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 »
Cold War Exhibit Featured to Coe Visitor Center
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Project Manager Ryan Meyer, 305-242-7015
Contact: Media Contact - Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Everglades National Park is hosting an exhibit in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery showcasing the military defense of south Florida following the Cuban Missile Crisis. The exhibit will feature historic photos and artifacts donated from Nike Missile Veterans and other individuals surrounding their experiences while defending south Florida.
Everglades National Park is home to one of four permanent U.S. Army Nike Missile sites that were constructed around Miami to defend south Florida during the Cold War past.
The public is invited to step back into time and see the exhibit which will be on display from September 15 through October 30, 2012.
For more information on activities related to the Nike Missile site in Everglades National Park visit: www.nps.gov/ever/historyculture/hm69.htm, Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/evergladesnationalpark, or call (305) 242-7700. If you are a Nike Veteran and interested in volunteering or donating items, contact the Site Coordinator at (305) 242-7015 or e-mail us.
Did You Know?
Over fifty-nine color varieties of the Liguus Tree Snail have been seen in and around the Everglades ecosystem. They graze on the algae and lichen that grows on smooth-barked trees. During the dry winter months, they are usually sealed to these trees to conserve moisture.