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Miami Everglades National Park Tickets

With your Everglades National Park Tickets in Florida and visit America’s third-largest national park after Death Valley and Yellowstone, the World Heritage Site can be described as a massive slow-moving river that boasts 9 different, beautiful ecosystems. An International Biosphere Reserve, the famous wetland is home to manatees, crocodiles, a variety of birds, and even panthers. Spot alligators on the Anhinga trail, take in sweeping views of the park from the Pay-Hay-Okee Lookout Tower, enjoy lunch at the Gator Grill, spot indigenous wildlife from Shark Valley, and discover the wetlands on an airboat adventure, the highlight of your trip. Book your Everglades tour packages at the earliest to avoid disappointment and get discounts.
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Our tips for Everglades National Park

  • Pack your sunscreen. This is pretty much an outdoor adventure through and through, so make sure you use plenty of sunscreen. You would also be well-advised to carry a hat and stay dehydrated.
  • Insect repellent. Use insect repellent on your trip if you don’t want to be attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes or flies.
  • Gasoline. Make sure you have enough fuel in your car. The Flamingo visitor center had a gas station but it has been out of service since Hurricane Irma.
  • Bring your own snacks. There are limited food and dining options inside the Everglades National Park. It is recommended to bring your own snacks and beverages during your stay in the park.
  • Take your pets along. Yes, pets are allowed inside the Everglades National Park. However, be sure that they are leashed. Pets are also permitted on boats and in the picnic areas.

Good to know

This National Park is home to one of the largest wetlands in the world and boasts 9 different and beautiful ecosystems. The park is home to more than 400 species of birds in winter! There are animal and plant species here that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The Everglades National Park receives an impressive 60 inches (approx.) of rain a year.

The area has a rich history of human settlement dating back thousands of years. Settlers known as ‘Gladesmen’ relied on the landscape for its abundance of fish, plants, and game. Covering an area of whopping 1.5 million acres, Everglades National Park is home to diverse wildlife and some of the rare alligators as well as crocodiles in the world. It was established in 1947 and soon became the first national park for its proactive conservational efforts in safeguarding a subtropical ecosystem.

The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan was initiated in 2000 with the aim of preserving and restoring the delicate ecosystem of the Everglades. The park attracts over 1 million visitors every year from all over the world. Inside the park, visitors can also enjoy a variety of activities like bird watching, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Everglades National Park?

    The weather is quite warm and humid throughout the year. But the best time to visit the Everglades National Park is from December to April. The weather is dry, there are lesser insects and less rain. You can expect a hurricane if you visit between July and November.

  • Q: Where is Everglades National Park located?

    Everglades National Park is located in southern Florida, USA.

  • Q: How do I access the park?

    Everglades National Park can be accessed via three routes. The primary entrance is located on State Road 9336 in Homestead and leads to the Royal Palm and Flamingo areas. Another entrance, Shark Valley, can be found on U.S. 41 Tamiami Trail in Miami, while the third entrance, the Gulf Coast entrance, is situated on Oyster Bar Lane in Everglades City. It is important to note that these entrances do not connect within the park.

  • Q: What are the opening hours of Everglades National Park?

    Everglades National Park is open from 8:30 am to 6 pm all days a week.

  • Q: How do I get around?

    The area is massive, so you would need a car to get from one place to another. The best way to explore the wetlands is by boat. Kayaking, canoe trips, and airboat rides are hugely popular. Walking and biking are other options. From Miami, it takes a little less than an hour to reach the park by car.

  • Q: Any tips for saving money during my visit to the Everglades National Park?

    A visit to the Everglades National Park can be the perfect pocket-friendly vacation for the family. The airboat rides are affordable and so is the food. Entry is free on the Gulf Coast. You can also get some free vacation advice at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center. To save money, book months in advance and online to avail some great deals and discounts. You could also book packages that include transfers to avoid hassles and paying extra.

  • Q: Are there any lodging facilities in the park?

    There are no accommodations for lodging within Everglades National Park. However, camping is available at two campground facilities: Long Pine Key near the Homestead entrance, and Flamingo located 38 miles south of the Homestead entrance. In addition, there are various backcountry camping sites available for those who prefer a wilderness experience.

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