Covering 1.5 million acres (over 6,000 square kilometers), Everglades National Park is a World Heritage Site and home to the American crocodile, the West Indian manatee, the Florida panther, 350 species of birds and 50 species of reptiles. Recreational activities include biking, hiking, bird watching, boating, camping, canoeing & kayaking, fishing, geocaching and slough slogging. Park rangers offer a variety of guided tours, particularly during the dry season, December through March. Stop at the visitors' center near the park's main entrance near Homestead, FL for maps. There is also an entrance at Shark Valley, 30 miles west of Miami on Tamiami Trail. Fees good for seven consecutive days: $10 per vehicle, $5 for each pedestrian or cyclist. Bring water, sunscreen, insect repellant, hat and sturdy shoes.