Where land and water bodies meet

Wetlands are the links between land and water. Different types of wetlands include salt and freshwater marshes, swamps, and bogs, and they are some of the most important ecosystems in our parks.

America’s national parks provide opportunities to learn and explore these important pieces of our natural and cultural landscape. Explore this website to learn more about different types of wetlands, their importance, and the work we do to protect them.

Visitors at Everglades National Park

Types of Wetlands

Learn more about the various types of wetlands found in the National Park Service.

Two researchers test water.

Protecting Wetlands

Wetlands are a vital part of natural ecosystems in national parks.

A child plays in a cypress dome at Everglades National Park

Get Involved

There are lots of ways to help protect wetlands.


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