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.
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?
The Province Lands area of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown is also known as the second-oldest “common lands” in the nation, second only to Boston Common. It was put aside in the 1600s by Plymouth Colony as a fisheries reserve.