Everglades National Park is the first National Park created to protect a fragile ecosystem. It protects 800 species of land and water vertebrates, including over 14 threatened species, and 25 mammals, over 400 bird species, 60 known species of reptile, amphibian and insect, including two threatened swallowtail butterfly species. It is the largest tropical wilderness, and the average of visitors by one million people every year.
Everglades is the only one has many adventures to offer. Take a short walk on the Anhinga Trail to spot abundant wildlife such as turtles, herons and alligators. Climb atop 65-toot observation tower of Shark Valley for a bird’s eye view of the glades. Glide over Florida Bay by tour boat or kayak for a chance to glimpse a crocodile, manatee, or dolphin. Watch as the sun sets over Flamingo, the southernmost point in mainland Florida. Explore the pinelands by bike, paddle amongst the mangroves on Nine-Mile Pond, or tour the historic Nike Hercules missile base. Join a ranger on a slough slog deep into the heart of a cypress dome. Find solitude on your own on a week-long canoe trip, camping along the 99-mile Wilderness Waterway. a safe and enjoyable visit to the Everglades. With countless opportunities for discovery the following quick links will help you plan an adventure that’s just right for you!