Florida Everglades National Park

A National Park in a subtropical, wetlands wilderness

Florida Everglades National Park
Photo courtesy NPS

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

Everglades National Park
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL
(305) 242-7700

The Habitat of the Everglades

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.

Other Interesting Facts

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.

Best Time to Visit

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.

Places to stay

The Redland Hotel
Homestead, FL
This 345 room hotel near the Southern Everglades offers a bit of local historic flavor

Value Place Homestead
Homestead, FL
|This 121 room motel near the southern Everglades is a new, modern property with an outdoor eating/grilling area