Flamingo Visitor Center

Flamingo Visitor Center (Temporary)
Flamingo Visitor Center (Temporary)

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Physical Address:

1 Flamingo Lodge Hwy
Homestead, Florida 33034

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.

3 rangers staffing a visitor center desk
Flamingo Visitor Center rangers staffing the information desk

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Hours of Operation

  • 9:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday (May 1, 2023 – October 31, 2023)
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm Daily (November 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024)

During times of limited staffing, the visitor center may be closed for lunch.


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 Backcountry 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. This tour is offered year-round.

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. This tour is only available from November 1 to April 30.

Tickets and Contact Information
Tickets may be purchased near the Marina Store at the green Activities Booth or online. Visit
www.flamingoeverglades.com or call (239) 695-1095 for more information.

Canoe, kayak, and bicycle rentals are available through Everglades Guest Services. For additional information, call (239) 695-1095.

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.

A food truck, selling sandwiches, salads, and various other meals is located at the Flamingo marina. It's open daily from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm between November 1 and April 30. From May 1 to May 31, it's open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Learn more.

Fuel is available for public use for boats and vehicles. Includes gas and diesel fuel.

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 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM daily from November 1 to April 30. From May 1 to October 31, hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

Other than the campground, Flamingo currently offers Eco tents that can be reserved in advance.

Wilderness Camping Permit costs are $21 for the permit and $2 per person per night camping fee. The costs will apply for advanced reservations and walk-up permits year-round. A credit card is needed for both online and in-person permit reservations.

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Contact by Phone

(239) 695-2945


Last updated: April 26, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733


305 242-7700

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