Assateague Island National Seashore is Modifying Operations to Implement Local Health Guidance

Assateague Island National Seashore is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NPS Office of Public Health, US Public Health Service and the Worcester County, Maryland Health Department. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective March 28, 2020, Assateague Island National Seashore (Maryland District) will be CLOSED to all park visitors until further notice. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @AssateagueNPS.

In the Virginia District, the Toms Cove Visitor Center; parking lots #2, 3 & 4 and the boardwalk leading from Toms Cove Visitor Center to parking lot #2 are CLOSED. Currently parking lot #1 and the Virginia OSV zones are open. Please visit the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge website for updated information on the Virginia DIstrict.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on

Last updated: May 16, 2020

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