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 »
Wicked Tails & Bad Attitudes
New Regulations Took Effect in 2011
Thinking of buying a pet? Check first to see if you can legally possess it. The latest on prohibited species, permit requirements and more can be found here.
Tokay Gecko, Gekko gecko
Originally from southeast Asia, the large Tokay gecko is now roaming some areas of Florida looking for a meal! Learn more here.
Did You Know?
Limestone is the porous, sedimentary rock you see in the Everglades. These rocks are made of calcium and contain fossils of sea life, evidence of ancient seas that once covered the area. The limestone aquifer under the Everglades acts as the principal water recharge area for all of south Florida.