Assateague Entry Fees Waived Next Weekend

BERLIN — Assateague Island National Seashore is joining other national parks across the country in celebrating Veterans Day next weekend by waiving entrance fees to the barrier island.

Assateague officials this week announced a fee-free entrance to both the Maryland and Virginia districts of the National Seashore all next weekend in commemoration of Veteran’s Day, which is held November 11.  Entrance fees will be waived at the National Seashore starting next Friday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 13. Those who plan to spend time in the park beyond Nov. 13 will need to pay the regular entrance fee for the remainder of their stay.

“We’re pleased to provide fee free entrance to the National Seashore in recognition of America’s veterans and their families”, said Superintendent Trish Kicklighter.  “The men and women of the armed forces are our Nation’s caretakers and we’re proud to honor their service.”

First-time visitors are encouraged to stop at either of the Seashore’s two Visitor Centers to see exhibits and get information about the many recreational activities and natural features in the Seashore.  Visitors are reminded that the fee-free days applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours, or other activities where fees are normally charged.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.