• Dry Tortugas

    Dry Tortugas

    National Park Florida

Everglades and Dry Tortugas to reopen after Tropical Storm Fay

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Date: August 19, 2008
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

The safe harbor of the Dry Tortugas provided a valuable staging ground for numerous military ships in the buildup to the Spanish-American War.