• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

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Ranger Guided Programs

Explore Assateague on a ranger guided kayak program!

Explore Assateague on a ranger guided kayak program.

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A variety of ranger guided programs are available to encourage visitors of all ages to enjoy and learn more about the barrier island environment.

 

Program Schedules

Maryland District Program Schedule
July 13 - July 26, 2014 (pdf file, 73kb)

Maryland District
Assateague Island Visitor Center
410-641-1441 (press 1)

Virginia District Program Schedule
July 13 - July 19, 2014 (pdf file, 784kb)
July 20 - July 26, 2014 (pdf file, 908kb)

Virginia District
Toms Cove Visitor Center
410-641-1441 (press 2)

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.