The Everglades National Park was established in 1934, and the park itself keeps 20% of the southern Everglades protected. It is the third largest national park, following Yellowstone and Death Valley. It’s different from other national parks that only preserve specific geographic features, as the Everglades National Park protects an entire ecosystem, including the biggest mangrove ecosystem and about 36 protected species.
Threatened species like the American crocodile and the Florida Panther can be spotted in South Florida’s Everglades. There are also more than 350 bird species, 50 reptiles, 300 salt and freshwater fish, and about 40 mammals. It’s a very unique habitat and one of the best national parks in the US to visit if you want to see wildlife and go on a boat tour.
Address: 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida 33034