Flamingo Visitor Center
Directions to the Flamingo Visitor Center
Visitors coming from the Miami area and points north should 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.
The Flamingo Visitor Center lies roughly 38 miles south of the park main entrance. Visitors should expect to drive about an hour before arriving at Flamingo.
GPS systems do not always route to Flamingo Visitor Center by name search.
Hours of Operation
Flamingo Marina Rentals and Boat Tours (239) 695-3101
The marina is open year round. Sandwiches, beverages, basic camping and fishing supplies, and souvenirs are also available here.
Note: Other than the campground, lodging is not available in Flamingo due to damage sustained by Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma in 2005.
Did You Know?
Many of the orchids found within the Everglades are "epiphytic," growing on host trees that are used for support. This adaptation allows a variety of plants to grow in an otherwise harsh environment.