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New Way to Stay In Florida's Everglades

Posted by Patricia Borns  December 14, 2012 11:05 AM

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There's only one of them, and it's only available from Dec. 14-Apr. 14, but Everglades National Park's new eco-tent is an inspired form of eco-digs that could lead to more and better lodging options for South Florida's giant subtropical wilderness.

The tent is located on the park's east side in the Flamingo camping area beside Florida Bay. It rests on a platform and offers a table, chairs, solar-powered lighting and, for the camping-averse, bed frames for your air mattress. It's being offered at $16/night (scheduled to increase to $30/night) with a three-night maximum to prototype the lodging concept. If successful, more eco-tents will provide the first (human) creature comforts the Flamingo area has had since 2005, when its hotel and cabins closed due to hurricane damage.

Contact the park for information and reservations.

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