Current Conditions

 
Assateague Island Visitor Center in MD District
The Assateague Island Visitor Center in the Maryland district.

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Visitor Centers

Temporarily Closed effective Tuesday, March 17, in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

MD District - The Assateague Island Visitor Center is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm, March through December. January and February open 9 am - 5 pm, Thursday through Monday.

Temporarily Closed effective Tuesday, March 17, in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak
VA District - The Toms Cove Visitor Center is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm, April through October. Open daily from 9 am - 4 pm in March and November. Open Fridays through Mondays from 9 am - 4 pm in December, January and February.

Both visitor centers are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

 

Roads and Parking Lots

Maryland District - Beaches, nature trails and OSV Zone are open. Campgrounds remain closed.
Virginia District - Parking lot #1 is open. Lots #2,3 & 4 are closed as of 10-17-19 due to construction. The boardwalk connecting Toms Cove Visitor Center and lot # 2 is closed.

 

Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) Zones


The Maryland (MD) District and VIrginia (VA) District OSV Zones are currently open. OSV permits may be purchased at the walk-up OSV sales window at the Ranger Station (MD) and the Toms Cove Visitor Center (VA). See our OSV page for more information. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Maryland District
For the most current OSV closure updates, Facebook users can visit our "Assateague MD OSV Closures" public group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1557666744530321/

Virginia District
For the most recent OSV closure updates, visit the "@ChincoteagueOSV" twitter page. For more info on the North OSV click here. Effective 11-13-19, OSV permits in the Virginia district will only be available for purchase at the Toms Cove Visitor Center. Please note that the Toms Cove Visitor Center is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in December, January and February. As of May 22, 2020 OSV permits may be purchased Friday through Sunday from 10 am - 12 pm and 1 - 3 pm at the Toms Cove Visitor Center walk up window.

Last updated: May 21, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811

Phone:

(410) 641-1441

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