Long Pine Key Campground Closed
Due to improvements to park roads and parking lots, the reopening of the Long Pine Key Campground will be delayed due to paving work. It will reopen mid-December. Those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead. More »
SFNRC - Expedite your Research Permit Application
Investigators conducting any field work in Everglades or Dry Tortugas National Parks require a research permit. The parks review compliance concerns rigorously prior to issuing new research permits and in requiring the receipt of study deliverables prior to renewing existing permits.
Please review the following list of common research issues that may lead to further compliance review of your permit. A complete assessment of these questions can help expedite the application process.
If your research involves any such issues, you are advised to contact the park research permit coordinator regarding your study to facilitate your application. The coordinator may request that you provide detailed information of the type listed below:
Be advised that renewal of permits may be delayed if previous deliverables have not been received by the park research permit coordinator.
Did You Know?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives.