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Doane Rock, Eastham

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Doane Rock is a glacial erratic located in Eastham, Massachusetts on the grounds of the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is the largest exposed boulder on Cape Cod. It stands 18 feet (5.5 m) high and extends below the ground an estimated 12 feet (3.7 m).

This boulder is named after Deacon John Doane, one of Eastham's original settlers. It has also been called Enochs or Enos rock for the deacon's son, as well as Great Rock. The rock was left by the glaciers (Laurentide Ice Sheet; 18,000–12,000 years ago) between what is now the Salt Pond Visitors Center and Coast Guard Beach.

Doane Rock is located just off Doane Road about one mile past the Salt Pond Visitor Center on National Park Service land. Limited parking is available near the rock.
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  • Doane rock is one of the largest erratics I have ever seen! There is ample parking in the lot and lots of space to move around the rock. If you are in pretty good physical shape, it's easy enough to.....  more »
  • Doane Rock is a short distance from the Salt Pond Visitor Center. It has free parking, restrooms, a picnic area, and a hiking trail down to the beach. Doane Rock is a glacial erratic (rock that has...  more »
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  • Nice, quiet picnic area. The whole Salt Pond Visitor Center is beautiful.
  • Wonderful place to picnic and walk or bike to Coast Guard Beach.

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