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.
Start Date and Procedures for Sales of 2009 Off-Road Vehicle Permits
Contact: Craig Thatcher, North District Ranger, 508-487-2100 ext. 107
Superintendent George E. Price, Jr., is pleased to announce that sales of seasonal Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) permits for the 2009 season will begin at 8:00 AM, Friday, April 10. All four permit prices will remain the same for the third year in a row. Permit prices are as follows: seasonal ORV permit - $150.00; seasonal Self-Contained Vehicle (SCV) permit - $225.00; 7-day ORV permit - $50.00; 7-day SCV permit - $75.00. Permit sales will take place between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, seven days a week, from April 10 through November 15, 2009. The ORV corridor opens April 15, 2009.
The 7-Day ORV and 7-Day SCV permits may be purchased through the Advanced Sales System or in person. Advanced Sales forms for the 7-Day ORV and SCV weekly permits will begin to be processed in March. Please go to the seashore website at www.nps.gov/caco and under quicklinks click on “Oversand Route Information” for the form and instructions.
As in previous years, seasonal ORV permits may be purchased in person at the Oversand Station at Race Point, Provincetown. No seasonal ORV permits may be purchased through the Advanced Sales System.
Additional information regarding the Cape Cod National Seashore Off-Road Vehicle Program (how to obtain an ORV permit, vehicle inspections, safety equipment and tire requirements, beach driving tips, off-road vehicle regulations and routes) can be found on the seashore website at: www.nps.gov/caco and under quicklinks click on “Oversand Route Information”, or by calling the Off-Road Vehicle information line at 508-487-3698.
Did You Know?
The area at the northernmost tip of Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown is known as “Race Point”. It gets its name from the swift tidal “race” that swirls from ocean to bay around the point. The swimming beach is located a safe distance away in calmer waters.