Southern Florida National Parks
January 15-22, 2022
The southern tip of Florida, far from theme parks and tourist traps, provide ample opportunities to explore habitats and wildlife that are unlike anywhere else in the continental United States. Turquoise waters give way to white sandy beaches strewn with shells of all shapes and sizes. These beaches stretch for hundreds of miles along the gulf coast. Not far from the beaches lie amazing wilderness areas including swamps, forests and the lush Florida Everglades.
Today, twenty percent of the everglades remain protected by Everglades National Park and other state and federal properties in the region. This incomparable habitat provides a home for animals such as the American Alligator, Florida Manatee, American Flamingo, Roseate Spoonbill, Florida panther, countless shore birds and waterfowl, and many more. Florida is also home to numerous barrier islands including the world famous Florida Keys. These coastal islands not only help to protect the mainland during storms, but also are a haven for area wildlife. In the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge, sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, manatees and other sea life enjoy the calm waters as they search for food.
Trip Type: Outdoor Adventurer
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