Unforgettable Camping Destination: Assateague Island National Seashore

Take your beach vacation up a notch by experiencing the thrill and beauty of Assateague Island as your first camping destination of the year! This national seashore spanning stretches of Maryland and Virginia is a gorgeous and unforgettable landscape. Enjoy everything a trip to the beach offers you and keep your eyes open for the iconic wild horses of Assateague!

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About Assateague Island

Assateague Island National Seashore spans 48,000 acres of coastal scenery like you’ve never seen before!

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The NPS website shares the following details about this unique environment:

The geography of the island itself is in a state of constant flux, continuously being reshaped by the elemental forces of wind and water. Powerful storms can dramatically alter the shoreline in a matter of hours, as waves wash over the beach and reshape the island from ocean to bay. Other forces sculpt the landscape in less obvious ways. Exposure to salt spray, lack of fresh water, and isolation from the mainland are subtle, but powerful influences on the Island’s species composition. Over time, these conditions have produced a community of plants and animals uniquely suited to the extremes found at the edge of the sea.

Assateague’s Wild Horses

Almost everyone has heard about the “wild horses” on Assateague. These beautiful ponies are descendants of horses brought by colonists in the 17th century. Seeing these herds gallop on the beach will be a memory that lasts you the rest of your life!

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The website shares the following:

Assateague’s wild horses are well known, even to many people who have never been to the island. The “wild” horses on Assateague are actually feral animals, meaning that they are descendants of domestic animals that have reverted to a wild state. Horses tough enough to survive the scorching heat, abundant mosquitoes, stormy weather and poor quality food found on this remote, windswept barrier island have formed a unique wild horse society. Enjoy their beauty from a distance, and you can help make sure these extraordinary wild horses will continue to thrive on Assateague Island.

You can learn more about the wild horses, and visitor policies concerning them, here.

Camping at Assateague

Camping season at Assateague begins in early spring and run through November, and is open to campers of all traveling styles. Since RV spots are limited, advance reservations are highly encouraged. You can get more campground details here.

Are you ready to jumpstart your traveling season in your new or used RV with an unforgettably gorgeous trip to the beach? We’re ready to help you hit the road. Stop in or contact us today with any questions about scheduling RV service before you leave home, or our affordable RV financing options if you’re new to RVing.

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