National Parks in Florida

The national parks of Florida are essential for the preservation of wildlife and land. The federal government protects a number of state parks in Florida where visitors can get a glimpse of the state’s ecosystem and have the opportunity to enjoy mother nature and all that she has to offer.

See Also: Florida's State Parks 

National Parks in Florida

Dry Tortugas National Park is a 100-square mile park of seven small islands and open sea. It is about 70 miles west of Key West and is only accessible by boat or seaplane. The main destination of the park is the beautiful Fort Jefferson, one of the largest forts built in the 19th century in the United States built on Garden Key. Visit the island to explore the fort and stay the night in the island's campground. 3 miles away is Loggerhead Key, where you can see the lighthouse and the historic Carnegie Laboratory for Marine Ecology. The national park is also home to a huge variety of marine life and coral reefs. In fact, the park was named for the sea turtles who call this area home. Here you will find some of the best snorkeling and diving in the state.

Welcome to the country's largest subtropical wilderness! The biodiversity at the Everglades National Park is truly unfathomable and must be experienced first hand. It serves as home to many endangered species such as the American crocodile, manatee, American alligator, sea turtles, birds, Florida panther, and many types of plants. If you are eager to learn and experience the wildlife in a way that you will never forget, this is the place for you. They have ranger programs, tours, books, and many other activities to educate visitors on topics related to the different species and their environment. If you become an expert, you could even volunteer in aiding their conservation efforts.