The Assateague Island Visitor Center (MD district) and the Toms Cove Visitor Center (VA district) are now cashless. Entrance passes and donations are CARD ONLY.
For any cash entrance fees or donations, please visit the Ranger Station (MD district).
Camping at Assateague
Camping at Assateague can be an amazing experience if you plan ahead! Be prepared for camping on a barrier island.
Over Sand Vehicles (OSV)
Get your permit for an adventurous getaway in the Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) zone.
Your Dollars at Work!
Your entrance fees and tax dollars support a wide variety of visitor services at Assateague Island National Seashore.
Overview of entrance requirements
All visitors MUST have
The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States. Passes cover entrance fees at lands managed by the National Park Service and US Fish & Wildlife Service and also standard amenity fees (day use fees) at lands managed by the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers.
More about interagency passes
Standard Entrance Pass
Assateague 7 day vehicle pass.
Assateague 7 day motorcycle pass.
Assateague per person walk-in or bicycle
Annual Entrance - Park
The Assateague Island National Seashore Annual Park Entrance Pass is $45.00. It is valid in both the Maryland District and Virginia District (Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge).
In-person Purchase Locations
2023 Fee-free Days
No entrance pass required on these days:
Last updated: July 9, 2023