The Kayak Chronicles

by Darren Caffery



Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland


There are a number of kayaking and camping opportunities at Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park.  For those who need plush accommodations, nearby Ocean City, Maryland has a large array of hotels and motels to meet your needs and is only about a 20-30 minute ride to Assateague.  For those paddlers who like to camp, kayakers can paddle day trips on the bay while camping at the Assateague State Park sites with water/electric hookups and restroom/shower facilities.  For the more adventurous paddlers who like to be out in the wilderness, there are a also number of backcountry campsites on the Assateague Island National Seashore.


More information about paddling in Assateague can be found in a popular guidebook called Sea Kayaking Along the Mid-Atlantic Coast, by Tamsin Venn.  I've enjoyed a number of backcountry camping adventures at Assateague and my trip reports and pictures, can be seen at the following links:

[Assateague 2005]          [Assateague 2006]          [Assateague 2008]




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