The Gulf Coast Visitor Center serves as the gateway for exploring the Ten Thousand Islands, a maze of mangrove islands and waterways that extends to Flamingo and Florida Bay accessible only by boat in this region. The original Gulf Coast Visitor Center was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in September of 2017. A temporary Visitor Contact Station is now open.
Hours of Operation
- 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Mid-April through Mid-November)
- 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mid-November through Mid-April)