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 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park
Driving north from the Florida Keys:
Turn left of of Overseas Highway (U.S.1) on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park. The Flamingo Visitor Center lies roughly 38 miles south of the park main entrance. Visitors should expect to drive about an hour before arriving at Flamingo.
Would you like to map out your directions?
Searching for Everglades National Park via Google can get you driving directions. Approximate GPS coordinates: 25°08'28.96" N 80°55'25.73" W. GPS systems do not always route to Flamingo Visitor Center by name search.
*NOTE: Visitors arriving by UBER / LYFT / Similar transportation services
Access to the rest of the park by using these services will be extremely limited, as facilities along the main park road can be miles apart. Due to the remoteness of this area we are finding that visitors arriving by UBER/LYFT/or similar transportation are unable to acquire a return pickup, we suggest checking with your driver for return arrangements or have an alternative taxi option. There is no other public transportation to this site.
The Flamingo Visitor Center offers educational displays, informational brochures, and backcountry permits. Campground facilities, a public boat ramp, a marina store, and other hiking and canoeing trails are located near the visitor center.
Canoe, Kayak, and Bicycle Rentals
Canoe, kayak, and bicycle rentals are available through Everglades Guest Services. For additional information, call 305-501-2852.
Reservations available for some sites; others are first-come first-served only. Electric, non-electric (drive-to), walk-to, and group sites are available. Registration is at the Flamingo Marina Store. Reservations are highly recommended in the winter, especially for electric sites. Reservations can be made for the Flamingo Campground here or call 855-708-2207 from November 20th - April 15th during the high season. No reservations needed during off-season months between April 16 - Nov.19. During the summer wet season, portions of the campgrounds are closed due to flooding.
The Marina Store is open! Food, drinks, gifts, ice, firewood & camping supplies, bait & tackle (frozen), and more are now for available for purchase! Restrooms are open in the marina store. Hours are currently 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily.
Whitewater Bay and Florida Bay Boat Tours Available Daily!
Everglades currently offers tours of Whitewater Bay Backountry Tour and Florida Bay at the Flamingo marina. The 90 minute Everglades Backcountry Tour departs daily at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 3:00 PM. This boat tour ventures up the Buttonwood Canal through Coot Bay and Tarpon Creek into the mouth of Whitewater Bay. The 90 minute Everglades Florida Bay Tour departs daily at 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (subject to change with changing sunset times.) Along the way, the naturalist will highlight the unique plant and animal life the Everglades has to offer while outlining the rich history of Flamingo and Everglades National Park. Tickets may be purchased in the Marina Store. Visit www.flamingoeverglades.com or call (352) 701-6581 for more information.
Current tour times:
Fuel is available for public use for boats and vehicles. Includes gas and diesel fuel.
A food truck, selling sandwiches, salads, and various other meals is open daily at the Flamingo marina from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (subject to change). Learn more.
Other than the campground, lodging is not available in Flamingo due to damage sustained by Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma in 2005.
Hours of Operation
Current Visitor Center Hours:8:00AM - 4:30PM Daily
8:00AM - 4:30PM (mid-November through mid-April).
No regular hours off season (mid-April through mid-November), as the visitor center is staffed intermittently.
Lobby can be accessed 24 hours for backcountry site for self registration during the summer season. Hours are subject to change.