Everglades National Park
America's River of Grass
Everglades National Park was formally created in 1947, but its natural beauty and native residents precede the park by centuries and centuries of time.
The river of grass begins south of Orlando and empties into Florida Bay just north of the Florida Keys. It extends across the entire width of South Florida from Naples and Everglades City on the west coast to the suburbs of Miami and Fort Lauderdale on the east coast.
The Everglades, a world-known destination, contains a diverse collection of plants and animals for visitors to enjoy.
The park offers hiking and bicycling opportunities, camping, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, and bird-watching opportunities. Visitors can also learn about the region's long natural history and rich Native-American culture.