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Assateague State Park

Visit Assateague State Park, surrounded by the waters of the Atlantic

The unusual geography of Assateague State Park in Maryland means that this is a vacation you and your family will remember forever. Located on a barrier island, the park extends along Maryland's shoreline from Ocean City in the north to the equally enchanting Chincoteague Island in the south. To the east, you have the wild vastness of the Atlantic Ocean but stay in Assateague State Park cabins in the west of the island and you can enjoy sheltered bays and the calm waters of Sinepuxent Bay.
Best Hiking Trails in Assateague State Park

Best Hiking Trails in Assateague State Park

Whether you choose to follow hiking trails or to simply enjoy wandering along the island's 37 miles of beaches, there are plenty of routes for you to choose from, after leaving your Assateague State Park hotels for the morning.

  • 1. Life of the Dunes

    This half-mile trail takes you through some of the best examples of sand dunes in Assteague State Park. Climb to the top and enjoy the spectacular view out to see or back towards the shore.

  • 2. Life of the Forest

    Learn more about some of the island's wildlife, including its unusual feral horses, when you follow the half-mile Life of the Forest guided trail.

  • 3. Life of the Marsh

    The final guided hiking trail in Assateague State Park follows a path through the unique marshland environment on the shore of Sinepuxent Bay.

Great Places to Stay Near Assateague State Park

House Assateague State Park
$235 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
"Very good" (22 ratings)
Assateague State Park, Ocean City, Maryland, United States
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Best Family Activities in Assateague State Park

Best Family Activities in Assateague State Park

With so much space at your disposal, Assateague State Park cabins make an ideal destination for families who have lots of energy to burn. Spend all day exploring the island's many beaches or enjoy one of the other activities on offer in the park.

  • 1. Canoes and kayaks

    The calmer waters of Sinepuxent Bay are perfect for boats and you can hire canoes and kayaks locally if you want to take to the ocean and explore the island from the sea. Some of the more sheltered spots in Assateague State Park are easier to reach from the water so make the most of the peace and quiet if you find yourself on your own private beach.

  • 2. Chincoteague horses

    One of the main attractions of Assateague State Park and the neighboring Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge are the wild horses which have made the two islands their home. It is important to remember that while these creatures are beautiful to look at, they are not like domesticated horses.

  • 3. Boat trips

    If you want to enjoy some time on the water but would prefer to sit back and relax, you might prefer to take a pleasure cruise. Several companies run trips which take visitors around the island, showing off many of Assateague State Park's finest attractions in the process.

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