Everglades National Park was established on May 30, 1934, and has a total area of 1,508,968 acres (2,358 square miles, or 6,109 square kilometers).
|Address||40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL, 33034|
|Hours||365 days a year, 24 hours a day|
|Entrance Fee||$30 per vehicle, valid for 7 days|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
Everglades National Park is the 77th most visited park in the country.
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Everglades National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Everglades National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Everglades National Park are January, December, February & November.
Everglades National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Everglades National Park is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
|Biscayne, Everglades & Big Cypress via Miami||74||7|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Everglades National Park.
|Big Cypress National Preserve||38 mi|
|Biscayne National Park||58 mi|
|Dry Tortugas National Park||130 mi|
|De Soto National Memorial||186 mi|
|Canaveral National Seashore||238 mi|
Nearby Campsites & RV Parks
If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Everglades National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.
|Flamingo - Everglades National Park||FL more||12 miles|
|Long Pine Key - Everglades National Park||FL more||19 miles|
|Long Key State Park||Layton, FL more||35 miles|
|John Pennekamp - Coral Reef State Park||Key Largo, FL more||35 miles|
|Larry and Penny Thompson Park||Miami, FL more||38 miles|
|Curry Hammock State Park||Marathon, FL more||40 miles|
|Monument Lake - Big Cypress National Preserve||Ochopee, FL more||40 miles|
|Marathon Military||Marathon, FL more||43 miles|
|Burns Lake - Big Cypress National Preserve||Ochopee, FL more||44 miles|
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Everglades National Park:
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Everglades National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Everglades National Park.
|Miami International Airport||MIA||Miami, FL||52 mi|
|Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport||FLL||Fort Lauderdale, FL||71 mi|
|Southwest Florida International Airport||RSW||Fort Myers, FL||98 mi|
|Palm Beach International Airport||PBI||West Palm Beach, FL||108 mi|
|Tampa International Airport||TPA||Tampa, FL||208 mi|
|Orlando International Airport||MCO||Orlando, FL||216 mi|
|Orlando Sanford International Airport||SFB||Orlando, FL||240 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Everglades National Park.
|Key West International Airport||EYW||Key West, FL||74 mi|
|Charlotte County Airport||PGD||Punta Gorda, FL||129 mi|
|Sarasota Bradenton International Airport||SRQ||Sarasota/Bradenton, FL||175 mi|
|Melbourne Orlando International Airport||MLB||Melbourne, FL||193 mi|
|St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport||PIE||St Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||209 mi|
|Daytona Beach International Airport||DAB||Daytona Beach, FL||267 mi|
|Gainesville Regional Airport||GNV||Gainesville, FL||313 mi|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from MeteoBlue. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.