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What You Will Need and How to Get There

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How to get there
 
 
To get to the Everglades in Florida you would of course have to take a plane from Phoneix. The rpices varies from airline to airline. For an example here is a box of plane tickets.
 

Select Departing Flight
Phoenix, AZ to Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

Travel
Time
(hh:mm)

Business Select
$384

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Business
$359

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Wanna
Get Away

 

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7:35

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

5:40

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

5:30

Unavailable

Unavailable

Unavailable

6:35

$384

$359

Unavailable

 

Select Returning Flight
Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Phoenix, AZ

 

Travel
Time
(hh:mm)

Business Select
$384

Earn 2.0 RR Credit(s)
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If you cannot find the fare you are looking for, it is either sold out or unavailable.
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Business
$359

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Wanna
Get Away

$139 - $313

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6:15

$384

$359

$223

8:35

$384

$359

Unavailable

9:30

$384

$359

$223

9:40

$384

$359

$253

8:25

$384

$359

$253

7:55

$384

$359

$223

7:10

$384

$359

$253

 

This however will only take you to Ft. Lauderdale, so from there a taxi/cab might be necessary to get to the Everglades Park.

In the park you can find campsites called Chickees if you wish to camp in the park or there are other campsites. This is very usefull if you want to get up early for a hike or anything you want.

Here is a map from the National Park from their website

 

 

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What You Need to Bring/Get

When going to the Everglades a list of supplies might be hard to obtain. It is really easy though when the park itself gives out a basic list. Here is the list below taken from their website.
 

Coast Guard approved life vests

required

 

Paddles (and a spare)

 

Anchor

 

Bailer

 

Bow and stern lines

 

Waterproof bags for gear

 

Flares

 

Sound producing device/whistle

 

Light for operating at night

 

Navigation

 

Nautical Chart—mark your route

 

Compass/GPS

 

Tide Chart—note tide variations for

your route

 

Binoculars to look for markers

 

Permits, etc.

 

Wilderness Permit

 

Wilderness regulations

 

Fishing license and regulations

 

Weather forecast

 

Shelter

 

Tent with “no-see-um” netting—must

be free standing for chickees

 

Sleeping bag

 

Sleeping pad for chickees

 

Water and Food

 

Water—one gallon/person/day

(no fresh water is available in the

backcountry)

 

Food—extra day supply

 

Raccoon-proof storage container (not

styrofoam) for food and water

 

Cooking

 

Portable stove or grill

 

Fuel for stove

 

Waterproof matches and lighter

 

Cooking gear and utensils

 

Biodegradable soap

 

Strong plastic bags for storing trash

 

Clothing

 

Rain Gear

 

Cold and warm weather clothing

 

Lightweight long-sleeve shirt and pants

for sun and bug protection

 

Wide-brimmed hat

 

Personal Equipment

 

First Aid Kit

 

Flashlight and spare batteries

 

Wristwatch for calculating tides

 

Sunglasses

 

Sunscreen

 

Insect repellent

 

Weather radio for weather forecasts

 

Knife

 

Personal items

 

Toilet

 

Trowel for burying human waste

 

Biodegradable toilet paper

 

Safety Equipment—Boats must

carry safety equipment on board

which conforms to U.S. Coast Guard

requirements. A brochure outlining

this equipment is available on request

1-800-368-5647.

 

Marine/VHF Radio—to monitor

weather.

 

Fuel—1/3 to get there, 1/3 to get back, 1/3

for reserve

 

Tool Kit—with spare parts

 

Drugs/Medications

 

For Drugs/Medications there really aren't any shots you need to take to go there. There is a precaution though, allergic reactions to any of the plants/animals there might be a problem. Other than that you should have no problem but a check with your local doctor would be of help.

 

 

Other Fees You Will Need to Pay For

 

Like most parks you can't just go and be done with it you must pay fees to get in and stay a while. Here is a list of fees for various things you might want to do in the park.

 

Private vehicle - $10.00 - good for 7 consecutive days at all entrances to the park.

Pedestrian/Cyclist - $5.00 - good for 7 consecutive days at all entrances to the park.  Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle. Individuals 16 years old and younger are admitted free of charge.

Everglades National Park Annual Pass - $25.00 
Valid for twelve months from the date of purchase, for unlimited visits to the park. It admits the purchaser and any accompanying persons in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the purchaser and accompanying immediate family (spouse, children, parents) when entry is by other means (bicycle, foot, and boat).

Commercial Tour - Entrance fees are charged based on the seating capacity of the vehicle.

Motorcoach (26 or more passengers) - $200
Minibus (16-25 passengers) - $100
Van (17-15 passengers) - $75
Sedan (1-6 passengers) - $25

ACTIVITY FEES

Camping Fees at park campgrounds - $16.00 per night

Backcountry Camping Fees (Permit Required):
$10.00 per permit plus $2.00 per person per night - Maximum 14 days.