Cape Cod National Seashore
The Cape Cod National Seashore
President John F. Kennedy signed a bill on August 7, 1961 creating the Cape Cod
National Seashore. Portions of land from the towns of Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet,
Truro, and Provincetown now make up the 27,700 acre National Park. Preserved in
its natural state the Seashore offers visitors approximately 30 miles of the finest pristine
coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.
Salt Pond Visitor Center – Route 6 Eastham
• An overview of the history and peoples of the Outer Cape.
• Schedule of guided and self-guided walking tours.
• Evening programs held in the outdoor amphitheater.
Marconi Site – South Wellfleet
• Location where Guglielmo Marconi sent the first transatlantic telegraph
to King Edward VII of England in 1903.
• Model of the station and remains of the bases of the antenna masts.
• Magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean.
• Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Walk – Trail open year round.
• Life guards on duty daily in season.
• Parking fees: $15/day, $45/annual Seashore pass.
• Interagency Senior Pass (over 62/US citizen): $10 for life.
• Interagency Annual Pass (under 62): $80/yr.
• Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.
• Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro.
• Province Lands in Provincetown.
These compliment the State-owned Cape Cod Bike Trail.
• Great Island – Griffin Island – Bound Brook Island –
Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Walk – the Wellfleet Tidal Flats.
–Salt Pond Visitor Center, Rt. 6, Eastham
508-255-3421 – Open daily 9am - 4:30pm.
–Province Lands Visitor Center, Race Point Rd.,
Provincetown – 508-487-1256 – Open daily in season
–Off-Road Vehicle Permit – Race Point Ranger
Station – 508-487-2100 www.nps.gov/caco