Celebrate at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks as the National Park Service Turns 97 Celebrate with FREE entrance to all national parks

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Date: August 23, 2013
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Contact:  Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Contact: Media Contact: Mary Plumb, 305-242-7017

 Homestead/Key West: Superintendent Dan Kimball is inviting everyone who loves Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks to come enjoy free entrance this Sunday, August 25, in celebration of the 97th birthday of the National Park Service. 

According to Superintendent Dan Kimball, “We are excited to join in the nationwide celebration of the 97th birthday of ‘America’s best idea,’ the National Park Service, and invite everyone to come enjoy their national park.” 

At Everglades National Park, entrance fees will be waived at the main park entrance near Homestead, and at the entrance station at Shark Valley. The main park entrance is located at 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida. Shark Valley is located at 36000 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida (on Highway 41, 25 miles west of the Florida Turnpike).

https://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/index.htm  (click here to plan your visit Everglades National Park)

https://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/things2do.htm  (Things to do)

https://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/directions.htm  (click here for directions)

At Dry Tortugas National Park, a variety of remarkable experiences await visitors who venture out to this remote national park, including camping, snorkeling, bird watching, fishing, or just enjoying a view from the top of massive Fort Jefferson-- you quickly realize how magical this place can be. Ferries will waive park entrance fees of $5 on August 25.  Ferries run to the park from Key West. For ferry schedules, prices, and reservations, contact: Yankee Freedom: phone 800-634-0939 or 305-294-7009; on the internet at http://www.yankeefreedom.com/

https://www.nps.gov/drto/planyourvisit/index.htm  (click here to plan your visit to Dry Tortugas National Park)

On Sunday, August 25, the National Park Service turns 97 years old. To celebrate, admission to all national parks will be free.


About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees

care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation

to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.

Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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