Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park Information

Location Miami-Dade, Monroe, & Collier counties, Florida, USA
Nearest City Florida City
Everglades City
Coordinates 25°19′0″N 80°56′0″W
Area 1,508,571 acres (6,104.97 km2)
1,494,970 acres (6,049.9 km2) federal
Established December 6, 1947 Established: December 6, 1947
Visitors 1,074,764 (in 2007)
Governing Body National Park Service
World Heritage Site 1979

Everglades National Park Operating Hours & Seasons

Area Name Timing
Ernest Coe Visitor Center 9 a.m. to 5 p.m (April - December)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m (December - April)
Chekika Entrance is closed May 1 - November 30
Open  December 1 - April 30 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m)
Shark Valley 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gulf Coast open 24 hours.

Flamingo Visitor Center Activity Information

Activity Time Days
Early Bird Walk 7:30 am Sunday
Canoe Trip 8:30 am
2:00 pm
Sunday / Monday / Saturday
Shoreline Stroll 10:00 am Saturday
West Lake Walk 10:00 am Sunday
Bayside Talk 10:30 am Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday
Mahogany Hammock Walk 2:00 pm Sunday
Naturalist Knapsack 4:00 pm Sunday / Monday / Friday / Saturday
Evening Program 7:30 pm Sunday / Friday / Saturday

Gulf Coast Visitor Center Activity Information

Activity Time Days
Boat Tours Various times Every half hour daily
Eye on the Everglades 11:00 am Daily

Royal Palm Visitor Center Activity Information

Activity Time Days
Anhinga Amble 10:30 am Daily
'Glades Glimpses' 1:30 pm Daily

Shark Valley Visitor Center Activity Information

Activity Time Days
Tram Tours Various times Daily - on the hour
Shark Bites 1:15 pm Daily

Everglades National Park Fees & Reservations

Type Ticket Price
Private vehicle $10.00
Pedestrian / Cyclist $5.00
Everglades National Park Annual Pass $25.00
Commercial Tour
Motorcoach (26 or more passengers) $200
Minibus (16-25 passengers) $100
Van (7-15 passengers) $75
Sedan (1-6 passengers) $25
Launch Fees
7 day boat launch fee $5.00
Annual boat launch pass $60.00
7 day non-motorized boat fee $3.00

Everglades National Park Entrance Fees

Private Non-commercial Vehicle $ 10.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Individual Entry (Bike, Foot) $ 5.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Annual Everglades Pass $ 25.00 (Season)
Gold Access Pass (Blind or permanently disabled individuals) Free (Lifetime - good in all natl parks)
Golden Age Pass (1 time fee - for those 62+ years young) $ 10.00 (Lifetime - good in all natl parks)
National Park Pass (good 1 year from date of purchase) $ 50.00 (good in all natl parks)

Everglades National Park Backcountry Campsites

Campsite Name Type of Site No. of People No. of Parties No. of Nights Toilet Tables Dock
Alligator Creek Ground 8 3 2 No* No No
Broad River Ground 10 3 2 Yes Yes Yes
Camp Lonesome Ground 10 3 3 Yes Yes Yes
Canepatch Ground 12 4 3 Yes Yes Yes
Cape Sable, East Beach 60 15 7 No No No
Cape Sable, Middle Beach 60 15 7 No No No
Cape Sable, Northwest Beach 36 9 7 No No No
Carl Ross Key Beach 12 4 2 No No No
Clubhouse Beach Beach 24 4 3 No No No
Darwin's Place Ground 8 2 3 Yes Yes No
East Clubhouse Beach Beach 24 4 3 No No No
Ernest Coe*** Ground 8 1 3 No No No
Graveyard Creek Ground 12 4 3 Yes Yes Yes
Harney River Chickee 6 1 1 Yes No Yes
Hell's Bay Chickee 6 / 6 1 / 1 1 Yes No Yes
Highland Beach Beach 24 4 3 No No No
Hog Key** Beach 8 2 2 No No No
Ingraham*** Ground 8 1 3 No No No
Joe River Chickee 6 / 6 1 / 1 1 Yes No Yes
Lane Bay Chickee 6 1 1 Yes No Yes
Lard Can Ground 10 4 2 Yes No No
Little Rabbit Key Ground 12 4 2 Yes Yes Yes
Lopez River Ground 12 3 2 Yes Yes No
Lostman's Five Ground 15 3 3 Yes Yes Yes
Mormon Key Beach 12 2 3 No No No
New Turkey Key Beach 10 2 2 Yes No No
North Nest Key Beach 25 7 7 Yes No Yes
North River Chickee 6 1 1 Yes No Yes
Oyster Bay Chickee 6 / 6 1 / 1 1 Yes No Yes
Pavillion Key Beach 20 4 3 Yes No No
Pearl Bay**** Chickee 6 / 6 1 / 1 1 Yes No Yes
Picnic Key Beach 16 3 3 Yes No No
Plate Creek Chickee 6 1 1 Yes No Yes
Rabbit Key Beach 8 2 2 Yes No No
Roberts River Chickee 6 / 6 1 / 1 2 Yes No Yes
Rodgers River Chickee 6 / 6 1 / 1 1 Yes No Yes
Shark Point** Ground 8 1 3 No* No No
Shark River Chickee 6 1 1 Yes No Yes
South Joe River Chickee 6 / 6 1 / 1 1 Yes No Yes
Sunday Bay Chickee 6 / 6 1 / 1 1 Yes No Yes
Sweetwater Chickee 6 / 6 1 / 1 1 Yes No Yes
Tiger Key Beach 12 3 3 No No No
Turkey Key Beach 12 3 3 No No No
Watson's Place Ground 20 5 2 Yes Yes Yes
Watson River Chickee 6 1 1 Yes No Yes
Willy Willy Ground 10 3 3 Yes Yes Yes

Everglades National Park Hiking Trails

Flamingo Area Trails

Trail Length Trailhead
West Lake 0.5 mi / 400 m round trip 7 mi / 11 km north of Flamingo
Snake Bight 1.6 mi / 2.6 km one way 4 mi / 6 km north of Flamingo
Rowdy Bend 2.6 mi / 4.2 km one way 3 mi / 5 km north of Flamingo
Christian Point 1.8 mi / 2.9 km one way 1 mi / 2 km north of Flamingo
Bear Lake 1.6 mi / 2.6 km one way 2 mi / 3 km north of Flamingo on the Bear Lake Road
Eco Pond 0.5 mi / 800 m round trip At Flamingo
Guy Bradley 1 mi / 1.6 km one way At Flamingo
Bayshore Loop 2 mi / 3.2 km round trip At Flamingo
Coastal Prairie 7.5 mi / 12 km one way Rear of loop "C" in the campground

Long Pine Key Area

Trail Length Trailhead
Anhinga 0.5 mi / 800 m round trip Royal Palm Visitor Center
Gumbo-Limbo 0.5 mi / 800 meters round trip Royal Palm Visitor Center
Long Pine Key 7 mi / 11 km West from the campground to Pine Glades Lake along the main park road
Old Ingraham Highway 11 mi / 18 km Royal Palm Visitor Center
Pineland 7 mi / 11 km from the park entrance  
Pahayokee Overlook 0.25 mi / 400 m round trip 13 mi / 21 km from the park entrance
Mahogany Hammock 0.5 mi / 800 m round trip 20 mi / 32 km from the park entrance

Shark Valley Area Trails

Trail Length Trailhead
Bobcat Boardwalk 0.5 mi / 800 m Behind the Shark Valley Visitor Center
Otter Cave Hammock 0.25 mi / 400 m Shark Valley Visitor Center
Tram Road 15 mi / 24 km round trip  

Everglades National Park Weather Stats

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
High - °F 74.0 75.0 78.0 81.0 84.0 86.0 88.0 88.0 87.0 84.0 79.0 76.0 82.0
Low - °F 59.0 60.0 64.0 68.0 72.0 75.0 76.0 77.0 76.0 72.0 67.0 62.0 69.0
Precip (in) 1.90 1.99 2.35 2.29 6.83 9.69 6.83 7.13 8.56 6.39 2.75 1.63 59.10