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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • 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.

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August 27, 2014
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Dune Shack Arts and Sciences Exhibit in September
Cape Cod National Seashore will exhibit works from dune shack visits and residencies as its Perspectives: Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore through Art resumes in September. The exhibition is curated by the Peaked Hill Trust, which offers arts and sciences residencies at dune shacks it operates under its permit with Cape Cod National Seashore.

August 25, 2014
Replacement of Nauset Marsh Bridge at Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price has announced that the small bridge along the Nauset Marsh Trail in Eastham will be replaced, and that section of trail will be temporarily closed. The closure will begin right after Labor Day, and is expected to last approximately two weeks, until the bridge replacement has been completed.

August 22, 2014
National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday!
Cape Cod National Seashore will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service by waiving its normal entrance fee of $15 on Monday, August 25 at the six Cape Cod National Seashore beaches.

August 18, 2014
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Evening Program Petticoats at Sea with Storyteller Joan Gatturna
History is full of the stories of the captains of America's great clipper ships, but the tales of the women and children who sometimes sailed with them are rarely heard. Join storyteller Joan Gatturna as she tells their stories in a performance of Petticoats At Sea at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 26 at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.

August 14, 2014
Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Day of Science Talks Science in the Seashore Symposium August 28
The Atlantic Research and Learning Center (ARLC), a component of the Cape Cod National Seashore, will host the fourth annual "Science in the Seashore Symposium" at the Salt Pond Visitor Center on August 28, from 1 to 4 PM. This popular program features a diverse group of scientists and scholars talking about the many natural and cultural research projects they are conducting within the national seashore.

August 05, 2014
Cape Cod National Seashore Call For Artists to Exhibit Work at Salt Pond Visitor Center
This fall, winter and spring, Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center will host a series of art exhibitions focusing on the seashore’s many varied natural and cultural resources. The seashore is currently accepting applications from artists interested in showing their work in month-long exhibitions through the autumn, winter and spring.

July 23, 2014
Cape Cod National Seashore’s Safety Officer Receives Two Awards
Superintendent George Price announces that Nicole Taylor, Safety and Environmental Officer at Cape Cod National Seashore, has been recognized by her peers and been presented with two major awards.

July 23, 2014
CCNS Press Release - Ban of Unmanned Aircraft
Superintendent George Price signed the latest version of the Superintendent’s Compendium, which includes a ban of launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Cape Cod National Seashore, except as approved in writing by the superintendent.

July 21, 2014
CCNS Press Release - 2013 Economic Benefits to Local Community from Cape Cod NS
A new National Park Service report shows that 4,501,897 visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore in 2013 spent $185.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 2,226 jobs in the local area.

July 17, 2014
Cape Cod National Seashore Receives 2014 America’s Best Idea Grant from the National Park Foundation
National Park Foundation press release announces Cape Cod National Seashore as America's Best Idea grant recipient.

July 03, 2014
Cape Cod National Seashore Great White Shark Safety 2014
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price reminds visitors and residents that we share the national seashore with native wildlife. As top predators, sharks are critical for maintaining a healthy and balanced marine ecosystem. Shark advisory signs for beaches and brochures provide education and safety tips for beach users.

June 26, 2014
Immerse Yourself in Cape Cod National Seashore
Rangers at Cape Cod National Seashore are offering a variety of experiences this summer designed to immerse park visitors and neighbors in the national seashore’s spectacular natural resources. All programs are posted at www.nps.gov/caco and are also listed in the summer edition of Park News, available at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham and Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown. Here’s a sampling of a few immersive and experiential programs led by rangers this summer:

June 10, 2014
Smoking Prohibited on Cape Cod National Seashore Beaches Beginning this Summer
Superintendent George Price announced that smoking will be prohibited beginning June 19, 2014 at all six guarded beaches at the National Seashore.

June 04, 2014
Two Hundred Ninety-Fourth Meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission
The Two Hundred and Ninety-Fourth meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will take place on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 1:00 P.M., in the meeting room at Headquarters, 99 Marconi Station, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

April 09, 2014
Cape Cod National Seashore to Continue Traffic Detours on Province Lands Road to Protect Spadefoot Toads in 2014
The superintendent of the Cape Cod National Seashore announces that traffic on Province Lands Road will continue to be occasionally detoured to protect spadefoot toads. The detour, which may be implemented from April through October, on rainy nights, is intended to help protect the eastern spadefoot toad.

December 06, 2013
Herald in the New Year with Activities at Cape Cod National Seashore
Whether you’re visiting the Cape for the holidays hoping to see snow, or live here year ‘round, close out the old year and ring in the new by exploring the many dimensions of Cape Cod National Seashore! Take a hike on your own, or join a ranger to learn more about special spots and resources.

 

Did You Know?

Atlantic coastline at Cape Cod National Seashore

In 1959, Massachusetts Senators John F. Kennedy and Leverett Saltonstall introduced the legislation that led to the creation of Cape Cod National Seashore. Two years later, in 1961, then-President John F. Kennedy signed into law Public Law 87-126 which authorized Cape Cod National Seashore.