Everglades National Park
APES National Park Project
Everglades Park Maps
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
6. Turn left onto TX-19 S/U.S. 287 S/Crockett Rd
Continue to follow TX-19 S/U.S. 287 S
7. Turn left onto E Goliad Ave
8. Take the 1st right onto S 5th St
9. Take the 2nd left onto U.S. 287 S/E Bowie Ave
Continue to follow U.S. 287 S
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
12. Take the exit on the left onto I-10 E toward Lake Charles
13. Keep left to continue on I-12 E, follow signs for Hammond
14. Take exit 85C on the left to merge onto I-10 E toward Bay St Louis
Passing through Mississippi, Alabama
15. Take exit 296A to merge onto I-75 S toward Tampa
16. Keep left to continue on FL-91 S, follow signs for Orlando/Turnpike S
Partial toll road
17. Take the exit toward Homestead
18. Merge onto Florida 821 Toll S
Partial toll road
19. Exit on the left onto U.S. 1 S/NE 1st Ave toward Key W
Partial toll road
20. Turn right onto SW 344th St/E Palm Dr
Continue to follow E Palm Dr
21. Continue onto SW 344th St
22. Turn left onto Tower Rd
23. Turn right onto State Hwy 9336/Ingraham Hwy
Continue to follow Ingraham Hwy
24. Continue onto Florida State Road 823/Main Park Rd
25. Turn left
26. Turn right
Destination will be on the left
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.
Terristrial and Aquatic biomes give birds and other animals ways to thrive.
Everglades is known for its protection of the American Alligator.
Many Terrestrial animals have found shelter in the Everglades.
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.
Rangers study and keep tabs on the populations of animals in the park.
The American Alligator is the most famous endangered species of the Everglades.
Rangers help protect the animals by informing visitors of their impact on the environment.
High, Low, and Percipitation
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
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.