Life on the Edge

Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.

Camping site with RV, picnic table, chairs and American flag

Camping at Assateague

Camping at Assateague can be an amazing experience if you plan ahead! Be prepared for camping on a barrier island.

Visitors crowd around a horseshoe crab caught and released on a Marine Explorers program

Ranger Guided Programs

Join us on a ranger guided program and learn more about the barrier island environment.

view of the front of the campground office/contact station in the Maryland District

Operating Hours & Seasons

Assateague Island isn't the only thing changing around here - our hours change too! Check out what's open & when.

Visitors kayaking on the bayside of Assateague

Things to Do

Kayaking is just one of the ways to explore Assateague. Stop at the visitor centers to discover other ways to enjoy your park.

Cover photo of the GMP showing ocean waves crashing on beach. Photo credit:Allen Sklar

Assateague's General Management Plan

Our General Management Plan will guide Assateague Island National Seashore managers for the next 15 to 20 years in protecting the Seashore.

Two of Assateague's wild horses on the beach

Wild Horses

Enjoy their beauty from a distance, and you can help make sure these extraordinary wild horses will continue to thrive on Assateague Island.

Last updated: July 16, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811

Phone:

(410) 641-1441

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