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RVing to Everglades National Park is a unique experience that lets you explore all the popular sites at your own pace. You can park your rig at the Royal Palm Visitor Center, take a leisurely hike on the Anhinga Trail, and then head over to the HM69 Nike Missile Base for a ranger-guided tour. The best time of year to visit is during the dry season, between December and April. The temperature is mild during these months, and you’ll have a better chance of seeing wildlife than if you go during the wet season.

Everglades National Park is open 24/7, and park rangers are available at the visitor centers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To enter the park, you must purchase a pass in advance and present either the hard copy or a mobile copy at the entrance. A seven-day pass costs $35, but you might want to get a 12-month pass for $70 if you plan to visit frequently.

Three park entrances are available, but the best one to use is the Royal Palm entrance in Homestead since it’s set right in the heart of the Everglades. The largest RV you can take into the park is 45 feet long. Not every campsite can accommodate a rig of that size, though, so make sure you pay attention when booking your site. Before you set out on your Everglades adventure, check the National Park Service website for the latest information on road closures to help you get there safely.

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  • Everglades National Park Private Vehicle: $35
  • Everglades National Park Motorcycle: $30
  • Everglades National Park Per Person: $20
  • Everglades National Park Annual Pass: $70

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Everglades National Park Hiking Trails

Everglades National Park Hiking Trails

Everglades National Park offers various hiking trails, ranging from short, wheelchair-accessible paths to miles-long, unmaintained trails that preserve the park’s natural habitat. Near many of these paths, there’s plenty of room for RV parking in Everglades National Park so that you can get to them quickly and easily.

Everglades National Park Trails

Things to do Outside Everglades National Park

Things to do Outside Everglades National Park

If you need a change of pace from exploring Everglades National Park, you can hop in your RV and travel north on the Ronald Reagan Turnpike for 47 miles to visit Miami. Once in Miami, you can shop and dine to your heart’s content or spend a few hours relaxing on the beach. If you want to stay the night in Miami before heading back to the Everglades, the Encore Miami Everglades Campground offers campsites that accommodate RVs up to 40 feet long.




RV Resorts & Campsites near Everglades National Park

If you want to stay inside the park, you’re in luck! There are two campgrounds inside Everglades National Park, and both can accommodate RVs. The fees range from $33-$60 depending on what day you visit and the types of amenities you choose. These campgrounds are pretty popular during the dry season, so you’ll want to make reservations in advance. There are also plenty of opportunities for backcountry camping in the Everglades.

RV Resorts & Campsites near Everglades National Park

Campgrounds Near Everglades National Park

Find the Best Dumpstations Near Everglades National Park

Find the Best Dumpstations Near Everglades National Park

An unglamorous but necessary aspect of RVing? Dump stations. Knowing where the best dump stations are near you will allow for more ease and less stress in your travels. Dump stations are an easy and convenient way to clear waste from your RV. Use our guides to find dump stations on your route, so you can get back to the good stuff – exploring, relaxing, and making memories on the road.

Dumpstations Near Everglades National Park

How to get to Everglades National Park

How to get to Everglades National Park

Two of the closest airports to fly into when visiting Everglades National Park are Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The three park entrances are hours apart, so the best way to get into the park depends on which direction you’re coming from and what part of the park you want to see.

The Homestead Entrance is the main entrance to the Everglades, providing easy access to the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, along with the Royal Palm and Flamingo visitor centers. To access this entrance from Miami, take the Florida Turnpike south until it merges with U.S. 1 in Florida City. Turn right onto Palm Drive and follow signs for the Everglades.

If you’re driving to Everglades National Park from Miami, the closest entrance is the Shark Valley Visitor Center. To get there, just take the Florida Turnpike to exit 25A if you're coming from the north or exit 25 if you’re coming from the south, and then take U.S. 41 25 miles west. If you’re coming from Naples but would still like to visit the Shark Valley Visitor Center, you’ll want to take U.S. 41, about 70 miles east.

If you’re coming from Naples, the Everglades City entrance is closest. Just take U.S. 41 east for about 35 miles until you come to State Road 29. Turn right toward Everglades City, and then follow signs for the park.

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    Are pets allowed at Everglades National Park?

    Yes, pets are allowed at Everglades National Park. They may be on roadways open to public vehicles, in roadside campground and picnic areas, on maintained grounds at public facilities, and on private boats. Pets may not be on any trails, unpaved roads, or the Shark Valley Tram Trail or Road.

    What are the top things to do in Everglades National Park?

    Some of the top things to do in Everglades National Park include taking the Shark Valley Tram Ride, hiking the Anhinga Trail to look for alligators, taking an airboat ride, or going on a canoe tour.

    Are there designated camping spots in Everglades National Park?

    Everglades National Park has two campgrounds that are suitable for RV camping. The Flamingo campground has showers, dump stations, picnic tables and grills. The Long Pine Key campground is open from November to May and has RV and tent camping.

    How large is Everglades National Park?

    Everglades National Park is 2,357 square miles, or 1.5 million acres. It's the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

    Is Everglades National Park accessible for disabled visitors?

    Everglades National Park has accessible facilities that include front and backcountry camping, boat tours, and devices to help with hearing and sight accessibility. A variety of visitor centers and trails can be accessed by wheelchair, along with trams and boats.