West Lake Trail, Everglades National Park

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West Lake Trail is located in Everglades National Park. Take a look at our Everglades National Park online day trip planner to schedule your visit to West Lake Trail and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Hurricane Irma blew off all the mango leaves. We could see lots of minnows swimming around the roots. The pier at the end of the trail is damaged. I'm sure the area will come back to its former state,...  more »
  • This was suggested by the park ranger down in Flamingo as a place to walk through the mangroves. It was very interesting and had plenty of anoles and water fowl. Might be the only place we saw coots o...  more »
  • This short (.4 mile) boardwalk takes you through mangrove forests. Three types of mangroves (red, black and some white) are found here, although you will mainly see the red and black mangroves. The ar...  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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