• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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    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.

Hours of Operation

Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham is open daily from 9 AM to 4:30 PM (5 PM in summer). It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown is open daily, May 1 through October 31, from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Parking lots are open from 6 AM to midnight daily.

Seashore headquarters in Wellfleet (business offices only) is open Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays, from 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Beaches, walking trails, biking trails, and roads remain open throughout the year, but may experience brief closures due to winter weather.

Did You Know?

Carns Site archeology dig, Eastham, MA

In 1990, an intense series of storms uncovered a prehistoric site on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, MA. Archaeologists excavated the Carns Site, which was lived in by native peoples during the Early and Middle Woodland period, or approximately 2,100 to 1,100 years ago.