Park Entrance Fees

Private vehicle: $20.00 - Good for 7 consecutive days at all park entrances.

Pedestrian/ Cyclist: $8.00 - Good for 7 consecutive days at all park entrances. Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle. Individuals 16 years old and younger, are admitted free of charge.

Everglades National Park Annual Pass: $40.00 - This annual pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and is good for unlimited visits to the park. These passes can be purchased at the Homestead and Shark Valley entrance stations or the Gulf Coast and Flamingo Visitor Centers. You can also purchase the senior park pass or pass for entry into all national parks at these locations.

Entrance Stations in Homestead and Shark Valley accept the pass and admits the purchaser and any accompanying persons in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the purchaser and accompanying immediate family (spouse, children, parents) when entry is by other means (bicycle or on foot). Fees are not collected at
Everglades City or along the waterway access from the Keys.

Commercial Tour - Entrance fees are charged based on the seating capacity of the vehicle.

Motorcoach (26 or more passengers) - $200
Minibus (16-25 passengers) - $100
Van (7- 15 passengers) - $75
Sedan (1-6 passengers) - $25


All accredited educational and scientific institutions are eligible to receive free entrance to the park.

Bringing your classroom to the park can present many unique learning opportunities and novel ways for your students to advance their studies.

Note: Applications must be submitted to Tenia Fleming, Fee Program Admin Assistant two weeks prior to the anticipated date of visit.

Click here to apply for a fee waiver!


The busiest time of year to camp at Everglades National Park is November through April. Reservations are taken for group campsites only at Long Pine Key and for all Flamingo campsites through April 16. After April 16 no reservations are necessary for the limited camping sites that remain open.


Frontcountry Camping Fees & Reservations
Long Pine Key
108 drive-up sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sites are $20.00 ($10.00 for senior/access pass holders) per night.

Reservations for individual sites are not accepted. Group camping (minimum 15 people) reservations can be made online or by calling 1-877-444-6777 (International: 518-885-3639) after November 20.

235 drive-up sites are available. Sites are $20.00 ($10.00 for senior/access pass holders) per night.

Reservations are accepted and are strongly recommended during the busy winter season. RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED IN THE SUMMER.

During the winter season Reservations can either be made online or by calling 1-877-444-6777 (International: 518-885-3639) after November 20th.

Electrical hookups are available at 41 sites in T-Loop. These are $30.00 per site ($15.00 per site for Senior/ Access pass holders).
This fee applies to anyone using these sites, regardless of whether they use the electric or not.

Backcountry Camping Fees
A permit is required for these remote areas of the park.

April - November - Wilderness permits are free of charge, obtainable by self-registration at the Gulf Coast & Flamingo Visitor Center.

November - April - $15.00 per permit plus $2.00 per person per night - Maximum 14 days.

You must register and receive a backcountry camping permit at either the Gulf Coast or Flamingo area of the park no more than 24 hours in advance.

Permits are issue between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Staff at the Main Entrance Station issue permits for overnight hikes on the Old Ingraham Highway.

Reservations for backcountry chickees are not available. Rangers will assist campers with availability. Generally, sites are available even during the busy season.

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