Flamingo

Scenic view of the night sky at Flamingo.
 

The main entrance road ends at Flamingo, which overlooks the broad expanse of the Florida Bay. During the winter, the bay is a haven for birds and a mecca for birdwatchers. In Flamingo, you will find a visitor center, marina, picnic sites, and 300-site campground. At the marina in addition to boat launching ramps, a variety of concession operated services are available, including slips for private boats, canoe and small boat rentals, charter fishing boats, a small store, and scheduled sightseeing boat tours. This is also the put-in point for the 99-mile Wilderness Waterway, a marked trail for boaters from Flamingo north to Everglades City. Flamingo is 38 miles away from the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center.

Things to do at Flamingo

 

Directions

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.

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 main entrance. Visitors should expect to drive about an hour before arriving at Flamingo.

Search for Everglades National Park via Google or MapQuest can get you driving directions.
Approximate GPS coordinates: 25°08'28.96" N 80°55'25.73" W

GPS systems do not always route to Flamingo Visitor Center by name search.

Hours of Operation


8am - 4:30pm mid-November through mid-April
No regular hours off season (Mid-April through mid-November) as Visitor Center staffed intermittently

Lobby can be accessed 24 hours for backcountry site self-registration during the summer season.
Hours are subject to change. Contact Flamingo Visitor Center by phone 239-695-2945.

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