Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year! We are open, rain or shine, everyday including all holidays. Park visitor center hours vary depending on staff levels, locations and seasons.
We have three entrances to access Everglades National Park, but they do not interconnect within the park.
Homestead - Main Entrance: This entrance connects visitors to the Royal Palm and the Flamingo areas of the park. It is open 24 hours a day. There is an entrance fee collected. If you are interested in taking a boat tour or rent a canoe, kayak or other boats at Flamingo, a separate fee applies.
Miami - Shark Valley Area: Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is an entrance fee collected at the gate. Separate fees apply for tram tours and bike rentals. The park remains open 24 hours, but vehicles do not have access after 6:00 p.m.
Everglades City/Naples - Gulf Coast Area: Open 24 hours a day. There is no entrance fee collected at this entrance, however there are fees for boat tours and canoe rentals.
Homestead - Chekika Area:Chekika closed in April of 2013 and will remain closed until sufficient resources are available to professionally maintain operations in the areas. User groups can still access the area through the use of special permits, though facilities won't be maintained.
Everglades National Park has four visitor centers. Hours of operation vary. Click on the location below for more information.