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jquinn83 10-17-2012 01:27 PM

Assateague requirements
 
I understand most of the requirements but I have questions about one.

-- A vehicle jack sufficient to lift one wheel clear of the sand.

Is the stock jack that comes with a Jeep sufficient, or should I look for something else?

DrewG 10-18-2012 01:38 PM

That (in theory) should be fine, but you're going to want to bring like a 24"x24" piece of pretty thick plywood to set it on.

10Anvil 05-11-2013 07:37 PM

Question about Assateague. How easy of a drive is it? I'm looking to go just to drive around on the beach, not so much for advanced off roading so if the chances of getting stuck are pretty high I might pass right now. Plan on going with the wife and two kids.

Also, is off-roading a good way to see the wild horses?

1970Buick 05-12-2013 09:04 PM

Very easy drive. Yes you will see lots of horses.

Gladi8r 05-13-2013 04:01 PM

Does it costs something like $80 plus for a one day permit?

DrewG 05-14-2013 12:13 PM

These folks should have all you need to know:
Assateague Island Beach - Recreational Use

10Anvil 05-16-2013 03:04 PM

the permit is for the year

DrewG 05-17-2013 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 10Anvil (Post 3762533)
the permit is for the year

Correcto - at least on the VA side...that's really the only side I've been driving on...and with that I believe it was for 12 months from purchase date. At least I hope so. On the back of the sticker they gave us was EXP. 5/2013, so I can only imagine we were legal last month.

cebley 09-26-2013 01:11 PM

Maryland side is the same. Best part is the pass is for one year from date of purchase... not calendar year.

My wife, dog and I have a great time down there.

firervfd37 09-26-2013 06:42 PM

Good news, first time jeep owner when it arrives of course. Will be an easy drive from Salisbury to the beach, never had a 4wd though, but should be easy enough to take the wife and little one onto the beach.

wants_a_jeep 09-29-2013 06:58 PM

Not sure on if you will have to do it there but might think about airing down to allow your jeep a better chance on the sand. It should increase your footprint. (When I was at Rausch creek they took us down to 20 lbs for the stock tire/rims) I was told they have air compressors for airing back up there in places. This is mostly for soft sand if it's just dirt roads I wouldn't worry about it. Just a thought I would do more research from there website.

thaimonkee 10-23-2013 12:32 AM

I plan on heading over there for the frist time in a few weeks. Im trying to surf fish and camp for the night or two with the wife, two kids and dog. I think the season pass is from the date of purchase good for one year.

daggo66 11-01-2013 09:36 PM

The day pass is $90. There is also a $15 entrance fee or $30 for the year. The night pass is a different fee. There are specific rules for camping on the beach. No tents. It has to be a self contained camper such as those that go in a truck bed.

thaimonkee 11-03-2013 11:46 PM

Thats sucks. So no camping in tents on the beach on the MD side? I may have to reconsider.

Hubdeep 11-04-2013 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by thaimonkee (Post 5872098)
Thats sucks. So no camping in tents on the beach on the MD side? I may have to reconsider.

Nope. We were going to do the same but decided to go to Hatteras instead. Camping on the beach, no permits (back then), no ungodly flying insects.

thaimonkee 11-05-2013 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Hubdeep (Post 5882698)
Nope. We were going to do the same but decided to go to Hatteras instead. Camping on the beach, no permits (back then), no ungodly flying insects.

I may have to check out Hatteras or Carolina Beach. I called the ranger station over at Assateague and there definitely is not camping on the beach. Looks like I will be going surf fishing and then camping at one of the camp sites. Plan is to go there next weekend.

Hubdeep 11-06-2013 05:47 AM

Carova beach (northern part of OBX) is free to wheel on, but there is no camping. Cape Hatteras Seashore has a fee to pay to drive on the beach but at the campgrounds, you are camping in the dunes.


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