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 »
High water at Shark valley
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
The "River of Grass" is Flowing.
Homestead/Miami: Due to high water conditions, the Shark Valley area of Everglades National Park is open but has limited services available. . Visitors to Shark Valley should be prepared for approximately 2 -3 inches of water flowing over the road between the gate and the entrance station. Please drive slowly as wildlife is using the road to feed. There are no trams are currently running and bicyclists can ride 5-miles on either side of the Shark Valley loop only. The tower is not accessible at this point. Please check the park website for daily updates at nps.gov/ever or contact Shark Valley direct at 305-221-8776. The remainder of the park has not been affected and is open as usual providing full services.
Did You Know?
In the 1800s John James Audubon noted that the sky was often darkened by the flocks of numerous birds above. Since the early 20th century, around 93% of the wading bird population has vanished. Much of the wildlife left in south Florida depends on Everglades National Park for a home.