Flamingo

Flamingo, Everglades National Park: Hours, Address, Flamingo Reviews: 3.5/5

6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Small village that is the tourist area, and offers lodging, tours, dining and shopping.
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WendyWoman
New Jersey79 contributions
Mar 2022
Our first stop in Everglades National Park was Flamingo. We had a great day riding bikes, taking a boat tour of Florida Bay and spotting many birds, manatees and a crocodile! It was so worth the extra drive south. Towards the end of the day, we set up chairs under a shady tree and just enjoyed being in the park. On the drive out we spotted a very large alligator on the side of the park road.
Written 25 March 2022
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photoguywisconsin
Oshkosh, WI996 contributions
Feb 2022
During our February visit we saw relatively little wildlife in this area, especially compared to previous years. It takes almost an hour one way from the park entrance to reach Flamingo. During our recent visits we saw nothing that would justify a two hour drive to see. Near the marina we saw a osprey nest and some manatees in the harbor but little else. In years past, there were large numbers of nesting osprey and other birds. There was usually a few crocodiles around. Again, during recent visit we saw very little. I do applaud the efforts of the folks at the food truck in Flamingo. Their food was quite good.
Written 22 February 2022
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JoDoShep
Naples, FL191 contributions
Dec 2021
We visited a few years ago after Hurricane Irma and found much damage along the road. Now there are many standing dead trees. We read that 65% of the mangroves were severely damaged so recovery will be slow. Many of the birds we used to see here have apparently moved farther north in the Everglades away from the damage. The Marina is still a place you might see manatees close-up, as well as both alligators and crocodiles. In warm moist weather, bring long sleeves and long pants as the mosquitos can be a challenge especially at dawn and dusk.
Written 12 December 2021
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Melitta B
Tuscaloosa, AL139 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Visited the park for 4 days. Stayed at the Flamingo campground. Peter, the host, was outstanding. The campground is clean. The spaces were large each had fire pit and electric hookup. The mosquitoes were numerous and even 40% deet did not keep them away. There was only cold water at the bathhouse. The campsites do not have water hookups. There is one central dump station.
Written 10 November 2021
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Bob Dalton
97 contributions
Sep 2021
We were in Key Largo, and wanted to do something other than snorkeling. We drove up to the Everglades and it was a splendid surprise, well worth the National Park admission fee.

We walked many of the hiking trails along the road from the Ernest Coe Visitor Center to the Flamingo Bay Visitor Center (a 38 mile drive). We were able to see many of the different habitats, from the River of Grass, to the the Pinewoods, and the Mahogany Hammocks, as well as the bay shore.

One thing though bring and wear bug spray, especially when enter the more shaded areas as the mosquitos can be quite numerous.
Written 12 September 2021
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Melissa E
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
DO NOT GO!!! They will only tell you it's off season and not tell you it's unbearable! You can not get away from the mosquitoes nor does bug repellent work. Even 100% Deet doesn't work. The worst freaky experience I ever had. I'm more pissed that they weren't more direct with us when we called multiple times to ask them questions before booking. SERIOUSLY DO NOT GO!
Written 26 August 2021
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Eduardo A
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Went camping here. Barely made it over night. The mosquitos are simply unbearable. No amount of repellent will save you from a trillion aggressive mosquitos. You’ll have to hide in your tent and that’s not fun. Do not go here.
Written 22 August 2021
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL3 792 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
I drove down to Flamingo and got a pleasant surprise. Hanging around the marina were manatees and American crocodiles! There were many manatees chilling in the marina surfacing only a few feet away from where I was standing! It was so awesome! I walked over to the other side of the marina and there found a crocodile about 5 feet long floating around. They are extremely endangered and only live in the Everglades thus I had never seen a wild one before. It was exciting! The Flamingo area was gorgeous with the green islands dotting the horizon. One warning though, bring DEET. The mosquitoes here don’t respect anything else. They were biting through my clothes and were huge! It is definitely worth the journey and I highly recommend visiting Flamingo!
Written 1 August 2021
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runner24
Orlando, FL1 120 contributions
Jul 2021
We are landscape and wildlife photographers and always find a way to visit the glades at least once a year, if not more. This time we were looking for an American Crocodile, which we managed to find in the Buttonwood Canal, just outside Flamingo. We always enjoy the road down to Flamingo as you never know what you may see plus there are many areas, along the way, you can pull off and explore. It's a nice easy ride.
Enjoy!
Written 13 July 2021
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IlluminataPhoto
Fitchburg, WI214 contributions
Mar 2021
While we planned to visit the Everglades, we hadn't planned on camping here - it was a last-minute decision. But, there was space at the Flamingo Campground and we made it happen.

The last time that I camped at Flamingo was at the end of the summer - very hot, sticky and LOTS of mosquitoes. This was a spring break trip and we had none of those issues. Lots of space for our small camping trailer. The restrooms were decent.

We also rented kayaks for a couple of hours for a canal tour. We saw alligators, manatees and a crocodile. We all had a great time and enjoyed the wildlife!!
Written 30 April 2021
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  • Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:30
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