Visiting the Everglades

The Everglades is an large area of land in southern Florida, about an hour from Miami, and consists of 1.5 million acres of wetland. At least one million people from all over the world visit the Everglades each year. There are three entrances to Everglades National Park and they are not connected. There are three main entry points: the Gulf Coast Visitor Center, which is closest to Naples and south of Everglades city; the Shark Valley area; and the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, the park’s main headquarters.

The climate in Florida is mild.The average annual temperatures for South Florida and the Keys are usually in the mid-70s . There are two seasons at the Everglades National Park: the wet season and the dry season. The wet season runs from Mid-May to November and the dry season runs from December to mid-May. Dry season is also the busy season because of the warm winters that attract the largest variety of wading birds and their predators. This post is brought to you by the best Atlanta Movers!

There are all kinds of things to do in the Everglades. You can boat, go canoeing or kayaking, bird watch, bike the trails, camping, fishing and hiking. You can also enjoy a guided tour through the park. Concession boat captains narrate boat tours along the mangrove coast at both Flamingo and the Gulf Coast, and Tram Tour naturalists guide your explorations of the Shark River Slough.

The Everglades are home to a wide variety of wildlife within the park. One animal everyone wants to see? The Florida alligator. Dangerous, but exciting to catch on a tour. The Everglades are also home to manatees, white-tailed deer, bobcat, and crocodile.

Congress established the Everglades as a National Park in 1934. The park has since been designated as an International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance and a World Heritage Site.

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