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Assateague Island National Seashore

Maryland Camping Destinations

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Assateague Island

Assateague Island

photo courtesy National Park Service

The white sandy beaches of Maryland's barrier island beckon campers looking for a remote getaway, where they can pitch their tents under a starry sky and relax to the sound of the surf. The island's camping choices include drive-in campgrounds for tent campers and Rvers, oceanside walk-in tent sites, and backcountry campsites for canoers and backpackers.

Popular bayside activities include canoeing and clamming, and both canoes and clamming gear can be rented on the island. There's also a variety of hiking and biking trails that offer many opportunities to view the island habitats and see the variety of birds and wildlife that inhabit the island.

Long time residents and another popular viewing attraction of the island are the wild horses; and for bird watchers, there are nearly 300 species of birds that inhabit the island from time to time. And don't forget that no saltwater license is required to enjoy the great surf fishing.

If this sounds like your idea of a good time, then be sure to add Maryland's Assateague Island to your list of mid-Atlantic ocean camping destinations. For full details on Assateague Island National Seashore, check out the NPS Web site:

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