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Everglades National Park

Exploring the Everglades

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Homestead, Florida

JPG -- Picture of Shark Valley Tower Ramp. Make your first stop in the park at one of its visitor centers at park headquarters, Flamingo, Shark Valley, or Everglades City. The staff can help you plan the best use of your time and answer questions about park facilities and activities. Informative publications about South Florida national parks are sold at visitor centers. An entrance fee is charged at the main park entrance, Shark Valley on the Tamiani Trail, and Chekika. The best way to visit the park is to take time to walk the boardwalks and trails along the main park road and to join in ranger-led events. Narrated boat tours explore the pristine Ten Thousand Islands and coastal mangrove.

JPG -- Picture of a ranger guided tour. Naturalists give talks and lead hikes, canoe trips, tram tours, and campfire programs. Ask at a visitor center for schedules; events may change daily. At Everglades City the Gulf Coast Visitor Center is the park's western saltwater gateway.

JPG -- Picture of an Anhinga.
At Shark Valley the wildlife-viewing tram tour through sawgrass prairie includes a stop at a 65-foot tower for spectacular views. Bird and alligator viewing rank among the park's best here.

This resource is based on the following source:
National Park Service.  1995.  Everglades official map and guide.  National 
     Park Service.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
National Park Service.  1995.  Everglades official map and guide.  National 
     Park Service.  Unpaginated.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife 
     Research Center Online.
     (Version 22MAY98).

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