Laws & Policies
2018 Superintendent's Compendium
Designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under discretionary authority. (pdf file, 3.5 Mb)
Firearms in National Parks
Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.
PWC Regulations at Assateague Island National Seashore
Drones in National Parks
As of August 20, 2014 unmanned aircraft (also known as "drones") are not permitted to be launched, landed or operated within areas or lands managed by the National Park Service. This includes Assateague Island National Seashore.
Metal Detecting in National Parks
Possessing or using a mineral or metal detector, magnetometer, side scan sonar, other metal detecting device, or sub-bottom profiler is prohibited within areas or lands managed by the National Park Service.
Last updated: April 6, 2018