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Cape Cod National Seashore

courtesy of the National Park Service

Contact Information:
99 Marconi Station Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667


Size: 43,605 acres

Location: Within the 40-mile-long section between Chatham and Provincetown, Cape Cod. From Boston area, take Route 3 south to the Sagamore Bridge in Bourne. Follow US 6 eastward to Eastham and Provincetown. From Providence, RI, take I-95 north to I-195. Follow US 6 eastward. 

Description: Ocean beaches, dunes, woodlands, freshwater ponds, and marshes make up this park on outer Cape Cod. A variety of historic structures are located within its boundaries, including lighthouses, a lifesaving station, numerous Cape Cod style houses, and Marconi's Wireless Station site.


courtesy of the National Park Service

Activities: Sightseeing, trail and beach walking, swimming, historic building tours, fishing, and bicycling are all key activities that can be enjoyed in the park. Ranger-guided canoe tours, surfcasting and shell fishing demonstrations are provided seasonally for a modest fee. 

Operating Hours: Parking lots are open 6 a.m. to midnight, daily, year-round. The Salt Pond Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, year-round, with extended hours during the summer months. The Province Lands Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, early-May through late-October. Headquarters is an administrative facility only, open daily, except weekends and holidays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

History: Authorized on August 7, 1961; established on June 1, 1966. 

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