Guy Bradley Visitor Center (Flamingo)

A two-story pink building with a breezeway connecting it to a gray building.
The Guy Bradley Visitor Center in Flamingo

NPS Photo/Kensie Stallings


Basic Information

The Guy Bradley Visitor Center can be reached at (239) 695-2945. This phone line is only monitored from 8 am to 5 pm. You can also call the main park information line at (305) 242-7700.

The Guy Bradley Visitor Center is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Everglades National Park, including the Flamingo area, is open 24/7.

Driving Directions

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. The Guy Bradley Visitor Center lies roughly 38 miles south of the park's main entrance. Visitors should expect to drive about one hour before arriving at Flamingo.

Turn left off of the Overseas Highway (U.S.1) on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park. The Guy Bradley Visitor Center lies roughly 38 miles south of the park main entrance. Visitors should expect to drive about one hour before arriving at Flamingo.

Searching for driving directions to Everglades National Park may not bring you to the Flamingo area. It's best to use our approximate GPS coordinates: 25°08'28.96" N 80°55'25.73" W as GPS systems do not always route to the Guy Bradley Visitor Center by searching the name.

There is no public transportation to the Flamingo area.

Access to the park by using ride share services, such as Uber and Lyft, will be extremely limited. Facilities along the main park road can be miles apart. Due to the remoteness of this area, visitors arriving via ride sharing apps are unable to acquire a return pickup. We suggest checking with your driver for return arrangements or have an alternative taxi option.
Inside a building with a window overlooking the ocean, we see several exhibits. These include exhibits with a life-size manatee and a life-size crocodile.
Exhibits inside the Guy Bradley Visitor Center

NPS Photo/Riley Hays



The Guy Bradley Visitor Center offers visitor information from park rangers, educational displays, informational brochures, a gift shop, and backcountry permits. Campground facilities, a public boat ramp, a marina store, and hiking and canoeing trails are located near the visitor center.

From the Activities Booth near the Marina fuel pumps, you can rent bicycles, canoes, kayaks, and motorboats. Houseboats are also available to reserve. The Activities Booth is open daily and allows rentals from 8 am to 3 pm. All rented equipment must be returned by 5 pm.

There are two boat tours offered in the Flamingo area; both depart from the Marina. All boat tours include a naturalist or park ranger to guide you through your 90-minute Everglades National Park journey.

Tickets can be purchased at the Activities Booth near the Marina fuel pumps. You can also reserve tickets online or via phone by calling (239) 695-1095.

Pets are not permitted on boat tours. Qualifying service animals, as defined by the ADA, will be permitted. Don’t forget your sun protection, rain protection, bug spray, and sunglasses.

Backcountry Tour to Whitewater Bay
Explore the magnificent Florida backcountry! Venture up the Buttonwood Canal through Coot Bay and Tarpon Creek into the Whitewater Bay as your naturalist highlights unique plant and animal life found here and outlines the rich history of Flamingo at Everglades National Park. This tour departs daily at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. It's available year-round.

Tour of Florida Bay
Encompassing about 1/3 of Everglades National Park is the stunning Florida Bay. This unique system of mangrove keys, seagrass, and more is best explored by boat. This tour is available from November 1 to April 30 and departs at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm.

All motorboat operators within Everglades National Park boundaries are required to take a free course on Boater Education. This is essential to protecting our delicate seagrass prairie, the largest in North America. You can take the course here. Bring your certificate with you in order to rent or operate boats in the park.

Reception and WiFi are unreliable in Flamingo. Generally, AT&T is the only cell service provider with signal anywhere west of Nine Mile Pond. 

Public WiFi is available inside the Guy Bradley Visitor Center. This signal does not stretch to the building exterior, so it is only available from 8 am to 5 pm when the facility is open.

Cell towers and satellites can be unresponsive at any time, sometimes for days. Visitors should prepare to have limited access to these modern amenities during their visit.

Planning a special event? The Guy Bradley Visitor Center is also an event space with several options for meetings, weddings, and more. Learn more

The large, seaside Flamingo Campground is one of the most unique camping experiences in the park. There are electric, non-electric, and trailer sites (some with electrical hook-ups) available. Walk-in sites are also available, weather dependent, and provide the best views of Florida Bay. 

Campground amenities include bathhouses, dump stations, picnic tables, grills, and an amphitheater that hosts nightly ranger programs.

While reservations are not required, they are strongly encouraged, especially during the winter season. Reservations are available online or over the phone at 855-708-2207.

For a less rustic camping experience, there are also Eco-Tents available in Flamingo. Learn more about winter tents (November 1 to April 30) and summer tents (May 1 to October 31).

The new Flamingo Lodge is now open! Book your stay at

The Flamingo Marina serves as a hub in the Flamingo area. During your visit, watch the waters from the dock to try and spot manatees, tarpon, and crocodiles.

The Marina Store sells snacks, drinks, gifts, ice, firewood, camping supplies, bait & tackle (frozen), and more. Restrooms are open in the marina store. Hours are 7 am to 7 pm daily from November 1 to April 30. From May 1 to October 31, hours are 8 am to 6 pm daily.

Fuel is also available near the Marina Store. Options include gasoline and diesel fuel for both vehicles and vessels.

Camping in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness requires advance reservations. Rangers are available to assist with wilderness permit reservations when the visitor center is open. Alternatively, reservations are accepted online or via phone at (877) 444-6777. Detailed maps, navigation tools, and information on current conditions is available at the visitor center.

Last updated: April 12, 2024

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40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733


305 242-7700

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