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Major renovations of five bathhouses have been underway since early 2014. Buildings in Loops A, B, C, D, E and F are open to the public. Ongoing finishing touches and minor projects that may result in short-term temporary closures may be required. Park staff will post closure updates at each bathhouse in advance and these will not occur during busy morning or late afternoon/evening hours.

Site availability and campsite reservations can be made by calling 1-888-432-2267 or online at, http://reservations.dnr.state.md.us.

We appreciate your patience throughout the process of this major renovation project. We are excited to share with you the many improvements included in these remodeled facilities.

Phase II renovation is expected to begin in the Fall of 2015 for bathhouses in Loops G, H, I and J.

Please continue to monitor the website for any changes to the schedule of this project.

Important Message! {Posted: 4/9/14}:

Assateague State Park will delay camping reservations for the 2015 camping season until at least October 6th, 2014 due to the Dune Realignment Project scheduled for 2015.

We anticipate that most or all of Assateague State Park campsites will be available for reservation at the start of the 2015 season which begins in late April. However, the dune realignment project will include relocation of many of the camping loops and camp pads. This will result in the re-numbering of campsites and re-routing of campground roads.

The project is being undertaken in an effort to reduce future storm impacts, and will include relocating the southern portion of the dune approximately 115 feet to the west. The new alignment will continue northward and merge into the existing alignment between A and B loops. The project will also include installation of clay crossovers, fencing and dune grass plantings upon completion of the realignment. Affected campsites will be relocated to other parts of the campground with the total number of campsites remaining at 350. Once a final map is completed, a link will be made available to show the new numbering system and site locations.

The next update will be posted on October 6th, 2014, as we continue to monitor the progress of the project. At that time we anticipate being able to designate an opening date for inventory to be available for reservation for Assateague State Park 2015 camping season. Through our website posting, we will provide at least two weeks notice as to the date the inventory will become available. Customers will then be able to call or go online for reservations at this time.

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 2015!

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: Mon Aug 31 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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