Visiting Everglades National Park

Planning a trip to Everglades National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Everglades National Park, Florida.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park Basics

Region: Southeast

Park Size: 1,508,976 acres (2,357.78 sq miles) (6,106.61 sq km)

Location: Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Collier counties

Closest Cities: Florida City and Everglades City, Florida

Busy Season: November to April

Visitation: 1,118,300 (in 2019)

How much does Everglades National Park Cost?

Everglades National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $30
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $25
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $15

An annual Everglades National Park Pass costs $55 but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $25 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Everglades National Park Open?

Everglades National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Everglades National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Everglades National Park but are limited to developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, and campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on the trails or boardwalks in the park. Please review the Everglades Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Everglades.

Where are Everglades National Park’s visitor centers?

Gulf Coast Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Shark Valley Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Flamingo Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgments for Everglades National Park

The National Park known as Everglades National Park sits on Seminole, Calusa, Miccosukee, Taino, and Tequesta land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 63 US National Parks. She has currently been to 58 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.