Everglades National Park will get new eco-tents and cabins at the Flamingo district by the 2019 winter season.
The National Park Service signed a contract with Guest Services to construct 24 cottages and 20 eco-tents by December 2019, and authorized a total of 40 cottages and 40 eco-tents.
Everglades National Park offered motel rooms and cabins at Flamingo until the two hurricanes of 2005, Katrina and Wilma, damaged them beyond repair.
Flamingo needs lodging options for guests because it’s 40 miles into the park and visitors on a day trip barely have time to explore this remote location if they make other stops first.
A long-term plan for Flamingo has been under development for several years.
More about Everglades National Park
- Everglades National Park tips for visitors
- The Everglades National Park website
- Everglades National Park map
- The Anhinga Trail
- Shark Valley entrance, with its 15 mile trail and trams ride
- Robert is Here, the funky fruit stand near the Homestead entrance.
- Knauss Berry Farm, for strawberry milks shakes and Florida’s best cinnamon rolls, in Homestead.
[Updated August 2018]