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Flamingo campground reservations can be made online through or for dates after November 20th to April 15th. Reservations can also be made by calling Reserve America at 877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639).

From April 16th to November 19th, the Flamingo campground will work on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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
Due to damage from Hurricane Irma, boat tours at Flamingo are suspended until further notice.

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, which you can find here. For additional information, follow this link to our ranger-led program calendar.

Last updated: June 1, 2018

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40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034


(305) 242-7700

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