Oceanside Campground

Assateague Island National Seashore

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Bayberry Drive
Berlin, MD 21811
410-641-1441
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 38.2024, -75.154

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 100
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 2 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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Trekerboy
Charlevoix, MI
31 Airstream Excella 500
2007 Mercedes R320
43 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 36

Trekerboy would stay here again

“The Beach, Wild Horses, and Crabbing Trifecta!”

Reviewed Oct 09, 2018

Overall Rating

We came here in a whim not knowing much about Assateague Island or the campground itself, but after our stay and almost 3 years of fulltiming Oceanside Campground easily makes its way into our top 5 best places to camp.

First, the ocean. Miles and miles and miles of unspoiled clean beautiful beach. Not much for beach-combing but you never know what the tide will bring in the next day. Excellent for sun bathing, sand castles and the like.

Second, the horses. Assateague island is know for the 70 or so wild horses that live on the island. During our visit in October they were not easy to miss. We saw a few different harems in a few different places in the national park, sometimes blocking a road or grazing through the campsites. We had horses visit our campsite at least 2 times a day, some of them even using our awning support arm as a scratching post. They eat whatever you leave out, so don’t leave food around!

Third, the crabbing. If you love fresh seafood like we do, there are a handful of places within the park to trap your own crabs or forage your own mussels. We spent 2 hours doing so and trapped and gathered enough to feed a family of 4. Trapping supplied cost about $20 and can be found at any of the local tackle shops.

Those are the big three things we loved about this park, but there’s plenty of other things to love... the miles of dedicated bike trails, the exceedingly educational visitor center with “touch tank”... lots to love.

There is a dump station just outside the camping area.

Both AT&T and Verizon were spotty, but we managed to get 1-2 bars with each at site 36. Coupled with a MIMO antenna we got about 20 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up.

PRO TIP: the mosquitos are FOR REAL, but it seems like they only come out at dusk. As long as the wind is blowing we didn’t have much problem, but made the mistake of going on a bike ride with the kids the first night and got eaten alive. Bring and use bug spray!

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Annie
Gainesville, FL
16 Safari Condo Alto 1743
2015 Subaru Outback
31 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: A8

Annie would stay here again

“Dry camping but the beach is worth it”

Reviewed Apr 22, 2018

Overall Rating

Camped in A loop, where the outside is mostly for tents, and inside of the loop is for RVs and trailers. Was right next to the vault toilets and showers, but they are very clean and no smell. Small sites was OK for my little trailer and SUV, but big rigs should check site sizes before booking. And yes, there were horses. And deer. And lots of birds.

When it's windy, the bayside is better. And, oh, be prepared for people to walk through your campsite any time to get close to the horses. Few people seem to read the "don't get near the horses" signs and want to walk right up to them :-(

(Note: above rate is with Senior Pass discount)

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • showers
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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