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?
Soft-shell turtles may not have the protective hard covering seen on other turtles, but they make up for that with relatively greater speeds in the water. Also, their long noses are well adapted for snorkeling. These amazing animals seem perfectly built for a life in the Everglades!