Camping is not permitted on Virginia’s barrier islands.  Camping is permitted on Mockhorn Island Wildlife Management Area, a remote marsh island between the mainland of the Eastern Shore and the barrier islands.  Please note information about Access Permit requirements and camping guidelines and restrictions.

Camping is also permitted on state owned sandbars and/or marsh islands as conditions allow.  Contact the Virginia Marine Resources Commission for more information about these opportunities.

Camping is also permitted on the Maryland portion of Assateague Island and is managed by the National Park Service as part of Assateague Island National Seashore