• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

Operating Hours & Seasons

Assateague Island Visitor Center, Maryland District, 30kb

Assateague Island Visitor Center

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Maryland District
Open year round, 24 hours a day.

  • Assateague Island Visitor Center
    Open All Year 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
    Phone: (410) 641-1441 press #1
    Location: The Assateague Island Visitor Center is located in the Maryland District of Assateague Island on the southern side of Route 611, before the Verrazzano Bridge entrance into the park.
    Exhibits: Marine aquariums, touch tank, exhibits, maps, a film about the wild horses of the island, brochures, and a variety of educational opportunities are available.
    Available Facilities: Restrooms, bookstore, entrance passes, lost and found and emergency services are available.
    Special Programs: Regularly scheduled park activities are available seasonally. Education programs for schools are given throughout the year. Information is available upon request.
  • Sinepuxent District Ranger Station/Campground Office
    Open All Year. Hours change seasonally.
    Phone (410) 641-3030 press #3
    Location: Located in the Maryland District of Assateague Island on west side of Bayberry Drive, after the entrance station.
    Available Facilities: Offers campground information and registration, backcountry camping permits, hunting information, entrance passes and over-sand vehicle permits.
 
Toms Cove Visitor Center, Virginia District of Assateague Island National Seashore. 16kb.

Toms Cove Visitor Center

Terry Wildy

Virginia District
Open January-February: 6 am - 6 pm.
March-April: 6 am - 8 pm.
May-September: 5 am - 10 pm.
October: 6 am - 8 pm.
November-December: 6 am - 6 pm.

  • Toms Cove Visitor Center
    March - November: Open 7 days/week.
    December - February: Open Friday - Monday. more info...
    Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
    Winter, Spring & Fall: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
    Summer: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
    Phone: (757) 336-6577 press #2
    Location: The Toms Cove Visitor Center is located on the south side of Beach Road, prior to the beach parking areas.
    Exhibits: Beachcombing exhibits, educational brochures, a marine aquarium and touch tank.
    Available Facilities: A bookstore, entrance passes, over-sand vehicle permits, overnight fishing passes, campfire reservations, lost and found and emergency services are available.
    Special Programs: Regularly scheduled park activities are available seasonally. Education programs for schools are given spring and fall. Information is available upon request.

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.