How and when to visit Everglades National Park in Florida

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Il Everglades National Park or Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wildlife park in the United States. This national park, which covers much of the southeastern tip of Florida, is the third largest in the continental United States with an area of ​​over 2.500 km².

The Everglades can be represented like a great swamp full of mangroves, cypresses and alligators. But also rare and threatened species such as American crocodiles, dolphins, manatees, white herons and eagles. The park is World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.



In the park you can do endless excursions on foot, by bike, canoe, kayak or boat trip. Excursions can be booked from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Orlando. The most popular excursion is the one with theairboat or airboat, gliding over the wide swamps and observing the local fauna, including alligators and crocodiles.

When to go

The best time to visit the park is between December and April, when the weather is mild and pleasant and the fauna emerges from the marshes. In the rainy season, from May to November, it is hot and humid with possible intense phenomena.

The climate

La temperature in the Everglades it is mild in the period from December to April. During this period there can be rare cold days that last a maximum of 1 or 2 days. The average maximum temperature in winter is 25 ° C, while the minimum is 12 ° C.

Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures above 30 ° C and humidity above 90%. The period from June to October can present rains and thunderstorms during the afternoon and the presence of mosquitoes. The hurricane period runs from June to November.



To do

The vast expanse of the Everglades National Park allows you to do different activities. You can go camping, boating, taking pictures of birds, hiking or observing crocodiles and other animals in the park. Sports include: cycling, canoeing and kayaking. There are four visitor centers in the Everglades National Park.

Hours and days of opening

The park is open 365 days a year and can only be closed in an emergency. The opening hours of the visitor centers and the park's guide service vary by place and season. In general, during the wet season (June to November), the visitor and guide centers operate shorter hours than the dry season (November to May).


Admission prices

Cars $ 25

Pedestrians and cyclists $ 8

Motorcycles $ 20

The price includes the possibility of entry from different locations for 7 days. Children under 16 do not pay admission.


If you want to visit other US national parks in addition to this park, it might be convenient to buy theAnnual Pass

Accomodation

The only lodging option in the Everglades National Park is the campground. It is necessary to book in advance. The park camping fee is $ 20 per night.

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