Explore Florida Camping In Everglades National Park

November 22, 2011
Filed under National Parks, Southeast Camping

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Everglades National Park: Photo by NPS

Everglades National Park: Photo by NPS

Everglades National Park is an incredible Florida camping destination which spans more than 2500 square miles. Inside the park you can expect a wide range of animal life (some quite rare). There are both freshwater and saltwater fish, a wide variety of mammals and reptiles, and more than 350 species of birds! Everglades National Park protects a quarter of the original Florida everglades. While camping in the park you can enjoy many different activities including boating, hiking, kayaking and much more.

There are more than 1.5 million acres in the park which provide endless opportunities for exploration. The hiking trails in Everglades National park range from easy strolls to more difficult and demanding hikes. Another great way to experience the park is by kayak. The endles canals of water and mangroves give visitors the chance to experience incredible aquatic wildlife viewing, including alligators, dolphins, crocodiles, fish, and manatees. Fresh and salt water fishing is another great way to enjoy the park. Although there is limited fishing from shore, fishing from a boat offers many more opportunities to catch a trophy. Don’t forget to buy your Florida fishing licenses!

The park is open all year, however, winters are a more popular time to visit. You will need to purchase a pass to enter the park. The pass is $10 and is valid for one week. If you plan on visiting multiple times, you can pick up an annual pass for $25. If you want to visit multiple National Parks in a year, you can purchase an inter-agency pass for $80. The inter-agency pass is good for many national parks and is valid for one year from date of purchase.

Regardless of what activities you choose while camping in Everglades National Park, there is always something to do for everyone!

For more information about family camping sites across the country, visit Woodall’s Family Camping directory!


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