Cape Cod National Seashore


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Cape Cod National Seashore

Address:99 Marconi Site Rd
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Phone:508-349-3785
Fax:508-349-9052
Web: www.nps.gov/caco/
Size: 43,609 acres.
Established: Authorized on August 7, 1961; established on June 1, 1966.
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.
Facilities:Six swimming beaches, picnic area, backcountry use permits, rest rooms (é), lodging, restaurant/snacks, off-road vehicle trail, bicycle trail, bathhouse, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, 11 self-guided nature trails. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hunting, ranger-guided tours.
Special Features: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.

See other parks in Massachusetts.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The Highland Lighthouse is owned by the National Park Service as part of Cape Cod National Seashore and is located at 27 Highland Light Road in North Truro, Massachusetts.
I live on the edge of the Cape Cod National Seashore, in Massachusetts, out near the end of this land that hooks into the North Atlantic.
The Kahler Award was presented to George Price, Suprintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore.
The Cape Cod National Seashore is no secret, but with sites extending from Chatham to Provincetown, it's hard to know where to start exploring.
- Cape Cod National Seashore will close a visitor center, which will affect 260,000 people.
(1) Cape Cod National Seashore, 99 Marconi Site Road, Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667; (2) University of Massachusetts, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, Holdsworth Hall, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
The Cape Cod National Seashore remains raw, rugged, and stunning.
For instance, Stellwagen Bank off Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts is a prime feeding ground for migrating right, humpback, and fin whales--creatures already protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.

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