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Located just 8 miles south of Ocean City, Maryland, Assateague Island National Seashore is a 37-mile long gem in the national and state park systems. Click HERE to learn more about Assateague’s history, parking and entrance fees, the wild ponies and other wildlife, camping, recreational activities, pet policies, Chincoteague, and more.

Do you and your horse need a break from the arena? The Assateague Island national seashore is open for day use horseback riding in Maryland from October 9 through May 14. Plan a day of oceanside riding along the beach or stay the night at one of two equine-friendly campsites. For more information, click HERE.

Note: The national seashore does not provide horses for rent. Riders must bring their own horse.