The Dry Season

Dry Season
Cypress Strand

Glenn Gardner

Plan Your Visit

Are you planning a trip to the park from November through April? These months fall into our dry season, one of the most popular times to visit, due to the lower temperatures, lessening of mosquitoes, and abundance of wildlife. Use this page to help you plan your visit this dry season.

Typical Dry Season Weather Conditions

The Everglades are mild and pleasant from November through April, with low humidity and clear skies. Temperatures reach average highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F. Though strong cold fronts may occasionally create near freezing conditions, such events are rare in this subtropical climate.

Insects such as mosquitoes and biting flies may still occur in some areas and at dusk and dawn. Mosquito repellent, head nets or bug jackets are recommended.

Stay hydrated, wear cool loose-fitting clothing, and use sun protection such as hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.

For more trip-planning tips, check out Plan Your Everglades Vacation Like a Park Ranger.

Ranger-led Programs

Interested in learning more about the Everglades with a guide? Join a ranger on one of the many guided tours offered! Check the park calendar for schedules, times, and locations. These programs are available throughout all entrances of the park. To learn more about each entrance, click here.

Wildlife Viewing Opportunities

Dry conditions and lower temperatures bring about significant changes in the Everglades landscape. More troublesome insects, such as mosquitoes and biting flies, become virtually non-existent in most areas of the park. As water levels drop during the dry season, large numbers of animals congregate around remnant water holes, making wildlife viewing an easy endeavor! Birding is exceptional too, as many species winter in the relative warmth of the South Florida wilds.

Plan for Many Visitors

Owing to both an abundance of wildlife and comfortable conditions, the dry season is the time of highest visitation in the Everglades. One can expect to find crowds of people at some of the more popular destinations, though opportunities for solitude are diverse and plentiful.

Tours and Concession Services

During this time, a wide array of ranger programs and tours are offered. Those planning to visit during the dry season are encouraged to make reservations in advance for camping, lodging, and tours. To learn more about guided tours, follow this link.

Last updated: June 28, 2023

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