Royal Palm Ranger Guided Tours

Please note that Ranger Programs change by season.

Check in with the park during the summer season to see if there have been changes to the current schedule before packing up your car and heading to the park. Warm and wet weather sometimes lead to cancellation of programs.

December - March - Dry Season - Increased Ranger programs

April - November - Wet Season - Reduced Ranger programs


Summer Programs


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Anhinga Amble

Interested in seeing wildlife? Take a stroll and explore the renowned Anhinga Trail where alligators, wading birds and other wildlife are easily spotted! Meet at the Royal Palm benches. Accessible, 0.7 miles, 50 minute

Held everyday at 10:30 a.m.

Anhinga Amble auf Deutsch: Mittwoch 11:00 a.m.

Ranger talk at Royal Palm

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Glades Glimpse

The Everglades is a place like no other! Sit in the shade as a ranger reveals the amazing wonders of the Everglades. Topics vary daily. Meet at the Royal Palm benches. Accessible. 20 minutes.

Held every Monday at 1:30 p.m.


Winter Programs

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Nike Missile Site

Step into the Cold War for a tour of the historic Nike Missile Site A/2/52 where U.S. Army soldiers defended the Nation from the threat of attack. Meet at the Daniel Beard Center. Accessible, 0.7 mile, 1.5 hours

Ranger Led Activitie

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Slough Slog

Reservations required. Wade through the River of Grass into the shadows of a �gator hole� or a cypress dome. Wear lace-up shoes, socks and long pants that can get wet or muddy. Stop by the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center for reservations and information (12 and up), 1 to 2 miles, 2 hours. Strenuous.

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Starlight Walk

Experience the Anhinga Trail by starlight! Night is just as busy as day, listen for pig frogs, look for fireflies and gator eyes! Meet at the Royal Palm benches. Flashlight optional. Accessible, 0.7 miles, 45 minutes

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Evening Program

Join a park ranger for this illustrated program focusing on the unique natural or cultural wonders of the Everglades. Check bulletin boards and visitor centers for program topics. Meet at Long Pine Key Campground Amphitheater. Accessible. 45 min

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Bike Hike

Reservations required. Explore the unique wilderness of the Everglades by bicycle! Bikes, helmets, and water provided. Stop by the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center or call (305) 242-7700 for reservations (12 and up) 5 to 10 miles, 2.5 hours. Strenuous.

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