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Salt Pond Visitor Center

Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-255-3421
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A must see!

Wow, what an awesome visitor's center! Great hiking trail around the pond and so much great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Saratoga Springs, New York
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Must stop

For a good overview and lots of info make this one of your first stops on the cape. Lots of diplays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jim m
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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Popular replica of an Indian settlement.
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“small museum” (17 reviews)
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Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-255-3421
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow, what an awesome visitor's center! Great hiking trail around the pond and so much great information about the history of Cape Cod. Loved it!

Thank Baby-whisperer211
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a good overview and lots of info make this one of your first stops on the cape. Lots of diplays walking path and often special events, we saw native American dancing. Also a gift shop .

Thank jim m
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ranger was very helpful with great info on sights, hikes and beaches and gave us pamphlets that helped later when we planned a return visit. We were glad we stopped here before exploring the National Seashore as the information helped us target the sights...More

Thank 2Weevils
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I kept coming back here because I really truly loved it. Yes, it is a visitor center, but I think they are an integral part of any National Park visit. This was also my first time at the National Seashore, and everything the center had...More

Thank Nora K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitor center has a nice small museum and a theater that offers several videos. The ranger at the information desk had some good suggestions on how to organize our full day there. One of the big selling points of National Park Visitor Centers for...More

1  Thank timothyjamesolker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Helpful ranger gave us info and map, also proposed a short film explaining the peninsula history and geology. The trail around the pond is nice and easy.

Thank aa27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is helpful in regard, for example, to the area's history and providing directions. The exhibits are informative, and the gift shop offers a variety of useful items.

Thank ReC1982
Reviewed 17 April 2017

One of the nicest visitors center in the national park system is the Salt Pond Visitor Center on Cape Cod National Seashore. The Center boast a museum, a large map showing Cape Cod’s glacial history. There is an indoor theater showing orientation movies, fantastic views...More

1  Thank ITRT
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice visitors center. Very clean and helpful staff. We learned a lot of facts on the area. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Thank brownkate
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

What can I say? I did not expect the centre to open on January 1st but it was. The center is right off the 6 and sits on top of the Pond so you cannot miss it going through Eastham. Rangers were friendly. There was...More

Thank Voyage_familial
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Any there any fish in Salt Pond? Is it worth fishing?
24 January 2017|
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Response from Stacey Z | Reviewed this property |
There are definitely fish in the pond .. I know this because we walked through in our bare feet & they were everywhere. Never saw anyone fishing did see spots where it looked like people would of fished from. There are... More
Can a 14 year old fish salt pond?
23 October 2016|
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Response from Beverly H | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid that I have no idea. The National Seashore folks could let you know.
Can you rent kayaks at the Salt Pond Visitor Center?
18 July 2015|
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Response from mtbme62 | Reviewed this property |
No - the ranger led program rents canoes. Other places DO rent kayaks (see responses). You need to call the Salt Pond Visitor Center to register first. They also provide the instruction about canoe safety, life vests... More