Everglades National Park

One-and-a-half million acres in Florida (US) managed by the National Park Service

Everglades National Park is an American national park that protects the southern twenty percent of the original Everglades in Florida. The park is the largest tropical wilderness in the United States and the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi River. An average of one million people visit the park each year.[5]

Everglades National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Sunset over the River of Grass, NPSphoto, G.Gardner (9255157507).jpg
Sunset over the Everglades river of grass
Map showing the location of Everglades National Park
Map showing the location of Everglades National Park
Location in Florida
Map showing the location of Everglades National Park
Map showing the location of Everglades National Park
Location in the United States
LocationMiami-Dade, Monroe, & Collier counties, Florida, United States
Nearest cityFlorida City
Everglades City
Coordinates25°18′45″N 80°41′15″W / 25.3125000°N 80.6875000°W / 25.3125000; -80.6875000Coordinates: 25°18′45″N 80°41′15″W / 25.3125000°N 80.6875000°W / 25.3125000; -80.6875000[1]
Area1,508,976 acres (6,106.61 km2)
1,508,243 acres (2,356.6 sq mi) federal[2]
AuthorizedMay 30, 1934 (1934-05-30)
Visitors597,124 (in 2018)[3]
Governing bodyNational Park Service
WebsiteEverglades National Park
TypeNatural
Criteriaviii, ix, x
Designated1979 (3rd session)
Reference no.76
State PartyUnited States
RegionEurope and North America
Endangered1993–2007;
2010–present
Designated4 June 1987
Reference no.374[4]

Everglades is the third-largest national park in the contiguous United States after Death Valley and Yellowstone.

UNESCO declared the Everglades & Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve in 1976 and listed the park as a World Heritage Site in 1979.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Everglades National Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. August 28, 1987. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  2. "The National Parks: Index 2012–2016" (PDF). nps.gov. National Park Service. p. 47. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 November 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  3. "Five Year Annual Recreation Visits Report". Public Use Statistic Office, National Park Service. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  4. "Everglades National Park". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  5. "Park Statistics". National Park Service. Retrieved March 28, 2017.