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 »
Lightening Strike disrupts phone and internet access
Contact: Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Contact Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
All phones and internet access are down in park facilities located in the Homestead area of Everglades National Park. This outage was caused by a direct lightening strike to park communications equipment. Staff are working to restore service to these facilities as soon as possible. It is anticipated the outage could last up to 48 hours.
The park remains open with visitor centers and trails open to the public. Please check our social media links or park internet for updates.
Did You Know?
The endangered Florida Panther is closely monitored in Everglades National Park by aircraft and radio collars. Information about territory, movement, and food preference is critical in managing the future of this remarkable animal.