Dry Tortugas to Reopen August 31

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Date: August 30, 2015
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media inquiries only, 305-242-7017

Hurricane Season

Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks

Prepare for Reopening Following Tropical Storm Erika

HOMESTEAD, KEY WEST: Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks are preparing to open to visitation following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. OnMonday, August 31, Everglades National Park's entrance gates and visitor centers will be open to the public at10 a.m., and concessions will be operational at10:00 a.m.or shortly after. Concessions at Dry Tortugas National Park will be operational at the start of business on Tuesday, September 1.

In the interest of public safety, based on weather forecasts about the approach of Tropical Storm Erika, both parks were closed to visitors on Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m.  An on-the-ground safety assessment has provided initial reports that both parks were not significantly impacted by Tropical Storm Erika. Damage from winds, surge and flooding appear minimal.

For information on these temporary park closures and re-openings, contact 305-242-7017.

For more information about Everglades National Park please visit:https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/news/newsreleases.htm

For more information about Dry Tortugas National Park please visit:https://www.nps.gov/drto/learn/news/newsreleases.htm

Last updated: August 31, 2015

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