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.
Cape Cod National Seashore Offers Free Beach Parking This Saturday
Contact: Leslie Reynolds, Chief Ranger, 508-771-2144
Get a head start on your summer fun with free admission to Cape Cod National Seashore beach parking this Saturday, June 9. In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, all 397 national parks, including Cape Cod National Seashore will waive fees.
National Get Outdoors Day, now in its fifth year, encourages Americans, especially youth, to participate in outdoor activities while enjoying the beauty of public lands such as national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. Nationwide, hundreds of organizations and businesses will partner with Federal, state, and local agencies to provide fun and healthy events at sites throughout the country.
President Barack Obama has proclaimed the month of June as Great Outdoors Month and encourages all Americans to share in the natural splendor of which we are all proud inheritors. Cape Cod has an abundance of natural beauty and numerous outdoor recreational resources that promote health and fitness important to developing a healthy lifestyle.
Cape Cod National Seashore will waive its $15 beach parking fee on four more days in 2012 - September 29 (National Public Lands Day) and November 10 to 12 (Veterans Day weekend).
If you are planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands - more than 2,000 in all. This America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active-duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online. Cape Cod National Seashore also offers an annual pass for entry into all of the six National Seashore beaches , Coast Guard Beach, Eastham, via shuttle from Little Creek Staging Area, Nauset Light Beach, Marconi Beach, Head of the Meadow Beach, Race Point Beach and Herring Cove Beach for $45 .
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.