National Parks / Natural World

Everglades National Park Homestead

Where is it at?

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Everglades National Park
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead
FL
33034
Tel: 305-242-7700

Directions

The park is 1.5 million acres, so there are a number of entrances. The main entrance is in Homestead. The others are in Miami and Everglades City.

Hours of operation for the main entrance is 8am - 5pm Mid Dec to Mid April, then 9am open the rest of the year.

Where are we going today?

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the entire country - that's pretty impressive!

It's also a World Heritage Site, which means it's a really important part of the country so it is protected - and all the plants and wildlife that live in the area will always have a happy home!

First of all, if you love wildlife then you are in for a treat! Alligators, panthers, manatees, and a huge variety of birds call the Everglades National Park home.

Kids will love checking out the mangrove forests, historic trails and even prehistoric sites!

The park have a series of trails and roads which are perfect for taking the bike out, or enjoying a long family hike. Breath in that fresh air! Much better than sitting in front of the television isn't it!

Love the water? Everglades National Park also have a ton of paddling and river activities for the family. Canoes and kayak trips can be enjoyed from a few hours to several days! For the multi-day trips there is backcountry camping which is always great fun. Fall asleep under the stars with your s'mores!

The park gives families a chance to boat and fish, as well as the always fascinating Ranger led programs. Each area of the park has a different program unique to that area, so there are plenty to choose from! 

So get out into the park, and have an amazing time getting back into nature. There are so many areas to explore and things to do, that you'll be planning your next visit before you even leave! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10 private vehicle. $5 pedestrian.
  • Free Under: 16
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

365 days a year, 24 hours a day

Some entrances are closed evenings or seasonally.

Teachers corner

The park have partnered with teachers since 1971, and is a great way for kids to learn about ecology and biology! They can help you plan a field trip, and lesson plans..

I'm Hungry!

Bring some lunch and enjoy some family time together!.

Any Top Tips?

Even though the entrances aren't manned 24 hours a day, you will never get locked in the park! Visitors can enter or exit at any time..

More information

Make sure you bring water and sunscreen! Also, don't bring pets on the trail as they could be in danger with the local wildlife..

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    Small park, as national parks go. But beautiful. And certainly an environment that needs to be protected. We had a wonderful boat ride with Captain Marty, who was quite knowledgeable. We saw a lot of beautiful birds and mangroves. Unfortunately no alligators or manatees came out for our view, but that's the chance you take. Didn't spoil our nice afternoon. Go if you have the chance.

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    fabulous. enjoyed every minute I spent there. stayed for 4 days and hated to leave. what a wonderful gift God has given us.

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    Great land. Terrible park management.

    The facilities are terrible. Park management doesn't care and doesn't care about the visitor experience. One star for NPS. The landscape is magnificent. Five stars for nature. The Flamingo campground looks like a facility that was abandoned 5 years ago, decrepit, unmown grass, broken fixtures. Rangers say, "it's the concession operator" as though NPS didn't hold the concession contract. The other campground has broken boarded up buildings. Ranger makes excuses for that also. One of the side roads was...Read More

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    This is a beautiful National Park Not very large and even though the dragon flies are all over they don't get on you. We drove into the park and when we came to the stop of the first trail No one wanted to get out including myself because of all the dragon flies they just freaked us out! but I decided to be tough and get out so the husband and kids followed.

    We are so glad we did we saw the most beautiful Crickets all over, Florida lizards, turtles, fish, birds, air plants, Oh and of course how could I forget Alligators!!

    The trail is beautiful...Read More

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by John Butler

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Great land. Terrible park management.

The facilities are terrible. Park management doesn't care and doesn't care about the visitor experience. One star for NPS. The landscape is magnificent. Five stars for nature. The Flamingo campground looks like a facility that was abandoned 5 years ago, decrepit, unmown grass, broken fixtures. Rangers say, "it's the concession operator" as though NPS didn't hold the concession contract. The other campground has broken boarded up buildings. Ranger makes excuses for that also. One of the side roads was closed with no notice about when it would reopen. Turns out they planned the closure for months, but couldn't bother to put up a sign to tell visitors when it would close or reopen. Park Ranger attitude is visitors are just a bother.

by Laila Romero

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This is a beautiful National Park Not very large and even though the dragon flies are all over they don't get on you. We drove into the park and when we came to the stop of the first trail No one wanted to get out including myself because of all the dragon flies they just freaked us out! but I decided to be tough and get out so the husband and kids followed.

We are so glad we did we saw the most beautiful Crickets all over, Florida lizards, turtles, fish, birds, air plants, Oh and of course how could I forget Alligators!!

The trail is beautiful and easy to walk. You'll need insect repellent. I went really covered up because I didn't want anything on me and I was hot but it helped, I left without bites.

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