Nauset Bike Trail partial closure in effect
The Nauset Bike Trail between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Tomahawk Trail will be closed from October 30 to mid-December for rehabilitation. No bike or pedestrian access will be allowed during this time.
Access at seashore locations
The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a storm last winter. For current conditions, check at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. More »
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?
Cape Cod National Seashore is one of the most important nesting areas for the federally-threatened Piping Plover. Abundant in the 19th century, the beach-nesting Piping Plover declined in the 20th century, but have begun to recover as a result of active protection and visitor education.