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Everglades National Park  in Miami, FL
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Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America.

The Park contains tropical plant communities, including saw grass prairies, mangrove swamps and pinelands, as well as marine and estuarine environments. It is also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side.

Take an Air Boat Tour

Operating Hours
The park is open all year. The Flamingo main park entrance is open 24 hours a day

Entrance Fees
Cyclist/Pedestrian: $5 for 7 days

Private Vehicle
$10 for 7 days

$14 for day

Everglades National Park Annual Pass
$20 for year

Getting there by car
Coming from Miami Beach, take 5th St. (395) west to the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends, merging with U.S. 1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park. Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.

Weather & Climate
The Everglades is mild and pleasant from December through April. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures around 90 degrees (32°C) and humidity over 90%. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and mosquitoes are abundant.

Getting Around
The park may be explored by personal vehicle, tour bus, bicycle, motor boat, or canoe. Most areas of the Park are handicapped accessible.

Flamingo and Long Pine Key Campgrounds are open all year. Make Reservations by phone at (800) 365-CAMP.

Visitor Information
Phone: (305) 242-7700
Web: www.nps.gov/ever

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