Visitors to south Florida have two options for making a day trip to the Everglades. To the west, Big Cypress National Preserve offers camping, hiking and guided tours. South of Fort Lauderdale, Everglades National Park also provides hiking and biking trails, camping spots and guided tours.
Though the Everglades runs to more than 700,000 acres, it’s mostly swamp. Big Cypress National Preserve is in southwest Florida, near the town of Everglades City. Everglades National Park, about 50 miles south of Big Cypress, lies on Florida Bay near the bottom of mainland Florida.
Big Cypress National Preserve (http://www.nps.gov/bicy/index.htm)