Everglades National Park covers 1.5 million acres of South Florida and spans 3 counties. There are 3 ways to access the park by car. The main entrance located in Homestead, Florida connects visitors to the Royal Palm Area and the Flamingo Area of Everglades National Park. The Shark Valley entrance is located in Miami, Florida and the Gulf Coast Entrance is located in Everglades City.
Additionally boaters and paddlers can enter the park through it's coastal boundaries and waterways. Visitor Centers are located at the Main Entrance, Flamingo, Shark Valley and Gulf Coast.
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Did You Know?
Soft-shell turtles may not have the protective hard covering seen on other turtles, but they make up for that with relatively greater speeds in the water. Also, their long noses are well adapted for snorkeling. These amazing animals seem perfectly built for a life in the Everglades!