Assateague State Park

Pier and dock at Assateague State ParkBoating and Fishing

Boating

If you wish to launch a boat, the service charge is $10.00 for in-state residents and $12 for out-of-state residents, and covers the cost of parking. Both charges are paid through a self-registration system.

Fishing

  • Fishing is permitted on the beach or at our marina.
  • Surf fishing on the beach is allowed at the State Park as long as it is done outside of the lifeguarded areas. This policy is the same at the National Park.
  • Bay fishing is allowed at the marina piers and from boats in the designated areas of the Bay.
  • Clamming is allowed at the State Park and at the National Park in different areas of the bay.
  • Fishing licenses are required in the Sinepuxent Bay as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Please refer to DNR Licensing & Registration Service for details on fishing licenses and the Maryland saltwater angler registry.
  • Regulations vary according to the type of catch. Please refer to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fishing Guide for state regulations.
  • The guide can be downloaded from this website.
  • The only fish cleaning station is at the marina; however, it is very basic and there is no running water. Please do not use the restrooms to clean fish.

Guests fishing on Assateage State Park BeachFishing the Surf in the Day Use/Beach Area

Standard parking charges apply – in-season, $4.00 per person for Maryland residents, $6.00 per person for non-residents.

In the off-season, the cost is $3.00 per vehicle for Maryland residents and $5 per vehicle for out-of-state, paid through a self-registration system.

Fishing at the Marina Pier

The cost is $3.00 per vehicle for Maryland residents and $5.00 per vehicle for out-of-state.