Flamingo Visitor Center Directions

Flamingo Visitor Center Directions

At the end of the Main Park Road
 

 

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Flamingo Visitor Center
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Even though the Flamingo Visitor Center is in one of the more out-of-the-way areas of Everglades National Park, it is easy to find. Flamingo is located 28 miles and about an hour south of the Homestead main park entrance and the Coe visitor Center.

The Flamingo Visitor Center is located on a second story landing that once connected to the Flamingo Lodge Restaurant. Both the restaurant and lodge were heavily damaged by 2005 hurricanes and replacements have yet to reopen.

The modest visitor center remains open most of the year but is staffed for only limited periods. Regular hours are held from mid-November through mid-April. No normal operating hours the rest of the year.

The lobby stays open 24 hours where you can see educational displays, find brochures and see the reading on the famed Mosquito Meter, which rates the current level of mosquito activity. 

Most importantly, a regularly updated posting highlights locations of recent animal sightings. This is where you will discover if flamingos are in the area, where crocodiles hand out and other tidbits.

Boat tours leave from the Flamingo Marina year-round. The only place to stay is the Flamingo Campground.

Flamingo Visitor Center, 40001 State Hwy 9336, Homestead, FL 33034; 239/695-2945

Directions: Coming from the north, should take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends at Florida City, merging with U.S. 1. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park.

Visitors driving from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.

GPS: 25°08'28.96" N -80°55'25.73" W

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