What are Everglades?

  • (noun): A large subtropical swamp in southern Florida that is noted for its wildlife.


The Everglades are a natural region of subtropical wetlands in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising the southern half of a large watershed. The system begins near Orlando with the Kissimmee River, which discharges into the vast but shallow Lake Okeechobee. Water leaving the lake in the wet season forms a slow-moving river 60 miles (97 km) wide and over 100 miles (160 km) long, flowing southward across a limestone shelf to Florida Bay at the southern end of the state.

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South Florida Council - Camps - Camp Everglades
... Camp Everglades is owned by the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America ... The 253-acre (102 ha) campground is located within the Everglades National Park ...
The Everglades (TV Series)
... The Everglades is an American crime-adventure television series that aired in first-run syndication for one season from 1961–62 and in reruns ... starred as Constable Lincoln Vail, a law enforcement officer of the fictional Everglades County Patrol who traveled the Florida Everglades in an airboat, a vehicle which was often the focus of the program ...
Clewiston Inn - History
... The Everglades Lounge and Bar inside has a 360-degree wildlife mural featuring the flora and fauna of the Florida Everglades ... at the Inn for many months, making frequent trips to the Everglades to sketch the animals ...