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.

Photo of puppets behind a stage in Centennial birthday celebration mode.

Centennial Special Events

We've got a line up of special events to help celebrate the National Park Service's Centennial. Join the birthday party!

Group photo of hunters participating in the 2010 hunt.

Hunting On Assateague

Find out more about hunting opportunities at Assateague Island National Seashore.

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811


(410) 641-1441
Main Line: 410-641-1441 Dial 1 for Maryland District Visitor Information Dial 2 for Virginia District Visitor Information Dial 3 for National Seashore Camping Dial 4 for Park Office Directory

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