Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Located on nearby Assateague Island

Assateague Island is a lovely barrier island stretching 37 miles along the coasts of Virginia and Maryland. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge provides a rich diversity of wildlife and outdoor recreation. Explore coastal bays, maritime forests, salt marshes and miles of sandy beaches. Go biking, kayaking, clamming or fishing and get a close look at the island's famous wild horses, rare birds and deer. An ideal setting for nature enthusiasts, this popular attraction is a must-see for anyone who appreciates scenic beauty.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge is open 7 days a week following this seasonal schedule:

5 A.M. - 10 P.M. from May through September

6 A.M. - 8 P.M. the months of April and October

6 A.M. - 6 P.M. from November through March




Kayak tours


Wildlife viewing

Beach hiking

Things to do on Assateague Island