Southwest Florida / Everglades
Last thread here on the forum about the Everglades was in 2010, so let's talk about it again .
I just booked 3 days in the Everglades later this month. I'm staying just outside Everglades City. My list of things to do include:
- Big Cypress Gallery and meet Clyde Butcher if I can
- Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve looks amazing
- Corkscrew Swamp possibly if I can make it work coming or going since it's further north (I'm driving in from Orlando)
The Everglades are a huge section of Florida and so I'm not sure where else to go for good access to the Everglades area. Up in the northern part of Florida, there's a lot of places I found or heard about that were not really "known" or easily found, so I'm hoping to find more of that in the Everglades. I'm not interested in the tourist trap stuff or "swamp tours." More like good hiking, deep woods, even wading maybe (though apparently it's gator season so maybe not). I'm going to be with a good friend and he may bring a canoe, so suggestions on boat launch places would be cool too.
Some previous suggestions on that older thread included "Big Cypress Preserve," but that covers thousands of acres, so specifically where would be helpful for suggestions.
Last time I went to the Everglades I was on the east side and I was underwhelmed. I'm hoping to have better luck this time.
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