Everglades National Park, Tarpon Bay, looking southwest towards Florida Bay. (©Peter W. Cross/Visit Florida)
Lose yourself in the park’s vast sawgrass prairies and deep mangrove swamps. Enjoy backcountry cruises, bicycling, camping, canoeing, fishing, self-guided boat tours, tram tours and wildlife observations. Open 24 hours year-round. Visitors Center open daily 8 am-5 pm mid-December through mid-April, 9 am-5 pm mid-April through mid-December. Admission $25 per vehicle and $8 per pedestrian and cyclist. An annual pass is available for $40 and includes unlimited admission to the park. Shark Valley entrance is on US 41 (Tamiami Trail), 35 miles west of downtown Miami.