Everglades National Park, FL

The Everglades is a shallow wetland covered by slow-moving water. Its floor is made of limestone with a thin layer of marl and peat. The park spans 1.5 million acres of Southern Florida. 

It houses a vast diversity of flora and fauna. For most, the main attraction is alligator sightings in their natural habitat.

Location: 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida 33034

Entrance Fee: $25/vehicle, $8/person, cyclist, $20/motorcycle; Annual Pass $40

Visitor Centers: Flamingo, Ernest Coe, Shark Valley, Gulf Coast


Hiking, kayaking, birding, camping, boating, canoeing, fishing, biking, and wildlife viewing.

Tips: Insect repellent is a must. Mid-November to mid-April is the popular time to visit.

My and hubby’s first visit to the Everglades was with my mom and brother a few years back. It was in May, cloudy and rainy. There were fewer park scheduled activities. Although I enjoyed our visit, we were not able to walk the trails. We did not see as many wildlife as we did on our visit over the weekend. I’m glad we got the chance this time. 


About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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4 Responses to Everglades National Park, FL

  1. ralietravels says:

    We were glad your second trip was more interesting. Years of development on both coasts as well as the creation of canals and straightening of rivers have seriously harmed the Everglades. In recent years, Congress has enacted “Everglades Restoration” legislation but has been slow to appropriate the necessary funds. Nonetheless, some progress is being made while we continuously learn more about this fascinating ecosystem. For example, the alligator “mudholes” retain water in the dry season that is necessary to preservation of the bird population

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    • Dee Gilbert says:

      The ecosystem of the Everglades is truly fascinating. I fervently hope that the present situation in the country will not negatively affect the projects in place in the Everglades and other National Parks.


  2. Inger says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit the Everglades, looks like such a special place! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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