Everglades National Park

Established in 1934, Everglades National Park is the largest tropical wilderness of ant kind east of the Mississippi River and the third largest park in the lower 48.  The Everglades are a network of wetlands and forest fed by a river flowing from Lake Okeechobee.  The park is home to Florida panthers, American crocodile, West Indian manatee, American alligators, 300 species of fish and 35 species of birds. The Everglades are a favorites destination for canoers and hikers alike, with both water and hiking trails throughout the park.  To learn more about this park and Leave No Trace please visit www.nationalparks.org