A natural barrier island with lush marshlands and sandy beaches is just a few minutes south of Ocean City.
The island is home to Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park in Maryland; and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. The wild ponies of Assateague are a favorite of visitors. Thousands visit the area each year just to see them.This island is home to pelicans, egrets, ospreys and hundreds of other birds. Assateague is a wild and beautiful barrier island with miles of beach, sand dunes and marsh to explore.
Find out about island parks, camping, programs, and other services:
Assateague State Park: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.html
Assateague Island National Seashore: http://www.nps.gov/asis/
Find out more:
Assateague Wild Horses: http://www.nps.gov/asis/naturescience/horses.htm