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The Everglades Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Everglades Vacation

More than 1.5 million acres of South Florida's 4.3 million acres of subtropical, watery wilderness were given national-park status and protection in 1947 with the creation of Everglades National Park. It’s one of the country's largest national parks and is recognized by the world community as a Wetland of International Importance, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a World Heritage

Site. Come here if you want to spend the day biking, hiking, or boating in deep, raw wilderness with lots of wildlife.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. Fun fishing Cast for some of the world's fightingest game fish—600 species of fish in all—in the Everglades' backwaters.
  2. Abundant birdlife Check hundreds of birds off your life list, including—if you're lucky—the rare Everglades snail kite.
  3. Cool kayaking Do a half-day trip in Big Cypress National Preserve or reach for the ultimate—the 99-mile Wilderness Trail.
  4. Swamp cuisine Hankering for alligator tail and frogs' legs? Or how about swamp cabbage, made from hearts of palm? Better yet, try stone-crab claws fresh from the traps.
  5. Gator-spotting This is ground zero for alligator viewing in the United States, and there's a good bet you'll leave having spotted your quota.

When To Go

When to Go

Winter is the best, and busiest, time to visit the Everglades. Temperatures and mosquito activity are more tolerable, low water levels concentrate ...

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