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March 31, 2015
Assateague Island National Seashore Find Your Park
Assateague Island National Seashore joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at

January 24, 2015
Assateague Island National Seashore Celebrates 50 Years
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Assateague Island National Seashore and we invite everyone to the party! Stay tuned for activities each month of 2015. Please check our website for highlights and “like” us on Facebook at AssateagueNPS. We look forward to a golden anniversary celebrating with our friends and neighbors all year long!

December 05, 2014
Assateague Island National Seashore Proposes Fee Increases
Assateague Island National Seashore is asking the public for their opinions regarding a potential increase in entrance, kayak and camping fees in 2015. The National Park Service will provide a 30 day comment period available today through January 12, 2015.

October 01, 2014
A Productive Piping Plover Season at Assateague Island National Seashore
An estimated 38 pairs of piping plovers, Charadrius melodus, nested along the Maryland portion of Assateague Island National Seashore during 2014 and fledged 59 chicks. The resulting productivity numbers, 1.6 chicks fledged per pair, are the highest since 2004. Several factors may be attributed to the success of this year’s number of fledged chicks, including mild summer weather and effective management.

August 21, 2014
National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday
Assateague Island National Seashore will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service by waiving its normal entrance fee of $15 on Monday, August 25.

July 26, 2014
Tourism to Assateague Island National Seashore creates $84,350,400 in Economic Benefit
Tourism to Assateague Island National Seashore creates $84,350,400 in Economic Benefit. Report shows visitor spending supports 1,052 jobs in local economy.

July 11, 2014
New Concession Operations at Assateague Island National Seashore Open for Season
Superintendent Debbie Darden announces the opening of Assateague Island National Seashore’s new concession operation at Bayside Drive. Just ten days after signing a 10 year contract, SuperFun Eco Tours, LLC, in partnership with Maryland Coastal Bays Program, Inc., are up and running, providing tours and basic rental services at the Kayak Rental Stand at Bayside Drive.

April 22, 2014
National Seashore Seeks Public Input on Bayside Picnic and Parking Area
Assateague Island National Seashore is planning for a more resilient Bayside Picnic and Parking Area. The NPS is asking the public to help the park define both the natural and cultural values and characteristics important for protection of this popular area.

April 17, 2014
National Park Service selects Maryland Coastal Bays Program, Inc - SuperFun EcoTours, LLC as concessions operator for Assateague Island National Seashore
Northeast Regional Director Michael Caldwell has announced the selection of Maryland Coastal Bays Program, Inc. - SuperFun Eco Tours, LLC to operate the Concession operation at Assateague Island National Seashore, including retail services located at the Beach Hut on Assateague Island’s North Beach Area and retail and rental services at the Bayside launch area.

June 25, 2013
World War II Ordnance Discovered at Assateague
Like many coastal areas, Assateague Island was a military test range in World War II.

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