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Everglades National Park

Area

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  • Size

    1538587.83 acres

Contact Information

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Description

Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. An international treasure as well - a World Heritage Site, International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance, and a specially protected area under the Cartagena Treaty.

Allowed Activities
Biking
Boating
Camping
Fishing
Hiking
Stargazing
Orienteering
Guided Tours
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Wheelchairs
Hearing Impaired
Families
Visually Impaired

Additional Information

Everglades National Park Entrance Fee- Per vehicle

Entrance fee is $30.00.

The entrance fee to the Everglades National Park is good for 7 consecutive days starting from the day of purchase.

Directions

Directions to Ernest Coe Visitor Center 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034 Visitors coming from the Miami area and points north should take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends merging with U.S. 1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park. Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.

Weather

The climate in Florida is known to be mild and sunny.The average annual temperatures for South Florida and the Keys range from 74° to 77°F (23° to 25°C). 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.