Chincoteague Island KOA is located near the entrance to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island. In the Refuge you can observe many species of wildlife, as well as the famous Chincoteague Wild Ponies. The Refuge also offers a wide variety of nature related activities, including hiking & biking trails, bird watching, crabbing, clamming, oystering, and fishing. Whether you came for the ponies, the beach or the glorious sunsets, Chincoteague Island has it all. It’s truly the perfect family destination. Everything is close enough on the Island to bike or even walk to, and the beach is second to none.
Ranked as one the top US beaches in the last two years, explore the beauty of the island and pristine beaches on the Atlantic Coast. This also is home to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and is home to wild ponies that roam the island and the beaches. It is one of the few locations on the east coast that has been preserved in its natural state, and offers a variety of beach activities throughout the summer months. Stop in the Tom's Cove Visitor Center for more information.
Explore the natural beauty of this pristine park, and watch the famous wild horses. The 14,000 acre refuge offers unspoiled beachfront, dunes, marshes, and is a stopover for over 300 species of birds along the Atlantic Flyway. Explore the visitor center and get insight to the many options you have for outdoor fun and even guided tour information by the US Fish and Wildlife Service staff.
The space enthusiast in your family will enjoy the NASA Visitor Center, and is adjacent to the Wallops Island Flight Facility, the oldest rocket launch range in the US. Today, several rocket launches can occur each year, with rockets delivering payloads to the Space Station or deploying satellites into the skies. For the island visitors and residents, you can watch spacecraft launch into the skies. For more information, please visit their web site.
Chincoteague is famous for Ponies! The Pony Centre is the place to experience all things Ponies! At the Pony Centre you get to interact with real Chincoteague Ponies. You will discover why Chincoteague Ponies are beloved around the world. The Pony Centre is the home of the largest herd of Misty family ponies on the Island and many verterans of the Pony Swim. They offer pony rides, pony shows, riding lessons, a museum, and a gift shoppe filled with unique items, including a large collection of Breyer models. Visit their web site for hours and schedules for a hands on experience!
Immerse yourself in a unique view our town's and connection to the waterfront lifestyle. The museum displays and interpret those objects to enhance the understanding of various experiences and events from the towns past by preserving objects of significance, along with proper documenting of their history and acquisition, for the use of further generations in understanding the history of Chincoteague Island.Included in the museum are the First Order Fresnel Lens from the Assateague Island Lighthouse, the iconic Chincoteague ponies known as Misty and Stormy, models of vessels that plied the Chincoteague waters long ago, oral histories and artifacts that tell the story of Chincoteague Island life throughout its' long and varied existence. Visit the web site for more information and hours of operation.