Everglades National Park covers 1.5 million acres of South Florida and spans 3 counties - Monroe, Miami-Dade, and Collier.
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 its coastal boundaries and waterways. Visitor Centers are located at the Main Entrance, Flamingo, Shark Valley and Gulf Coast.
National Park Service
Did You Know?
Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives.