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    Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.

Cape Cod National Seashore Hurricane Irene Closures

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Date: September 3, 2010
Contact: Barbara Dougan, 508-246-3867

Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced that all seashore beaches, bathhouses, and parking areas, seashore bike trails, and park facilities will be closed as of Friday September 3 at 9 AM due to severe weather conditions expected from Hurricane Earl. This includes Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham and Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown. Park staff will monitor conditions throughout the storm event and will provide as much assistance as possible to surrounding communities.

For updated information on seashore closings a recorded message will be available at (508) 771-2144 ext. 0.

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Did You Know?

kettle pond

Kettle pond surface water levels are controlled by local groundwater levels. Around Cape Cod National Seashore ponds, these levels range from six to nine feet above average sea level. The bottoms of all the kettle ponds are below sea level.