Assateague Island National Seashore


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Assateague Island National Seashore:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Assateague Island National Seashore

Address:7206 National Seashore Ln
Berlin, MD 21811

Phone:410-641-1441
Web: www.nps.gov/asis/
Size: 39,727 acres.
Established: Authorized on September 21, 1965.
Location:Assateague Island is a barrier island situated on the Maryland/Virginia border. There are two entrances to Assateague Island National Seashore. The north entrance is at the end of Route 611, 8 miles south of Ocean City, MD; the south entrance is at the end of Route 175, 2 miles from Chincoteague, VA.
Facilities:Oceanside and bayside campgrounds (é), group campsites, picnic area, rest rooms (é), off-road vehicle trail, bathhouse, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, aquarium, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing, fishing, clamming and crabbing, bird-watching, hunting, off-road vehicle use, interpretive programs (seasonally).
Special Features:This 37-mile barrier island, with sandy beach, migratory waterfowl, and wild ponies, consists of three major public areas: Assateague Island National Seashore, managed by the National Park Service; Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (see separate entry in national wildlife refuges section), administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service; and Assateague State Park (see separate entry in Maryland state park section), managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

See other parks in Maryland.
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As NPS pursues end-to-end science and adaptation projects in Sequoia National Park, Assateague Island National Seashore, and other areas, changes in climate, ecological response, and future emissions will necessitate changes in adaptation measures.
Assateague Island National Seashore included approximately 3600 ha of beaches, dunes, shrublands, forests, marshes and freshwater pools.
Assateague Island National Seashore Operating hours: Open daily, year-round.
Another kind of feral equine, popularized by yet another childhood book, roams Assateague Island National Seashore, established to preserve a 37-mile-long crescent of sandy barrier island off the shores of Virginia and Maryland.
The National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Region, the Maryland Departments of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Agriculture (MDA), The Nature Conservancy, and the FWS teamed up to plant seabeach amaranth on the beaches of Assateague Island National Seashore in 2000.
Millions of tons of such sediment have been deposited at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Assateague Island National Seashore, and other coastal parks, a procedure called beach nourishment or sand replenishment.
Such was the case at Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland and Virginia in 1996, when the Commonwealth of Virginia issued permits for a salvor to search for the remains of a pair of Spanish ships that sank 200 years ago.
* Seabeach amaranth, a threatened plant with only 55 known colonies in New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina, has been found at Assateague Island National Seashore, Virginia.
Galloping and bucking for sheer joy amidst the stark tranquillity of sand dunes and sea oats, America's barrier-island ponies thrill visitors from Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland to Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia.