By Keaton D.

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Lands and water of Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is a really big park. It is 2400 square miles. It is a really fun park.

Location, Size, and Distance.

Everglades National Park is over 1.5 million acres large. It is a huge park. From Oskaloosa, Iowa Everglades National Park is 1535.35 miles away. It is located in Southern Florida.

Park Hours

Everglades National park is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. For park hours it is usually open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. mid-December th
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Everglades National Park sign at entrance
rough mid-April. Otherwise it is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Climate

Winter: Average temperature is a high of 77 degrees and a low of 53 degrees. 2 inches of rain on average.
Spring: Highs are low 80s and the low is 65-70 degrees. The average rainfall is 4 inches of rain.
Summer: Temperatures around 90 degrees. It is hot and humid. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and mosquitos are abundant. 8 inches of rain on average.
Fall: Highs are upper 80s and lows are mid 70s. 7 inches of rain on average.

History

Everglades National Park was found in 1947. Scientists,conservationists and other advocates helped make it a park. There were three small communities called Chokoloskee, Cape Sable, and Flamingo. That today is Everglades National Park. In 1909 there was a hurricane where Everglades National Park would soon be. There was little left. Animals were forced to leave their habitats.

Facts

Everglades National Park is the third largest park in the lower 48 states. Half a million acres of the park is underwater. There is lots and lots of different kinds of animals at Everglades National Park. Six million years ago sediments of silt and sand particles of calcium formed at the bottom of the sea into limestone. Today that rock is called Tamiami Formation.
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Adult Tricolored Heron at Shark Valley

Things To See

You can see alligators. You can see tropical and temperate birds. You can also see lots of lizards and snakes. There are manatees at Everglades National Park to see.

Things To Do
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Airboat ride

There is a part in the Northern part of the park where you can take an airboat ride. You can spend a morning photographing birds. You can also go hiking.






Resources

**http://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/hours.htm**
**http://www.mapquest.com/**
**http://www.us-parks.com/everglades-national-park/climate.html**
**http://everglades.national-park.com/weather.htm**
**http://www.nps.gov/ever/historyculture/index.htm**
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**http://everglades.national-park.com/info.htm#his**
**http://www.nps.gov/ever/faqs.htm**
**http://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/things2do.htm**
**http://www.us-parks.com/everglades-national-park/activities.html**
http://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/index.htm
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Everglades_National_Park

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1364&bih=808&q=everglades+national+park&gbv=2&oq=everglades+national+park&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_l=img.3..0l10.1299.7974.0.8429.24.8.0.16.16.0.125.683.7j1.8.0...0.0.FDjFksJfnI8&surl=1
http://everglades.national-park.com/sights.htm#fla