LodgingThere is no overnight accommodations available in Everglades National Park other than camping facilities. Lodging is available in communities that border the park, including Homestead, Florida City, Miami, Everglades City, and Chokoloskee. Contact the local chamber of commerce or visitor information bureau for a listing of local accommodations.
CampingEverglades National Park offers wonderful camping opportunities in both the frontcountry and backcountry. While camping is available year-round, persons visiting during the wet season should be aware of potentially difficult and uncomfortable conditions. Visitors should also be well-prepared as camping equipment is not available for rent or purchase in the park. Two drive-in campgrounds are located within the park. The Long Pine Key Campground is located six miles from the Ernest Coe Visitor Center. The Flamingo Campground is located near the Flamingo Visitor Center on the shores of Florida Bay.
Backcountry camp sites provide the perfect opportunity to experience the vast wilderness of the Everglades. Visitors can select between a variety of ground sites, beach sites and elevated camping platforms (sometimes called chickees). Most sites are accessible by canoe, kayak or motorboat, though a few may be reached by hikers. Visitors should be aware that none of the park's backcountry sites are available by car. A backcountry permit is required for all wilderness campsites. Trips into the backcountry require more preparation than most. Visitors should be careful about the season in which they choose to visit. Campers should be able to navigate properly and should be prepared for inclement weater and biting insects.