• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail

    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.

Support Your Park

FRIENDS of the Cape Cod National Seashore is a non-profit organization of caring individuals who have a very special love and respect for this spectacular National Park. Their purpose is to support and enhance people's enjoyment of the seashore by:

  • funding worthy environmental, historical, educational, and recreational programs such as refurbishing the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station in Provincetown, replanting areas after removal of invasives species, and sponsoring summer band concerts;
  • publicizing issues that affect the protection and preservation of the seashore's resources;
  • providing volunteers for important projects such as as trail maintenance programs, beach clean-ups and dune grass plantings;
  • managing several special funds that contribute to important educational, archival and research projects at the seashore

Contributions to Cape Cod National Seashore

National Park Service Youth Partnership Programs: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Public Land Corps, Student Conservation Association, Youth Conservation Corps

Link here to information about concession operations within Cape Cod National Seashore including the Herrring Cove Snack Bar, Highland House Museum and Highland Lighthouse, Highland Links Golf Course, and the Nauset Knoll Motor Lodge.

Did You Know?

vernal pond

The hydrologic system of lower Cape Cod consists of four distinct ground-water lenses, or flow cells, which receive recharge through precipitation. Other hydrologic features besides groundwater include kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands (vernal ponds), freshwater streams, and estuarine wetlands.