Pets are permitted in the Maryland portion of the National Seashore. All pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. Owners are responsible for pet behavior including barking and cleaning up waste.
Pets are completely prohibited in the following areas:
- All backcountry campsites
- Nature trails
- Lifeguard-protected beach
- The State Park
- North of the State Park to the Ocean City inlet
- The entire Virginia portion of Assateague Island
Pets are prohibited in the entire Virginia portion of Assateague Island, even in your car. The land area on the Virginia portion of Assateague Island is a National Wildlife Refuge and National Park.
For more information on pet regulations inside the park, please call 410-641-3030.