Things To Know Before You Come


Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail in Eastham 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.

The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham washed out during winter storms. Beach access is not available at this time, except via foot from Coast Guard Beach. Replacement stairs will be installed in lat spring or early summer.

Things to know in planning a visit:

Guidelines for public access to sensitive sites in Cape Cod National Seashore provides tips for groups that will be hiking in the national seashore. There are many areas that have sensitive natural or cultural resources and features, and these guidelines are intended to advise groups in ways to avoid impacts.

Special Events and Campfires at Cape Cod National Seashore are managed to both accommodate public access and to reduce impacts on other visitors, park operations, and natural and cultural resources.

Bus tours bring thousands of guests to the national seashore every year, particularly in spring and fall. The Guidelines for Buses, Tour Guides, and Receptives provides useful tips aimed at helping bus companies and their guides provide an enjoyable, safe, and environmentally friendly visit to the national seashore for their guests.

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Mailing Address:

99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667


(508) 771-2144

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