Everglades National Park sits at the southern tip of Florida as an island of subtropical wilderness in a state that is anything but. Its unique ecosystem of mangroves and swamps is perpetually threatened by northern development, as are the park’s many endangered species. If you want to see this fragile land for yourself, do not hesitate. Explore the park's interior by canoe or kayak, or venture into its heart on one of the few trails that dip in. Everglades camping is a popular activity for visitors, and sites are available in the frontcountry and backcountry around the year.
Hike among flamingos, tropical trees, and salt breezes on this 7.6-mile loop.
Paddle to pocket beaches, tiny Gulf islands and wide inland channels on this 50-mile loop.
Kayak to pocket beaches and Gulf islands at Florida's southern tip.
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