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Rules and Regulations

Beach visitors - USFWS.

Alcohol

Use of alcohol beverages is prohibited. Entering or remaining on the refuge while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances is prohibited.

Pets 

Prohibited, even in your vehicle.

Feeding or harassing wildlife 

Strictly prohibited. Feeding animals causes them to lose their fear of humans and makes them more vulnerable to vehicular traffic. Human food also causes digestive problems. Please help keep the animals healthy and safe.

Disturbing or collecting plants and animals (dead or alive), or artifacts 

Strictly prohibited. Leave the area as you found it for others to enjoy. Please limit the number of unoccupied shells collected to one gallon or less per person per day. Shells collected may not be sold or otherwise be used for commercial purposes.

Skateboards/roller skates/in-line skates

Use prohibited on refuge.

Fires / Fireworks 

Open fires are prohibited except as authorized by special beach party permits which are available from the National Park Service, Assateague Island National Seashore, at Toms Cove Visitor Center. Possession or discharge of fireworks or explosive devices is prohibited.

Camping 

Prohibited on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Permits for back country sites in Maryland are available from the National Park Service, Assateague Island National Seashore, at Toms Cove Visitor Center.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2014
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