Camping in Everglades National Park

Located at the tip of Florida, Everglades National Park is a national attraction and the third largest park on the continental United States, expanding across 1.5 million acres. The park draws visitors for many different reasons, including fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, and camping. Camping is available year-round, though campers are advised that the wet season between June and November can be uncomfortable, with high temperatures and daily thunderstorms. Campers must also be prepared as there are no opportunities to rent or purchase supplies in the park.

There are two types of camping in the park: frontcountry and backcountry. Frontcountry camping enables campers to drive into sites that are equipped for recreational vehicles and tents. Backcountry camping are spread out across the park and are accessible via canoe, kayak, or boat, with few accessible by foot. Backcountry sites require permits.

If you are interested in camping in the Everglades, you should conduct additional research at http://www.nps.gov/ever/.

About the author: William Barzee is a Miami-based attorney who is also active in the local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Through the organization, he has taken mentees camping in the Everglades and fishing in the Florida Keys.

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About William Barzee

Miami native William Barzee has lived, attended school, and worked in the south Florida city his entire life. Attending Coral Gables Senior High School as a teenager, he later enrolled at the University of Miami, also in Coral Gables. During his undergraduate years, he joined various student organizations. He served as a Student Representative to the University’s Board of Trustees and spent time as the President of the student government. William Barzee’s scholastic aptitude earned him memberships in the Iron Arrow Society, the Appeals Committee, and the Honor Council. Finishing his degree at Florida International University in Miami, William Barzee earned a Bachelor of Arts and became a member of a Phi-Lambda national honors fraternity. Returning to the University of Miami at its School of Law to earn his legal degree, he supplemented his studies with a variety of services. Contributing to a national mock trial team, William Barzee also participated as a Finals Review Student Lecturer and Honor Council Student Advocate. He wrote for the University of Miami Law Review and won an American Jurisprudence Book Award before graduating cum laude. Accepting his first career position with the Law Offices of the Public Defender for Miami-Dade County, William Barzee spent over three years as a Special Assistant Public Defender and close to five years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender. After a year and a half as a solo practitioner in Miami, he cofounded his criminal law practice Barzee Flores. Located at the Courthouse Center, 40 N.W. 3rd Street Penthouse 1 in Miami, Barzee Flores has represented clients in federal and state cases since 2008. For more information on Mr. Barzee and the law firm, please visit www.barzeeflores.com.
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