National Seashore Announces Three Fee Free Weekends
Contact: Bob Grant, Chief Ranger, 508-771-2144
Cape Cod National Seashore’s Superintendent George E. Price, Jr. announced today that entrance fees will be waived at all beach entrances as part of the nation-wide Three Fee Free Weekends announced by Secretary of the Interior Salazar.
Fees will be waived at Nauset Light Beach, and Little Creek Staging Area in Eastham, Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, Head of the Meadow in Truro, Race Point Beach, and Herring Cove Beaches in Provincetown for the weekends of June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 15-16, 2009.
In his announcement, Secretary Salazar said that tough economic times call for economical fun and you can’t beat America’s 391 national parks for family time, fresh air, and opportunities to learn about our great country. These three weekends are a chance for a free visit to a park that has an entrance fee – but every day, there are more than 200 national parks that never charge an entrance fee.
For more information on the national program please visit: http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/parks2009/index.htm
The National Park Service and the Cape Cod National Seashore is inviting you to stop by for a visit, to relax, and to have some fun and enjoy many outdoor activities such as, beach yoga, historic structure tours, salt marsh explorations, guided walks, beach campfires, and our newly resurfaced north district bike trail in Provincetown.
For more information, please contact Bob Grant, Chief Ranger, at 508 957-0735, or Janet Barricman, Fee Program Manager, at 508 487-2100 Ext. 103.
Did You Know?
An abundance of sandy soil and shallow freshwater ponds for breeding make Cape Cod National Seashore an ideal landscape for Spadefoot Toads. A Threatened Species, the Seashore supports their largest known population in the Northeast. Some park roads are closed on rainy nights to protect them.