Access at seashore locations
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.
Janet Barricman Selected as Administrative Officer for Cape Cod National Seashore
Contact: George Price, Superintendent, 508-771-2144
Superintendent George Price announced that Janet Barricman has been selected as the permanent Administrative Officer for the Cape Cod National Seashore. Ms. Barricman will be replacing Ted Nicholson who moved to a position with the Department of Agriculture in September. She has been acting division chief since Mr. Nicholson's departure.
Established in 1961, the NPS mission at Cape Cod National Seashore is to preserve the nationally significant and special natural and cultural features, distinctive patterns of human activity and ambience that characterize the Outer Cape, along with the associated scenic, cultural, historic, scientific, and recreational values, and to provide opportunities for current and future generations to experience, enjoy, and understand these features and values,
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.