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?
The Carnegie Institute's Laboratory for Marine Biology was established among the Dry Tortugas in 1905. Based on Loggerhead Key, this research facility laid the foundation for 20th century tropical marine science, with an emphasis on coral reef systems.