Gulf Coast Visitor Center

*Due to construction, entrance passes cannot be purchased at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center at this time. Passes can still be purchased from the Shark Valley and Homestead park entrances. For more information about park entrance fees, visit our fees page.
Temporary Gulf Coast Visitor Center
Temporary Visitor Contact Station at Gulf Coast

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The Gulf Coast Visitor Center and canoe/kayak launch are currently closed due to construction. For more information, call 239-232-0057.

For more information on the construction, please read "Everglades National Park closes Gulf Coast canoe/kayak launch and visitor contact station for construction."

Physical Address:

815 Oyster Bar Lane
Everglades City, Florida 34139
(239) 232-0057

Visitor Center Desk
Gulf Coast Visitor Center Desk

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Hours of Operation

As of April 1st, the Gulf Coast Visitor Center and canoe/kayak launch are closed for construction.



The Gulf Coast area serves as the gateway for exploring the Ten Thousand Islands, a maze of mangrove islands and waterways that extends to Flamingo and Florida Bay. This region of the park is only accessible by boat.
The original Gulf Coast Visitor Center was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in September of 2017. The temporary Visitor Contact Station was destroyed by Hurricane Ian in 2022. Visitor services are limited.

Contact by Phone

Last updated: April 25, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733


305 242-7700

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