This 37-mile-long barrier island along the Atlantic coasts of Maryland and Virginia includes adjacent marsh islands and ocean waters. The park offers an extraordinary beach experience that allows visitors to enjoy wildlife and outdoor activities in a beautiful natural setting. About 3.2 million people visit the national seashore annually to boat, bird-watch, fish, hunt, crab, clam, camp, ride over-sand vehicles and see the park's famous wild horses.
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Regional Events Virginia Offshore Drilling Rally & Meeting, Feb. 21 For the first time in decades, our coasts could be opened up to oil and gas leasing if the Department of Interior's draft leasing plan for federal waters goes into effect.
Report Center for State of the Parks: Assateague Island National Seashore Current overall conditions of Assateague’s natural resources rated a “fair” score of 75 out of 100. Overall conditions of the park’s known cultural resources rated a score of 58 out of 100, indicating “poor” conditions.