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Old 12-30-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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Everglades National Park

Anybody have any experience here? Looking to go for a few days in January. Looks good on Internet. Any advice, comments appreciated. I am a newbie to rv'ing. Have a 34 ft class A. Looking for quiet seclusion in nature. Thanks in advance.

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I know two couple who have workcamped in the Everglades NP for the winter. One of them is a member here. His screen name, SKP Kirk. The others name, Boogity; both of them are also on the escapees forums. Both of them state that it is a good place to visit, and is exactly what you are looking for-quiet and secluded.
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Jeff,

We just spent 4 nights in Long Pine Key (LPK) CG Dec. 7th - 10th. Both CG's were very quite then, but things are start heating up right about now. You should still be able to find sites as both CG's have 100+ sites. The pads in LPK are appx 30' deep, but most have room behind the curb stop so backing our 35' Bounder was no problem. We had site 10 on C loop and it would have handled up to a 38' MH with no problems. There are a couple (3 or so) of pull throughs which are just wide spots in the road. Sites were $8 per night with the Golden Age pass, no hookups but there are plenty of places to get water and a dump station on the way out. We had Verizon cell in the CG but lost it as soon as we headed deeper into the park.

Two things you want to know, don't touch anything unless you know what it is. My wife touched some berries and ended up with a hell of a rash. The other thing is snakes, we had Diamondbacks, Cottonmouths and Pythons spotted in the CG while there. We only saw the Diamondback and was told about the others by the host.

Check the Ranger programs and sign up ASAP if signup is required. We were able to take a 3 hour guided canoe tour. I have seen lots of Gators before, but seeing one from a canoe is a whole different experience, plus a Croc too. They offer two different boat cruises, one inland and the other on Florida Bay. We enjoyed both, but if you can only do one, then I would prefer the inland cruise. It is well worth a visit and we wished we could have stayed longer and visited the north side of the ENP (Shark Valley), we only saw the areas from the main park road down to Flamingo.

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we stayed at monument lake on 41 no hookups but everglades city was cool.make sure you have your supplies long way back
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I have never been into Everglades Park but from what I observed when I was in the area, it didn't look all that interesting to me ! I did go to the Okeephonkee Swamp which I highly recommend. We did this swamp tour on the east side of the park and enjoyed it very much.
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Anybody have any experience here? Looking to go for a few days in January. Looks good on Internet. Any advice, comments appreciated. I am a newbie to rv'ing. Have a 34 ft class A. Looking for quiet seclusion in nature. Thanks in advance.

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The Shark Valley tran is great. Water is high right now. Different than later on January when the water is lower.
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