Visit Everglades City and the Ten Thousand Islands of Southwest Florida, the Everglades

Frequently Asked Questions

POI: Where can I park?2023-12-09T09:52:59-05:00

In Port of the Islands, where can I park if I’m going out on the water?

You can park in the parking lot by Port of the Islands Marina. Check with The Ship Store at (239) 642-3133 or Port of the Islands Marina at (239) 389-0367.

POI: Trip Time to the Ocean2023-12-09T10:07:22-05:00

How long does it take to get out to the ocean from Port of the Islands

It usually takes around 45 minutes to cruise from the Port of the Islands to the ocean. The journey includes navigating through a long, no-wake zone canal, providing a delightful and unhurried ride. Bring a cover for sun protection during this slow and scenic route. About half an hour in, you’ll arrive at the expansive and naturally beautiful mangroves before reaching the open waters of the ocean.

POI: Long Term Parking2023-12-09T10:07:15-05:00

Where can I park my car if I’m leaving in a boat for an extended trip?

Check with The Ship Store at (239) 642-3133 or Port of the Islands Marina at (239) 389-0367.



Park: Which Park to Hunt2023-12-09T10:13:13-05:00

Where can I hunt in Everglades National Forrest?

Hunting is permitted exclusively in Big Cypress Preserve. Visit our hunting page for more details.

Park: Drones in the Park?2023-12-09T10:15:54-05:00

Can I fly my drone in Everglades National Park?

No, drones and other unmanned aircraft are not allowed in the park, or any other National Park Service site. This includes model airplanes, quadcopters, etc. (

EC: Reserve Mcloed Park?2023-12-09T10:20:04-05:00

Can I reserve the Mcloed Park for an event?

To Reserve the City Park for an Event contact the City Clerk at (239) 695-4558 or email: (

EC: Mullet Rapper Newsstands2023-12-09T10:06:46-05:00

Where do I pick up a copy of the Mullet Rapper?

Visit our Newsstand page to see all the locations that host the Mullet Rapper.

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