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Assateague Island National Seashore, MD

Remote camping and wilderness experience.

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    Remote camping and wilderness experience.

    Special Interest: BeachBikingCampingGreat OutdoorsOutdoor PlaySports - Water

    Assateague Island National Seashore is on Assateague Island. It offers a much more remote and less crowded experience than going to Assateague State Park to the north. Assateague Island National Seashore offers beaches, marches, forests, and bays. You’ll also see a variety of wildlife, including wild horses.

    Dogs are not allowed in Virginia, so you will have to stay on the Maryland side of the park, which is opened year round. Dog are allowed in designated areas, and NOT allowed at backcountry campsites, nature trails, lifeguard-protected beaches, A useful guide is available here to help plan your trip. There is a $20 daily fee to drive into the park by car. Maps are also provided by the National Park Service.

    Camping is available with reservations made at You can also bike along Bayberry Drive through 4 miles of island habitat. Other activities in the area of interest include kayaking, canoeing, swimming, surfing, and fishing.


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    Location: Berlin, MD  |  Worcester County  |  Maryland
    GPS Coordinates: 38.0607971, -75.2362633 Map
    Activities: Camping, Swimming, Biking, Fishing, Walking, Surfing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Boating

    TAGS: Biking, Boating, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Surfing, Swimming, Walking

    Items Needed: Water, Poop Bags, First Aid Kit, Tick Removal Tool, 6 Foot Non-Retractable Leash or Hands-Free Leash, Paw Protection, Sun Protection, Reflective Gear On Your Dog, Other Appropriate Gear, Insect Repellent, Camping Gear

    Safety: Make sure that you comply with all park rules and regulations and consult your vet for proper vaccinations. Stay home if the weather is too hot or cold. Source a local vet close to where you will be camping in case of emergencies. Bring fresh water - at least a gallon or more per person or dog and more if physically active.

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