Plan Your Visit

Want to live life on the edge?

Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Go fishing, clamming biking and kayaking. Watch wild horses, birds and deer. Discover the rhythms of life on island time. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.

NPS staff and various brochures at the visitor center desk

Basic Information

Start your visit here! Learn about hours, fees, visitor centers and more.

view of the front of the campground office/contact station in the Maryland District

Operating Hours & Seasons

Assateague Island isn't the only thing changing around here - our hours change too! Check out what's open & when.

Assateague annual passes arranged into a wreath with a paper bow.

Fees & Passes

Learn more about fees, passes and fee free days at the park!

Tent camping in the oceanside campground

Camping At Assateague

Make some memories camping at the beach. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.

Visitors kayaking on the bayside of Assateague

Things to Do

Kayaking is just one of the ways to explore Assateague. Stop at the visitor centers to discover other ways to enjoy your park.

picture of water spouts over the ocean in the Virginia District of the seashore

Weather and Tides

Get the latest information on weather and tides from the National Weather Service and NOAA.


Assateague Island is a 37 mile long island along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia. Most of the Maryland district is managed by the National Park Service as Assateague Island National Seashore. The State of Maryland manages two miles of the Maryland district as Assateague State Park. The Virginia district is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The National Park Service operates the Toms Cove Visitor Center and a recreational beach within the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. For more details, download our Planning Your Visit brochure.

Local Partners & Information Resources
Worcester County Tourism (800-852-0335)
Chincoteague Island Chamber of Commerce (757-336-6161)
Ocean City Chamber of Commerce (410-213-0552)
Nearby Attractions
Assateague State Park (410) 641-2918
Rackliffe Plantation House (443) 614-0261
NASA Wallops Visitor Center (757) 824-1344
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (757) 336-6122

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811


(410) 641-1441
Main Line: 410-641-1441 Dial 1 for Maryland District Visitor Information Dial 2 for Virginia District Visitor Information Dial 3 for National Seashore Camping Dial 4 for Park Office Directory

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