We arrived about 11:30 AM and had to wait until 1 PM to check in. So we parked and went for a hike down to the campground to check out our site which was about 1.6 mi away.
Wow - this is a big campground! In fact it has loops A through J with 20-30? camp sites on each. Most were a mix of tent camping, trailer, and motorhomes. We made reservations about 3 months ago.
The biggest attractions to the park are the wild horses (and deer), the beach and the Assateague Seashore NPS which is almost co-located. By car it is about 3 miles to the Visitor's Center.
After check-in we got set up and walked on the beach.
Gladly we did not see any problems with people getting too close. On the other hand, we saw ponies nudging their noses through picnic tables and coolers. But to no avail-- nothing handy to eat that we saw.
It had plenty of space between neighbors, was close to the beach access and the restroom/showers and came with a fire ring.
There are no hookups for campers at this campground. It was really no problem, we love to boon dock and chalked up another one. We ran the generator in the morning and evening and had all the power we needed. We monitored our black and grey tanks and had to fill up our clear tank when we arrived. I took showers in the campground facilities and we will be dumping our tanks when we leave later on today.
The beach is a great one. It is long and has plenty of wave action to mesmerize one for hours....We went to the beach everyday with a book, chairs and our shade umbrella. We also went for a couple of long walks and really enjoyed it.
There was no shade unless you brought your own. We are looking for a good end-of-season deal on a folding canopy that is on the smaller size. We will see how that goes.
We liked it here because of all the campers. Most folks are friendly and stop to talk and are here getting in one more vacation before school starts. We had a couple next to us from Michigan three nights that were on their honeymoon. Across the way, a couple were here for a two weeks that had been doing this for 16 years. Yesterday morning a guy with three small boys came by and asked if they could tour the Roadrunner. I said sure! and learned a little about them. Wished I had taken their photo.
Time to move on down the Eastern Shore. Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles. Until next time...