Ocean City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Shore Camping / Island Exploring
Camping by the ocean and dunes can be a very enjoyable adventure. If you’ve never done it before, here are a few things you should know: 1. Tent pegs should be at least 15” long. Short pegs won’t hold in the sand. Wooden pegs hold better than metal. Sand anchors are good substitutes for tent pegs. You can make them with rope and old pie tins or sticks. 2. If a storm comes up, secure your tent and retreat to the safety of your vehicle. 3. Firewood is scarce on the island. For cooking, a gas or kerosene camp stove is very practical. 4. Please extinguish fires with water. Covering a fire with sand is often ineffective; the sand blows away, exposing hot coals that someone may step on. 5. Wild ponies occasionally enter campgrounds. Do not attempt to feed them or leave food where they can get it. When offered food, ponies often become aggressive, and may bite or kick.
Do you think of Assateague Island as only a crowded beach on a warm summer day? Assateague has a wilder side. There are miles of beach where you can sometimes walk for hours without seeing another person. Behind the beach lie chains of shifting dunes, pine forests, freshwater ponds, and salt marsh---each with their own community of wild creatures. Take time to explore the hidden places of Assateague in
Location. 38° 19.517′ N, 75° 5.317′ W. Marker is in Ocean City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on South 2nd Street. Touch for map. This marker overlooks the Ocean City Inlet. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean City MD 21842, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Blue Crab (here, next to this marker); Birds of the Shore (here, next to this marker); Island on the Move (within shouting distance of this marker); The Horseshoe Crab (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail of the Whispering Giants (within shouting distance of this marker); Largest Fish (within shouting distance of this marker); British Manufactured Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); "The White Marlin Capital of the World" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean City.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.