Best Time to Visit the Everglades National Park
Mangrove swamps in a flat land full of alligators, birds and a complex chain of water life. The legendary Everglades National Park stands just some miles outside Fort Myers or Miami.
Best time to visit the Everglades National Park
When not to go to the Everglades National Park
MAIN GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
WHAT TO VISIT IN THE EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK?
Fort Myers (in the North) and Miami (in the West) are the great gateways to the Everglades, just two hours drive or less from those cities.
Main entry in the Northwest corner of the Everglades, where you can arrange boat trips and other tours to the Park.
One of the three big entrances in Everglades, located at the northwest part of the park, very close to Miami. Offers local tours and trips and the possibility of visiting the Miccosukee Indians.
Pine Island and Flamingo
Main southern entry in the Everglades, ideal for those who are in Miami city or around. It comprises a sport-fishing center, the possibility of bird and alligator watching tours, along with a marina, accommodation, etc...
See Florida Travel Map for more information.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO THE EVERGLADES PARK
You can visit the Park at any time of the year, but the best time to visit the Everglades is undoubtedly winter, after summer floods in the prairies recede.
Summer is a bad season to visit the Everglades: mosquitoes, humidity and afternoon storms make visits uncomfortable and reduce most of the park activities.
As an alternative to winter months you may opt for transitional months such as March, September, October or November. During this period there is also the advantage of hotel rates being lower than in the popular season.
Some additional notes:
- June to October is the hurricane period, but US National Weather Service tracks these storms carefully and gives ample warning if there is any need to evacuate.
- Especially packed days, weeks and weekends: Presidents' Day weekend (February), Easter week, Memorial Day weekend (end of May), the Fourth of July, Labour Day weekend (September), Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO THE EVERGLADES
Avoid the summer season (June to October). The Everglades Park activity is low, and mosquitoes, humidity and afternoon storms make this period a very disadvantageous one.
Everglades Park Weather details
The climate of Everglades is very similar to Miami's, or to the Florida Keys' one. See, for details:
Miami Weather Map
The Florida Keys Weather Map