Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park: 1.5 million acres of camping, fishing, kayaking and more!
Everglades National Park, known as "River of Grass" is unique in that there is no other place in the world with the type of eco-system that the Everglades supports.
The National Park, visited and enjoyed by thousands yearly, is the third largest National Park in the lower United States. The two larger national parks are Death Valley and Yellowstone. Covering over 1.5 million acres, its western border is at Everglades City and the eastern borders are at Homestead and Key Largo. One-half million acres of the National Park are under water.
At Everglades City, you will find a visitor center along with boat tours and boat rentals. Further east is Shark Valley. Shark Valley has a visitors center, a two- and one-half hour tram tour. They also have bike tours or you may bike or hike on your own.
Homestead, on the eastern border is the Everglades main entrance. There are many options for hiking, biking, or canoeing along a 38-mile road which ends at Flamingo, Florida.
The National Park has four visitor centers which are staffed with park rangers who help to make your visit easy and pleasant. These centers, except Chekika, are open every day year round.
This National Park offers many educational programs for people of all ages, including camping, day programs, and teacher workshops. It offers wonderful opportunities for a great learning experience.
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