America’s Great Outdoors — U.S. Dept. of the Interior

10/01/2013 05:30 PM EDT

Due to the lapse in appropriated funds, all public lands managed by the Interior Department (National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Bureau of Land Management facilities, etc.) will be closed. For more information, FAQs, and updates, please visit
Photo of Yellowstone National Park: Al Nash Photo of the Lincoln Memorial: Katherine Kelly


America’s Great Outdoors

—- U.S. Department of the Interior.

Everglades National Park in Florida protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. An international treasure as well – a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected areas under the Cartagena Treaty.