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.
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?
Most of the cattails on Cape Cod are an exotic, invasive species. While Typha latifolia (common cattail) is native, Typha angustifolia (narrowleaf cattail) is a Eurasian plant that is believed to have been brought to North America by the early colonists.