Water, Wildlife, and Wonder

Everglades National Park

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To visit the Everglades is to step into a haven amongst the mangroves, to immerse yourself in the sense of wonder that surrounds you, and to sink deep into the slow, languid pace of life in a swamp. And thanks to National Park Foundation supporters like you, acres upon acres of this mysterious swampland are protected for generations to come.
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Traveling in Florida isn’t complete without stopping at Everglades National Park—a swampland just outside Miami, where visitors can see alligators.

Traveling in Florida isn’t complete without stopping at Everglades National Park—a swampland just outside Miami, where visitors can see alligators.

Everglades National Park
An alligator in Everglades National Park

“Here are no lofty peaks seeking the sky, no mighty glaciers or rushing streams wearing away the uplifted land. Here is land, tranquil in its quiet beauty, serving not as the source of water, but as the last receiver of it.” 
— President Harry Truman 

Everglades National Park is only a one-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Miami, but a world away. The park encompasses 1.5 million acres of tropical and subtropical habitat with one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. For this very reason, Congress established the Everglades as a National Park in 1934. The park has since been designated as an International Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Importance and a World Heritage Site.

At least one million people from all over the world visit the Everglades each year. There are three main entry points: the Gulf Coast Visitor Center, which is closest to Naples and south of Everglades city; the Shark Valley area that can be accessed by US 41 (also known as the Tamiami Trail); and the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, the park’s main headquarters.

Making an Impact
Visiting

Visiting Everglades

Sunset at Everglades National Park
A tree in the Everglades swamp
A boardwalk in an Everglades swamp
A train running through the Everglades

Map of the Park

Everglades National Park
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead , FL

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