Message from the Superintendent
The planning team is currently in the final stages of drafting the General Managment Plan and beginning the internal review process which includes reviews and revisions. More »
Virginia District - Beach Parking Update
Due to Hurricane Sandy and the March 6 storm, there is limited parking in the Virginia District. As of 4/4/13 parking lot 1 and part of parking lot 2 are open. All parking lots are expected to be open by Memorial Day weekend. More »
Hurricane Sandy Photos on flickr
View images from the Maryland and Virginia districts of Assateague Island National Seashore on our flickr site. More »
Support Your Park
There are many opportunities for you to support Assateague Island.
The park is able to accept direct donations. If you are interested in donating directly to the park you may contact the Superintendent by phone (410-629-6080) or e-mail (email@example.com). Donations may be sent to:
Superintendent - Assateague Island National Seashore
7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811
Join our friends group! The Assateague Island Alliance was created to support the preservation, education, stewardship, and recreational opportunities of the National Seashore. The Assateague Island Alliance conducts fundraising activities, writes grants, sponsors events, and creates sales items for the internet and an island store. They assist with educational programming and publications. Profits from these activities go to the development of educational exhibits and publications, restoration and preservation of historic structures, natural resource monitoring programs and projects, capital improvements and enhance recreational opportunities.
If you would like to become a member or learn more about the Assateague Island Alliance visit their website at www.assateagueislandalliance.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Increasingly partnerships are becoming an effective means for the National Park Service to fulfill parts of our mission and foster a shared sense of stewardship that is so crucial for the future. We face two pressing realities.
Some of Assateague's Partners:
Did You Know?
"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.