The Florida Everglades in the United States is one of the best kept wilderness secrets. It is home to several endangered species and other wildlife in the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States
Everglades National Park is located at the southern end of the Florida peninsula.
The best ways to experience the Everglades is by canoeing, kayaking, hiking over walking trails and by camping one one of the many designated wilderness campsites
The Everglades is the habitat of the endangered Florida Panther, the American Crocodile, and the West Indian manatee, and has numerous birds that occupy the wide expanse of prairies, mangrove forests, and fresh and saltwater marshes, rivers, and lakes.
The Everglades consists very wide, slow-moving layers of water flowing southwest over shallow areas from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. As water flows, the abundant blades of the saw grass ripple like green waves and hence, the nickname "River of Grass" has come into being.
This is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist.
The Everglades has known to have over thousands of alligators, however. they continue to be protected because of their similarity to the endangered American crocodile.
If your are planning a wilderness trip, because of the heat, severe storms, and overwhelming mosquitoes, avoid the summertime from June through October is not the best time of year to visit.
The winter months are far more pleasant.