National Park

Everglades Dog Policy

Everglades National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Not Allowed
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []

The Everglades are the largest tropical wilderness in the United States. This mangrove and tropical rainforest ecosystem and marine estuary is home to 36 protected species, including the Florida panther, American crocodile, and West Indian manatee. Some areas have been drained and developed; restoration projects aim to restore the ecology.[1]

Everglades National Park is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on paved roads, but not on any trails or unpaved roads. They are allowed on private boats, however. Please be aware that there are many alligators in Everglades National Park, and be careful with any dogs near water.

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Pet Policy Details
2358 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on trails at Everglades National Park.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in front-country campgrounds, but must be kept on a 6' leash.

Campground Dogs Allowed?
Flamingo Campground Yes Reservations/Info
Long Pine Key Campground Yes Reservations/Info
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Road Policy

Dogs are allowed on paved roads that are open to the public, while they're on a 6' leash. They are not allowed on unpaved roads or the Shark Valley Tram Trail/Road.

Location & Map

Miami, Naples, and Homestead

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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