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Important Message - 2015 Reservations:

The timeline for the Assateague State Park Dune Realignment Project has recently been updated. Due to delays in environmental review and subsequent project planning, the project has been temporarily placed on hold and a new date will be released as the process continues.

Current campground configuration will exist for the 2015 camping season with all loops remaining the same. Beginning October 20th, inventory for the 2015 camping season will be available through Call Center and Online as follows:

8:00 am, October 20, 2014:
Reservations with start date September 1, 2015 through October 25, 2015 will open.

NOTE: Due to scheduled renovations of bathhouses #6-9, some closures will be required beginning October 1st, 2015 in Loop G and Loop I. Camping Loops H, J, and pet-friendly sites 36-51 in I Loop will remain open, however, bathhouses will be closed and portable toilets will be available in these loops; access to full service restrooms will be in Bathhouses #1-5.

8:00 am, October 27, 2014:
Reservations with start date July 31, 2015 through August 31, 2015 will open.

8:00 am, November 3, 2014:
Reservations with start date June 26, 2015 through July 30, 2015 will open.

8:00 am, November 10, 2014:
Reservations with start date April 22, 2015 through June 25, 2015 will open.

Use of the online reservation system http://reservations.dnr.state.md.us is recommended, however, Maryland Reservation Call Center will also be available at 1-888-432-2267. The window for your reservation is determined by the start date of your reservation. Reservations that cross over from one date range to the next will have to be made as separate reservations during each appropriate time.

The Dune Realignment Project will be undertaken in an effort to reduce future storm impacts to the State Park developed portion of Assateague Island. This will include relocating the southern portion of the dune approximately 115 feet to the west. The new alignment will result in the re-numbering of campsites and re-routing of campground roads. The project will also include installation of clay crossovers, fencing and dune grass plantings upon completion of the realignment. Once a final map is completed, a link will be made available to show the new numbering system and site locations.

We appreciate your patience as we undertake this significant project. Assateague Island is a dynamic system and as a barrier island, always on the move. The Maryland Park Service is working to protect the resources of the island while still providing the best access to the park for our visitors to enjoy. We look forward to having you visit us and see these improvements in the years to come!

2014 Reservation/Transaction Fees:

In addition to the park facility use fee, there is a nightly reservation/transaction fee. Internet reservations, the per night fee is $4.56. Call Center, the per night fee is $4.61. Walk-In transactions at the park, the per night fee is $4.51. Reservation/Transaction Fees are Non-Refundable.


Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014
Max reservation window: Fri Oct 23 2015
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Enjoy the fun in the Sun! Assateague State Park, Maryland's only ocean park is located on Assateague Island, a barrier island bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Sinepuxent Bay. Two miles of ocean beaches make this park popular for camping, swimming, beachcombing, sunbathing, surfing and fishing. The island's bay side offers canoeing and kayaking in secluded coves and marsh areas with unbelievable wildlife viewing opportunities. The Assateague wild ponies are among the favorite inhabitants of the island, as well as, sika deer.


View Park Video - click on link below.


Nearby Attractions:

Worcester County Bald Eagles - click on link below to view video.


Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Campstore
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Swimming

Alerts and Important Information

Youth Group Camping Reservations:

Youth Groups must call Maryland Reservation Call Center at 1-888-432-2267 to reserve Youth Group Sites. A valid Maryland DNR Youth Group Pass is required to reserve a designated Youth Group site.


  • April 23- May 22: Sunday- Thursday 8:30 am- 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 8:30 am - 10 pm.
  • May 23- September 1: 7 days a week, 8:30 am- 10 pm.
  • September 2- October 26: Sunday - Thursday 8:30 am - 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 8:30 am- 10 pm.
  • CHECK IN BEGINS AT 2 P.M. No camper is allowed to check-in prior to that time. You must register during office hours, no late arrival permitted. No camper or visitor may enter without first checking in at Ranger Station.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    38.22917, -75.14361
    38°13'45"N, 75°8'37"W

    8 miles south of Ocean City and may be reached via MD Route 50 to MD Route 611.

    Assateague State Park, 7307 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, Maryland 21811

    Assateague State Park Ranger Station, 6915 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, Maryland 21811

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BERLIN  MD  21811

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (410)641-2918
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