Snake Bight, Everglades National Park

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  • July 10, 2017
    Went to Everglades National Park with my friends this weekend to go on the canoe trip to Snake Bight! Absolutely AMAZING! We saw hundreds of birds, shorebirds, American white pelicans, and even WILD F...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    As the largest wilderness East of the Mississippi River, the Everglades National Park is visited by more than 1 million people per year and protects a modest 20% of the Everglades. Recognized by many international organizations, the Everglades National Park is an International Biosphere Reserve, a world heritage site and Wetland of International Importance. Before you begin, the best way to understand and visit the Park, as well as most parks, is out of the way more known and enjoy the backcountry. Many of the treasures from the crowds and cannot be found if they are not willing to drive the 34-mile Park Road. Below you will find a description of how I visit the Park and I hope my experience will help him develop some wonderful experiences. The Everglades are a patchwork of wetlands interspersed with forests created by a river that flows from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay. A large area of the area is covered by water, and an excellent navigation, fishing and snorkeling. In fact, the Everglades and the Bay provide this diversity, you can snorkel, fish for peacock, attacking tarpões and fish-flies to allow everything in a single output (there are 300 different species of fish). The diversity of the Everglades doesn't stop there. It also provides the largest system of mangroves and bird observation area more important, especially for birds in the Americas (there are 350 species of birds). Mangroves act as a nursery for many protected animals, including fish, birds and reptiles. More importantly, the huge Everglades River reloads the aquifer, which serves Miami and the rest of South Florida. Although the area has been inhabited for hundreds of years, in the 19 century, the Everglades have suffered a severe blow when its waters were diverted and the land drained for agriculture and development. The impact was identified in the mid-20 century, as the population exploded. In response, the protections included improve water flow to help ensure that the Everglades were water, aquifer continued to be filled and the diverse habitat was protected. Today, the Everglades National Park protects 20% of the Everglades along with much of Florida Bay. The Everglades offer tremendous freshwater ecosystem, loaded with reptiles (40 species), fish and birds. Within this freshwater habitat, you can find waterways often superposed by large trees and open pools, often formed by alligators. Fishing and observation of wild animals/birds are fantastic. Further South, the river flows into the Bay of Florida, where saltwater fishing and snorkeling are a focus. Once the brackish water and mangroves between the river and the Bay serve as nursery, the fishing is fantastic. My personal favorite is the past fly fishing for the tarpão, but permit, snook, shark and many other species are available, and can be reached from Florida City or keys that form the border South and East of the Bay. Because there are a lot of diverse water, is a wonderful place for all types of boating. Airboats go through the reeds and the pools of the Everglades. Skiffs and low boats follow the beautiful canals to find fish or swimming holes. Similar boats are transported over the flats of the Bay, and deep sea boats seeking larger species in deep waters. The most rewarding experience takes place watching the kids get a load of fish in the boat, no matter the size or species. This area is truly the paradise of a boatwoman. In addition, to really explore the Everglades and Everglades National Park, you need a boat, but it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. My favorite was to travel in a canoe or kayak with her family when alone. The canoes are easy to paddle and the Everglades are a wonderful place to learn. If you stay close to the Park Headquarters or wanders by waterways, you will be impressed with the experience and close relatives that you like. From my perspective, there are two great times to visit the Everglades: (1) from December to March, when high temperatures measured in the years 50 to 70 (a very nice moment to explore) and (2) for the fishing, I prefer may because the cobia, Grouper, sailfish and swordsman are all in the area and fishing is generally excellent. Although it's hot in may, that makes it a perfect bikini for the boat. Now, let me describe my experiences through the photographs that I'm sharing. If you have not received them or would like more, please let me know. I would love to share my experiences.
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  • April 15, 2017
    We had little problem with mosquitoes while in the everglades except for this trail. A 2-minute shower preceded our visit and must have somehow made the zillion mosquitoes emerge. We had spray and net...  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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