Everglades National Park is located in Florida, United States. The Everglades is the U.S’s third-largest national park and covers over 1.5 million acres of wetlands. The first thing comes in your mind when you think of the Everglades is the humid weather and insect bite. But the park has adventure activities and amazing landscapes which you don’t want to miss.
The park has now become the top natural attraction in South Florida. The park was established on December 6, 1947, and still remains the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Everglades is a perfect destination that can be in your bucket.
Best Time To Visit Everglades National Park:
The best time to visit Everglades National Park from November through April, with low humidity and clear skies. The average temperature is between the 70s to 50s. The temperature is quite comfortable for exploring the Everglades and even with less insect-biting insects. This is the dry season in Everglades attracting many tourists.
Expense To Visit Everglades National Park:
- 7-day pass for a private vehicle at all park entrances costs $30.
- A 7-day pass for a motorcycle costs $25.
- A 7-day pass for an individual costs $15. For children under the age of 15 entry fee is free.
- The annual pass for Everglades National Park cost $15 which is valid for 12 months
- Non-commercial groups traveling in vehicles with a capacity of 16 people or more cost $15 per person.
Commercial Tour Entrance Fees
- Motorcoach with a capacity of 26 or more passengers cost $200
- Minibus with a capacity of 16 to 25 passengers cost $100
- Van with a capacity of 7 to 15 passengers cost $75
- Sedan with a capacity of 1 to 6 passengers cost $25 plus $15 per person
Things To Do In Everglades National Park:
Hike through Everglades
Everglades amazing opportunities for hikers with its stunning ecosystem and many hiking trails to choose from. There are alligators and pythons all over the park but keep your fear aside to experience unique landscapes. If you are planning to hike make sure you bring mosquito cream and drinking water. Popular Trails at Everglades are Pine Island Trail and Flamingo Trails.
Bicycling at Everglades National Park
Bicycling is permitted in Everglades along the main park roads. The park has five biking trails Rowdy Bend Trail, Snake Bight Trail, Shark Valley Tram Road, Long Pine Key Nature Trail, and the L-67 Canal Road. When you bicycle through the trail you get to see the wildlife of Everglades.
Kayaking & Canoeing
The park even offers kayaking and canoeing exploring the park through the freshwater marsh, mangrove forests, and the open waters of Florida Bay is a different experience. If you are a beginner you can go for Nine Mile Pond which is 5.2 miles. You can even rent kayaks at Everglades. The kayak trips range from a few hours to even several days in depends on the trail you choose. The park also offers many other water sport.
Everglades is the hot spot for birdwatching with more than 360 different species. You can spot from great blue heron to roseate spoonbills, birdwatching is one of the musts to do activities in the Everglades.
Everglades National Park is known for saltwater and freshwater fishing. The park also allows fishing as one-third of the park is covered by water, which creates an amazing opportunity for fishing. There are more than 300 different fish species like Red Drum, Mayan cichlid, Least killifish, and Florida gar.
- If you want to go freshwater fishing you need to have a Florida freshwater fishing license.
- If you want to go for saltwater fishing you need to have a Florida saltwater fishing license.