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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    Effective 8/1/2014, following the 60-day recreational ORV closure, only the designated primary trails in the backcountry will be open to recreational ORV use and access. All secondary trails will remain closed on an interim basis for an additional 60-days More »

Bear Island Campground

 

Open
Sites 1-12 are open year-round.
Sites 13-40 are open August 15-April 15.

Details
Primitive campground with no water. Vault toilets available. Forty designated sites. Access to the Bear Island Campground is at the end of a 20-mile secondary gravel road. Located nearby are Gator Head (9 sites) and Pink Jeep (9 sites) Campgrounds.

For a map of the Bear Island Unit showing trails and campgrounds click here.

The maximum length of stay for any camping activity within the national preserve is 180 days in a 12-month period.

Fees
Tent site $10 per night / $5 with a Senior or Access Pass

To reserve your site, please use www.recreation.gov

Campground Regulations
For your safety and enjoyment, and the protection of national preserve resources, please abide by campground regulations. more....

Did You Know?

A purple galinule walking along spadder dock.

The purple galinule though one of the most colorful birds in Big Cypress, is often well camouflaged. Look carefully along canal edges and gator holes for this beautiful bird. Many of the surrounding colors blend well with the birds feathers.