Jun 14, 2012, 09:43 AM
Hi all.I'm looking for info on doing some detecting on Assateaque island.Can anyone tell me what the laws are...I would most likely be doing some beach hunting if thats allowed ?
Jun 14, 2012 09:43 AM
Jun 14, 2012, 09:54 AM
I highly doubt you can detect there it is a state park..
Correction.... 2 states have a little piece of that land, both MD & VA
Have fun sorting that out
Jun 14, 2012, 10:49 AM
No, You can not hunt Assateauge in Maryland or VA. All of the island is a nationale seashore park, all exept a little section on the MD side that belongs to the state of MD. You can't even bring a detector or have one in your trunk when in the national seashore park on both states. They do inforce the law. Really research the MD state beach side. God luck.
Jun 14, 2012, 12:11 PM
Assateague Island has both Federal and state parks. The Maryland State park is a small section at the entrance of RT 611 Stephen Decatur Highway. Got to the end, entrance is off the circle turn around, to a parking lot. This is the MD park. Get a good map because even possessing a detector in a federal park (Assateague National Seashore) is illegal. The not so good news about the Maryland park (Assateague State Park) is detecting is only allowed east of the dunes, (not in any protected ares) from Labor day (September) Memorial day (end of May). So all summer is out. The exact rules are posted at this link. Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Maryland Park Service
It is a fun place to go when you can.
Keep detecting, Keep finding, Keep digging!
Jun 14, 2012, 02:33 PM
Thanks y'all.I kinda figgered that...darn it ! But my sister goes there quite alot and I have an open invite to go along so I'm going to go to cheak it out anyhow...what about lasso'ing the horsies can I at least do that ?
Jun 15, 2012, 12:31 PM
You can still md on your vaka. Go to O.C near Assateague on the Md. side.Also 45 min will put you in Delaware, great beaches for mding. good luck.