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.
  • Guests fishing on Assateage State Park BeachSurf fishing on the beach is allowed at the State Park as long as it is done outside of the day-use area swim beach. 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.

Fishing the Surf in the Day-Use/Beach Area

Standard parking charges apply – $5.00 per vehicle

Fishing at the Marina Pier

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