The Everglades National Park is a haven for Miccosukee Indians but also for thousands of animals, including various species that are going extinct. Discover the biggest subtropical wild open land of the United States (around 2,300 sq mi). The main entrance is through Florida City, south-west of Miami. Open all-year long. It is preferable to visit the park in spring and winter, by boat or foot. Plan to bring anti-mosquito creams, especially during summer and be careful of the alligators. Be on the lookout for black bears, pumas and otters. Use your binoculars to watch eagles, hawks or the Florida bird that eat shells. Take the marked hiking tracks, allowing you to closely admire the wild fauna and flora.
The lush vegetation in St. Marks River State Park includes the surprising floodplain forest.© Stacey Lynn Payne / 123RF
These wonderful specimens in St. Marks River State Park are a protected species, and today there are more than a million of them in Florida.© Rudy Umans / 123RF
St. Marks River in Florida is known for the exceptional quality of its water.© Rich & Galina Leighton / 123RF
St. Marks River State Park is home to rich and varied fauna, including the black bear, which hunts other animals and hides in the forests and mountains.© William Silver / 123RF
Pumas, wild turkeys, falcons and many other species, including bobcats, inhabit the area.© Maxim Pyshnyy / 123RF