Where is Everglades National Park?

Panther Crossing Sign
Panther Crossing Sign

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Directions

Unlike most National Parks, Everglades National Park has three entrances in 3 different cities.


Everglades National Park has a total acreage of 1,509,000 acres in Miami Dade County, Monroe County and Collier County. Please note, these entrances are not interconnected. A car is needed at the Everglades because distances are long and there is no public transportation that travels within the park.


Homestead Entrance

This is the main entrance for Everglades National Park. The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center is located at this entrance, as well as Royal Palm and Flamingo.

40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034
25°23'42.97 N
80°34"59.36 W
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 344 St.) and follow the signs to the park.
Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys on U.S. 1 should turn left on Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344 St.) in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.


Miami Entrance

The Shark Valley Visitor Center is the entrance closest to the Greater Miami Area, Florida.

36000 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33194
25°45'.60" N
80°46'01.01 W
From the Florida Turnpike, get off on exit 25A (from the north) or exit 25 (from the south) take U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail / SW 8th St.) 25 miles west to Shark Valley.
Take U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail / SW 8th St.) approximately 70 miles east to Shark Valley.

Everglades City Entrance

The Gulf Coast Visitor Center is the entrance closest to Naples, Florida.

815 Oyster Bar Lane, Everglades City, FL 34139
25°50'49.03" N
81°23'06.85 W
Take exit 80 (State Road 29) turn south and proceed 20 miles to Everglades City. Once in Everglades City, follow the signs to the park. The Gulf Coast Visitor Center is on the right.
Drive west on U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) for 40 miles, then turn left on State Road 29. Once in Everglades City, follow the signs to the park. The Gulf Coast Visitor Center is on the right.
Take U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) east toward Miami for approximately 35 miles to State Road 29, then turn right. Once in Everglades City, follow the signs to the park. The Gulf Coast Visitor Center is on the right.

Flamingo Visitor Center

The Flamingo Visitor Center is the southern most visitor center in Everglades National Park. It is at the end of the main park road and is accessible from the Main Park (Homestead) entrance.

1 Flamingo Lodge Highway, Flamingo, FL 33034
25°08'28.96" N
80°55'25.73" W
Drive south for 38 miles to the Flamingo Visitor Center

 

Last updated: May 29, 2019

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Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034

Phone:

(305) 242-7700

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