The Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Florida Keys & EvergladesLongstreet Highroad Guide to the Florida Keys & Everglades by Rick Farren

By Rick Farren. Here you will find the entire contents of the best-selling book about the Florida Keys & Everglades.

This web site, which also exists as a book, has more than 170,000 words, 22 maps, 41 sidebars, and numerous illustrations detailing the best natural areas, lodging, and restaurants of the Florida Keys and Everglades. A useful companion that features great places for hiking, camping, saltwater and freshwater fishing, boating, canoeing, diving, snorkeling, golfing, and wildlife watching in some of Florida's wildest and most beautiful places. There are two way to find information: the expandable book map below (find the area you are interested in and click) and the Sherpa Search engine (above).

The book is one volume in the Longstreet Highroad Guides series of 19 books by Longstreet Press. Outdoor enthusiasts can use the Longstreet Highroad Guides series to plan excursions to other coastal areas including the Georgia Coast, the Florida Keys and Everglades, Chesapeake Bay, the Maine coast, the Washington and Oregon coast, and the California coast. The mountain series highlights Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Washington Cascades, Oregon Cascades, Colorado, California, and Arizona. You may want to read book reviews about the series.

Travelers looking to explore everything from remote backcountry to the more well-known and popular sites will find the Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Florida Keys & Everglades indispensable. This reference work is perfect for first-time visitors as well as seasoned explorers. Whether you want to sportfish in the Keys, canoe across the Everglades backcountry, snorkel around fascinating coral reefs, or come face-to-face with an alligator, this book leads you to the best the Keys and Everglades have to offer. It brings together the natural history and features of these areas in a format that is easy to use and packed with detailed information.

Web site wear you out? Longstreet Highroad Coastal Guides

All of this content is available in dead trees (book) form for those who may want to carry it with them on the hiking trails, beaches, river campsites, or historic sites. Or just admire it on their coffee table. Published in 1999, the book is 352 pages long, has 23 maps, is printed 2-color and measures 7x9 inches. Includes 60 original drawings, photographs, appendices, and an index. ISBN 1-56352-543-7. $18.95. Read Book reviews. Buy the Book.

About the Author

Rick Farren has been a freelance outdoor writer and photographer since 1984 specializing in fishing, boating, travel, and environmental and conservation topics. He is currently an editor-at-large for Florida Sportsman Magazine, editor of the Florida Fish and Wildlife News, publications director for the Florida Wildlife Federation, communications director for the Coastal Conservation Association Florida, and an outdoor correspondent with the Tallahassee Democrat. He lives with his wife Claudia on St. George Island, Florida.


Front Matter

The Natural History of the Florida Keys & Everglades

The Upper Florida Keys

The Middle Florida Keys

The Lower Florida Keys

Florida Everglades: Everglades National Park to Shark Valley

Western Everglades: Big Cypress to Ten Thousand Islands




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