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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK FULLY OPEN

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So what does "Park Fully Open" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Everglades National Park is currently fully open. This means all operations are back to normal. This can mean there are still restrictions on social distancing, travel and/or masks. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has some information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Everglades National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Florida and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Everglades National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Florida and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 13, 2021
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Everglades National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Everglades National Park - News section for more.

  • Tom Iandimarino selected as chief ranger of Everglades National Park

    January 26, 2022 | 12:15 pm

    Chief Ranger Tom Iandimarino will lead a large and complex visitor and resource protection program, which includes law enforcement, emergency medical services, search and rescue, wilderness operations, structural fire response and an interagency dispatch center. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Everglades National Park Art Exhibition Explores Conservation

    December 22, 2021 | 10:30 am

    Everglades National Park is pleased to announce the outdoor art exhibition Wild Observations in Everglades National Park by conservation artist Deborah Mitchell. Exploring changes in wildlife corridors and combining scientific research with artistic interpretation, the mixed media work is focused on ecological and cultural changes occurring in our wild places.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Everglades National Park begins new project to remove invasive Australian pine trees along the shoreline of Florida Bay

    December 21, 2021 | 10:00 am

    Everglades National Park recently awarded a contract to control invasive species in a unique and sensitive habitat in the park to Environmental Quality, Inc., also known as EQI. Funded primarily by a generous donation from Publix through the National Park Foundation, this project focuses on improving the saline glades region of the park by controlling Australian pine trees, one of the most invasive plant species in Everglades National Park. The trees reduce available habitat for native plants and animals and alter freshwater flow into Florida Bay.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Wetland Mitigation (HID) Credit Availability Status

    September 16, 2021 | 8:00 am

    No mitigation credits are available at this time. There is a minor update in the credit release lottery information. Check here for more details.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Public Input Sought on Proposed Air Tour Management Plan for Everglades National Park

    July 29, 2021 | 1:00 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are seeking public feedback on a draft Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) that is being proposed for Everglades National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • ATF, National Park Service, and Florida Department of Financial Services offer $10,000 Reward on Information Related to Fires at Everglades National Park

    May 20, 2021 | 10:10 am

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Everglades National Park, and the Florida Department of Financial Services Bureau of Fire, Arson, & Explosives are offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/persons responsible for the human-caused fires that have occurred in Everglades National Park. Within the last three months, there have been numerous fires intentionally set in the vicinity of the main park road (State Road 9336) and adjacent roads of Everglades National Park. These areas are easily accessed through the Homestead entrance of the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service and ATF Seeking Public’s Assistance on Information Related to Fires at Everglades National Park

    April 27, 2021 | 2:00 pm

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Everglades National Park are requesting any information about recent human-caused fires in the vicinity of the Main Park Road. Contact ATF at 1-(888)-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473) or the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch Tip Line at 1-888-653-0009. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Law Enforcement Incident Resolves Without Injuries After Shots Fired At Law Enforcement Rangers In Everglades National Park

    March 28, 2021 | 10:48 pm

    At 6:45 p.m. on Mar. 28, a 33-year-old suspect fired shots at law enforcement rangers along the main park road on State Road 9336, approximately 20 miles from the Homestead entrance. A multi-agency response was initiated. The suspect surrendered and was taken into custody at 8:59 p.m. No one was injured.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Sabrina Diaz named Deputy Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks

    February 19, 2021 | 10:00 am

    Superintendent Pedro Ramos announced the selection of Sabrina Diaz as the new deputy superintendent for Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks. Diaz began her 20-year career in the National Park Service at Everglades National Park and will start in her new role on Feb. 28.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • West Lake Boardwalk to be Repaired from Hurricane Damage

    February 17, 2021 | 12:58 pm

    Everglades National Park today announced the start of construction to replace the half-mile boardwalk trail at West Lake, damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017. The project is supported by construction funds allocated through Public Law 115-123 for national park units significantly impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

    Read more at nps.gov