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Everglades National Park


The Florida Everglades, located in southern Florida, is one of the largest wetlands in the world. Several hundred years ago, this wetlands was a major part of a 5,184,000 acre watershed that covered almost a third of the entire state of Florida. The Everglades consist of a shallow sheet of fresh water that rolls slowly over the lowlands and through billions of blades of sawgrass. As water moves through the Everglades, it causes the sawgrass to ripple like green waves; this is why the Everglades received the nickname "River of Grass."




"There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them." --Marjory Stoneman Douglas




Everglades National Park facts

Acreage 1,508,538 acres
Elevation in Feet 0 ft.
Miles of Trail 0 mi.
Number of Campsites 0
Climate Tropical
Year Founded 1934
Annual Visitor Count 1,110,901
Number of Animal Species 760
Entry Fee $8.00
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