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Contact: General Park Information:, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media contacts only: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Contact: Mary Plumb, 305-242-7017
Homestead/Key West: Acting Superintendent Bob Krumenaker is inviting everyone who loves Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks to come enjoy free entrance this Monday, August 25, in celebration of the 98th birthday of the National Park Service.
According to Superintendent Krumenaker, “We are excited to join in the nationwide celebration of the 98th birthday of ‘America’s best idea,’ the National Park Service, and invite everyone to come enjoy your 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).
Before travelling to the park check out the park website or contact the general information number for tips on how best to experience the park at this time of year https://www.nps.gov/ever/
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.
For ferry schedules, prices, and reservations, contact: Yankee Freedom II: phone 800-634-0939 or 305-294-7009 or www.drytortugas.com
For seaplane schedules, prices, and reservations, contact: Key West Seaplane Adventures: phone 305-293-9300 or www.keywestseaplanecharters.
What: Fee Free Day to commemorate the National Park Service 98th Birthday
When: Monday, August 25
Where: All National Parks, including Everglades and Dry Tortugas