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April 21, 2017
Tourism to Assateague Island National Seashore creates $112,200,000 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2.3 Million visitors to Assateague Island National Seashore in 2016 spent $98.3 Million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,300 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $112.2 Million.

February 28, 2017
Assateague Island National Seashore Begins Planning Process to Relocate Oceanside Campsites
Several new locations within the developed area on Assateague Island will be considered. The purpose of the proposed project is to develop an on-island relocation strategy for campsites that are becoming increasingly unusable due to sand deposition and encroachment from the adjacent dune system.

September 20, 2016
2016 Coastal Cleanup and National Public Lands Day at Assateague Island
Assateague Island needs you! September 24th is National Public Lands Day and an entrance fee free day. Volunteers check in by 9:00 am at North Ocean Beach Parking area in the Maryland District. This year the coastal cleanup and National Public Lands Day come together in 2016, the Centennial year of the National Park Service, for a perfect trifecta in the great outdoors.

August 09, 2016
"Piecing Together a Changing Planet" Traveling Art Exhibit
Twenty-six art quilts created by 22 Florida artists will be featured in a traveling art exhibit opening at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Bateman Center on August 15, 2016 in partnership with Assateague Island National Seashore. The Piecing Together a Changing Planet art quilt show highlights a few of the many ways that America's national parks are being impacted by climate change, water pollution, air pollution, and other human-caused phenomena. The exhibit will be display from 9 am - 5 pm daily through September 15, 2016

Last updated: February 28, 2017

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