Assateague Island

7206 National Seashore Lane Berlin, MD 21811

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 State Park day-use area offers a concession stand with restaurant and gift shop, bathhouse with warm showers and flush toilets, and life-guarded beaches (10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day).

The State Park day-use service charge is also good for use of the marina for clamming, crabbing, and fishing.


  • $5/vehicle 


Charges (Base rate does not include transaction or other applicable fees)

  • Campsite: $27.50

  • Campsite with electric: $38.50


  • All campsites: 4/21/2021 to 11/1/2021

Boat Launch Charges:

Maryland residents $10/vehicle; out-of-state residents $12/vehicle


National Seashore Park Day-use Areas

The National Seashore Park day-use areas include life-guarded beaches during the season at their “North Beach.” They also offer swimming at their “South Beach”, but there are no lifeguards there. Facilities include chemical toilets and cold showers. There are walking trails and sites for boat launch, clamming, crabbing, and fishing. Pets are allowed and must be kept on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times.


  • Foot/Bicycle: No Fee
  • Vehicle: $25.00 - 7 Days
  • Vehicle: $45.00 - Park Annual Pass, valid 1 year from purchase
  • Motorcycle: $20.00 - 7 Days
  • Individual: $15.00 - 7 Days (per person 16 years of age or older when entering by means other than a private, non-commercial vehicle, such as taxis and limousines providing transportation only; buses carrying passengers not on a pre-packaged tour such as school groups visiting for recreational purposes; and buses or vans registered to non-profit organizations such as churches or schools. A family traveling together shall pay no more than the vehicle fee.)
  • Beach Parking fee upgrade: $20.00 - For visitors using the USFWS Migratory Waterfowl Duck Stamp as an entrance pass, valid July 1 - June 30 annually.

Golden Age Passholders, children in car seats, Active Duty Military and Veterans enter free of charge at all times. Annual Passes may be purchased for $75 for Maryland residents and $100 for out-of-state residents. All passes must be clearly displayed within vehicles.

Visitor Center - Assateague Island Visitor Center

Temporarily Closed effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. As of March 14,2021, America’s National Park Store in the MD district (located in the visitor center) is open daily from 9 am - 4 pm. The visitor center exhibits and information desk remain closed.