Open year round, 24 hours a day.
Assateague Island Visitor Center
Temporarily Closed effective Tuesday, March 17, in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. As of August 15, 2020, America’s National Park Store in the MD district (located in the visitor center) is open Thursday-Monday from 9 am - 4 pm. The store is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The visitor center exhibits and information desk remain closed.
March-December: Open 7 days/week.
January-February: Open Thursday-Monday.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
Phone: (410) 641-1441 press #1
Location: The Assateague Island Visitor Center is located in the Maryland District of Assateague Island on the southern side of Route 611, before the Verrazzano Bridge entrance into the park. The GPS address is 11800 Marsh View Lane, Berlin, Maryland 21811.
Exhibits: Marine aquariums, touch tank, exhibits, maps, a film about the wild horses of the island, brochures, and a variety of educational opportunities are available.
Available Facilities: Restrooms, bookstore, entrance passes, lost and found and emergency services are available.
Special Programs: Regularly scheduled park activities are available seasonally. Education programs for schools are given throughout the year. Information is available upon request.
Maryland District Ranger Station/Campground Office
Open All Year. Hours change seasonally.
As of May 17, 2020: Outside walk-up window open daily from 9 am - 4:30 pm for OSV permit and pass sales & information.
Phone: (410) 641-3030 press #3
Location: Located in the Maryland District of Assateague Island on west side of Bayberry Drive, after the entrance station. The GPS address is 6633 Bayberry Drive, Berlin, Maryland 21811.
Available Facilities: Offers campground information and registration, backcountry camping permits, hunting information, entrance passes and over-sand vehicle permits.
Open January-February: 6 am - 6 pm.
Toms Cove Visitor Center
March - November: Open 7 days/week.
Phone: (757) 336-6577 press #2
Last updated: October 19, 2020