Users' questions

Can you drink alcohol at Assateague National Seashore?

Can you drink alcohol at Assateague National Seashore?

Alcohol is NOT permitted on the beach, nor is it permitted in any other public areas, including parking lots. Can I have a bonfire on the beach? Open fires are not allowed at the State Park beach area.

Is alcohol allowed in Maryland parks?

Maryland Park Service has prohibited alcoholic beverages in State Parks, except for the designated areas indicated below. The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in any non-designated area is prohibited. A $35 fee will be charged for each Alcohol Permit.

Is alcohol prohibited in national parks?

Rules vary from park to park as to where alcohol is legal and where it isn’t, but in most parks, drinking is legal on campgrounds and in most public-use areas, and illegal in most parking lots, pull-outs, and park buildings.

What can I bring to Assateague Island?

Camping at Assateague Island National Seashore In addition to all camping supplies (extensive list from REI here), the NPS recommends bringing sunscreen, insect repellent, screen tents, and long stakes to secure and anchor tents.

What is the difference between Assateague State Park and Assateague National Park?

The main difference between the state and national parks are the wash houses. The state park has hot showers and flushing toilets, but no pets allowed. The national park has cold water and chemical toilets, but pets are allowed.

What time does Assateague Island Open?

Fall Hours are usually 6 am – 8 pm from October 1 – 31. Please check with the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (757-336-6122) for updated operating hours. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge hours change seasonally….Closures & Seasonal Exceptions.

Date Hours
Christmas Day December 25, 2021 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Does Sandy Point allow alcohol?

Alcohol is not allowed in the general public area of Sandy Point State Park. Alcohol is allowed in the East Beach shelter area however, it is limited to those with a valid shelter reservation and the purchase of an alcohol permit, which should be purchased at the time that the shelter reservation is made.

Can you bring alcohol into state parks?

The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages (this includes alcohol poured into a different container) is prohibited in all day use areas. Alcohol is only allowed in your overnight camp site and you may also consume alcohol from a vessel. All traffic laws apply in the park as they are state roadways.

Can you drink alcohol in Joshua Tree National Park?

The use or possession of alcoholic beverages in government buildings has been amended to conform to the policy of the Secretary of the Interior which prohibits the use or possession of alcoholic beverages unless by written exemption from the Secretary.

Can you drink alcohol on a picnic?

But there are also laws about alcohol consumption, especially if you’re interested in public consumption. Drinking in public places–including sidewalks, parks, stadiums, and beaches–is considered illegal in most jurisdictions in the U.S. Penalties range from hundreds of dollars in fines to jail time.

Which side of Assateague Island is better?

We prefer the Maryland side, less crowds, bigger beach, better facilities on the State Park area, and Berlin is always wonderful.

What is the best time to see the horses on Assateague Island?

The best time to see the Assateague Island horses is from late April through mid-October. 300 ponies live on the island. Lifeguards are in designated beach areas in Maryland and Virginia – 10 am to 5 pm seasonally. You cannot drive down the island between the Maryland and Virginia sides of the park.

Who is responsible for Assateague Island National Seashore?

Assateague Island is managed by three official park agencies. Assateague Island National Seashore is cared for and managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Department of Natural Resources.

Is there food or water on Assateague Island?

There is no access to food and limited options to access drinking water in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Food and beverages are available on neighboring Chincoteague Island. Plan ahead and bring your own food, beverages and water.

Is there a National Park on Assateague Island?

Assateague Island is a 37 mile long island along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia. Most of the Maryland district is managed by the National Park Service as Assateague Island National Seashore. The State of Maryland manages two miles of the Maryland district as Assateague State Park.

Is there an over sand vehicle at Assateague Island?

At Assateague Island National Seashore we strive to provide you with a safe and enjoyable over-sand vehicle (OSV) experience. Regulations and equipment requirements are necessary for your safety and the safety of other visitors and National Park Service staff.