Everglades National Park  Florida
The Best National Parks To Visit In The South
Appalachia is known for its heavily wooded mountains that seasonally change color, and the Little River Canyon National Preserve exemplifies its beauty.
Alabama's Little River Canyon
Little River Falls, a 45-foot waterfall with swimming holes, is a short walk from the preserve's parking area, and there are scenic trails for all skill levels.
Called the "American Spa," this national park is said to have healing properties with its calm atmosphere, 47 hot springs, and eight bathhouses.
Arkansas' Hot Springs
The springs do not have outdoor access, but for adventurers, some trails allow you to admire springs like the Hot Water Cascade and navigate the park on foot.
This park covers around 1.5 million acres and is home to hundreds of animal species, 39 of which are endangered or threatened, and even more plants and insects.
Florida's Everglades
Guided tours are available to see this wildlife up close, though taking a kayak is certainly worth the views if you're brave enough.
This national seashore has 17 miles of coastline that are only accessible by boat or ferry, making them far less crowded and touched by beachgoers.
Georgia's Cumberland Island
Lack of foot traffic makes it possible for wildlife to flourish, including alligators, bobcats, a species of endangered sea turtles, and more than 100 wild horses.
Be among stalagmites and stalactites in the world's most extensive known cave system while learning about human history that dates back thousands of years.
Kentucky's Mammoth Cave
Cave tours will take you by peculiar rock formations and cave drawings, including a collection of signatures written on the cave walls and ceiling that dates back to the Civil War.
Above ground, go hiking, hiking, camping, and kayaking while exploring the park, which is just as beautiful, though maybe not quite as awe-inspiring.