Everglades National Park Reopens Following the Passage of Hurricane Ike
Contact: Larry Perez, 305-338-3499
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Everglades National Park is prepared to open to visitation following the passage of Hurricane Ike. All areas of the park will open to the public on Thursday, September 11.
Public Access to the Main Park Road will begin at 6:00 a.m. The Shark Valley Visitor Area will open at 8:30 a.m. The Gulf Coast Visitor Area will open at 9:00 a.m.
Dry Tortugas National Park continues to feel effects from Hurricane Ike and remains closed at this time.
For the latest on park status and operations, please contact the main switchboard at 305-242-7700 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.