Many wildlife species can be found throughout the park. Explore our wildlife pages to find out what you can see.
When you spot wildlife, getting a great photo or video even from a distance isn’t too hard if you follow our advice. Although mobile device cameras are convenient, you may want to bring along a camera that has a zoom lens for better zoomed-in photos of wildlife and horses. Keep at least 40 feet or one bus-length away from horses and deer, and 150 feet or three bus-lengths away from seals.
Learn more about what to do when you see wildlife in the park with our wildlife and wild horses viewing safety tips.
You’ve found your park, now find the safe distance from wildlife to capture great memories. Share your safe distance wildlife photos on social media: #FindYourDistance #Assateague or by posting them to our Facebook Page.
Last updated: May 14, 2023