Located within 2.5-hour drive from Palm Beach County is one of Florida’s most cherished state park. The entire month of August is about celebrating Florida’s National Parks because on August 25th, the National Park Service turned 96. The Everglades National Park is the third largest park, and the largest tropical wilderness in the United States.
The Everglades is a huge 1.5 million wetland acre, more than 2,300 miles of natural habit for birds, snakes, alligators, the Florida panther and other wild creatures. Besides the thousands of animals that you’ll see the park also is a great place to stay, eat, tour, hike, biking, bird watching, fishing and even kayak just to name a few. You can also rent kayak and canoes if you don’t want to bring your own. The park also has camp grounds, restrooms, boat ramps, and concession stands.
Throughout the year, the national park hosts special events such as Trail Talks, Shark Valley Tram Tours, and Glades Glimpse. Click here to view the events calendar.
The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All Park visitors are required to pay an entrance fee before entering the park. The entrance fee does not include tours or rental fees. Click here to purchase a park pass online.
The Everglades National Park is located at 40001 State Road 9336 in Homestead, Florida.