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Camping at Assateague Island

 Assateague Island  offers an exciting alternative for your next summer getaway with family or a group of friends. 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.

Check out full regulations for the National Park or State Park by clicking the links, but here are a few quick notes to consider for camping at Assateague:

  • Reservations, which are highly recommended, especially for weekend camping, are required April – October and are accepted up to 6 months in advance.
  • Pets are allowed at Assateague National Park and in some sections of the state park, but must be on a leash and always accounted for.
  • If camping at Assateague, beware the elements and make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen, bug spray, fire starters, and proper clothing.
  • Due to preservation issues, national law prohibits the burning of wood from outside Worcester Co., so be sure to pick up yours onsite, or from one of the many vendors offering it roadside as you near the park.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in the State Park but permitted in the National Park.
  • Don’t feed the horses.

Camping in the Ocean City, Maryland Area

If you don’t want to camp at Assateague, Frontier Town is another option that gives you the satisfaction of camping while being close to the action and having plenty to entertain the kids. Open April -November, Frontier Town is located on the way to Assateague on Route 611 and features a water park, mini golf, ropes/zip-line course, award-winning crabcakes, Wild West show and more.

Frontier Town’s sister campsite, Fort Whaley, is located along Route 50 just outside Ocean City in Whaleyville and features 200 sites catering to everyone from tent campers to those in luxury RVs. Fort Whaley is open March – November.

Resort Camping on the Eastern Shore of Delaware & Virginia

If you prefer the Delaware beaches and bay, 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 have come to expect from the folks at Blue Water.  You can also choose beach cottages for the small living approach to resort camping.  Pool, fitness classes, kayaking and SUP activities.  The Jack Spot is a favorite restaurant on property.

On your way up Route 13 to Ocean City or on your way back south, Blue Water has added a great new property in Cape Charles.   The Sunset Beach Resort on the Eastern Shore of Virginia is newly renovated and located on Route 13 and the bay beach just outside of Cape Charles and right before you head over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel.  Surrounded by 1700 acres of ecologically protected lands that feature endless options for the outdoor enthusiast, the Sunset Beach Resort offers cottage, tent, RV camping and also features a renovated hotel.  The revamped resort offers coffee and ice cream shops, advanced wi-fi for reliable internet, a large pool, planned family events, pet-services,  a restaurant and bar, and much more.