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Big Cypress National Preserve

Official site by National Park Service

The Oasis Visitor Center is located along the Tamiami Trail, 50 miles west of Miami and 50 miles east of Naples. Preserve Headquarters is located near Naples and Everglades City, along U. S. 41, 5 miles east of the State Road 29 intersection.

The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida’s southwest coast. Protecting over 720,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.

Biscayne National Park

9700 SW 328th Street
Homestead, FL 33033
305-230-7275

Located near Miami, Key Biscayne and Homestead Florida. National park includes underwater coral reefs as well as mangrove shorelines, a shallow bay and undeveloped islands. It's popular for boating, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, diving, and camping. Free. Visitors Center.


Dry Tortugas National Park

Almost 70 miles (112.9 km) west of Key West lies a cluster of seven islands, composed of coral reefs and sand, called the Dry Tortugas. Along with the surrounding shoals and waters, they make up Dry Tortugas National Park. The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, its legends of pirates and sunken gold, and its military past.

Public transportation - ferry and seaplane - serves the park from Key West.
For ferry schedules, prices, and reservations, contact:
Sunny Days: phone 800-236-7937 or 305-292-6100; on their site.
Yankee Freedom: phone 800-634-0939 or 305-294-7009; on their site.

For seaplane schedules, prices, and reservations, contact: Key West Seaplane Adventures: phone 305-293-9300; on their site.
Fishing and dive charters can be arranged in the Florida Keys and Naples. For a list of services, contact the park at 305-242-7700.


Everglades National Park

Official site by National Park Service
4001 State Road 9336
33034-6733
305-242-7700

Located near Miami, Naples and Homestead, Florida. The national park covers 1.5 million acres of sub-tropical wilderness, including fresh and saltwater areas, open Everglades prairies, and mangrove forests. Abundant wildlife includes rare and colorful birds, alligators and crocodiles and more. Visitor Centers Lodging Recreational Activities

Did You Know?
Everglades National Park, which protects over 1.5 million acres, is the 3rd largest national park in the lower 48 states, behind Yellowstone National Park (2nd) and Death Valley National Park (1st).

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