A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey. The diversity of plant and animal life here has earned the park recognition as an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance. It's one of only three places in the world to occupy a spot on all three lists. You'll find trails for hiking and biking in drier sections of the Everglades, while canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing are popular along the many waterways. December to March is the most popular time to visit due to comfortable temperatures, drier air, and lower mosquito activity. Use our Florida City trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Everglades National Park and other attractions in Florida City.
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Everglades National Park Reviews
Der Everglade NP ist einfach nur sehr groß und mit 5 Visitorcentern auch gut ausgestattet. Einzig die Fahrt nach Flamingo fanden wir nicht lohnenswert. Es war aufregend Alligatoren zu sehen. more »The Everglade NP is just very large and well equipped with 5 Visitorcentern. Only after Flamingo, we found not worth the trip. It was exciting to see alligators.
Einfach nur toll !!! Kann man kaum beschreiben. Wer kann unbedingt eine Kayaktour (an vielen Stellen zu leihen) durch die Magroven unternehmen. (Zum Beispiel von Flamingo Bayaus) Einmalige Begegnungen... more »Just great! Can you describe hardly. Who can be sure a kayak tour (in many places to lend) through the company Magroven. (For example, from Flamingo Bay off) Unique encounters with the animal world...
Se transitate per la Florida non potete rinunciare ad una visita al parco delle Everglades. Situato tra la città di Miami e le Florida Key's, si colloca benissimo nel tragitto per visitare il mar dei ... more »If passed to Florida you can't miss a visit to Everglades Park. Situated between the city of Miami and the Florida Key's, stands very well on its way to visit the Caribbean. The Park is very large so it must be visited by car, has two main entrances and allows you to spend an entire day inside a unique ecosystem. In the information center the Rangers will provide you with maps and all the information for spotting the animals present in the Park: alligators, manatees, eagles, cormorants over the magnificent mangroves. If you have school-age children, they will have a blast when they find out, being able to see all animal species listed by the Rangers, they will exit the Junior Ranger badge. A day can be enough to make one complete revolution of the Park and do some walking. As always, it's a good thing to be self-sufficient for meals and water as there are no facilities in the Park. We do not recommend visiting on board vessels called Airboat because with their speed and their propellers do nothing but harm the ecosystem already sufficiently impressed by the recent hurricane Irma.
Always fun to visit the Everglades. With all that is going on with Big Sugar, and the releases of water to the rivers and canals leading to the coast, and the resultant blooms and red tides, it is somewhat refreshing to see the natural systems still thriving, despite all efforts to thwart it. I only hope we can find a way to restore the balance to the ecosystem and reduce the impact of the red tides, and allow sea grasses and natural plant communities to flourish.
I don‘t have words to describe the beauty of this wilderness which you can encounter here. This reservation is unique and so untouched by people. Besides the road and the marked visiting points there is nothing but wildness! The nature is so amazing! As you walk through the attraction points you see the alligator and the specific tortoise which lives here (it has a specific name), birds and insects. Walking here is like being in a documentary. Unbelievable feelings! It is extremely hot and sometimes you don‘t see any other cars or people which is fascinating. You see really a lot: from lakes and swamps and „savannas “ which grow in water to a tropical forest and beautiful big and creepy mangroves. At Pelican Bay you get to see the sea. Everything so big and natural. Incredible experience!
It was fun but we didn't see any Gators in the wild. Fun anyway. The best time to go is after September, when it is cold because they come out to sun themselves.
Incredible destination, it is still in the way mother nature meant it to be. When the fishing is on it is hard to beat the inshore action. The mangrove lined shorelines are one of a kind. It pays to use someone with local knowledge if you plan on using a boat in this area for the first time. Numerous shallow areas can make it hard to navigate for newcomers. Excellent place for kayaking and small boats.
Clean and well maintained. The bike rental and tram end up costing about the same. I visited in the middle of summer so not many birds. Hot doesn't begin to describe the feeling at midday. If you want to find Gators just take the little trail near the observation tower but be prepared to get your feet wet.
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