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Everglades National Park reopens Monday, Dry Tortugas National Park remains closed for Tropical Storm Laura

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Date: August 23, 2020
Contact: Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Michelle Collier, 305-978-2458

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – On Monday, Aug. 24, Everglades National Park will return to regular park operations.

For park concessions, visitors should call or check concessions websites for more information.

Wilderness (backcountry) campsites are open. Self-registration permits are available outside of Flamingo and Gulf Coast Visitor Centers.

Dry Tortugas National Park remains closed. 

Marine waters in both parks continue to be open.

In Dry Tortugas National Park, vessels may seek safe harbor within the one nautical mile anchoring zone around Garden Key, including Bird Key Harbor.

Boaters are advised that no services will be available and both Garden and Loggerhead Keys will be closed, including the main dock and visitor courtesy slips on Garden Key. 

All closures will remain in place until severe weather passes and the National Park Service makes a determination that employee and visitor facilities are safe. Current status will be posted as an alert on the park’s website.

If the storm track changes, the parks may issue a new advisory with updated status. Please check “Alerts” on the parks' websites for current information. The NPS Hurricane and Severe Weather Response has updates for all National Park Service sites.


For more information about Dry Tortugas National Park, visit or follow the park on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

For more information about Everglades National Park, visit or follow the park on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Last updated: August 23, 2020

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