May 31, 2021 - reviewed by Amos
The Everglades is worth the visit, but considers these factors:
Pros: Abundance of wildlife; you can rent a boat for the day or take a two hour guided tour on one ; you can overnight in a houseboat or rent a tent that overlooks the bay; bicycling and hiking throughout the park; outside amenities such as airboat rides, the alligator farm and “Robert is Here” fruit stand; RV sites are level and large and some have shade trees.
Cons: Despite what you might read, this park IS NOT pet friendly. You cannot take your pet on the trails, boats, or tram in Shark Valley. Once inside the park, it is a 45 minute drive to get to the closest attractions outside the park. Gas in the park is about $1.50 gallon more and the store isn’t well stocked. No hot water at the facilities in the T Lot. The water is turned off in the evening and doesn’t come back on until sometime in the morning.
Unless you are there to fish, a few days is plenty of time to see this section of the park.
March 18, 2019 - reviewed by M A k
Just a note. when we look Flamingo Campground up on our phone the location actually comes up as Lone Pine Key campground. the Flamingo Campground is actually at the very tip of the Everglades- so about another 40 miles beyond that point
April 5, 2017 - reviewed by Teri
In spite of the "hilarious" state of the mosquitoes, we loved this campground at the tip of the Everglades National Park. It was 38 miles southwest from the entrance. The visitors centers were very informative. From camp we road our Goldwing to Key Largo for kayaking in the mangroves and Byscane National Park to hike for 2 different day trips, and took a ranger guided canoe trip. Hiked the Anhinga Trail, saw a ton of wild life and ate a coconut right off the tree. Witnessed both Anhinga and Osprey mommas feed their babies. Saw a 13' crock and dozens of alligators. And how could we forget the mosquitoes?! What a hidden treasure.