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    Assateague Park Camping

    Has anyone ever camped there? Gonna go down in August with some friends. I heard the skeeters are huge!

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    and the green head flies. i did it a few times and it totally sucked. did much better at a campground that sprays.

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    Camping

    Did it last weekend for the first time. This time of the year the rangers leave you alone for the most part. Skeeters are bad in the summer forrrr sure, especially if theres offshores! Also if your gonna be surfing bring a long board or some board with alot of volume. Great place to surf, very mellow wave, however if it is big its a Btich to get out. but august rarely sees that kind of surf unless theres a hurricane swell coming up

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    I'm thinking about camping there too, I'm trying to get down there before it gets too far into summer and the mosquitoes get in there.

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    Assateague sucks for camping unless it's done in late fall or spring. The skeets and horse flys will keep you either in your tent or out in the water. I've actually been tazed all the way out in the line-up by one of them green buggers.
    Wind direction will make a huge difference as far as the bugs are concerned!

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    This being my home waters I'll tell you honestly don't bother unless there's a hurricane swell in aug. The place is full of tourists. The skeeters and green heads are vicious and huge. you will be absolutly miserable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtythirty34 View Post
    Did it last weekend for the first time. This time of the year the rangers leave you alone for the most part. Skeeters are bad in the summer forrrr sure, especially if theres offshores! Also if your gonna be surfing bring a long board or some board with alot of volume. Great place to surf, very mellow wave, however if it is big its a Btich to get out. but august rarely sees that kind of surf unless theres a hurricane swell coming up
    hey did you happen to go there last weekend with Sam Kelly and all those guys by any chance?

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    Hey yeah I'll be camping down there this weekend, I've been planning this out for a while. Got some friends I haven't seen in a while coming down as well. Picked a good weekend for weather, but a terrible one for surf Ah well I'll be doing fun other outdoor activities like building fires and drinking. Come find me and say hello

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    Dude I got blood spots I still can't get rid of on the interior of my car last time I camped there. Stains I can't wash out of the bugs I squashed that had drunk my blood last Spring in Assateague, I reminded every time I get into my car and think to think about camping there again and that night I waged war against those insects, I wont honor them by name cause they wouldn't even let me cook dinner, I ran from the picnic table. It got so bad that I had to retreat back to my car to exact judgement on those that followed relishing in the stains of my blood in their stomachs I squashed. But outside there was no kidding anyone as to had won, it was an insect nightmare that even Central America hasn't matched, they follow you from the surf back over the dune and too your site. Imagine swarms of midges that shadow you in the night that literally bite anywhere because that's what it felt like. I don't know if it's the horse**** or what but it's Dante's 13th circle when those bugs are there so good luck if they're hatching, "deak" level ain't doing **** for you. I am not a fan of the park for that expeirence along with the fact that fees aren't fair if you just want to day trip place and not fish.

    It's gonna be hot this weekend, lets hope a cold spell takes hold later in the week, a frost that might naturally kill them because eighty degrees is gonna set them off this weekend, in my opinion those damn devil insects are gonna hatch, summers here if there are no more frost producing cold fronts to stop them. Take a lawn chair if it ain't breaking so you can sit in the double Toe high surf and hope for a strong onshore wind so the bugs don't find you.

    Is it illegal to ride one of those wild horses out of Maryland?

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    Dude, sorry you sound like a ween. Can anyone back me up/verify that Assateague doesn't even compare to places in NC/OBX? I just gave up when I was down there before in the summer and early fall. After a few hundred, what's a few more gonna hurt? And I don't think they'll be hatching too much this weekend. If they do I'll be prepared. I ain't really worried about it.