Everglades National Park

APES National Park Project

Everglades Park Maps

Everglades National Park offers wonderful camping opportunities in both the front country and backcountry. There are a wide array of land trails that offer visitors opportunities for leisurely walks, extended hikes and bicycle treks.

Directions (From my House)

1. Head west on David Dr toward Melissa Dr 0.1 mi

2. David Dr turns left and becomes Monica Ln 0.2 mi

3. Turn right onto Country Club Rd/​Farm-To-Market Rd 3309 207 ft

4. Turn left onto Farm-To-Market Rd 3309 N/​N Link St 0.9 mi

5. Turn left onto TX-256 Loop E

4.0 mi

6. Turn left onto TX-19 S/​U.S. 287 S/​Crockett Rd

Continue to follow TX-19 S/​U.S. 287 S

32.7 mi

7. Turn left onto E Goliad Ave

138 ft

8. Take the 1st right onto S 5th St

0.2 mi

9. Take the 2nd left onto U.S. 287 S/​E Bowie Ave

Continue to follow U.S. 287 S

75.6 mi

10. Turn right onto U.S. 287 S/​US-69 S/​N Magnolia St

Continue to follow U.S. 287 S/​US-69 S 44.3 mi

11. Keep left at the fork and merge onto U.S. 287 S/​US-69 S/​US-96 S

9.8 mi

12. Take the exit on the left onto I-10 E toward Lake Charles

Entering Louisiana

187 mi

13. Keep left to continue on I-12 E, follow signs for Hammond

85.2 mi

14. Take exit 85C on the left to merge onto I-10 E toward Bay St Louis

Passing through Mississippi, Alabama

Entering Florida

445 mi

15. Take exit 296A to merge onto I-75 S toward Tampa

108 mi

16. Keep left to continue on FL-91 S, follow signs for Orlando/​Turnpike S

Partial toll road

261 mi

17. Take the exit toward Homestead

Toll road

0.9 mi

18. Merge onto Florida 821 Toll S

Partial toll road

46.4 mi

19. Exit on the left onto U.S. 1 S/​NE 1st Ave toward Key W

Partial toll road

0.6 mi

20. Turn right onto SW 344th St/​E Palm Dr

Continue to follow E Palm Dr

1.1 mi

21. Continue onto SW 344th St

0.5 mi

22. Turn left onto Tower Rd

2.0 mi

23. Turn right onto State Hwy 9336/​Ingraham Hwy

Continue to follow Ingraham Hwy

13.5 mi

24. Continue onto Florida State Road 823/​Main Park Rd

29.9 mi

25. Turn left

0.1 mi

26. Turn right

Destination will be on the left

82 ft

Unknown road

Biomes in the Park!

Terrestrial biome: Hardwood Hammock and Pineland Scrub biomes give way to many different species of trees and the animals that come along with them.

Aquatic biome: Freshwater or brackish - wetlands. Able to support many different species of animals and plants.

Ecologicial (im)Balance

The ecological balance of the Everglades has been disturbed greatly. By the killing of the alligators, the loss of habitat and the introduction of many invasive species, the Everglades is suffering. The National Park services are working hard to ensure that the Everglades are experiencing positive ecological succession and hoping that one day they will be restored to what they once were.

What Should You Expect?

Mosquitos! Alligators! Beautiful water to canoe in! Many species of birds! Magnificent tall trees! Proof of glaciers and shallow seas! And many endangered species such as: American Alligator, American Crocodile,Artic Peregrine Falcon, Atlantic Ridley Turtle, Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow, Crenulate Lead Plant, Eastern Indigo Snake, Florida Panther, Garber's Spurge, Green Turtle, etc.

For more animals go to: http://www.nps.gov/ever/naturescience/techecklist.htm

The National Park Services are protecting these species by limiting the amount of human interaction and destruction and by protecting the habitats from continuing to be over taken by cities and population growth.

High, Low, and Percipitation

January 76, 56, 1.8

February 77, 57, 1.7

March 79, 61, 1.6

April 83, 64, 1.7

May 85, 69, 3.8

June 88, 74, 8.0

July 89, 74, 8.2

August 89, 74, 7.0

September 88, 73, 7.9

October 85, 69, 4.2

November 81, 64, 2.5

December 77, 58, 1.4


Established in 1947, Everglades National Park spans the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay and is the only subtropical preserve in North America. It contains both temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands, and hardwood hammocks, as well as marine and estuarine environments. The park is known for its rich bird life, particularly large wading birds, such as the roseate spoonbill, wood stork, great blue heron and a variety of egrets. It is also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side.

Where should you go?

Need help planning your visit? Go to http://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/index.htm for more information.

Shark Valley, Anhinga Trail, Royal Palm Visitor Center are the top three recommended sites on tripadvisor.com.

In short, any boardwalk, canoe trip, or information center will be an exciting adventure.