Assateague State Park Guide RV & Campground Guide

Maryland

Assateague State Park is located in Worcester County, Maryland on the gorgeous Assateague Island. The state park is home to a variety of wild animals such as feral horses, deer, and more. It attracts outdoor lovers and beach goers from all over the United States, and has much to offer in terms of recreation. 

As is the case in the rest of Maryland, the temperatures at Assateague State Park tend to be on the cooler side. Summer temperatures rarely exceed the mid-80s (°F), but humidity can make this seem quite warm. Meanwhile, winter temperatures are quite cold, with average lows in the 20s alongside wet weather. Spring is windy and warm, while fall is the most pleasant season of all, with temperatures ranging from the 50s to the 70s.

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Weather
Spring 40°F – 65°F
Summer 60°F – 85°F
Fall 50°F – 75°F
Winter 20°F – 45°F
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Nearby Cities
Berlin, MD
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Assateague State Park Guide

Many people choose to camp while visiting Assateague State Park in order to fully enjoy the beautiful natural environment. Obviously, tent camping is just fine for this. However, RV camping is much more comfortable and convenient, taking the whole experience up a notch. 

Don’t have an RV to take with you? Not a problem! RVshare has hundreds of amazing rental RVs to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a trailer or a motorhome, and no matter what size you need, we’ve got just the RV for you and your family.

To make a good thing even better, you can take that rental RV into the state park campground and park right in the middle of all the beauty and fun. This particular campground has a number of RV sites available, and many offer electric hookups. There are, of course, restrooms and showers onsite, and a dump station is also onsite. Additionally, pets are welcome in the campground, so Fido can join your adventures. 

Of course, it isn’t always possible to get into the state park campground. In these cases, you’ll have to turn to one of the nearby camping options.

Frontier Town RV Resort and Campground

In addition to being near Assateague State Park, Frontier Town campground is located right next to the super fun Frontier Town Theme Park, as well as a waterpark and mini golf course. This is great because it means you’ll never be bored when staying at this well-kept RV resort. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes

Other amenities: Shuttle service; onsite shopping and dining; full-service bathhouses and laundry

Castaways RV Resort and Campground

Winner of multiple “top campground” awards, Castaways RV Resort and Campground is the place to go for a lovely, relaxing getaway. This is truly a resort, with plenty to eat, drink, and do onsite. Of course, you will want to take advantage of this fact, but don’t forget to leave once in a while to see Assateague State Park, as well as the other local attractions!

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Full-service bathhouses; playground; swimming pools; private beaches; onsite food and drinks

Fort Whaley RV Resort and Campground

Owned by the same folks who own Frontier Town, Fort Whaley Resort is another well-kept campground with enough amenities to keep anyone happy. While this particular RV park may be a bit further from Assateague State Park, it’s still close enough and definitely worth a bit of a drive. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes

Other amenities: Shuttle service; onsite shopping and dining; full-service bathhouses and laundry; playground; swimming pool; dog park

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What to Do at
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Inside Assateague State Park Guide

Because of where this park is located, there are a variety of exciting things to do here. No matter what you like to do, you’re sure to find some fun ways to fill your day. Here are some of our favorite options:

Walking/Hiking — There are plenty of beautiful places to take a walk at the park. Why not pack a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way and make a day of it?

Beach Play — A day at the beach is always a blast. Whether you choose to simply bask in the sunlight or enjoy the ocean waves, fun is never far away when you’re by the seaside. 

Fishing — Many people enjoy taking advantage of the fishing opportunities offered by Assateague State Park. Don’t forget to bring your fishing gear so you can join them. 

Wildlife Observation — With awesome animals such as feral horses roaming the park, taking a few minutes to stop and really appreciate all that nature has to offer is a must.

Outside Assateague State Park Guide

Want to get out of the state park? Lucky for you, there are tons of things to do, places to shop, and delicious things to eat!

Restaurants

Ready to eat? Lucky for you, there are all kinds of great eateries in Berlin, Ocean City, and the surrounding areas. Here are some of the restaurants we like best:

Assateague Crab House

Of course, when you’re this close to the ocean, some good seafood is a must. Assateague Crab House has just that!

Location: Berlin, MD

Smokers BBQ Pit

In the mood for some delicious barbecue? Smoker’s BBQ Pit offers seriously good meats along with equally tasty sides. You might want to bring a bib for this!

Location: Ocean City, MD

Decatur Diner

Sometimes all you want is some good comfort food. That’s where Decatur Diner steps in. Serving up classic favorites, you’re sure to find something you love on this menu.

Location: Ocean City, MD

Shopping

Shopping is never too hard to find when visiting this part of Maryland. In fact, you might even be overwhelmed by all the options. Why not pick some from this list?

Kite Loft

Have you ever seen an entire store dedicated to kites? That’s exactly what this shop is, and it’s a colorful sight to behold. There are all kinds of kites and windsocks on display, and one could easily spend hours shopping around.

Location: Ocean City, MD

Sisters

Catering perfectly to the casual shopper, Sisters is both a gift shop and a wine bar. The shop offers a wonderful wine selection, and often has live entertainment available to enjoy as you shop their knick-knacks and jewelry.

Location: Berlin, MD

Ocean Gallery

Whether you just want to enjoy the gorgeous art or want to purchase something for your home, Ocean Gallery is a wonderful place to visit as you enjoy your time in Ocean City. They have a wide variety of art, meaning there is something for everyone here.

Location: Ocean City, MD

Tanger Outlets

Bargain hunters rejoice! Tanger Outlets in Ocean City is full of good deals from your favorite brands. Do some back-to-school shopping, restock your kitchen, or just go to browse.

Location: Ocean City, MD

Coconut Bay Trading Company

Coconut Bay Trading Company is a super interesting antique shop that is full of incredible and unique items. The owners are friendly and willing to haggle, and the store is well organized while still feeling welcoming.

Location: Berlin, MD

World of Toys

Take your kids to World of Toys and you might just earn the title of “world's best parent”. This mom-and-pop toy shop has an enormous collection of unique toys that are sure to capture the imaginations of children of all ages.

Location: Berlin, MD

Sightseeing

Check out these attractions if you’re looking for fun ways to pass the time!

Assateague National Seashore

While you’re in the area, you may as well hop down the street to Assateague National seashore. Here you’ll find more beaches, hiking, animals, and outdoor fun.

Location: Berlin, MD

Ocean City Boardwalk

The nearby Ocean City Boardwalk is always a fun place to hang out for a bit. Grab a bite to eat, shop in the kitschy souvenir shops, and admire the ocean.

Location: Ocean City, MD

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

It might be a silly stop, but Ripley’s Believe It or Not museums are always surprisingly educational attractions. Besides, who isn’t up for a bit of silly fun while on vacation?

Location: Ocean City, MD

Frontier Town Theme Park

Nothing says family fun quite like a theme park, and Frontier Town is the perfect theme park for families. Offering a variety of classic rides, some seriously fun theming, and even a water park, it’s hard not to have fun here.

Location: Berlin, MD

Calvin B. Taylor House

Interested in history? Calvin B. Taylor House is the place for you. Take a tour of the house and learn something new while admiring the beautiful architecture of the place.

Location: Berlin, MD

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How to Get to
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There’s really only one way to get to Assateague State Park. Begin by taking MD-611 S to Assateague Island. Once there, turn right onto Stephen Decatur Highway and watch for signs for the park. 

The address of the park is:

7307 Stephen Decatur Hwy

Berlin, MD 21811

Entering Assateague State Park Guide

Fees to enter the park vary based on season. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the price is $4 per person (or $6 per person if you are from out of state). The rest of the year the fee is per vehicle: $3 per vehicle for MD residents and $5 per vehicle for everyone else.

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