One may wonder how a vast area with a maximum variation in elevation of less than 25 feet can be considered scenic. But the Everglades National Park has a unique tranquil beauty. It is the largest subtropical wilderness area in the nation. The very shallow freshwater, moving much more slowly than a normal river, contributes to the development of the unusual Everglades landscape: marsh and mangrove. It supports an enormous variety of flora and fauna, including many different species of palms and sawgrass. It is home for crocodiles and alligators, as well as a wealth of other animals. Nowhere else in the continental states will you find a tropical world such as this. So, come along on our trip to a land from another era. This chapter explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more.
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Best Time to Go:
Year-round, best December through May
This travel guide comes from:
Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks Guide Book