Assateague State Park

Assateague State Park 2023 Interpretive Programs

Assateague State Park offers a wide variety of interpretive programs for visitors of all ages! See below for some of the highlights, but don’t forget to check the weekly program schedule posted at the Ranger Station and on campground bulletin boards when you arrive at Assateague. You can also call the Nature Center for more information at 443-397-0078.

Nature Center - located in the Assateague State Park campground between D and E loops.

Plan to visit the Nature Center during your stay and spend time getting a close-up look at our aquariums featuring many of the fascinating critters that inhabit the waters around Assateague such as horseshoe crabs, whelks, fish, and seahorses. Don’t forget to peek in on our terrestrial friends too, the corn snake and box turtle. There’s something for everyone, a must-see for our Assateague visitors!

Nature Center Open Hours for 2023
The Nature Center will be open 7 days a week June 15​th thru Labor Day. Please call (443) 397-0078 for hours of operation.

Bayside Canoe & Kayak Tours - join our naturalist staff for a paddle on the Sinepuxent Bay.

Assateague “Stampede” - Arts & Crafts program creating your own picture postcards using nature-themed stamps and craft supplies.

Beginner Yoga - start your day with relaxing yoga on the beach.

Bayside Clamming - grab a rake, dip your toes in the bay and you might just catch your dinner.

Sand Castle Building Challenge - create a masterpiece at your spot on the beach.

Surf Fishing - try your hand at this ocean-side favorite activity.

Tie-Dye Tuesday - every one a unique design - an Assateague favorite.

For the full schedule please visit our Friends of Assateague State Park Facebook Page at:

If you are visiting our Day Use beach, don’t miss our exciting exhibit area, the Assateague Nature Nook, located along the entrance boardwalk. Programs offered daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day featuring a sampling of our Nature Center exhibits, live animals, fascinating artifacts, and of course our naturalist staff to answer your questions.

​Environmental Education Programs for Youth Groups and Campers​

Click here for a list of the Environmental Education​ Programs offered for Youth Groups and the Campground Critter Encounter Program.