• 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

NPS photo

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?

piping plover photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service image library. 4 kb

...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.