Everglades National Park, Sandfly Island Canoe Trip

Everglades National Park protects a large portion of the Everglades, the largest marsh estuary in the United States. Native Americans took advantage of the vast resources it offered and sought refuge there from U.S. attempts at removal. Interpretive displays on Sandfly Island tell of the island's long human history. The island itself is a shell mound created by Calusa Indians, who lived in this area over 2,000 years ago.