Assateague State Park Campers and Visitors – Park Closure September 12 to September 17

Maryland DNR Website … ” Assateague State Park  Attention: Assateague State Park Campers and Visitors – Park Closure September 12 to September 17

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Assateague Island beach … Photo courtesy of Maryland DNR

Assateague State Park will be closed from 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12th until 2 p.m. on Monday, September 17th, due to potential dangerous conditions associated with Hurricane Florence. The storm is forecast to produce damaging winds, significant storm surge, and flooding along the Atlantic Coast. All State Park facilities on the island will be closed and access to the park will be prohibited during this period.

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This closure may be extended if storm conditions persist, or if damages are significant. Park staff will assess any damage following the storm and the park will re-open when safe to do so. The tentative plan is to re-open the park on Monday, September 17, at 2 p.m. Updated information will be posted on the Assateague State Park website, Twitter page, and Maryland Park Service Facebook page.

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