Can I Camp At Everglades National Park?

Is camping allowed in the Everglades National Park?

There are two drive-in campgrounds accessible from the Homestead entrance of the park: Long Pine Key Campground and Flamingo Campground. Both accommodate tents and RV’s with a limited number of group sites. Reservations can be made with Everglades Guest Services by calling 1-855-708-2207.

Do you need a permit to camp in the Everglades National Park?

You must register and receive a backcountry camping permit at either the Gulf Coast or Flamingo area of the park no more than 24 hours in advance. Permits are issue between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. Staff at the Main Entrance Station issue permits for overnight hikes on the Old Ingraham Highway.

Can you sleep in Everglades National Park?

Lodging facilities are not available in Everglades National Park. However, the park has two campground facilities: the Long Pine Key campground located near the Homestead entrance of the park and the Flamingo campground located in Flamingo, 38 miles south of the Homestead entrance.

How much does it cost to camp at Everglades National Park?

The campgrounds at Flamingo offer an unforgettable year-round experience in Everglades National Park. Campgrounds include bathhouses, dump stations, picnic tables, grills and an amphitheater for winter programs. Non-electric campsite fees per night: $30 Mon-Thurs, $35 Fri-Sun, $55 for group sites.

Can you camp with a tent in Florida?

Florida’s state parks have plenty of options for camping throughout the state. Full-facility campsites for tent campers and RVers include water, electricity, a grill and picnic table, along with centralized showers, restrooms and dump station.

Are there bears in Everglades National Park?

Black bears are the kind people will spot in the Everglades and south Florida. While in the Everglades, there is a chance you will catch a site of a bear; they can be spotted in forested sloughs and oak scrub. Florida black bears have an average 300 pounds though they can get up to 500 pounds in weight.

Do you have to pay for Everglades National Park?

Yes. Park visitors are required to have a valid entrance pass when in the park, regardless of when or where they enter. See above for purchase options. Passes can be purchased 24/7 online at

Does anyone live in Everglades National Park?

There are 222,605 residents in Everglades National Park, with a median age of 41. Of this, 50.21% are males and 49.79% are females. US-born citizens make up 39.11% of the resident pool in Everglades National Park, while non-US-born citizens account for 38.76%.

How old do you have to be to go to Everglades?

There are no age requirements. People of all ages enjoy the airboat tour!

Can I wear shorts in the Everglades?

Generally in the summer, we recommend that you wear shorts, a t-shirt or blouse, and a pair of flip flops or sandals. It rains frequently in the summer so if you have a poncho, bring that with you just in case it starts raining while you’re out on the airboat.