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Everglades National Park reopens Everglades City location

A view from the water of a building and a marina with two boats,
The Gulf Coast Visitor Center and marina

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News Release Date: November 9, 2022

Contact: Allyson Gantt, 786-610-8023

HOMESTEAD, Fla — On November 11, Everglades National Park will reopen the Gulf Coast area of the park in Everglades City with limited services. Restrooms, parking and the canoe/kayak launch will reopen to provide paddlers with access to the 10,000 Islands and wilderness camping.

On November 20, Everglades Florida Adventures, the park’s authorized concessioner in Everglades City, is planning to resume boat tours, rentals and the sale of retail and limited convenience items. Additional retail, food and beverage will be available at their newly renovated building nearby.

“We are so pleased to welcome back visitors to our Everglades City location,” said Pedro Ramos, superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks. “The devastation that Hurricane Ian caused has impacted us all. We are so fortunate to be able to restore these services for all to enjoy their national park.”

The Gulf Coast Visitor Center, canoe/kayak launch ramp and boat tours have been closed since Hurricane Ian impacted the area on September 28. The Gulf Coast area was the section of the park that sustained the most damage.

All areas of the park, including most backcountry campsites, are now open. Wilderness Permits for camping overnight in the backcountry can be obtained online at or in person at the Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Center in Big Cypress National Preserve.

Last updated: November 9, 2022

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