Everglades National Park Quick Facts

Everglades National Park is:

  • Largest continuous stand of sawgrass prairie in North America.
  • Predominant water recharge area for all of South Florida through the Biscayne aquifer.
  • A World Heritage Site, a Biosphere Reserve, a Wetland of International Significance, and an Outstanding Florida Water.
  • Home of thirteen endangered and ten threatened species.
  • Largest mangrove ecosystem in the western hemisphere.
  • Largest designated wilderness in the eastern U.S.
  • Most significant breeding grounds for tropical wading birds in North America.
  • Site of significant ethnographic resources.
  • Site of a nationally significant estuarine complex in Florida Bay.
  • Only subtropical preserve on the North American continent.
  • Major "edge" area of the northern and southern limits for many species creating a unique mingling of diverse temperate and subtropical species

Last updated: January 6, 2017

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40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733


305 242-7700

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