Split between Virginia and Maryland, Assateague Island camping is a fantastic outdoor destination for a plethora of reasons. From cruises that center around the viewing of wild horses, to family friendly camping, anyone can have a wonderful time. Established in 1943 and protected since 1962, this beautiful piece of America is one to be stunned by.
Centered around bird watching, nature tours of every kind, hunting and fishing, and of course, outdoor sports, there really does seem to be something for everyone. Even if Assateague Island camping isn't your thing, you can easily find lodging and delicious sea food at both Chincoteague Island and Ocean City. They are both so close that even the nature squeamish will fall in love with this magical place. One thing to keep in mind is that true Assateague Island camping is only available on the Maryland side of the island.
For those who want to avoid staying in a hotel or bed and breakfast, camping amenities include showers, picnic tables, chemical toilets and fire pits. There are also some campsites with electrical hookups. There are also options for those who want a more rural experience, but be sure to get a permit as soon as possible. They are first come, first serve. Assateague Island camping fees range from $30 to $40 a night. To book a trip, Assateague Island camping reservations can be made at 1-888-432-CAMP(2267), or find more information and make online reservations at http://www.assateagueisland.com/assateague_camping.htm. One thing to note: Please do not bring pets and be sure to read through the camping regulations listed.
Enjoy this amazing place, and be sure to spread the word to everyone you know about the wonderful experiences to be had.