Long Pine Key Campground Closed
Due to improvements to park roads and parking lots, the reopening of the Long Pine Key Campground will be delayed due to paving work. It will reopen mid-December. Those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead. More »
The geography of Everglades National Park places it at the confluence of temperate North America and the tropical Caribbean. Consequently, the flora of the region hosts representatives of both climes.
The optimal growing conditions prevalent on the south Florida peninsula foster a lush growth of plant life that sustains a diverse complex of flora. The Everglades serve as important habitat for a number of endemic and legally protected species that grow here.
Non-native plants are one of the greatest threats to the natural ecosystems of the United States and are destroying America's natural history and identity. This includes the Everglades. Learn more about invasive, non-native plants in the park, and how they are managed through the South Florida Natural Resource Center's Invasive Plant Program.
Did You Know?
The Ten Thousand Islands area of Everglades National Park composes part of the largest stand of protected mangrove forest in the Western Hemisphere. South Florida's coast serves as a vital nursery ground for many of our most prized commercial and recreational marine species.