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Everglades National Park Reopens Following the Passage of Hurricane Ike

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Date: September 10, 2008
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

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Did You Know?

West Indian Manatee

Around 15 federally threatened and endangered species reside within the boundaries of Everglades National Park. Sea turtles, crocodiles, and West Indian Manatees (pictured left) are but a few of these.