All visitor centers, most nature trails, bathhouses and wayside exhibits are accessible. The seashore has established two accessible campsites which may be reserved. Contact the Ranger Station at 410-641-3030 for campsite information.

Wheelchair Accessible Trails
Wheelchair accessible trails

Wheelchair accessible trails - Maryland District
Life of the Forest Trail- 1/2 mile loop
Life of the Marsh Trail - 1/2 mile loop
Bicycle Bridge - 1/2 mile
Maryland Trail Map (pdf file, 354kb)

Wheelchair accessible trails - Virginia District
Black Duck Marsh Trail - 1 mile
Toms Cove Visitor Center Boardwalk - 1/8 mile
Wildlife Loop - 3.2 mile loop
Woodland Trail - 1.6 mile loop
Virginia Trail Map (Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge)

visitor accessing the beach using a beach wheelchair, 37kb
Visitors can access the beach using NPS beach wheelchairs

Gretchen Knapp

Beach Wheelchairs
Beach wheelchairs with balloon tires are available for use on the oceanside beaches in Maryland and Virginia. For more information please check at the Toms Cove Visitor Center in Virginia, (757-336-6577) or the Ranger Station in Maryland (410-641-3030).

Hunters who participated in the bow-only Developed Area Sika Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities event in January, 2012. 37kb
Developed Area Sika Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities, January 2012

Hunters With Disabilities
Hunters with mobility impairments may obtain a "Universal Disability Pass" from the state of Maryland. Information on obtaining this permit can be found at DNR Regional Wildlife & Heritage Service Offices or online at the Maryland DNR website. Please refer to the Disabled Hunter Access section for more information.
The Seashore maintains one blind (Blind "A") for waterfowl hunters with physical challenges. Please refer to Waterfowl section for more information. This blind may be reserved in advance by calling (410) 641-3030, press 3 then 1. More information on Blind "A", is available in our current Hunting plan available online on our Hunting page.

Developed Area Deer Hunt for Persons with Disabilities. This is a bow-only sika deer hunt. For more information, folks should contact the Chief Ranger's Office at (410) 629-6055.


Service Animals
Service animals are allowed in National Parks. For a definition of a service animal please visit

picture of an owl flying over a grain field on the 2018 America the Beautiful Access Pass
2018 America the Beautiful Access Pass for National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands

NPS photo

America the Beautiful - Access Pass
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
This is a free, lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity fee. It replaces the Golden Access Pass. Golden Access passes may be exchanged free of charge. more information...

Last updated: May 12, 2019

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7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811


(410) 641-1441

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