Everglades National Park: Mangrove Forest

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Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T!

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Everglades National Park has a number of videos on their website for the housebound to explore during the Covid-19 shutdown, including this video with Ranger Ally of the mangrove forest.

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In 2016, we took the Mangrove Wilderness tour with the only company licensed to do boat excursions inside the National Park boundaries. You can find them by clicking here.

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The tour was very similar to what is shown in the video, without the corny acting.  If you have 10 minutes to spare, I encourage you to watch the video. I enjoyed re-living this lovely journey through the Everglades.

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Everglades National park protects over a million acres of wetlands at the Southernmost tip of Florida and has four visitors centers in the different sections of the park.

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Location: Everglades City, Florida

Designation: National Park

Date NPS designation declared: 12/06/1947

Date of my visit: April 2016

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28 thoughts on “Everglades National Park: Mangrove Forest

  1. I wish we could save these mangrove forests. Well, come to think of it, all of the Everglades are in danger – sadly. And many other NPs, too, “thanks” to the present administration. We all need to keep our fingers crossed for nature.

    1. I am really glad we made a trip to the Everglades. Saw so many beautiful birds, alligators, crocodiles, manatees, etc. We got to paddle through the mangroves in a canoe provided by the motel we stayed at in Everglades City on the east side of the park. Very cool. Your photos are lovely.

    2. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and be sure to vote. I also regularly write my legislators. The congressman is too focused on issues local to his district and we only have one park in the district. One senator was too focused on running for president this year, but the other sends responses that are detailed and outline all that he’s done to protect the environment and combat this disastrous administration. That senator has my vote for sure

  2. Kings On the Road

    After living near Everglades Park for over 40 years we love the quintessential scenes of the area. You have some spectacular images in this post. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful photos. I’ve always wanted to visit here. My grandfather once had land here that was bought out by the government as part of this park. I wish I knew what part. It would be so interesting to see it! Thanks for the photos.

  4. I agree that ther’s nothing funny about destroying/exploiting nature, but I hope that videos like these can make people aware of the destruction.

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