Flamingo’s Buttonwood Café Closes for Summer Season
Contact: Flamingo District Information, 239-695-3092
Contact: General Park Informaiton, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
The Buttonwood Café in the Flamingo District of Everglades National Park will be closed for the rest of the summer season, reopening in November 2011.
The Flamingo Visitor Center and the Marina remain open through the summer, located at the extreme southern tip of the park approximately 38 miles south of the Homestead main entrance. The Flamingo Visitor Center offers educational displays, informational brochures, and backcountry permits. Near the visitor center are campgrounds, a marina and marina store, and canoe/kayak rentals.
When visiting this area of the park, during the wet summer season, please be prepared for mosquito activity and possible afternoon rain storms.
Directions to the Park can be found on the website at http://www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm or by calling the Park at (305) 242-7700.
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.