Access at seashore locations
The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. More »
Cape Cod National Seashore Continues Traffic Detours on Province Lands Road to Protect Spadefoot Toads
Contact: Robert Cook, Wildlife Ecologist, 508-487-3262, ext. 0503
The staff of Cape Cod National Seashore announce that they will continue to occasionally detour traffic on Province Lands Road is a popular crossing for many toads, and this spells trouble for them. To lessen vehicle impacts on the toads, the park will occasionally close
Did You Know?
The hydrologic system of lower Cape Cod consists of four distinct ground-water lenses, or flow cells, which receive recharge through precipitation. Other hydrologic features besides groundwater include kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands (vernal ponds), freshwater streams, and estuarine wetlands.