• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

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  • Backcountry Camping Closures

    Pope Bay, Green Run, Pine Tree & Tingles Island backcountry campsites will be closed on these dates due to hunting seasons: October 15-25, 2014; November 13-15, 2014; November 29-December 13, 2014; January 16-19, 2015 More »

  • Virginia District - Over Sand Vehicle Zone (OSV) to Close at 4 pm, October 27 Due to Rocket Launch

    Virgina District OSV zone will be closed to everyone at 4 pm on October 27 and will re-open sometime after the launch window expires. More »

Environmental Education Programs

Students dipnetting in bay

NPS photo

Maryland District Spring On-Site Environmental Education Programs (pdf file, 883kb)
- Pre/Post visit materials

Virginia District Spring On-Site Environmental Education Programs (pdf file, 694kb)
- Field Trip Guidelines (pdf file, 468kb)
- Teacher Guided Opportunities (pdf file, 209kb)
- Transportation Funding for local schools (pdf file, 132kb)
- Pre/Post visit materials

Note: These programs are available for school groups. For public programs please visit our Home Page for more information.

Did You Know?

Prickly pear cactus is native to dry, sandy areas on Assateague Island. 4 kb

Prickly pear cactus is native to dry, sandy areas on Assateague Island. American Indians applied peeled pads to wounds and drank pad tea for lung ailments. Fruits were eaten fresh or dried for winter use.