Shark Valley trail and observation tower
|Location||Everglades National Park (ENP)|
|Operated by||National Park Service|
|Status||Open all year|
Shark Valley is part of Everglades National Park, located along Tamiami Trail (US 41) near the Miami Dade-Collier County line. The park features a Visitor Center which offers educational displays, a park video, an underwater camera and informational brochures.  The National Park Service website features both English and Spanish language videos to help you plan your visit to Shark Valley.
Recreation includes the observation tower, seven miles down the trail. Designed by Edward M. Ghezzi in 1965 and opened to the public the following year, it is the midpoint in the trail used by trams, bikers, and hikers. Also along the paved trail several nature trails are present. These nature trails connect the paved trails. Also at the end of the paved 15 mile trail, right near the parking lot there is a dock with the view of alligators and other Everglades wildlife available.
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. FL-522-H, "Everglades National Park, Shark Valley Tower, Pinecrest vicinity, Monroe County, FL", 1 color transparency, 1 photo caption page