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General Information

Pelicans, sea turtles, manatees, and bald eagles, Everglades National Park is home to pristine salt marshes and myriad species of wildlife.

Official Everglades National Park Service website:
Must See. The most in-depth information about Everglades national park, trip planning.

"Unofficial" Everglades National Park website:
Hosted by John William Uhler. Very detail information.

Mini Guide of Everglades National Park:
Fodors' concise park information.

When to Go

Best visit time -- Dry season from mid-December to mid April. The rest of year are wet season, hot, humid and clouds of mosquitoes.

General weather information,
Ten day forecast and sunset/sunrise time.
Five days weather forest with local radar.


At least two day:
Royal Palm to Flamingo -- a full day,
Shark Valley to Everglades city -- a full day.

Best of the Everglades in 3 Days Itinerary.



Currently 2 campgrounds are operated by National Park Service. Long Pine Key and Flamingo Campground are open year-round. Campgrounds can be reserved for the period mid-November through mid-April at the National Park service reservation center, rest of year first-come first-serve.

Chekika Campground is closed due to the damage from Hurricane Irene in October 1999.

Wilderness permits are required for all overnight camping, except in auto campgrounds or when sleeping aboard boats. They may be obtained in person up to 24 hours before the day your trip begins.
Everglades backcountry campsites list.

More information about Everglades backcountry camping.

Lodges and Hotels:

Inside the park:

The Flamingo Lodge (1-800-600-3813) is the only lodging available in the park. Open year-round. You can make an on-line reservation request through Xanterra Parks and Resorts.

Gateway outside the park:

Homestead and Florida City Area

Homestead & Florida City Chamber of Commerce.

Miami Area

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau.

Gulf Coast Area

Everglades Area Chamber of Commerce.

Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Official Visitor Information.

Florida Keys Area

Key Largo Chamber of Commerce.

Florida Keys official Tourism Website:
Including Islamorada, Key Largo, Marathon, Lower Keys, Key West.

This Everglades National Park Travel Vacation Guide site was most recently updated on 02/04/05. Keywords: Everglades National Park.