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Fun in the Everglades

The Everglades is the huge marshland of South Florida. Sometimes majestic in its wide open spaces (Gulf of Mexico islands, sea of herbs near Miami), sometimes mysterious (in its forests near Naples).

You are on a quick presentation page of the Everglades, which can help you make a choice. However, you should know first of all that the Everglades are hundreds of kilometres long. The easiest way to find your way around is to consult the portal of our Everglades guide. Whether you are a tourist or a Florida resident, it is designed to help you find your way around and plan your trip! Otherwise, below each place mentioned on this page you will find a link to a detailed article for each of these places, each time with dozens of photos.

Le Parc National des Everglades (Homestead)

The entrance is in Homestead, south of Miami. Everglades National Park is a large part of the Everglades managed and protected by the US federal government. We pay about twenty dollars per car to get in. The landscapes are very varied along a road leading south to Florida Bay (where the Keys Islands begin).

FloridaWhat to do in the Everglades

Everglades National Park in Florida

On the southern tip of Florida State, Everglades National Park is simply unique in the world. Here, a gigantic subtropical swamp spreads its mangrove swamp over more than 6000km2, a privileged refuge for sometimes rare and protected animal species; pelicans, marsh owls, flamingos, herons, egrets, waders, raccoons (beware, they can be aggressive and carriers of rabies), turtles, otters, lamantins, snakes (26 species, including 4 poisonous ones) and spiders of all kinds. It is also the privileged habitat of crocodiles and alligators who reign here as lords.

As far as the eye can see, this national park was consecrated in 1947 and is delimited in the distance by redwoods, pines, bald cypresses and other marsh oaks. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The climate of the Everglades in particular. It is divided into two distinct seasons. The dry season runs from November to April. Rather mild, temperatures range from 19°C (minimum) to 24°C (maximum). This is the best time to visit the park. As the water level is relatively low, alligators and other crocodiles are more likely to come out at the end of their noses and a multitude of migratory birds take their quarters there. Of course, the dry season is also the most visited period, especially between December and March.

 

The EvergladesEntries and spectacles

The Everglades, the tip of Florida

The Everglades, the tip of Florida

To the west, from Everglades City

To the west, from Everglades City

In the North: cycling, tramway and airboats

In the North: cycling, tramway and airboats

An exceptional fauna in an exceptional habitat!

South East, Miami side

South East, Miami side

Listed as a Biosphere Reserve

Listed as a Biosphere Reserve

What to seeWhat to see in the Everglades

Florida city and Flamingo City

Florida city and Flamingo City

This is the 2nd most touristic route to visit the Everglades. It is about 65 km long. Note that unlike the Tamiami Trail, you will not be able to find airboat (so as not to disturb the fauna)

Canoeing in the Everglades

Canoeing in the Everglades

If you prefer canoeing is a more environmentally friendly way to visit the Everglades. Indeed, canoeing in the mangroves is particularly nice, especially if you are a little reckless.

Take the roads of Big Cypress

Take the roads of Big Cypress

The discovery of Big Cypress Hill offers several different access points that you can walk or drive. This will take you off the beaten track while enjoying the scenic roads.