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Everglades National Park

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Contact Info
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733

Phone:
305-242-7700
Phone:
305-242-7740
Basics
Type:
National Park

Description

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee. It has been designated an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance, in recognition of its significance to all the people of the world.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

Hours of Operation

Everglades National Park is open 365 days a year. The park is located on the southern tip of Florida, and is accessible from different areas. The main park entrance (in Homestead) is open 24 hours a day. The Shark Valley entrance is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Park waters are open 24 hours a day. The park's visitor centers have varied hours of operation.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Directions to the Ernest Coe Visitor Center (Homestead, Florida)

Visitors coming from the Miami area and points north may take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends, merging with U.S. 1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park. Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.

Directions to the Flamingo Visitor Center (Flamingo, Florida)

Visitors coming from the Miami area and points north may take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends, merging with U.S. 1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park. Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.

The Flamingo Visitor Center lies roughly 38 miles south of the park entrance. Visitors should expect to drive about an hour before arriving at Flamingo.

Directions to the Shark Valley Visitor Center

The Shark Valley Visitor Center is located on Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail) 25 miles west of the Florida Turnpike exit for S.W. 8th Street. From the Naples area, take U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) east to Shark Valley.

Directions to the Gulf Coast Visitor Center (Everglades City, Florida)

The Gulf Coast Visitor Center is located 5 miles south of Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail) on State Road 29, in Everglades City. From Interstate 75 (Alligator Alley), take exit 80 (State Road 29) south and proceed 20 miles to Everglades City. Once in Everglades City, follow the signs to the park. The visitor center is on the right.

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