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 »
Superintendent Commends SFWMD Announcement on C-111 Project
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Homestead, Florida. Everglades National Park would like to recognize the importance of the South Florida Water Management District announcement today that work on the C-111 Spreader Canal project will begin. This project will help restore freshwater flows to Florida Bay, reduce seepage along the park boundary, and preserve clean water for Everglades National Park. "I would like to pass on our special thanks to the South Florida Water Management District governing board, management, and staff for all their hard work in awarding this contract for the first phase of the C-111 Spreader Canal Project. We are very happy to see this project begin as it represents a major step forward in Everglades restoration." said Park Superintendent Dan Kimball
Did You Know?
The “high and dry” tree islands of the Everglades are called tropical hardwood hammocks. The park marks a significant edge of the northern limits of many subtropical plants and the southern limits of many temperate plants. This provides quite a unique and beautiful landscape.