Flamingo Visitor Center

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Directions

Physical Address:
1 Flamingo Lodge Hwy
Homestead, Florida 33034

Driving from Miami or North of Homestead:

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?

Search for Everglades National Park via Google or MapQuest 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.

 
Flamingo Campground

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Amenities

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.

Campground

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.

Marina Store

The Marina Store has reopened! Non-perishable food, drinks, gifts, ice, camping supplies, and other supplies are now for available for purchase! Restrooms are open in the marina store. Hours are currently 8:00am - 5:00pm daily.

Whitewater Bay Boat Tours Available Daily!

The 90 minute Everglades Backcountry Tour departs daily at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. It ventures up the Buttonwood Canal through Coot Bay and Tarpon Creek into the mouth of Whitewater Bay. 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. Due to damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the Florida Bay boat tours will be suspended until further notice.

Lodging (Unavailable)

Other than the campground, lodging is not available in Flamingo due to damage sustained by Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma in 2005.

Buttonwood Cafe (Unavailable)

The Buttonwood Cafe is temporarily closed, as a result of the impact of Hurricane Irma.

Fuel Sales (Unavailable)

Fuel is temporarily unavailable, as a result of the impact of Hurricane Irma.

Hours of Operation

Current Visitor Center Hours: Staffed Intermittenly (No regular hours)

  • 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.

Contact by Phone

(239) 695-2945

 

Last updated: October 18, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034

Phone:

(305) 242-7700

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