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the south west Gulf Coast area of Florida
including the neighboring
communities of Naples, Chokoloskee,
and Marco Island. Everglades
Everglades City is a mile long mangrove island with crab houses, shops,
restaurants, motels, marinas, museums, an airport, canoe & kayak guided
adventures, aerotours, boat tours, airboat rides, canoe/kayak/bicycle
rentals and nice walking paths. It is known
as 'the fishing and stone crab capital of Southwest Florida' and is one
end of the Wilderness Waterway, the Everglades backcountry route linking
Everglades City to Flamingo. Within
minutes by powerboat from Everglades City you can visit a secluded beach
or explore a mangrove tunnel. Spend the day canoeing, kayaking, biking,
or hiking in the Everglades National Park or surrounding areas. Activities
in the area include:
Airboat Tour through the Everglades
Pontoon Boat ride through the 10,000 islands
Everglades National Park Boat Tour
Tram Ride through the Everglades
Swamp Buggy Tour through a Cypress Forest
Alligator Farm Tour
Tour of The Museum of the Everglades
Native Indian Village tour
Everglades Wilderness Waterway extends 99 miles between Everglades
City to the West and Flamingo to the East where the vast saw grass
marsh of the Everglades meets the sea . An unspoiled realm of mangroves,
hidden coves, and isles with sandy beaches abounds with wildlife.
This remote wilderness waterway is yours to explore. Back Country
Marina provides day trips or overnight trips utilizing the camp
sites along the Everglades Wilderness Waterway.
We invite you to take a virtual tour
of some of our most popular travel destinations
in Everglades City including the Everglades City Museum and the Gulf Coast Visitor
Everglades City Museum is located at 105 Broadway Ave. West The Collier
County Museum's branch facility in Everglades City provides visitors with an in-depth
look at over 2,000 years of human history in Southwest Florida's unique "River
of Grass". Museum of the Everglades offers a unique look back at Collier County's
development in the early 1920's. Permanent exhibits feature Barron G. Collier's
successful transformation of a pioneer village into a modern 1920's town and his
fulfillment of a promise to complete the road (the Tamiami Trail) that would open
the area to tourism and development. Florida Archaeology Day at the museum and
Old Florida Festival at the Everglades Museum are a celebration of 6000 years
of South Florida history . Please phone 941-695-0008
for more information.
Historical Everglades City Rod and Gun Club
is built on the original structure of the first permanent white settler who founded
Everglades City in 1864. The club
has been a gathering place for hunting and fishing enthusiasts - many of them
famous. The Rod & Gun Club is still run as a lodge and restaurant today. The club
has hosted international dignitaries, celebrities and several U.S. presidents
including : Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Hoover and Nixon; John Wayne, Chuck
Conners, Burl Ives, Ernest Hemingway, Mick Jagger and Burt Reynolds.
The Gulf Coast Visitor Center Information Center,
Everglades City The
Gulf Coast Visitor Center is located in Everglades City, in the northwest corner
of the park. The visitor center has natural history exhibits, and information,
and issues backcountry permits and park passes. It is open daily from 7:30 am
to 5:00 pm November to April, and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. May to November. Gulf Coast
is the gateway for exploring the Ten Thousand Islands, a maze of mangrove islands
and waterways that extends south to Flamingo and Florida Bay.
A 1 hour 45 minute narrated boat trip provides an overall description of this
saltwater ecosystem. Canoes may be rented to explore Chokoloskee Bay and the Turner
River. For the more adventurous, the 99 mile (159 km) Wilderness Waterway, accessible
by canoe, kayak, or small motorboat, winds through the mangrove islands all the
way to Flamingo. Please phone: 239-695-4731 for more information.
Erv's Alligator Park,
Everglades City Visit the alligator park for tales from the Gator Man.
Attraction type: Park; Wildlife park Everglades
City is surrounded by several scenic parks, including Everglades National
Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Collier-Seminole State Park, and
Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve.
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Back Country Fishing Light tackle or flyfishing for
tarpon, redfish, snook and more. Fishing the flats & backcountry near Fort Myers,
Sanibel, Captiva, Naples and Pine Island.
Florida Fishing Guides.com Guided
Fishing in the Upper Florida Keys, Everglades National Park or the Biscayne Bay.
Use light tackle or fly fish for bonefish, redfish, snook, tarpon and more. click
distinct lateral line; high, divided dorsal fin; sloping forehead; large mouth,
protruding lower jaw; grows much larger than other snooks; pelvic fin yellow.
Where found: from central Florida and South Texas south, usually INSHORE
in coastal and brackish waters, along mangrove shorelines, seawalls, and bridges;
also on reefs and pilings nearshore. Size: most catches 5 to 8 pounds.
*Florida Record: 44 lbs., 3 ozs.
last ray of dorsal fin extended into long filament; one dorsal fin; back dark
blue to green or greenish black, shading into bright silver on the sides; may
be brownish gold in estuarien waters; huge scales; mouth large and points upward. Where
found: primarily INSHORE fish, although adult fish spawn OFFSHORE where the
ribbon-like larval stage of the fish can be found. Size: most angler catchs
40 to 50 pounds. *Florida Record: 243 lbs.
chin without barbels; copper bronze body, lighter shade in clear waters; one to
many spots at base of tail (rarely no spots); mouth horizontal and openng downward;
scales large. Where found: juveniles are an INSHORE fish, migrating out
of the estuaries at about 30 inches (4 years) and joining the spawning population
OFFSHORE. Size: one of 27 inches weighs about 8 pounds. *Florida Record:
51 lbs., 8 ozs.
color gray, dark or iridescent blue above, shading to silvery sides, in dark waters
showing golden tints around breast; small permit have teeth on tongue (none on
pompano); no scutes; dorsal fin insertion directly above that of the anal fin;
17 to 21 soft anal rays. Where found: OFFSHORE on wrecks and debris,
INSHORE on grass flats, sand flats, and in channels; most abundant in south Florida,
with smaller specimens from every coastal county. Size: common to 25
pounds. *Florida Record: 51 lbs., 8 ozs.
dark gray or green above, with sky blue tinges shading to silvery and white below;
numerous distinct round black spots on back, extending to the dorsal fins and
tail; black margin on posterior of tail; no barbels; no scales on the soft dorsal
fin; one or two prominent canine teeth usually present at tip of upper jaw. Where found: INSHORE and/or NEARSHORE over grass, sand and sandy bottoms;
move into slow-moving or still, deep waters in cold weather. Size: common
to 4 pounds on west coast, larger on east coast. *Florida Record: 15 lbs., 6 ozs.
silvery color with bluish or greenish back; slender, round body; snout long, conical,
aiming downward and overhanging lower jaw; dark streaks between scales on upper
half of body and faint crossbands extending down to lateral line; extremities
of dorsal and caudal fins shaded with black. Similar Fish: ladyfish, Elops saurus Where found: primarily INSHORE fish inhabiting shallows of the Florida
Keys; found in shallows often less than 1 foot deep, usually over lush grass flats,
occasionally over white sand. Size: 3 to 5 pounds. *Florida Record: 15
lbs., 6 ozs.
color bluish-green to greenish-gold back and silvery or yellowish belly; soft
dorsal and anal fins almost identical in size; prominent black spot on operculum
(gill cover); black spot at the base of each pectoral fin; no scales on throat.
Where found: common in both INSHORE waters and the open sea. Size:
usually 3 to 5 pounds. *Florida Record: 51 lbs
high arched back; 10 to 14 pairs of chin barbels; gray or black colored body in
adults; young have 4 to 6 vertical bars; has cobblestone-like teeth capable of
crushing oysters; scales large. Where found: INSHORE fish common to
bays and lagoons; bottom dweller often found around oyster beds; also OFFSHORE.
Size: common to 30 pounds. *Florida Record: 93 lbs.
olive or gray body coloration with black blotches and brassy spots; gently rounded
preopercle. Similar Fish: gag M. microlepis; yellowfin grouper, M. venenosa. Where
found: OFFSHORE species; adults associated with rocky bottoms, reef, and drop
off walls in water over 60 feet deep; young may occur INSHORE in shallow water.
Size: common to 40 pounds, may attain weights exceeding 100 pounds.
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National Park Everglades
National Park has been designated a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere
Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance.
Established in 1947,
the Everglades National Park covers 4,000
sq mi in southern Florida extending from Lake Okeechobee southward to Florida
Federal Land comprises 1,398,617.13 acres, Non-Federal Land - 461.13 with the
gross total area acres of 1,399,078.26. The Everglades is a
unique ecosystem and is completely dependant upon water flow, making it one of
the largest and most productive estuaries in the world. The Everglades support
more than 350 species of birds and over 1,000 species of plants. click
here for more information on The Everglades National Park. Ten
Thousand Islands , Florida The
Ten Thousand Islands is the coastal area in the Everglades National Park where
mangrove islands and shallow creeks make a wilderness maze. Some of the islands
are land masses called keys but many are clumps of mangrove trees rising out of
coral reefs, oyster beds, and sandy shoals. The area lies southeast of Naples
and northwest of the Everglades National Park.
here for more information on the Ten Thousand Islands
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