Operating Hours & Seasons

Maryland Visitor Center
Assateague Island Visitor Center

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Maryland District

Open year round, 24 hours a day.

Assateague Island Visitor Center
As of June 12, 2021: Visitor Center is open daily from 9 am - 4 pm.


March-December: Open 7 days/week.
January-February: Open Thursday-Monday.
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

Phone: (410) 641-1441 press #1
Location: The Assateague 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. The GPS address is 11800 Marsh View Lane, Berlin, Maryland 21811.
Exhibits: Marine aquariums, touch tank, exhibits, maps, a film about the wild horses of the island, brochures, and a variety of educational opportunities are available.
Available Facilities: Restrooms, bookstore, entrance passes, lost and found and emergency services are available.
Special Programs: Regularly scheduled park activities are available seasonally. Education programs for schools are given throughout the year. Information is available upon request.

Maryland District Ranger Station/Campground Office
Open All Year. Hours change seasonally.
As of May 17, 2020: Outside walk-up window open daily from 9 am - 4:30 pm for OSV permit and pass sales & information.

Phone: (410) 641-1441 press #1 for park and camping information
Location: Located in the Maryland District of Assateague Island on west side of Bayberry Drive, after the entrance station. The GPS address is 6633 Bayberry Drive, Berlin, Maryland 21811.
Available Facilities: Offers campground information and registration, backcountry camping permits, hunting information, entrance passes and over-sand vehicle permits.
 
Toms Cove Visitor Center
Toms Cove Visitor Center

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Virginia District

Open January-March 15: 6 am - 6 pm.
March 15-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
As of June 19, 2021: Visitor Center is open daily from 9 am - 4 pm.

March: Open Thursday - Monday
April - November: Open 7 days/week.
December - February: Open Friday - Monday.
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
Winter: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spring & Fall: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Summer: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Phone: (757) 336-6577 press #2
Location: The Toms Cove Visitor Center is located on the south side of Beach Road, prior to the beach parking areas. The GPS address is 8586 Beach Road, Chincoteague, Virginia 23336.
Exhibits: Beachcombing exhibits, educational brochures, a marine aquarium and touch tank.
Available Facilities: A bookstore, entrance passes, over-sand vehicle permits, overnight fishing passes, campfire reservations, lost and found and emergency services are available.
Special Programs: Regularly scheduled park activities are available seasonally. Education programs for schools are given spring and fall. Information is available upon request.

Last updated: September 2, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811

Phone:

(410) 641-1441

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