Explore Everglades National Park

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There is much more to do in Florida besides visiting Disney World. The state is home to countless tourist attractions, oceanfront beaches and more! One of our favorite destinations is Everglades National Park.

ABOUT EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK

The park is the second largest National Park in the USA after Yellowstone. It was created in 1974 after years of convincing the government about the importance of the ecosystem.

The park is made up of 1.5 million acres of land that features subtropical wilderness and marsh. The habitat is home to alligators, deer, turtles, panthers, otters and dozens of other species you won’t find elsewhere in the continental USA. Rangers are stationed throughout the park for safety.

Everglades National Park is made up of a long and winding river through the middle that extends from Lake Okeechobee to the Bay of Florida. The river is Southern Florida’s main reservoir.

Activities within Everglades National Park include biking, hiking, kayaking and more. You can hike trails for a chance to view wildlife or climb observation towers for a look over the entire landscape or chance to catch a glimpse of the sunset over the glades. You can also participate in bird watching if it is a hobby of yours or one you would like to start and of course, the park is home to some of the most amazing fishing in the world.

You want to visit the park between March and November. That time period is considered the dry season where there is less rainfall and warmer weather. The other months are known as the wet season. There is a lot of rainfall, a lot of bugs and cooler weather. Many of the activities available during the dry season are not available during the wet season.

There are several lodging options around Everglades National Park to return to in the evening and some offer shuttles to and from the park every day and evening.

If you and your family love spending time with nature, there are few destinations in the USA more beautiful or entertaining than Everglades National Park in Florida. We highly recommend visiting for a week during your next trip to Florida!