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Long Pine Key Campground Opening Delayed to December

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Date: November 14, 2013
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Inquiries: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714

Camping at Long Pine Key
Camping at Long Pine Key
NPS Photo  J Roark

 HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – 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 was previously announced that it would reopen on November 15, however that is now being delayed until mid-December. In the interim, those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead.

 

“We wanted to give a heads up to the park’s visitors that paving work is to begin next week in Flamingo campground A Loop and will move to the Long Pine Key Campground on Nov 25. The Long Pine Key Campground will remain closed until the paving is completed, or no later than Dec 20,” said Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball.

 

The bike trail in the Long Pine Key Campground area will remain open, but nearby parking may be affected. The entrance station will post daily information on any changes to access due to the paving project until it is completed.

 

Long Pine Key Campground is located seven miles (11 km) from the main entrance, just off the main road. When it reopens, visitors will enjoy the campground’s 108 drive up sites for tents and recreational vehicles (RV’s), and one group site. A picnic area is nearby, with fire grates and rest rooms. There is also a pond for fishing, an amphitheater for winter programs, and several hiking trails in the area. The picnic area and trail access will remain open through the summer.  

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 Everglades National Park  - America's Everglades - was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1979, an International Biosphere Reserve in 1976, a Wetland of International Importance in 1987, & a Specially Protected Area under the Cartagena Treaty in 2012. 

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Did You Know?

Limestone

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.