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Shopping on Chincoteague Island

10/30/2019

 Vacation is the perfect time to treat yourself or buy gifts for the special people in your life. Chincoteague is home to charming shops, boutiques and galleries that are perfect for a little retail therapy. Check out a few of our favorite local shops:Wine Cheese and MoreStock up on delicious snacks...

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Hikes to Take on Chincoteague Island

10/24/2019

One of the best parts of camping is enjoying the great outdoors and Chincoteague Island is a great place to do that. Whether you want to search for wild ponies or take a relaxing walk in the woods, there are a few great spots to check out around Chincoteague. Island Nature TrailHike, bike or take a...

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Fall Fun Near Chincoteague Island

10/11/2019

Fall is such a wonderful time on Chincoteague. The weather in early autumn is warm without the humidity of summer, perfect for outdoor fun. There are so many fun local festivals during and you can enjoy the island without the hustle and bustle of the summer months. Here are a few fun things you can...

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Museums to Visit in and Around Chincoteague

10/8/2019

Chincoteague Island and the surrounding community have a long and fascinating history. This little region tucked between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean is home to some of America's oldest towns and has also played an important part in space exploration. There are some great museums...

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6 Ways to Stay at Chincoteague Island KOA

9/30/2019

From millennials to families to retirees, Chincoteague Island KOA has something for everyone... and the right accommodations, too. Whether you want a cottage for the whole family or an Instagram-worthy safari tent, your Chincoteague Island KOA camping getaway will be memorable.Learn more about all...

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Food Trucks to Check Out on Chincoteague

9/30/2019

Chincoteague is a fun, funky beach town that's filled with unique charm. It's also home to a ton of great food trucks, which only enhance that cool vibe.To get a taste of some of the region's best food trucks all in one place check out our Food Truck Rally on June 1.In the meantime, here are a few...

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Fall Food Festivals Near Chincoteague

9/25/2019

Now that you no longer need your beach body, it's time to enjoy all the delicious foods of fall. On Virginia's Eastern Shore, that means oysters, barbecue and delicious soups. Fall is filled with food festivals, so book a stay at Chincoteague Island KOA this autumn so you can enjoy one of these...

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Campground Pot Luck Recipes

9/19/2019

Is there anything better than a campground pot luck? You get to hang out with fellow campers and enjoy delicious food!Bring one of these tasty dishes to the next campground pot luck and you're sure to be popular with your fellow campers. Plus, they're all easy to whip up in an RV or cabin kitchen...

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Have a Frightfully Fun Halloween at Chincoteague Island KOA

9/16/2019

Something otherworldly is going to settle over Chincoteague this October, transforming it into the Little Island of Horrors. Each weekend from October 4 through October 27 ghouls, goblins and ghosts galore will come out of the woodwork. You might only see hayrides and tick-or-treading, but behind...

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Explore Chincoteague Island With a Tour

8/21/2019

See Chincoteague through brand new eyes with the help of a local tour guide. Have fun adventures like seeing the wild ponies up close or meeting craft beverage producers all while learning more about the area. Here are a few great tours to check out during your next stay at Chincoteague Island KOA...

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Must-Visit Restaurants on Chincoteague

8/2/2019

If you plan to visit Chincoteague Island come hungry. This small island off the coast of Virginia is packed with great restaurants. You'll find everything from old-school seafood restaurants to Vietnamese food and vegan options. Here are a few spots to check out the next time you visit Chincoteague...

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The Ultimate Guide to Chincoteague Island

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island sits just off the coast of Virginia's Eastern Shore, a 70-mile peninsula that separates the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Chincoteague is known for beautiful beaches, delicious oysters and a famous band of wild ponies, but there's so much more to this tiny island than...

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6 Parks to Visit Near Chincoteague

8/2/2019

Chincoteague has a little bit of everything: family-friendly entertainment, great dining, cute shops and beautiful beaches. The island and the surrounding area are also rich in outdoor recreation. During your next stay at Chincoteague Island KOA explore local parks to drink in the region's natural...

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How to Spend a Rainy Day on Chincoteague

8/2/2019

A rainy day during vacation is enough to send even grown adults into a full-blown temper tantrum and if you're traveling with kids, a rainy day game plan is critical. Don't worry; there are plenty of things to do on Chincoteague on a rainy day!Campground FunIf you're staying at Chincoteague Island...

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Day Tripping: Cape Charles

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island sits off the coast of Virginia's Eastern Shore, a 70-mile peninsula that divides the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Locals divide the peninsula into two regions, the seaside and the bayside, Chincoteague sits on the Atlantic coast making it a seaside town.Seaside towns...

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Stay in an RV Rentals and See What You've Been Missing

8/2/2019

RVing is a great way to vacation. You can set up at a campground and get the whole package in one place with amenities, events and a built in community.At Chincoteague Island KOA you can get the RV experience without having to make a big investment thanks to our new RV Rentals.Rentals are great for...

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The Ultimate Guide to Pony Penning

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island is world famous for the wild ponies that live nearby on the barrier island of Assateague.Visitors flock to the island to catch a glimpse of these beautiful creatures, especially during the last week of July. That's when the ponies are rounded up and swim from Assateague to...

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Be a Seasonal Camper at Chincoteague Island KOA

8/2/2019

For a few precious months each year life is extra sweet. Those months are known as camping season.One of the best ways to make the most of camping season is by joining our community of seasonal campers.You'll never have to worry about the campground being sold out during popular events and you won't...

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Fun for Kids on Chincoteague Island

8/2/2019

Summer vacations are something every kid looks forward to and remembers for the rest of their life. So, no pressure, but if you're picking a vacation spot for your family, the stakes are high. Luckily, you can't go wrong at Chincoteague Island KOA. The campground itself is packed with fun activities...

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Discover the Fascinating History of the Chincoteague Ponies

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island, Virginia is home to a band of wild ponies that are the stuff of both legend and pop culture stardom.From their origins, to their famed yearly swim during Pony Penning, the story of the Chincoteague ponies have captured the hearts and minds of generations. Here are a few key...

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5 Attractions to Visit Outside Chincoteague

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island is home to beautiful beaches, famous wild ponies and breathtaking natural beauty, but there is so much to see and do in the local area beyond Chincoteague. Here are a few great spots to check out when you want to venture off the island during your next stay at Chincoteague Island...

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Host your Group or Event at Chincoteague Island KOA

8/2/2019

Organizing an RV rally or coordinating a family reunion can be super stressful, but at Chincoteague Island KOA we make it easy.We've got lots of accommodations to choose from, our group coordinator is here to help from booking to check out and we have a variety of event spaces to suit your needs...

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How to Pick a Crab

8/2/2019

Crabs are an essential part of summer...if you know how to pick 'em! Getting the most out of your crab feast requires a bit of technique, so follow these steps to becoming a crab picking master.HOW TO PICK A CRABFOR THE BODY OF THE CRAB:1. Remove both claws and all of the legs EXCEPT for the back...

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4 Beaches to Visit Near Chincoteague Island KOA

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island KOA is just a short drive from so many beautiful beaches. There are secluded shores on the Chesapeake Bay and pristine barrier islands on the Atlantic for lots of fun in the sun.Next time you visit Chincoteague Island KOA make sure you pack your beach gear! Chincoteague Island...

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Get Outside on Chincoteague Island

8/2/2019

With wild beaches, beautiful shorelines and acres of preserved land there are plenty of opportunities to get outside on Chincoteague Island. Here are a few ways to have fun in the great outdoors the next time you visit Chincoteague Island KOA. CrabbingCatching your own crabs is not as hard as you...

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Can't Miss Events in Chincoteague

8/2/2019

From the world famous Pony Swim to festivals that celebrate local seafood, Chincoteague has some great events that are worth planning a trip around. Check out these local events and plan your next stay at Chincoteague Island KOA around one.   April 19-20: Easter Decoy and Art FestivalLocal and...

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Day Tripping: Ocean City

8/2/2019

There's so much to do on Chincoteague that you could easily spend your entire trip on the island, but part of the fun of travelling is exploring the region you're visiting.Ocean City, Maryland is a great destination for a day trip when you're staying at Chincoteague Island KOA. This barrier island...

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2 Ways to Save at Chincoteague Island KOA

8/2/2019

Camping gives families and friends a chance to unplug, reconnect and make new friends, things that are important to all of us. We want to make sure you can experience all of that fun as often as possible so we're giving you a few ways to save when you stay at Chincoteague Island KOA.VKR...

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9 Gifts the Camper in your Life Needs

6/25/2019

We know gift giving is hard, so we've created a list that makes it easy to buy for your favorite camper, whether they like to rough it in a tent or take it on the road in an RV.THE BEST GIFT FOR ANY CAMPERThe ultimate gift for the camper in your life is the opportunity to do more of what they love....

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What's New at Chincoteague Island KOA for 2019

6/25/2019

2019 is going to be a big year at Chincoteague Island KOA! We've got some new and exciting things to look forward to including new amenities and accommodations!AccommodationsThere are so many great ways to stay at Chincoteague Island KOA, from safari tents to RV sites to island bungalows.And in 2019...

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Live the Simple Life in an Island Bungalow

5/20/2019

If you like the idea of a safari tent, but you'd rather have a roof over your head check out one of our island bungalows. These cozy accommodations sleep six with a queen in the bedroom and a set of bunks and a full futon in the living area. You'll also have a screened porch and be just steps from a...

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New for 2019: RV Rentals

4/9/2019

Chincoteague Island KOA's newest accommodation is RV rentals. Now guests can experience the RV life without having to own their own rig. These cozy accommodations sleep six and come with full kitchens and bathrooms. Outside, they have decks with outdoor furniture, grills and a fire ring. Book one of...

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