Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee. It has been designated an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance, in recognition of its significance to all the people of the world.
From the open grassy slough, through the towering pines and into a dense tropical hardwood hammock. The Royal Palm Area provides the visitor with the opportunity to see several South Florida habitats within close proximity to each other.
Chekika is an area of Everglades National Park located closest to Miami on SW 237th Avenue. Its popular picnic area will be open from dawn to dusk on a seasonal basis from December through April each year. The area offers a boardwalk, wildlife viewing, picnic shelters, barbecue grills, a nature trail and portable restroom facilities.