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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

If you believe this information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know here.
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.

  • Wetland Mitigation (HID) Credit Availability Status

    September 16, 2021 | 8:00 am

    The current cost of mitigation at the Hole in the Donut is $78,000 per 1 UMAM credit. 

    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


  • Everglades National Park Seeks Public Input on Shark Valley Site Plan Project

    February 3, 2021 | 10:15 am

    Everglades National Park is seeking feedback on a proposed site plan for the Shark Valley area to enhance the visitor experience, safety and park operations as envisioned in the park’s 2015 General Management Plan (GMP). The site plan will address issues of unsafe parking, flooding on the Entrance Road and Tram Road, and improvements to the administrative complex.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Dr. G. Melodie Naja named Director of the National Park Service’s South Florida Natural Resources Center

    January 25, 2021 | 1:51 pm

    Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks Superintendent Pedro Ramos announces the selection of G. Melodie Naja, PhD, as the new director of the South Florida Natural Resources Center in southern Florida. Dr. Naja began her new position on January 19.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Plane crashes near Cape Sable in Everglades National Park

    January 23, 2021 | 11:00 am

    On Jan. 22, Park Rangers and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a small aircraft crash in the Gulf of Mexico near the remote beach of Cape Sable in Everglades National Park. No injuries were reported.

    Read more at nps.gov