There is only one Everglades in the World.
Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee. It has been designated an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance, in recognition of its significance to all the people of the world.
Special 60th Anniversary Online Exhibit
Rarely seen materials from the Everglades National Park museum collection form the basis of this online exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the park's establishment on December 6, 1947. The Everglades postage stamp and the First Day Covers provide insights into public perceptions at the time of the resources of Everglades National Park.
One of the best ways to experience the Everglades is to get out into it for an extended visit. With 156 miles (251 km) of canoe/kayak and walking trails and 47 designated wilderness campsites, opportunities for solitude are abundant. Most of the wilderness campsites are only accessible by boat. Safely exploring a wilderness by water requires careful preparation and planning. Permits are also required. Look over our Wilderness Trip Planner to learn more and help you plan.
Update April 19th, 2008:
Carl Ross Key: Open for day use from sunrise to sunset.
Clubhouse Beach: campsite accessible by water only (Coastal Prairie Trail closed).
Harney River Chickee: only one permit available per night with a limit of 6-campers.
South Florida Natural Resources Center
The South Florida Natural Resources Center (SFNRC) provides scientific information to the National Park Service units of south Florida. Learn more about climate change, ecosystem restoration, invasive species and other resource management issues. Specific information on conducting research in the park is also available.