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Electricity now available at 41 Flamingo Campsites at Everglades National Park

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Date: January 7, 2011
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-7714
Contact: Park Information, 305-242-7700

Electricity now available at 41 Flamingo Campsites at Everglades National Park

Homestead, Florida:  Everglades National Park is pleased to announce improvements to the Flamingo campground area. Effective January 15, 2011, campers in the Flamingo area of Everglades National Park will have the option to have electric hook-ups for an additional fee. In response to visitor requests, the park has upgraded 41 sites in the T loop area of the Flamingo Campground with electrical hook-ups. This campground is one of the most popular in the 1.5 million acre park and is located at the extreme southern tip of the park approximately 38 miles south of the Homestead main entrance.

The nightly campground fee will increase from $16 to $30 for each of the 41 sites with electric hookups. Increased fees will be effective as of January 15, 2011 and apply to anyone using these sites, regardless of whether they use the electric hook-ups or not. Sites are first come, first serve and not available in 2011 on the national reservation system. The remaining sites at both campgrounds will remain the same.

The Interagency Annual, Everglades Annual, Senior and Access passes will be accepted for the entrance fee. The Senior and Access passes will provide a 50 percent discount for camping fees.

Funding for this project comes from entrance, camping and backcountry user fees collected throughout the park. A large portion (80 percent) of national park entrance and other user fees are returned directly to the parks where they are collected and used to provide direct benefits to park visitors such as improving the condition of facilities, natural and cultural resource preservation, and interpretation of the park’s resources and for enhancement of visitor services.  

For additional information, contact park information at 305-242-7700.

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