Summer Season at Flamingo Marina Store Hours Change and Buttonwood Café Closes
Contact: Flamingo District Information, 239-695-3092
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Mary Plumb, Public Affairs Officer (Acting), 305-242-7714
The Flamingo District of Everglades National Park is announcing that annual changes in hours for the summer season are now in effect. The Marina Store has new hours for the summer: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on weekdays, and 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends. The Buttonwood Café is closed for the rest of the summer season.
Flamingo is located at the extreme southern tip of the park approximately 38 miles south of the park's main entrance near Homestead. The Visitor Center and the Marina remain open through the summer. The Flamingo Visitor Center offers educational displays, informational brochures, and backcountry permits. Near the visitor center are campgrounds, a marina and marina store, and canoe/kayak rentals.
When visiting the Flamingo area of the park during the wet summer season, please be prepared for mosquito activity and possible afternoon rain storms.
Directions to the Flamingo can be found on the website at http://www.nps.gov/ever/index. htm or by calling the Park at (305) 242-7700.
Did You Know?
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.