Everglades National Park Increases Recreational Access

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Everglades National Park is increasing recreational access following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities.

The National Park Service is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the covid-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which issued a list of access points in its newsletter, Currents.

Beginning May 14, access will be reopened to Royal Palm, Research Road, Long Pine Key picnic area and trails, West Lake, Guy Bradley Trail and Flamingo Day Use area, Coastal Prairie Trail, and canoe, kayak and skiff rentals at Flamingo.

Entry fees are waived at several other areas that are available for use, including Flamingo Marina and boat launch ramps, the Flamingo Marina store, restroom and gas pumps, the Flamingo Fish Cleaning Station and restroom, and beach campsites in the wilderness.

Other areas, including all visitor centers, will remain closed.

“We recognize that recreating outdoors on our public lands is important to our community,” said NPS superintendent Pedro Ramos, according to the NMMA. “Acknowledging that our visitors are following public health guidance, we are expanding recreational access just a little more, while keeping health and safety a priority.”

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