The Dry Season

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.

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Directions and Transportation

Learn about directions, entrances and how to use the trolley to get to the park.

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Plan Your Visit

Start here for essential park information, from directions to entrance fees to hours of operation.

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Places to Go

Explore various destinations and learn about visitor centers, entrances and ways to get there.

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Ranger-Led Programs

Learn about our Ranger-led programs at Royal Palm, Flamingo, Shark Valley, and Gulf Coast.

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Guided Tours

Rangers are not the only naturalists that lead groups in the park. Check out the tour options offered by park partners and concessions.

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Plan Like a Park Ranger

Top 10 list to #PlanLikeaParkRanger for a visit to Everglades National Park.

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Wildlife Viewing

Observing wild animals in their natural environment is a privilege. It is your responsibility to keep wildlife wild by being respectful.

Rules and Alerts
Boating in the Park

Everglades has developed a free boater education course to orient and educate boaters to the unique features of the park's marine waters.

Last updated: March 7, 2024

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