According to the National Park Service, effective today, Thursday, Nov. 2, Everglades National Park’s main park road to Flamingo will open at 7 a.m., and remain open thereafter 24 hours, seven days a week for the first time since Hurricane Irma hit Sept. 10.
Although the boat ramps at Flamingo — which is in Monroe County — are open, no services, such as restrooms, fuel, marina store or concession tours, are available.
The campgrounds at Flamingo also remain closed until further notice.
Dry Tortugas National Park, a cluster of seven islands composed of coral reefs and sand almost 70 miles west of Key West, will reopen Monday, Sept. 25, National Park Service officials announced. The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, its legends of pirates and sunken gold and its military past. It closed during preparations for Hurricane Irma and is now opening for the first time since the storm.
Most areas of the park, including the campground will be open with limited activities and a partial closure of the moat wall.
Ferry operations from Key West will resume Oct. 28.
In addition to Dry Tortugas, the National Park Service (NPS) is working to safely reopen a dozen other national parks that remain closed or partially closed due to impacts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
The public is reminded that many parks are closed to all use, including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, due to safety concerns during cleanup operations.
Everglades National Park Remains Partially Closed
• Terrestrial areas of the park remain closed. Park waters are open, including use by commercial permit holders of Everglades National Park.
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