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
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.
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.
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.
Hours of Operation
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.
Backcountry permits are on a self-registration basis and available 24 hours a day during the summer season. Hours are subject to change.
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.
Everglades currently offers tours of Whitewater Bay Backountry Tour and Florida Bay at the Flamingo marina.
Backcountry Boat Tour
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.
Florida Bay Tour
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 and Contact Information
Tickets may be purchased in the Marina Store. Visit www.flamingoeverglades.com or call (239) 695-1095 for more information.
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 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM daily.