September 27, 2017
Park Reopens Main Visitor Center Anhinga Trail
Everglades National Park has reopened the Homestead visitor entrance from 6 AM to 6 PM daily, the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center for regular hours, 9am to 5pm daily, and the Anhinga Trail. Park Rangers have resumed offering the Anhinga Amble (10:30 am, 50 minutes) and Glades Glimpse (1:30 pm, 20 minutes) programs to visitors daily. As restrooms and water are currently only available at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, visitors are strongly encouraged to bring a water bottle that can be refilled before proceeding to Royal Palm.
September 21, 2017
East Everglades Reopened for Private Airboating
After assessing the Northeast district of Everglades National Park for hazards, the National Park Service has reopened the park’s airboating areas east of the L-67 Canal and as far south as Buzzards Roost / Grossman's Ridge (commonly known as East Everglades) for private airboating. Boaters should be advised that the only public launch site available is located East of Coopertown. The park cannot be accessed via SW 168th Street until power lines and other hazards have been addressed.
September 06, 2017
Everglades National Park Closes in Preparation for Hurricane Irma
Effective at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 6th, Everglades National Park is closing the park in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Irma. No back-country passes will be issued until further notice
July 28, 2017
Proposed Changes to Fee Program Help Everglades National Park Tackle Maintenance Backlog
Over the last several years, park managers
have worked to improve visitor services in Everglades National Park, thanks in large part to changes in 2015 to the entrance fee program where fees had not previously changed in nearly 20 years.
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.