Shark Valley, Everglades National Park

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Shark Valley offers an opportunity to explore America's marshlands using a paved road, a limestone trail, and a boardwalk. Take a self-guided tour through the sawgrass slough and tropical hardwood forests. As a part of Everglades National Park, the 24 km (15 mi) trail winds through alligator territory and is also home to turtles, deer, and other wildlife. Halfway along the path, climb the observation tower to view the valley's panorama. You'll find bicycles for rent and tram tours available at the site as well. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Everglades National Park fast, fun, and easy.
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  • September 4, 2017
    Great place to visit to experience Florida's non-touristy natural wildlife. You can choose to bring your own bike, rent a bike, walk, or take a tour on a bus cam to the observation tower. It's great w...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    Been here several times over the years. Tons of alligators/wildlife up close and personal. Depending on time of year can be very hot and over run with mosquitoes so suggest fall or winter visit..  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    The tram tour of Shark Valley in the Everglades National Park was great. Our guide gave just enough information about the Everglades and wildlife that we saw there. The hike up the observation tower w...  more »

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Where to stay in Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park runs two full-service campgrounds inside its boundaries: Long Pine Key and Flamingo. The former operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and the latter accepts reservations. If you prefer bunking down on a mattress, Homestead and Florida City are your most convenient options. These two towns sit adjacent to one another about 16 km (10 mi) from the park's main entrance, and in them you'll find numerous economy chain motels. North of the park, the Miccosukee Reservation features a hotel and casino. If you're traveling Florida's western coast, Everglades City offers a few rustic inns, lodges, and economy motels.
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