Permits & Reservations


Backcountry Camping

Special Use Permits

Filming Permits

Commercial Use Authorization



There are two drive-in campgrounds accessible from the Homestead entrance of the park: Long Pine Key Campground and Flamingo Campground. Both accommodate tents and RV's with a limited number of group sites. Reservations can be made with Everglades Guest Services here or by calling 1-855-708-2207.

There are no front country campsites anywhere else in Everglades National Park.

Everglades National Park Boat Tours - Gulf Coast

Boat tours of the Ten-Thousand Islands have resumed, departing from the Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City, FL. Tours operate every day, year-round. Boat tour tickets can be purchased in person at the temporary concessioner location at 905 S. Copeland Ave. Everglades City, FL 34139 or online through this link.

Everglades Guest Services - Flamingo Boat Tours

Boat tours of Whitewater Bay and Florida Bay depart from the Flamingo Marina located next to the Flamingo Visitor Center (38 miles into the park, 50 miles from Homestead, FL). Tours operate every day, year-round. For additional information, please visit Everglades Guest Services' website here.


There are three authorized airboat businesses that offer professional airboat tours inside Everglades National Park. All three (Coopertown, Everglades Safari Park, and Gator Park) are located along US Hwy 41/Tamiami Trail between Miami and Shark Valley. To make reservations online, please follow the following links:

Shark Valley Tram Tours

Guided two-hour narrated tram tours are offered along a fifteen-mile loop trail into the "River of Grass". For reservations, prices and hours, call 305-221-8455 or visit their website through this link.

Ranger-Led Programs

Most ranger-led programs do not require any reservations! Programs that require reservations will have "RESERVATIONS REQUIRED" in the title and/or program description. For additional information, follow this link to our ranger-led program calendar.

Last updated: March 28, 2019

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40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034


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