Life on the Edge
Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.
Enjoy their beauty from a distance, and you can help make sure these extraordinary wild horses will continue to thrive on Assateague Island.Read More
A variety of ranger-guided programs are available to encourage visitors of all ages to enjoy and learn more about the barrier island environment.Read More
Join the Conversation!
Discover what's new and stay in touch with Assateague through Facebook, Twitter & flickr.Read More
Camping at Assateague
Make some memories camping at the beach. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.Read More
Over Sand Vehicles
Get your permit for an adventurous getaway in the Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) zone.Read More
What's a GMP?
Help shape the park's future! Participate in developing our new General Management Plan.Read More
Join Our Friends Group!
The Assateague Island Alliance was created to support the preservation, education, stewardship, and recreational opportunities of the park.Read More
Did You Know?
...that instead of needing to keep her eggs warm, the beach-nesting piping plover will stand over her eggs on hot days to shade them and keep them cool.