Fees and Permits
Permits are not issued over the telephone with an exception noted below*. Wilderness permits for the Ernest Coe and Ingraham Highway sites are issued from the Main Entrance Station in Homestead between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.
*Winter wilderness users whose trips originate from the Florida Keys can obtain permits by phone by calling 239-695-2945 for the following locations only: North Nest Key and Little Rabbit Key.
For all other campsites, permits may be obtained at the Flamingo and Gulf Coast Visitor Centers in person between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. Self-registration kiosks are available for visitors arriving after hours.
Permit Fees: $10 per permit plus $2 per person per night.
Trips into the backcountry require more preparation than most. Visitors should be careful about the season in which they choose to visit. Campers should be able to navigate properly and should be prepared for inclement weater and biting insects. Reviewing our Wilderness Trip Planner will help get you started.
Did You Know?
Though there are likely thousands of alligators in the Everglades, they remain protected because of their close resemblance to the far more endangered American crocodile. Can you identify which this one is?