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.
Wildlife seen in Shark Valley include alligators, ibis, wood storks, spoonbills, raccoons, deer, lizards, snakes and herons.
Recreation includes the aforementioned observation tower, seven miles down the trail. 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.