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Glide through Everglades National Park

Published: Aug 30 2013 10:23:37 AM EDT

Everglades National Park was established as a national park in 1947 and consists of nearly 2,400 square miles.

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Everglades National Park was established as a national park in 1947 and consists of nearly 2,400 square miles. Often referred to as a swamp, the Everglades' biggest water sources, approximately 60 inches of rain per year and overflow from Lake Okeechobee, help make it a southwestwardly flowing river running through the third largest national park in the lower 48 states.

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