beach RV Park 

Located in Selbyville, Delaware, just a few short miles from Coastal Highway is the Treasure Beach RV Park–Delmarva’s “hidden gem” of camping. The guarded and secure park offers a number of amenities including two swimming pools, a Buccaneer Splash Pad, a Water Wars play area, a Giant Jumping Pillow, a large children’s playground, a full size basketball court, an RC racing track, a crabbing and fishing pier and more. Plus, your site will be only a bike ride away from Fenwick Island and Ocean City. Open April – October