815 Oyster Bar Ln.
Everglades City, FL 34139

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Canoes can be rented or bring your own to explore this area of the parkEverglades National Park Boat Tours offer a great way to see this area of the parkEverglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center is open Year Round

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. 

Details & Amenities

Activities

Backwater Fishing
Birding
Boating
Camping
Canoeing
Fishing
Kayaking
Natural Wildlife Viewing

Designations

Green Listing
Local Favorite

Facility Amenities

Bus Parking
Covered Pavilion
Parking

General Information

Hours: Summer 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Winter 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open Year-Round

Guest Information

Family Friendly
Meeting/Tour Groups Welcome

Information/Services Provided

Brochures
National Parks & Preserves
Planning Services

Pet Information

Pets on Leash Allowed

Rentals

Canoe Rental

Tour Information

Guided Tours
Self-Guided tours

Type

Boat Tours
Learning & Experiential
National Park
Nature-Based Attraction
Protected Species Habitat
Sightseeing Tours