No Shortage of Things to do in the Florida Everglades
When you come to the Florida Everglades, you are in for a real treat. There are so many things to do, see, touch and learn! The Florida Everglades conjures descriptions of a vast swampland with alligators, birds, panthers, frogs and snakes. This wild environment, covering a large part of the state’s southern end, holds great secrets and mystery.
The Florida Everglades are a place filled with water, wildlife and wonder. It is an ecosystem that has been home to the Florida Seminole Tribe for over 300 years. A place they fled to for survival; which no one gave chase as the land was thought to be inhabitable. Not only did they survive, but the Seminoles flourished magnificently. How much do you know about this vast environment? Rather than get you confused with a multitude of facts, here are ten quick ones to get you started:
- The Everglades is more than 1,508,538 acres in size!
- The Everglades features over 750 species of birds, 300 species of fish and saltwater fish!
- No one likes mosquitoes; yet, they play an important role in the Everglades food chain as their larva provides food for a variety of fish that have a critical diet.
- Sawgrass plants are known for their razor-sharp blades of grass. These plants can grow up to 6 feet tall!
- The only place on the planet where alligators and crocodiles coexist!
- The Everglades is the largest backwoods of any kind east of the Mississippi River.
- It’s largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America.
- The Everglades only has two seasons per year. Dry season and wet season.
- The average water depth is only 4-5 feet deep. The deepest point is only 9 feet.
- The water in the Everglades is mostly fresh-water.
The Everglades provide so much in terms of history, adventure and relaxation. It’s difficult to know where to start, but Seminole Big Cypress Indian Reservation is a good bet since the Seminoles know every square mile for the last three centuries.
The Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is home to more than 180,000 unique artifacts, archival items and experiences. It is here that visitors learn about the Seminole people and their rich cultural and historical ties to the Southeast and Florida. Find out why the Seminoles are the only tribe in America to be unconquered. The museum is committed to building and maintaining the highest quality of exhibits that interpret Seminole culture and history, inspiring an appreciation and understanding of the Seminole people.
Billie Swamp Safari is a top adventure attraction in the Florida Everglades. Visitors explore 2,200 acres of untamed Florida Everglades that has stood the test of time, and remarkably preserved by the Seminole Tribe. Worldwide visitors enjoy thrills and experience the wonders of nature. Whether it’s airboat rides, swamp buggy tours or a live alligator show, Billie Swamp Safari is an experience to remember.
Seminole Big Cypress RV Resort offers visitors grassy or paved RV sites with full hook-ups, tents and air-conditioned cabins. Visitors come from all over to enjoy the natural splendor of Florida Everglades while they relax under an authentic chickee hut or camp in the wilderness. Many baby boom snowbirds call Big Cypress their winter home.
So, there you have it! The next time you plan your Florida vacation getaway, make sure those plans include the Florida Everglades and Seminole Big Cypress Indian Reservation. You may not have time to do everything, but you can always come back for another adventure. Most of the visitors do!
About Florida Seminole Tourism (FST)
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a federally recognized Indian Tribe. FST is a top Florida Everglades adventure, learning and camping destination. We share the excitement and wonder of the Florida Everglades to visitors from around the globe. Our award-winning Everglades attractions including Billie Swamp Safari, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and Big Cypress RV Resort & Campground.