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 »
National Seashore Interpretive Rangers Available for Community Presentations
Contact: Sue Haley, Park Ranger, 508-255-3421, ext. 15
Step back through more than 50 years of history to explore why and how Cape Cod became the site of one of this country's premier coastal national park areas 50 years ago. National seashore interpretive rangers are available to visit business groups, social clubs, and other organizations to present a free slide-illustrated program on the story of the national seashore's establishment. Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price says, "Now that nearly two generations have grown up in the company of this national seashore, it's a perfect time to reflect on the past, with all its significant stories, while also looking forward and planning for the future. Many celebratory events are planned to mark the national seashore's establishment, and we hope that communities will celebrate with us."
Other presentations that staff can offer are: The Impact of Climate Change on Cape Cod; Shipwrecks on the Cape; Dynamics of Barrier Beaches; and Maritime History of Cape Cod. To schedule a presentation, contact Salt Pond Visitor Center at (508) 255-3421. For more information on the national seashore's 50th anniversary, go to www.nps.gov/caco.
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.