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 »
Park Employee for a Day Geocache Trail
Ready to step into the shoes of our park employees, and try YOUR hand at managing Everglades National Park? During your visit, we invite you to do exactly that! The Park Employee for a Day geocache trail is comprised of five caches that follow the path of the Main Park Road towards Flamingo. You'll be looking for traditional caches-each of which contains a particular case study that requires your attention.
At each cache, you will be presented with a different real-world case study for your consideration. Read through the information presented in the cache and consider how you might deal with the particular issue. Then, please be sure to share your thoughts when you log your find. This is a golden opportunity to weigh in on YOUR national park!
Park Employee for a Day Geocache #1
This simple park-n-grab is your starting point for the Park Employee for a Day geocache trail. In the cache container you will find a brochure with additional information about the other caches, as well as coordinates for each.
Additional details and helpful hints can be found by visiting
Park Employee for a Day Geocache #2
The hunt for this cache will take you to one of the most popular areas in the park. While there, you will be challenged to figure out how to help ensure public safety in the presence of abundant of Everglades wildlife.
Park Employee for a Day Geocache #3
Finding this cache requires a slow drive down a historic road where you might catch a glimpse of wild turkeys, blue birds, or even the occasional Floirda panther! Your search will also lead you to consider a decades-long problem plaguing the park.
Park Employee for a Day Geocache #4
This park and grab will take you to a deceptive landscape filled with small surprises. The placidity of this landscape belies the chaos that can come from just one lightning strike.
Park Employee for a Day Geocache #5
Finding this cache will require an enjoyable stroll along a scenic shoreline trail. Your search will not only bring you to the southernmost geocache on the US mainland, but will ultimately have you considering the costs of beach-front access.
Did You Know?
Everglades National Park preserves one of the largest stands of pine rockland in the world. This globally imperiled ecosystem is also considered one of the most biologically diverse areas in South Florida.