Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

Shark Valley Visitor Center

Latitude, Longitude: 25.761400, -80.766330

Shark Valley Visitor Center is located on Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail / SW 8th St.) 25 miles west of the Florida Turnpike, exit 25A (from the north) and exit 25 (from the south). From the Naples area, take U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) approximately 70 miles east to Shark Valley.

The visitor center offers educational displays, a park video, an underwater camera and informational brochures. Books, postcards and other items are available for purchase. Restrooms are also available.

Shark Valley lies in the heart of the "True Everglades," or river of grass, that stretches 100 miles from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. Wildlife abounds here where animals share a freshwater ecosystem of sawgrass marsh and tree islands.

Those wishing to explore alone can walk the short trails and portions of the tram road. An observation tower located halfway around the tram road provides a spectacular view into the sawgrass marsh.

Guided tram tours, bicycle rentals, snacks and soft drinks are also available.

Operating Hours: 9:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Hours are subject to change.

Contact: (305) 221-8776