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September 30, 2015
Assateague Announces Public Availability of Bayside Picnic and Parking Area Relocation Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) is asking the public to comment on its plans for future relocation of the Bayside Picnic and Parking Area, located in the Maryland district of Assateague Island National Seashore. Comments will be accepted for the next 60 days, and the plan, called an Environmental Assessment (EA), is available at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at:

September 14, 2015
Assateague Island National Seashore Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass
The National Park Service and Assateague Island National Seashore is proud to help launch the Every Kid in a Park program, as part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them.

September 11, 2015
Assateague Island National Seashore turns the Big 5-0!
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of Assateague Island National Seashore and everyone is invited to the party! Enjoy an Entrance Fee Free 3-day Weekend in the Maryland District on September 19, 20 and 21. Join us for a fun-filled weekend of programs and activities for kids and families to enjoy in both the Maryland and Virginia districts of Assateague Island National Seashore.

June 16, 2015
Entrance & Camping Fees Will Increase Beginning July 15, 2015
Starting on July 15, 2015, Assateague Island National Seashore will increase entrance and camping fees for visitors in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park.

April 23, 2015
Tourism to Assateague Island National Seashore creates $102,346,900 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2,170,681 visitors to Assateague Island National Seashore in 2014 spent $90,417,200 in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,241 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $102,346,900.

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

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