Where is the Z tree in the Everglades National Park

This is the most asked question I get. Where is the Z tree in the Everglades National Park? I am going to tell you right now. This is one of my favorite stops and it’s a place we visit often. This tree is exactly 2 miles on the left-hand side of the road if you are headed South from the Pa-hay-okee entrance. Once you get to the Pa-hay-okee sign reset your odometer and go exactly 2 miles.

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Z tree in the everglades location

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The gear I used for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm and a Nikon 24-85mm.  A MeFOTO tripod and a wide-angle is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.

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Where is the Z tree in the Everglades National Park Located?

The tree is hard to see when you are driving but when you stop and look right at exactly 2 miles, it will be right in front of your face. The tree is next to the road and very easy to get to and photograph, the only thing is that the conditions have to be right. If you go during the winter it will be surrounded by water, however, if you go during the summer, you will have full access to it.

Where is the Z tree in the Everglades

When is the best time to shoot the Z tree?

The best time to photograph the Z tree is during sunrise or sunset. I prefer sunrise as the sun usually lines up with the tree if you face east. If you look at the last photograph in this post, it was shot in the middle of the day. It does not have the same look and feel as the other ones. Just with anything photography related, it is all about timing and good conditions. Lighting is everything.

The gear I used to shoot the Z tree was a Nikon D800 with my Nikon 14-24mm. All images except the last one were shot during sunrise.

So there you have it, that’s where the famous Z tree at the Everglades National Park is located. Go check it out and have fun out there. If this was helpful to you, please leave me a comment below. That’s the best compliment I can get.Z tree at the Everglades National Park

Where is the Z tree at the Everglades National pakr

Where is the Z tree in the Everglades

Drop me a comment below if you managed to find it. I’d love to see your photos.


  • Bob Phillips says:

    Thanks for the location of the “Z” Tree. Never heard of it, but if I get out there from the Fort Myers’ area, I’ll hope to photograph it myself. Nice photographs. This entry point, I am guessing at that time it is a pay fee area that is unmanned at that time of the morning and it’s the honor system, so we can insure to get to the Tree?

  • edin chavez says:

    Yes you will have access to it 24-7

  • Lorin says:

    Surrounded by water in the winter?

  • Carl says:

    Edin, Great guide for me as I’m here in Naples for next 6 months. I purchased your Guide, Excellent tool and well done!

  • Rickee Hanks Mahoney says:

    Do you go 2 miles past the entrance or turn as if going to the lookout tower? Also, I want to take your photo tour.