Everglades National Park Journals

Flamingo - as far south as you can go

A February 2001 trip to Everglades National Park by Tideone

Munching on a snack Photo, Everglades National Park, Florida More Photos
Quote: Flamingo is as far south as one can go in the contigious 48 states. The road comes to an end at the Flamingo Lodge in the Everglades National Park.

Flamingo - as far south as you can go

Overview

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The highlight of our trip to the Flamingo Lodge was eating in the restaurant - every meal we had was absolutely delicious.

Quick Tips:

If you are planning a trip to Flamingo - it is best to come in the winter time when the mosquitoes are not out. Residents of Flamingo guage the seasons by the mosquitoes with the summer being the worse time for them.

Best Way To Get Around:

The best way to get around is by car.

Flamingo Lodge and Campground

Hotel | "Flamingo Lodge"

Flamingo Lodge and Campground Photo, Everglades National Park, Florida
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The Flamingo Lodge consists of 103 motel rooms with some having a fantastic view of Florida Bay. Our room consisted of two double beds, a table with two canvas captain chairs, a television, a window air-conditioning unit and a tile bathroom. The lodge is run by the Amfac Corporation for the national park service. While the accommodations are not luxurious by any stretch of the imagination, they are comfortable and suited us fine for the two nights we were there. The lodge also features a great swimming pool, which is inside a screened area to keep the mosquitoes away, and features a great view of Florida Bay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. While I wouldn''t want to spend every...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2001

Flamingo Lodge and Campground
Florida Bay
Everglades National Park, Florida

Flamingo Lodge and Campground

Hotel | "Flamingo Lodge Cabins"

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We did not stay in the cabins, opting for the Lodge instead, but we did go by and one of the staff gave us a tour.

The cabins are great if you want more room and you like to cook your own meals. However, be forewarned to bring all your food with you as there are no grocery stores in Flamingo and the marina carries a limited amount of things to cook. The biggest difference in the cabins versus the lodge is the fact the cabins offer a separate bedroom with a sofa bed in the living room. The cabins also offer cooking facilities. The cabins do not have televisions, while the lodge rooms do.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 22, 2001

Flamingo Lodge and Campground
Florida Bay
Everglades National Park, Florida

Raccoon comes for a visit

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A closer view Photo, Everglades National Park, Florida
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We were browsing in the gift shop after dinner when a woman came rushing into the gift shop and said to the woman behind the counter, "Did you know there is a raccoon on the porch outside?" The saleswoman looked at her and said, "I am sure there probably is. They live here, you are just a visitor." The saleswoman then proceeded to tell the woman to be very careful and not agitate the raccoon because there had been warnings of raccoons being rabid. When the woman left to go back outside to watch the raccoon, the saleswoman said to us, "You would be surprised how many people who come here want us to get rid of all the wild animals." That's half the fun of going to the Everglad...Read More

Sunset in the Everglades

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Sunset#3 Photo, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen took place in the Florida Keys and this time was no different. Having been held up by traffic on US 1, we found ourselves traveling the 50 some odd miles from Florida City to Flamingo as the sun was beginning to set. As the sun began to set over the river of grass I pulled the car over and took the following pictures.