Fees & Passes

2020 Fee Free Days

Mark your calendar for these fee-free dates in 2020!
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2020 Assateague Island National Seashore Annual Pass
2020 Assateague Island National Seashore Annual Pass

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Entrance Fees

The National Park Service (NPS) will institute a modest increase for all parks that charge entrance fees. The additional funds will be used for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective January 1, 2020, entrance fees at Assateague Island National Seashore will be modified to align with standardized rates being implemented nationwide for similar national park areas. Please read our press release for more information.

Entrance Passes may be used in both Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. When visiting the Maryland district, Federal Duck Stamp holders must purchase a $20 beach parking fee upgrade. Assateague State Park passes are not valid in either Assateague Island National Seashore or Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

Maryland

  • Foot/Bicycle: No Fee
  • Vehicle: $25.00 - 7 Days
  • Vehicle: $45.00 - Park Annual Pass, valid 1 year from purchase
  • Motorcycle: $20.00 - 7 Days
  • Individual: $15.00 - 7 Days (per person 16 years of age or older when entering by means other than a private, non-commercial vehicle, such as taxis and limousines providing transportation only; buses carrying passengers not on a pre-packaged tour such as school groups visiting for recreational purposes; and buses or vans registered to non-profit organizations such as churches or schools. A family traveling together shall pay no more than the vehicle fee.)
  • Beach Parking fee upgrade: $20.00 - For visitors using the USFWS Migratory Waterfowl Duck Stamp as an entrance pass, valid July 1 - June 30 annually.

Commercial Tours

Information about Assateague State Park Entrance fees


Virginia

  • Foot/Bicycle: No Fee
  • Vehicle: $10.00 - 1 Day
  • Vehicle: $25.00 - 7 Days
  • Vehicle: $45.00 - Refuge Annual Pass, valid 1 year from purchase.
  • Vehicle: $45.00 - USFWS Migratory Waterfowl Duck Stamp ($25.00) plus beach parking fee ($20.00)
  • Beach Parking fee upgrade: $20.00 - For visitors using the USFWS Migratory Waterfowl Duck Stamp as an entrance pass, valid July 1 - June 30 annually.

More information on Virginia fees...

 

Federal Recreational Lands Passes

Available in Maryland and Virginia

  • Annual: $80.00 - America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, valid 1 year from purchase.
  • Senior, Lifetime: $80.00
    Senior, Annual: $20.00
    America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass, 62 years and older. The annual senior pass is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Four annual Senior Passes purchased in consecutive years can be traded in for a lifetime pass. See more information about changes to the Senior Pass, effective August 28, 2017.
  • Access: Free - America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass, permanent disability, lifetime.
  • Military: Free - America the Beautiful- National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands US Military Pass, active duty US military and their dependents, must provide either CAC Card or DD Form 1173, valid 1 year from date obtained.
  • Annual 4th grade Pass: Free - America the Beautiful - Every Kid Outdoors Annual Pass, valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year though the following summer (September 1 - August 31). Available for: U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper pass. More Information

More information about the Federal Recreational Lands Passes...

 
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Camping at Assateague

Camping at Assateague can be an amazing experience if you plan ahead! Be prepared for camping on a barrier island.

view looking north on Assateague beach from behind an over sand vehicle (OSV)

Over Sand Vehicles (OSV)

Get your permit for an adventurous getaway in the Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) zone.

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Your Dollars at Work!

Your entrance fees and tax dollars support a wide variety of visitor services at Assateague Island National Seashore.

Last updated: July 11, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811

Phone:

(410) 641-1441

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