What Are Some of the National Parks in Florida?

What Are Some of the National Parks in Florida?

What Are Some of the National Parks in Florida?

Some of the most popular national parks in Florida include Everglades, Canaveral and Big Cypress. There are 11 national parks in total in the state.

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is home to a wide range of rare and endangered species such as crocodiles, panthers and manatees. Boat and tram tours of the park are available.

Canaveral National Shore is a barrier island that is home to threatened animals such as sea turtles. It is located along Florida's eastern coast between Melbourne and Daytona Beach.

Big Cypress National Park is home to Big Cypress Swamp, which stretches over 729,000 acres. The Florida National Scenic Trail passes through it, and eight campgrounds are available to visitors. It is located in Ochopee, adjacent to Everglades National Park.

Biscayne National Park is located near Miami and consists of 95 percent water. Snorkeling, diving and boating are naturally popular here, but some camping spaces are also available.

Dry Tortugas National Park lies about 70 miles west of Key West and also consists mostly of water. Some points of interest are the Eco Discovery Center and the remains of Fort Jefferson.

Other national parks in the state include Gulf Islands National Seashore and the Timucan preserve.