Plan Your Visit

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Whether you have just an hour or a whole week to explore, the vast Everglades may seem overwhelming as you plan your visit. In these short videos, rangers and visitors recommend different locations, trails, visitor centers, and activities.

Learn more about this national treasure through these videos!

Hola Everglades

NPS Photo by Jennifer Brown

Hola Everglades
(13 min. with Spanish and English captions)
(13 min. con subtítulos en español e inglés)

Join Rangers Maria and Jenny in this Spanish orientation video to Everglades National Park.
Compartan con las guardaparques María y Jenny este video de orientación al parque nacional Everglades.

Royal Palm

NPS Photo by Jennifer Brown

Royal Palm
(7 min. with closed captions)

Do you want to quickly discover some of South Florida's wildlife? This video shows an area located 15 miles from south Miami. Royal Palm is a great place to view birds, fish, and reptiles like alligators up close. Royal Palm has two fully accessible trails that wander through different habitats.

Canoes at Nine Mile Pond


At the End of the Road: Flamingo
(10 min. with closed captions)

Flamingo is a special place where mainland habitats merge with the waters of Florida Bay. This is 55 miles southwest of Miami and a world away from busy city life. Flamingo is the jumping off point for recreation like world-class fishing, birding, canoeing, boat tours, camping and hiking.

View from the Shark Valley observation tower

NPS Photo by Jennifer Brown

Shark Valley
(9 min. with closed captions)

Shark Valley is your northern gateway to explore sawgrass prairies, tree islands and wildlife in the heart of the Everglades. Watch this video to get a new perspective on the 'River of Grass'! Shark Valley is located on the Tamiami Trail (Highway 41), about 24 miles west of the Florida Turnpike.

Gulf Coast


Everglades Gulf Coast
(9 min. with closed captions)

Nestled in the northwest part of the park in Everglades City, the Gulf Coast visitor center is your gateway to exploring the Ten Thousand Islands. This video introduces Everglades Gulf Coast features and activities including the Wilderness Waterway.

Main Park Road


Main Park Road
(9 1/2 min. with closed captions)

The Main Park Road is a 38 mile transect through the park. It interconnects the Coe Visitor Center at the East entrance station with the Flamingo Visitor Center along Florida Bay. Join Ranger Mason McLeod to gain a new perspective of what to see and where to be along the Main Park Road!


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Last updated: April 14, 2015

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