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.