Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service Officers, effective June 15, 2020, Assateague Island National Seashore Oceanside and Bayside campgrounds will reopen. Backcountry campsites remain closed. More info...
Camping at Assateague will be a pleasant experience if you plan ahead! The barrier island habitat can be harsh if you are not prepared. Camping is available only in the Maryland district of Assateague Island. Campers are reminded to bring firewood (locally purchased), sunscreen, insect repellent, screen tents for shade and insect protection, and long tent stakes to anchor tents in the sand and wind.
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Assateague Island National Seashore Campgrounds:
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Assateague Island National Seashore has two oceanside and four bayside camping areas for visitors who wish to backpack or paddle the island. All backcountry campsites are located in Maryland; no camping is permitted in the Virginia district. Backcountry camping without a permit is prohibited. A 7-day backcountry permit is $10 per person (ages 16 years and older). A $20 7-day entrance fee per vehicle is also required. Pets are prohibited in backcountry campsites. more info...
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Last updated: August 1, 2020