Trailer Camping Near Everglades National Park
December 16, 2011
Filed under National Parks
When most people think of the sprawling Everglades, they think of people taking a month off to canoe through alligator-infested water. But trailer camping in the area is a great way to see the tropical marshes that make the park so special.
Kayaking, hiking and canoeing are all wonderful ways to experience the park. From paved trails, visitors can see the soaking jungle without getting wet. The park is a plant-lover’s dream — it’s home to ferns, royal palms, gumbo trees and air plants. For those looking to get closer to nature, navigating the marshes and mangrove swamps by boat is ideal. From a kayak or canoe, visitors can peruse the countless islands and channels that criss-cross the park.
Covering 2,500 square miles of nearly pristine florida swampland, birders, photographers and site-seers simply cannot run out of things to see. The park is also a preserve for more than 30 threatened or endangered species, animals that most people simply cannot see anywhere else.
The park is open year round, but visitors should plan ahead to make the most of their trip. Being that nearly the entire park is a marsh, bugs, heat humidity dictate many travelers’ plans. The wet season is very, very wet. Anyone traveling in the park from May through November will need to prepare for temperatures in the 90s and a lot of rain. Things dry out in December and stay temperate through April. With temperatures ranging from 50s to 70s and much less humidity, the dry season is perfect for most trailer campers. Another upside to the winter season is that migrating birds are abundant and mosquitoes are virtually nonexistent.
To find a Florida campground nearby, visit Florida Campgrounds