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.

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.

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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.

view looking north on Assateague beach from behind an over sand vehicle (OSV)

Over Sand Vehicles (OSV)

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

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.

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Find Your Virtual Park!

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

photo of 2 children crabbing on Assateague

Kids & Youth

Explore resources for kids of all ages to do at home or in a park to learn more about nature, history, and culture in parks.

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Take a Self-Guided Tour from home!

Take a Self-Guided Tour with our Park Rangers. Call 410-864-9128 or visit asis.oncell.com. Accessible with mobile devices only.

Last updated: June 19, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811

Phone:

(410) 641-1441

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