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 »
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?
Although the kettle ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore are within 2.5 km of the ocean and have been subjected to thousands of years of salt spray, they remain low in dissolved salts. Ponds are flushed out by inflowing and outflowing groundwater, which prevents salts from accumulating.