Everglades and Dry Tortugas to reopen after Tropical Storm Fay
Contact: Larry Perez, 305-338-3499
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks to reopen following the passage of Tropical Storm Fay.
Initial reports reveal that neither Everglades nor Dry Tortugas National Park were significantly impacted by Tropical Storm Fay.
Damage from winds, surge and flooding appear minimal.
All visitor areas of both parks anticipate reopening by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 20. However, visitors are encouraged to phone ahead for information on concession operations and tours.
Additional visitor information can be obtained by calling 305-242-7700, or visiting www.nps.gov/drto or www.nps.gov/ever.
Did You Know?
Fort Jefferson served for a time as a remote prison facility. One of its most famous inmates was none other than Dr. Samuel Mudd, who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth following the assassination of President Lincoln. Mudd was incarcerated on the Dry Tortugas for only four years, from 1865 to 1869.