The state park has two areas set aside for youth group camping. These areas are open from the last full weekend in April to the last Sunday in October.
Youth Groups that hold a valid Maryland Youth Group pass may make reservations up to 364 days in advance (363 days for 2012) by calling 1-888-432-CAMP (2267), Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. A reservation charge must be paid when the reservation is made, there are no additional charges due upon arrival at the park.
Youth Group sites are available to non-passholding youth groups Sunday through Thursday nights only. Youth Groups that do not hold a Maryland Youth Group pass should contact Assateague State Park Campground Office for reservations by calling (410) 641-2918 or during the off-season by calling (410) 641-2120. These reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance. A reservation charge must be paid when the reservation is made. In addition, a youth group camping service charge of $2.00 per person per night must be paid on arrival at the park.
For more information regarding a Youth Group Pass, call 1-410-260-8186 or download an application on-line at www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/youthcamp.asp.
Each area will accommodate a maximum of 75 people and the number of adults may not exceed one adult per five youth. Fires must be kept within fire rings. Please keep all people and tents off the dunes. An outside rinse platform is located adjacent to the camping area. Restrooms and showers are available in the day-use bathhouse, a short walk away. Wheeled units/vehicles are not permitted on the site or in the sand. Wheeled units are required to obtain their own site. Groups are allowed a maximum of parking spaces for ten vehicles.
The youth area beach is not guarded. You may, however, walk about 100 yards south to the public Day Use swimming area. That area is guarded from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Check-in must be done during office hours. When checking in, the group leader must provide a roster of all adults and youth and the license plate information for all vehicles. Quiet hours begin at 11:00 p.m. Checkout is by 11:00 a.m. on your day of departure.
Should you require any additional information prior to your arrival, please contact the campground office at 410-641-2918. This number is not available while the campground is closed. During that time, feel free to contact the Park’s Headquarters Office at 410-641-2120.
The park is located at the end of Stephen Decatur Highway (Route 611.) From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, head east on Route 50 towards Ocean City and turn right onto Route 611. From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, take Route 13 north to Pocomoke City. Turn right onto Route 113 and head north toward Snow Hill. Stay on Route 113 to Berlin. Turn right onto Assateague Road (Route 376.) When it ends, turn right onto Stephen Decatur Highway (Route 611.)
Assateague State Park
7307 Stephen Decatur Highway
Berlin MD 21811
Contact the Park Service
- Toll Free: 1-800-830-3974
- Reservations: 1-888-432-2267
- Park Watch: 1-800-825-7275
- Email Us