Florida Beaches Open, Safe for Visitors
While Florida officials are telling potential tourists that the state’s beaches are just fine, the National Park Service put out notice on Monday (May 24) that the Everglades and other natural wonders are also open to visitors, according to the Sun Sentinel, Broward County.
That includes the Biscayne and Dry Tortugas national parks and the Big Cypress National Preserve.
The Park Service in effect is helping tourism promoters reassure potential visitors who might be frightened away by prospects that an oil slick in the Gulf will come around the southern tip of Florida and foul the waters.
“Though it is unclear how, when or if oil from the northern Gulf could impact the parks, they are currently open to provide exceptional opportunities for wildlife viewing, fishing, boating, and other pursuits,” the Park Service reported.
“Travelers intending to visit the South Florida area are advised to monitor the situation carefully and contact the parks in advance of your visit for the latest information.”