SCOUTS ON TOUR
Please note: All costs cited are for purposes of estimating only - actual charges may and probably will vary. These prices were based on information obtained in 1995 and 1996.

MARYLAND


Asseteauge National Seashore

Asseteague National Seashore in Maryland has has youth camping available. Call 410-641-1441 for information. There is also a State Park, at Assateaque with camping facilities. Call 410-641-2120.

Here is the info on camping at Assateague Island State Park, Maryland, which was featured in "Scouter" magazine. They have 3 Youth group sites which our scout troop uses EVERY year for our family camping trip. Each of the 3 areas will accommodate a troop of 60+ boys. It is on the ocean and the facilities are great. There are hot showers in the bathhouse and a guarded beach. There is a nature lodge, museum, camp store and of course the famous ponies have the run of the whole park! Ocean City Maryland is only a few miles north with all of its attractions. Contact me for recommendations, I have been visiting this GREAT place for more than a decade. If you have a small troop, get adjoining regular sites. They have 300+ campsites. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!! This is one of the most popular campsites in Maryland.

Their WEB site is: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.html

The regular address and phone is:

Assateague State Park
7307 Stephen Decatur Highway
Berlin, MD 21811
(410)641-2120

Next door is the Assateague Island National Park which has canoes and sea kayaks for rent and additional camping. The camping facilities are not as nice as the state park.

You can do an overnight hike on the beach, about 20 miles, to Chincoteague Island. There is a primitive camp site half way on the Md./Va. border. This can be a very interesting hike, as there is nude sunbathing at times along this route in the more remote areas. There is no camping close to the beach at Chincoteague. NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility is on the way between Assateague and Chincoteague and has a Visitor Center.

Cliff Lee, Eagle 1965, Vigil '68, SMF '98
MC Troop 601 Columbia, Md.
ASM Troop 613 Columbia, Md.
Cliff.Lee@compaq.com


Additonal References:

Assateague National Seashore:
http://www.nps.gov/asis/

Assateague State Park:
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.html

You may also want to look at http://www.assateagueisland.org/explorer.htm if you are taking a field trip to Assateague Island. For camping, other lodging or information you can also refer to: http://www.assateagueisland.org

United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5034

Overnight accommodations and meals available in the Summer.

University of Maryland, Guest Services
(hot showers, washing machine , breakfast included.)

Phone 301-314-7884 Lisa Press.
$23.00 per night per Scout.


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