• 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 »

Research in the Park

National parks serve as outdoor laboratories for the study of physical, biological, and cultural systems and their components.

 

Recently completed and current research projects at Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island North End Restoration Project
Introduction (PDF file, 355 kb)
Timeline (PDF file, 38 kb)
Datasets and Contacts (PDF file, 96 kb)

Did You Know?

Surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service at the Assateague Beach Lifesaving Station. 4 kb

"You have to go out, but you don't have to come back." Such was the life of a surfman from fall to spring. The forgotten heroes of the U.S. Life-Saving Service rescued numerous shipwreck victims from Assateague's waters. The island was home to 4 Life-Saving Stations in the late 1800's-early 1900's.