Pets are allowed in limited areas throughout the Everglades National Park. Due to the concern for wildlife management issues, Everglades' regulation allows the closing of an area to the use of pets and service animals, if it is determined that these pose a direct threat to the health or safety of people or wildlife. Pets present in areas not permitted open themselves to predation by wildlife, as well as posing a significant danger to the handler and other visitors.
Pets are permitted in the following areas:
- Roadways open to public vehicular traffic
- Roadside campground and picnic areas
- Maintained grounds surrounding public facilities and residential areas
- Private boats
- Unpaved roads and unpaved trails
- Boardwalk trails
- Shark Valley Tram Trail
For additional information call the general park information phone 305-242-7700 or read the Everglades Compendium listing current park-wide laws and policies.