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    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail

    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.

Management

Please browse the webpages under this section for a variety of important management initiatives, programs and policies. We have compiled information on our facilities, Advisory Commission, partners, studies and plans, public comment options, land protection and private properties, and our Climate Friendly Parks actions and fire management programs.

LINKS TO MAJOR ONGOING PUBLIC PROCESSES:

Link to Cape Cod National Seashore Shorebird Management Planning Process information

Link to Herring Cove Beach Revetment and Parking Environmental Assessment materials

LINK TO CCNS ADVISORY COMMISSION INFORMATION:

Advisory Commission (meeting minutes, members, charter, and other documents)

MANAGEMENT DOCUMENTS, PLANS and POLICIES:

Superintendent's Compendium (Park-specific regulations in addition to 36 Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1, July 22, 2014)

Documents and Information related to the Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District (including 2009/2010 Preservation and Use Plan/EA planning process materials)

2009 Cape Cod National Seashore Environmental Policy

2009 Cape Cod National Seashore Safety Policy

Cape Cod National Seashore Long-Range Interpretive Plan (2002)

Water Resources Management Plan for Cape Cod National Seashore (1999)

General Management Plan-(GMP) (1998)

Seashore-forming legislation (1961): Legislation (found in Appendix A of GMP)

REPORTS:

Endless Summer: Managing Character in Coastal Communities - Conference Proceedings (October, 2004)

Historic Cultural Land Use Study of Lower Cape Cod

Indian Filling Station - National Register of Historic Places Evaluation

People and Places on the Outer Cape - A Landscape Character Study

Did You Know?

Herring River dike, Wellfleet

Cape Cod National Seashore includes over 2500 acres of historically diked salt marshes, 35% of the Massachusetts total, and including some of the biggest diked marshes in the Gulf of Maine. Work continues, in cooperation with other agencies and private groups, to restore these degraded estuaries.