Fees

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass

$20.00–$35.00

All visitors to Everglades National Park are required to pay an entrance fee. Digital passes may be purchased online. Please be prepared to show your hard copy pass or digital pass on your mobile device. Passes are non-transferable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced. The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. However, visitor center hours vary. Separate fees apply for camping, concessioner-operated tours and rentals. Veterans, active military, and seniors, should ask about special passes.

Admits the passholder and passengers of a single vehicle or vessel. Good for 7 consecutive days at all park entrances.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Everglades Homestead Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Shark Valley Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Gulf Coast Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

Good for 7 consecutive days at all park entrances.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Gulf Coast Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Everglades Homestead Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Shark Valley Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

Good for 7 consecutive days at all park entrances. Admits one individual hiker, bicyclist, pedestrian, or human-powered paddlecraft, when not arriving in a vehicle or vessel. Individuals 15 years old and younger, are admitted free of charge.

For Organizations & Businesses

All accredited educational and scientific institutions are eligible to receive free entrance to the park. Bringing your classroom to the park can present many unique learning opportunities and novel ways for your students to advance their studies. The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), Public Law 108-447, provides the National Park Service statutory authority to allow “outings conducted for non-commercial educational purposes by schools or bona fide academic institutions.”
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A commercial tour is defined as persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced or sold for leisure recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provisions of the service. Entrance fees are charges based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. Commercial entry good for 7 days as long as its the same passenger group.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Everglades Homestead Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Shark Valley Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

A commercial tour is defined as persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced or sold for leisure recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provisions of the service. Entrance fees are charges based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. Commercial entry good for 7 days as long as its the same passenger group.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Everglades Homestead Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Shark Valley Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

A commercial tour is defined as persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced or sold for leisure recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provisions of the service. Entrance fees are charges based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. Commercial entry good for 7 days as long as its the same passenger group.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Everglades Homestead Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Shark Valley Entrance Station

    Credit/Debit Only

Annual Entrance - Park

$70.00
The Everglades Annual Pass admits the pass holder, passenger on one motorcycle, or passengers of a single vehicle or vessel to Everglades National Park.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

 
Fee Collection Ranger at Entrance Station
A Park Ranger serving a visitor at an entrance station

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Entrance Fees

All park visitors are required to pay an entrance fee. Money collected is used to directly improve visitor experiences and assist with the cost of providing safe, meaningful experiences to park visitors.

Pre-paid digital passes may be purchased online before entering the park and displayed on a mobile device or printed out for display at the fee station.

Entrance passes may also be purchased at the following park entrance stations:

  • Homestead
  • Shark Valley
  • Gulf Coast (System in transition. Passes cannot be purchased at this location at this time.)

Entrance passes are non-transferable.


Digital passes or credit/debit cards are the ONLY method of payment at all fee collection areas.

Park entrance fees have changed - learn about why and how fee dollars benefit the park.

Academic Fee Waivers

All accredited educational and scientific institutions are eligible to receive free entrance to the park. Bringing your classroom to the park can present many unique learning opportunities and novel ways for your students to advance their studies.

The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA), Public Law 108-447, provides the National Park Service statutory authority to allow “outings conducted for non-commercial educational purposes by schools or bona fide academic institutions” to obtain a waiver of park entrance fees. Commercial enterprises are not eligible for fee waivers, but school groups using a commercial vehicle for transportation only may apply for a fee waiver.

The entrance fee waiver does not entitle groups to any special ranger presentations. Organizations that are generally considered service, civic, or fraternal (e.g. Scouting, Rotary, faith-based organizations, clubs, etc.) do NOT qualify for the academic fee waiver unless they meet the requirements. Fee waivers do not apply to camping or permit fees. Groups that do not qualify for an educational fee waiver will be charged the appropriate entrance fee and may be considered as a non-commercial organized group.

Applications must be submitted to the Special Use Permit Office, two weeks prior to the anticipated date of visit.

Academic Fee Waiver Application

Last updated: January 4, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733

Phone:

305 242-7700

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