Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park, located in Florida, USA protects the 25% of the authentic Everglades particularly the southern part. It is known to be the largest sub tropical uninhabited area in the country at 6110 square kilometers with average visitors of a million people annually. Next to Yellowstone and Death Valley, it comes third among the biggest national parks in the whole United States with an elevation of 2.4 meters above sea level.

Unlike any other parks in the United States, Everglades National Park is built with the purpose of protecting a frail ecosystem instead of preserving a geographic feature. This natural wonder is characterized by wetlands built from the slow-movement of the River coming from Lake Okeechobee flowing into the Florida Bay. There are thirty six endangered species in the park such as West Indian manatee, Florida panther and American crocodile. Its diverse wildlife includes wading birds, mangrove ecosystem, 300 species of saltwater and fresh fish, 50 species of reptiles, over 350 species of birds and 40 species of mammals.

The Everglades National Park has only two seasons, which are the wet and dry seasons. In the wet season from May to November, temperatures are consistent at 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the park’s humidity are more than 90%. On the other hand, the dry season is between the months of December to April where temperature varies between 53 degrees to 77 degrees Fahrenheit with low humidity. This is the best time for wildlife viewing and other outdoor activities.