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.