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Everglades National Park
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733
Phone: (305) 242-7700

 Park was established in 1947 to preserve wetlands. Visitor Centers/Information Areas, Canoe Trails, Hiking Trails, RV/Trailer Sites, Camp Sites, Cabins, Marina, Beach, Boat Ramps. The admission fee is $5 per person, or $10 per car. Advance reservations for camping are sometimes required and can be made by calling (800) 365-2267.

 Additional information: http://www.nps.gov/ever/

http://www.everglades.national-park.com/address.htm or http://www.thefloridakeys.com/parks/everglades.htm

 

Biscayne National Park
9700 SW 328 Street
Homestead, Florida 33033
Phone: (305) 230-7275

 

This underwater park protects the northernmost Florida Keys, part of the only coral reef located off the continent of the United States, and the longest stretch of undeveloped mangrove shoreline on Florida’s east coast. It was created in 1968 as a National Monument and was later designated a national park. Visitor Center, canoe & kayak rentals, dive & snorkel tours, primitive camping on islands.

 Additional information: http://www.nps.gov/bisc/index.htm

 

Big Cypress National Preserve-Naples, FL 

33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, Florida 34141                                                  

Phone: (239) 695-1201

Approximately half-way between Naples and Miami. The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida’s southwest coast. Preserve offers hunting, hiking trails.

Additional Information: http://www.nps.gov/bicy/

 

Dry Tortugas National Park                                                                            

Phone: (305) 242-7700

This National Park consists of seven islands 70 miles west of Key West and also contains the largest masonry fort in the world, Fort Jefferson. Tent Sites, Museum, Lighthouse, Interpretive Building, Hiking Trail, Beach. $5 entrance fee. Camping fee is $3 per person, per day. A Florida saltwater fishing license is required.

Additional Information: http://www.nps.gov/drto/

 

Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge—Big Pine to Key West              

Phone: (305) 872-2239
Accessible only by boat. Fishing, Wildlife observation, Photography, Environmental education.

Additional Information:
http://www.fws.gov/southeast/greatwhiteheron/

 

National Key Deer Wildlife Refuge—Big Pine to Sugarloaf Key                      

Phone: (305) 872-2239
Nature Trail, Information Center, Wildlife Observation.

Additional Information: http://nationalkeydeer.fws.gov/

 

 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 

Key Largo Office: (305) 852-7717
Key West Office: (305) 292-0311
Key West Eco-Discovery Center: (305) 809-4750

Designated in 1990, this sanctuary protects 2,800 square nautical miles of seagrass meadows, mangrove islands and the third largest coral reef in the world.

Additional Information: http://floridakeys.noaa.gov

 

Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge

North Key Largo, Florida
Phone: (305) 451-4223

 Established in 1980 to protect critical breeding and nesting habitat for the endangered American crocodile and other wildlife. Comprised of 6,700 acres including 650 acres of open water. Access to the refuge is by Special Permit Use only. Call for more information.

Additional Information: http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=41581

 

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Last updated: January 28, 2013

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