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Address: Flamingo Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, FL

Pond excellent for viewing nature.

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Eco Pond used to be one of the best spots for bird photographers in the park. The 2005 hurricanes destroyed most of the nesting trees in the area. I was there the second week of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a bird or animal to be found. Oh yeah, there were a ton of mosquitoes. Stinky too. Not worth the trip.

Thank Dianelson
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Eco Pond used to be one of the best spots for bird photographers in the park. The 2005 hurricanes destroyed most of the nesting trees in the area. I was there the second week of October and saw very few birds. Might be better in January or February

Thank Truckie351
Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I had visited this site many years ago while a guest at the now defunct Flamingo lodge and was eager to retrace my past footsteps. We started walking down the trail and were suddenly enveloped in swarms of mosquitoes from all directions. Their attack became so unbearable that we couldn't even continue taking another step forward and we made a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Seems to be very hit or miss here, with some reporting plentiful wildlife and others reporting nothing at all. There was definitely nothing to be seen on a recent trip for us. You'll find this place just down the road from the Flamingo Visitor Center, so it's worth dropping by to see if anything is going on. Not even a... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I will admit, I was stupid at first, but then I learned: As with anywhere in the Everglades, wear insect repellent - STRONG insect repellent. And if it seems like nothing is going on, you're being too impatient. Some days there is plenty of wildlife to see right out in the open at Eco Pond (or anywhere in the beautiful... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is the place to see the American croc. There is a really big one there and you can see smaller ones also.

Thank Paul A
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Stopped in to check this out on our trip but there was literally nothing happening here, must have timed it wrong. Beautiful area though

Thank wkassotis
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

During my recent visits, I got assaulted by the mosquitos and there really weren't any birds at the Eco Pond. The mosquitos were so bad that a mosquito net for your face and covering for your hands and other body parts would be highly recommended. Actually probably skip Eco Pond and look around the marina at Flamingo for the Osprey... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The trail was good. Several waders were visible and our circuit included watching a Wood Stork at 15 feet as it shuffled feet to fish, caught the fish and swallowed it while seeming oblivious to our presence. The downside was the hordes of mosquitoes, especially in the shaded area.

Thank Edge W
Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Honestly, in 8 visits I still have not visited the pond where I wasn't slammed w the swamp angels. I can't even imagine waiting for that perfect photograph without extensive netting.

Thank Gary_P3

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