Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21.
Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM so seashore staff can create an accessible path in advance of the summer season.
Storm damage, construction affecting access at seashore locations; reduction in programming
Due to erosion, there is no beach access at Nauset Light and Marconi beaches. Access at the Marconi Site is limited. Parts of the Nauset Marsh and Red Maple Swamp trails are closed. Nauset Bike Trail construction is underway. More »
Turkey Hunting Still Prohibited in Cape Cod National Seashore
Contact: Bob Grant, South District Ranger, 508 255 2112
Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George E. Price, Jr. reminds hunters that turkey hunting is currently prohibited on all lands, regardless of ownership, within the boundaries of Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS). Outside the boundary, on lands where turkey hunting is permitted on Cape Cod, the season runs from April 28 through May 10.
In September, 2003, the U.S. District Court ordered a review of the national seashore’s hunting program. As a result of this review, a final decision was released in October, 2007. The decision will serve as a guide for future management of hunting within CCNS. One aspect of the decision is to permit a spring turkey season within the national seashore. However, in order to permit this, a special regulation must be created. The regulation is currently working its way through the legal review and approval process. Until the regulation is in place, turkey hunting within the seashore boundary is prohibited.
Did You Know?
135 acres of seasonal freshwater wetlands exist across the dune landscape of Cape Cod National Seashore's Province Lands. These wetlands which typically dry down by mid-summer, support plants, serve as breeding areas for Spadefoot and Fowler’s toads, and provide drinking water for wildlife.