Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center
The Gulf Coast Visitor Center serves as the gateway for exploring the Ten Thousand Islands, a maze of mangrove islands and waterways that extends to Flamingo and Florida Bay. The visitor center offers educational displays, orientation films, informational brochures, and backcountry permits. Boat tours and canoe rentals are available. Restrooms are available. Restaurants, stores, lodging and campgrounds are located nearby.
The park is planning to initiate a park entrance fee at Gulf Coast in 2019. Previously there was no fee for entry from this location. Final details have not yet been announced.