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.

Assateague beach with birds at surf's edge

Current Conditions

Latest updates on what's open and what's closed at Assateague Island National Seashore.

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Operating Hours & Seasons

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

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Fees & Passes

Learn more about fees, passes and fee free days at the park!

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Camping at Assateague

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

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.

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Over Sand Vehicles (OSV)

Get your permit for an adventurous getaway in the Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) zone.

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Find Your Virtual Park!

Not able to visit Assateague? Discover Assateague online through photos, videos and activities to download.

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Celebrate National Park Week!

Join us celebrating National Park Week 2021 from April 17 to 25!

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Download the new NPS App!

One app, every park at your fingertips.

Last updated: April 16, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811


(410) 641-1441

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