- from Wetlands
It’s a swamp! It’s a marsh! It’s the Everglades! This unique wetlands system stretches across most of the southern end of the Florida peninsula.
It includes marshes, sloughs (places with deep mud), freshwater swamps, coastal mangrove swamps, and even pine woods. At its heart is a 50-mile-wide, 100-mile-long “river of grass” that is on average only about six inches deep. The Everglades stretch south and southwest from Lake Okeechobee toward Florida Bay. They provide shelter and food for a wide variety of wildlife. Come visit the land the Seminoles call Pa Hay-okee, “grassy waters.”