Assateague Island National Seashore

A real treasure to mark off on your bucket list is the Assateague Island National Seashore. If you have been looking for a new place to try this year for summer vacation, this is it. This beautiful island is a hidden treasure for sure and would be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. It is located just off of Maryland’s eastern shoreline and the park covers over 41,320 acres and is managed by three park agencies.

The Assateague Island National Seashore is rated high for destination vacations. In total, Assateague Island has over 37 miles of stretching beautiful beach to explore. Visitors can enjoy sightseeing, kayak tours, bird watching, fishing, biking and more. All of these wonderful activities makes this a vacationer’s paradise come true. It has been called one of the best beaches to visit on the East Coast.

Oh, and did we mention wild horses?

The many wild horses of Assateague Island are well known. There are extremely limited places to view wild horses within the United States so take advantage of this rare opportunity. Though a wonder to behold, Reines RV wants to remind you that they are still wild animals so feeding and petting are both detrimental to you and them. Horses can become ill from human food so please do not feed them. Visitors can be kicked or even knocked down so use caution as you would with any wild animal. Look but don’t touch. With summertime here, it is the perfect chance for photo opportunities of catching the endless shorelines as well as wild horses in just one shot.

If you plan on doing some tent or RV camping, here are a few tips. Make sure to put your food up when not around. Wild horses will eat your food just like any other wild animal. Bring long tent stakes to help anchor down tents in strong wind and sand. Bring extra sunscreen and plenty of bug spray. Be prepared to admire the beautiful starry night skies. You are able to see more of the night sky here due to lack of pollution from city lights. Camping areas are provided with a fire ring and grill top, a picnic table as well as a spot to set your tent up. This is one camping experience you will not want to pass up with your Manassas RV.

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