Assateague Island National Seashore Kayak Kamper Paddle
May 3 @ 7:00 pm - May 5 @ 9:00 pm
The Assateague Island National Seashore Kayak Kamper Paddle an 11 mile bayside paddle to a backcountry camp site. We will car camp Friday night at Assateague. We will paddle out to the remote backcountry site on Saturday morning, and return on Sunday weather permitting. We paddle back Sunday afternoon. The trip is weather dependent due to the time of year with winds making the paddle difficult. This paddle requires cold water gear. Bring your own camping gear. Bug gear is needed for mosquitoes. There will be no participation without prescreening from the trip leader. The trip leader will provide additional information. A CPA Trip Waiver Required for the trip. The fees are typically $40 camping, $20 park entry fee, and $6 backcountry permit. The solitude of the bayside salt marshes, wildlife, and wild horses will make the miles pass by. The pristine seaside beaches and dunes with breaking surf will provide a peaceful atmosphere during the sunsets. This is a great trip to use your kayak camping skills or to develop them. Remember the horses are protected and wild with heavy fines for violations.
Assateague Island is managed by three official park agencies. Assateague Island National Seashore is cared for and managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Department of Natural Resources. In 1962, Assateague Island National Seashore was established for the purpose of protecting Assateague Island. Assateague is vital for resting and feeding migratory shorebirds and other abundant bird species. Over 320 species of birds can be found at Assateague Island. The vast expanse of pristine beaches and sand dunes is exhilarating on the ocean side. The legendary wild herds of horses dot the landscape on the bay side of Assateague.