June 02, 2017
National Park Service Selects New Operator for Everglades National Park
New contract will expand and improve visitor services including a new restaurant and lodging at Flamingo
May 04, 2017
Local Volunteers Win National and Regional Awards
It’s easy to spot a VIP in a national park. In 2016, there were 339,662 VIPs, or Volunteers-In-Parks, across the nation greeting visitors, building trails, leading programs, performing research, or doing just about any task imaginable. Last month, during National Volunteer Week, the National Park Service recognized the important contributions of all of its volunteers by announcing the recipients of the annual George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service.
April 13, 2017
National Park Week Activities and Fee Free Days
In celebration of National Park Week, April 15 23, 2017, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks are offering a variety of activities and programs. Also, wildlife viewing, bird watching and boating opportunities are terrific this time of year. National Park Week also includes Easter, Sunday, April 16, Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, and Park RX Day, Sunday, April 23. Park RX Day is a great day to participate in healthy outdoor recreation activities in a park near you.
March 17, 2017
Extraordinary Photos by Charlie Causey on Display Through March
Everglades National Park welcomes all to enjoy the beauty of the Everglades as captured by renowned local artist Charlie Causey in an exhibit of his photography at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery throughout the month of March.
March 16, 2017
Calusa Days March 18 - Experience 1000 Years in the Ten Thousand Islands
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, visit Everglades National Park's Gulf Coast Visitor Center to enjoy Calusa Days, a celebration of how these fascinating islands have shaped lives in the region over the centuries.
March 08, 2017
Junior Ranger Day - March 25 2017
Everglades National Park will host Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Junior Ranger Day is an annual event that highlights youth in national parks and the Junior Ranger Program which engages kids and families while visiting National Park Service sites.
February 17, 2017
Travel Back in Time at Everglades National Park
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The 7th annual Vintage Everglades Day celebration will be held in Everglades National Park on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
February 16, 2017
National Park Fee-Free Days 2017
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The next fee-free day of 2017 is just around the corner! In honor of Presidents Day, all national parks will waive their admission fees on February 20. Take advantage of this opportunity to #FindYourPark at any of these sites across the nation!
January 27, 2017
Latino Heritage Internship Program- February 6 Deadline
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Everglades National Park is thrilled to announce the continuation of our National Park Service’s Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) for summer 2017! Applications for the program are due February 6, 2017, and can be found at Hispanicaccess.org/LHIP.
January 24, 2017
Everglades Culture and Water through Art
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Everglades National Park is pleased to announce the park-wide installation of Getting the Water Right, a landscape scale ethnographic exhibition that explores the interplay of water-related ecological, social and cultural processes across the Everglades ecosystem.
January 14, 2017
Paurotis Pond Closed for Nesting Season 2017
HOMESTEAD, Florida – Everglades National Park announces the seasonal closure of Paurotis Pond and the area beyond the parking area adjacent to the pond, in a continuing effort to protect the threatened Wood Stork and all nesting birds in this area from human disturbance.
November 25, 2016
Everglades National Park Opens Joe Bay to Non-Motorized Boating
HOMESTEAD, FL– Beginning on November 24, 2016, Everglades National Park will open Joe Bay, and adjacent Snag Bay, to the public for the first time in more than 30 years. The area will allow non-motorized boating and become the park's first "catch-and-release” fishing area.
October 31, 2016
Anhinga Trail Reopens to the Public
HOMESTEAD, Fla– The world famous Anhinga Trail, located at the Royal Palm Visitor Center in Everglades National Park, is now open for public use after undergoing a complete renovation. After months of work and several lengthy closures, the trail is now open 24 hours a day, offering visitors an opportunity to explore through the freshwater sawgrass marsh of the Everglades. The trail is well known for its abundance of wildlife. On any given day, one may encounter alligators, turtles, anhingas, herons, egrets, and many other bird species. Ranger Guided hikes around the Anhinga Trail are available daily, beginning at 10:30 am at the Royal Palm Visitor Center, and lasting approximately 50 minutes.
October 24, 2016
Public Invited to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Royal Palm State Park
Everglades National Park invites the public to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of Royal Palm State Park on Thursday November 17, 2016. Royal Palm State Park was the first Florida State Park, established in 1916. Later, in 1947, it became the nucleus of the Everglades National Park.
October 04, 2016
Everglades National Park Closing Due to Hurricane Matthew
Everglades National Park will close today, Tuesday, October 4, at 5pm and remain closed until after the storm passes or projections of the storm’s path warrant reopening. Dry Tortugas National Park is expected to be out of the path of the storm, and to remain open.
October 03, 2016
Potential Everglades Closure due to Hurricane Matthew
Everglades National Park is preparing to close due to Hurricane Matthew.
September 30, 2016
UPDATE - Anhinga Trail Improvements
The Anhinga Trail remains temporarily closed to visitors and is expected to reopen by late October 2016.
September 30, 2016
Everglades National Park Will Increase Vehicle and Motorcycle Entrance Fees Beginning October 1
Starting October 1, Everglades National Park will institute fee increases for Vehicle and Motorcycle entrance to the park.
September 14, 2016
Finding of No Significant Impact Approved for Cape Sable Plugs Restoration
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Cape Sable Plugs Restoration – Phase II project. Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin approved the FONSI based on the environmental assessment (EA) recommended by Everglades National Park Superintendent Pedro M. Ramos.
September 02, 2016
Anhinga Trail Temporary Closure
Homestead, FL: The Anhinga Trail will be closed to visitors starting Wednesday, September 7, 2016 and is expected to reopen in early October, 2016.
August 27, 2016
Dry Tortugas Closing, Everglades Stays Open for Invest 99L
Homestead, FL: Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks began implementing their hurricane plan on Thursday, August 25, in response to the forecasts for tropical weather system Invest 99L.
Dry Tortugas National Park will close to recreational activities at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 and remain closed until the storm passes and staff are able to assess storm damage and safely open the park. Once the park re-opens, the ferry and seaplane concessions will resume day trips to the park, weather permitting.
August 24, 2016
Coast guard to remove aids to navigation in everglades national park
HOMESTEAD –Everglades National Parks, has notified over 300 registered fishing guides in Everglades National Park that the U.S. Coast Guard plans to remove aids-to-navigation in park waters between Coot Bay and the mouth of the Shark River. The removal of day beacons is scheduled to begin in late August.
August 19, 2016
Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service Aug 25
Homestead, FL: After almost a year of anticipating the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks are excited to celebrate the actual 100th birthday on Founders Day, August 25, 2016. All park visitor centers will have birthday cakes for visitors to enjoy and share in our celebration, courtesy of the Florida National Parks Association. Visitors and park neighbors are invited to join the celebration at by participating in any of these planned celebrations:
July 29, 2016
Everglades National Park Features “Marsh Life of the Everglades” Art Exhibit by Carmen Ferreiro
HOMESTEAD, Fla: Everglades National Park invites the public to enjoy the latest art exhibit “Marsh Life of the Everglades” by Carmen Ferreiro at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery during the whole month of July. An Artist’s Reception is being held on Sunday, July 10 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
July 12, 2016
Everglades National Park Reopens Frank Key Channel, Carl Ross Key, and the western side of Palm Key in Florida Bay
HOMESTEAD, Fla.: Everglades National Park has reopened areas closed to protect the Frank Key and Sandy Key Roseate spoonbill colonies during nesting season. The channel running along the west end of Frank Key, shallow water access at the west side of Palm Key, and Carl Ross Key have been reopened to public access. Biologists have determined that the nesting colonies are no longer active.
July 11, 2016
Everglades National Park Invites Local Cuban Community to Take Part in Oral History Project
HOMESTEAD, Fla: Latino Conservation Week is taking place from July 16-July 23, 2016 and national parks all over the country are participating! Everglades National Park is conducting an oral history project called ¡Comparte tu Historia! This project seeks to document and highlight the stories of Cuban migrants and their relationship to Everglades National Park and/or the Cuban Missile Crisis. Participants are encouraged to share their stories, photographs, and any other memorabilia that can be used to educate future generations about the park's history and its connection to Hispanic culture in south Florida. The event will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 1:00pm-4:00pm and Saturday, July 23rd from 1:00pm-4:00pm, at Ernest Coe Visitor Center, 40001 S.R. 9336, Homestead, Florida. Interested parties should respond to Norma Hartell at 305-242-7807 or to Dyaami D’Orazio at 305-242-7862.
July 05, 2016
Everglades National Park Announces Partial Power Outage on July 6
HOMESTEAD, Fla: Everglades National Park will have a planned power outage to some of its facilities along the main park road from Homestead to Flamingo on Wednesday, July 6th. Florida Power and Light (FPL) will be connecting new electric distribution equipment in the Flamingo area and will shut down power to that line just outside the park’s boundary. The outage will begin at 7:00 AM and is expected to be completed by 7:00 PM on the same day.