Less than an hour’s drive from Miami, the Everglades is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the continental United States and the only ecosystem of its kind in the world – there are no other Everglades! As such it is an unparalleled wildlife sanctuary, protecting an incredible diversity of mammals, birds, and fish. The National Park Service (NPS) is responsible for the management and protection of these extraordinary resources and for the well-being of park visitors. It is also responsible for overseeing all aspects of concession operations within the park. Amfac Parks & Resorts company operates in the Everglades under a contract with the NPS to provide a variety of visitor services.Close to one million people visit Everglades National Park each year. With your interest and assistance, their magnificent resources will continue to be protected and preserved for future generations.