Assateague State Park Concession Stand

Berlin, Maryland

Assateague State Park swimming beach, with lifeguards Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hot water showers, bathhouse and full service Concession Stand also on site. Bathhouse and concession stand is ADA accessible, with a boardwalk to the top of the dune for beach access.

Daily parking fee at park entrance, senior citizen discount passes available.

You can expect a visit on the beach by the famous Assateague ponies, but keep your distance. They kick and bite so please don't feed them - just watch from a safe distance!

Assateague Island was once targeted for major development (4,000+ development lots!) and a citizen group The Committee To Preserve Assateague Island was founded by Judith Johnson and others to advocate for the preservation of the island as a National Seashore. Obviously they succeeded and today the Committee is known as 'Assateague Coastal Trust.' ACT hosts the local Waterkeeper program - the Assateague Coastkeeper. Learn more at www.ActForBays.org

A state run campground is located here, early reservations are a must in the summer months.
Learn more about Assateague State Park at
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.asp

This site is monitored for bacteria by Worcester County.
http://www.co.worcester.md.us/Envpgms/bathingbeaches.aspx

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 25th, 2019. Assateague Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
18°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Assateague State Park Concession Stand is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Worcester County Environmental Programs samples bathing beaches in Worcester County weekly during the bathing beach season. Samples are collected every Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and are tested for enterococcus bacteria. Results are available on Tuesday and Wednesday at the website: http://www.

co.worcester.md.us/departments/env/beaches

A running geometric mean of each site, using a minimum of 5 samples taken over a 30-day period, is calculated. For enterococcus, the geometric mean should not exceed 35 organisms per 100 ml (35 MPN), with no single sample exceeding 104 organisms per 100 ml. Enterococcus serves as the sole indicator for evaluating water quality and determining beach advisories. An advisory is issued for a sampling site, if bacterial levels exceed the above state standards.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Assateague State Park Concession Stand

Berlin, Maryland

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 25th, 2019. Assateague Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
18°C
Cloudy

Assateague State Park swimming beach, with lifeguards Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hot water showers, bathhouse and full service Concession Stand also on site. Bathhouse and concession stand is ADA accessible, with a boardwalk to the top of the dune for beach access.

Daily parking fee at park entrance, senior citizen discount passes available.

You can expect a visit on the beach by the famous Assateague ponies, but keep your distance. They kick and bite so please don't feed them - just watch from a safe distance!

Assateague Island was once targeted for major development (4,000+ development lots!) and a citizen group The Committee To Preserve Assateague Island was founded by Judith Johnson and others to advocate for the preservation of the island as a National Seashore. Obviously they succeeded and today the Committee is known as 'Assateague Coastal Trust.' ACT hosts the local Waterkeeper program - the Assateague Coastkeeper. Learn more at www.ActForBays.org

A state run campground is located here, early reservations are a must in the summer months.
Learn more about Assateague State Park at
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.asp

This site is monitored for bacteria by Worcester County.
http://www.co.worcester.md.us/Envpgms/bathingbeaches.aspx

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Assateague State Park Concession Stand is sampled weekly from May 20th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Worcester County Environmental Programs samples bathing beaches in Worcester County weekly during the bathing beach season. Samples are collected every Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and are tested for enterococcus bacteria. Results are available on Tuesday and Wednesday at the website: http://www.

co.worcester.md.us/departments/env/beaches

A running geometric mean of each site, using a minimum of 5 samples taken over a 30-day period, is calculated. For enterococcus, the geometric mean should not exceed 35 organisms per 100 ml (35 MPN), with no single sample exceeding 104 organisms per 100 ml. Enterococcus serves as the sole indicator for evaluating water quality and determining beach advisories. An advisory is issued for a sampling site, if bacterial levels exceed the above state standards.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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