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Assateague Island National Seashore

Contact Info
7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811



Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.

Hours + Fees


Maryland District

Open year-round, 24 hours a day.

Barrier Island Visitor Center

Open all year from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
Phone: 410-641-1441
The Barrier 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.

Sinepuxent District Ranger Station/Campground Office

Open All Year. Hours change seasonally.
Phone 410-641-3030
Located in the Maryland District of Assateague Island on east side of Bayberry Drive, after the entrance station.

Virginia District

Open January-March: 6 am - 6 pm.
April: 6 am - 8 pm.
May-September: 5 am - 10 pm.
October: 6 am - 8 pm.
November-December: 6 am - 6 pm.

Toms Cove Visitor Center

Open All Year, Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
Winter 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Spring, Summer & Fall 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Phone: 757-336-6577
The Toms Cove Visitor Center is located on the south side of Beach Road, prior to the beach parking areas.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

There are two entrances to Assateague Island National Seashore. Assateague's north entrance is at the end of Route 611, eight miles south of Ocean City, MD. The south entrance is at the end of Route 175, two miles from Chincoteague, VA. There is no vehicle access between the two entrances on Assateague Island. Vehicles must return to the mainland to access either the north or south entrance.

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