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A Winter Escape to the Florida Everglades

If you’re looking to explore the South Florida national parks, we’ll just about always suggest a winter visit. That is especially true for Everglades National Park. The summer heat and humidity are almost unbearable, but almost more important than the astronomical seasons is the rainy season vs. the dry season. In the Everglades, the rainy season runs from mid-May through November, and the dry season is December through April. While no one likes a rainy vacation, the Everglades is all about water. Thus, you want to make sure you are visiting when… Read More

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Welcome to the Southeast Region of the National Parks

Photo courtesy of Great Smoky Mountains National Park/NPS

The variety you will find in the Southeast is tremendous. From tropical paradise in the Virgin Islands to the oldest city in country to the gentle mountains of the Appalachians, there’s a lot to see and explore.

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Hello Ranger’s Guide to Congaree National Park

When most people think of national parks, things like steaming geysers, bison, soaring snow-capped peaks, and intimidatingly vast canyons might come to mind. But in reality, there is so much more to the National Park Service, and few places capture that offbeat “Find Your Park” ethos and diversity quite like South Carolina’s Congaree National Park, an immense floodplain filled with slow-moving waterways, hooting owls, boardwalk trails, and some of the tallest trees in the eastern US.

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