Chekika closes for wet season 2009
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Everglades National Park will close the Chekika area of the park as of Friday May 1, 2009. The Chekika entrance is only open seasonally (December 1 through April 30) due to flooding during the wet season and will reopen December 1 2009. If there are any questions please contact our main office at 305-242-7700 or check our website for current park information at nps.gov/ever.
Did You Know?
In the 1800s John James Audubon noted that the sky was often darkened by the flocks of numerous birds above. Since the early 20th century, around 93% of the wading bird population has vanished. Much of the wildlife left in south Florida depends on Everglades National Park for a home.