815 Oyster Bar Ln.
Everglades City, FL 34139

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Gulf Coast entrance to Everglades National Park in Everglades City, FloridaGulf Coast Visitor CenterEverglades National Park Boat Tours from Gulf Coast Visitor CenterCanoes can be rented or bring your own to explore 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.

 Everglades National Park entrance fees now apply for on-the-water activities from the Gulf Coast entrance. Previously there was no fee for entry from this location. Call the visitor center at 239-695-3311 for information. 

Details & Amenities


Backwater Fishing
Natural Wildlife Viewing

Facility Amenities

Bus Parking

General Information

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

Guest Information

Family Friendly
Meeting/Tour Groups Welcome
Pets on Leash Allowed


Canoe Rental
Kayak Rental

Tour Information

Guided Tours
Self-Guided tours