Reserving a space on Cape Cod National Seashore ranger-guided programs on Recreation.gov
Some programs offered in July and August involve a reservation with a fee. Most of the park’s fee programs have been placed on the national reservation system.
Specific reservation information for each program is noted in the Cape Cod National Seashore newspaper, Park News. Park News is available at the two national seashore visitor centers (Salt Pond in Eastham and Province Lands in Provincetown); park headquarters in Wellfleet; and at many town chamber of commerce booths.
How to Use Recreation.gov
On-line (preferred method for ease in making a reservation):
Review program details, dates, special instructions, and any applicable age or experience requirements, and select “Book Now.” Note that some programs are tide-dependent and have variable times.
To avoid error messages, make sure you choose a date that the program is scheduled to occur.
On-line reservations may be made 24 hours a day after 10:00 AM, no more than 7 days prior to the program date.
Call 1-877-444-6777 no earlier than 10:00 am, 7 days in advance of program date. Note that the call center occasionally experiences periods of especially high call volume, and you may be advised to try calling at another time.
Follow prompts and select 1 for “Tickets and Tours.”
Tell the reservation specialist you want to book a tour at Cape Cod National Seashore, and provide specific tour/program name as listed in the park’s ranger-guided program materials.
Take note of all special instructions and any applicable age or experience requirements before completing reservation.