Everglades National Park Activities

Sloughing is one of the most enjoyable activities to participate in when visiting the park. (NPS photo) Everglades National Park is a large park. Plan on staying at least one day and perhaps several to get a good feel for what the park offers.

Walking and canoe trails, boat tours and tram tours are excellent for viewing wildlife, including alligators and a multitude of tropical and temperate birds. Boat tours are available year-round at Flamingo and Gulf Coast. For information, call Flamingo Lodge at 239-695-3101, or Everglades National Park Boat Tours at 239-695-2591. Tram tours are available at Shark Valley year round; call 305-221-8455 for information.

Ranger-led interpretive programs may help you enjoy your visit even more. Ranger-led walks and talks are offered year-round from the Royal Palm Visitor Center, and at Flamingo, Shark Valley, and Gulf Coast during the winter months.

Check schedules for the following areas:

Royal Palm Area Activities

Flamingo Area Activities

Shark Valley Area Activities

Gulf Coast Area Activities

Visitors are advised to bring drinks and snacks since these items are sparsely located. Sun screeen and insect repellent are advised. Insects can make a a visit unbearable during the summer months if you are not prepared.

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