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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

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    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »

Campgrounds

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Midway campground is very popular in January.
 


PLEASE NOTE: ALL CAMPGROUNDS REQUIRE A FEE TO CAMP.
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR CAMPGROUND-SPECIFIC FEES.

 

Campgrounds may close seasonally, temporarily for repairs or for resource concerns. Information will be on the reservation website, or contact the Oasis Visitor Center at 239-695-1201, or Big Cypress Welcome Center at 239-695-4758 for campground information on closures.

Beginning October 1, 2013, the following fees for camping will apply. On September 1, 2013, reservations for camping can be made through www.recreation.gov. for any date after October 1.

Click on the links below for more information about specific campgrounds.

Click here for a downloadable brochure on camping at Big Cypress National Preserve.

Backcountry camping is also available. Please click here for more information.

Campground

# of sites

Availability

Drinking water

Dump Station*

Electrical Hookups

Restroom

Fee (per night)

Bear Island

40 Tent/RV

Varies**

No

No*

No

Vault Toilets

$10

Burns Lake

5 Tent/ 10 RV

Aug 15 -

Jan 26***

No

No*

No

Vault Toilets

$24

Gator Head

9 Tent

Aug 15 - Apr 15

No

No*

No

Vault Toilets

$10, ORV Permit Required

Midway

26 RV

10 Tent

Open

Year-round

Yes

Yes*

Yes

Yes

RV site $30; Tent site $24

Mitchell Landing

11 Tent/RV

Aug 15 - Apr 15

No

No*

No

Vault Toilets

$24

Monument Lake

26 RV

10 Tent

Aug 15 -

Apr 15

Yes

No*

No

Yes

RV site $28; Tent site $24

Pinecrest
Group Camping only

4 Group sites
(8 tents,
15people each)

Open

Year-round

No

No*

No

No

$30

Pink Jeep

9 Tent

Aug 15 - Apr 15

No

No*

No

Vault Toilets

$10, ORV Permit Required



*Dump stations are located at Midway Campground and at Dona Drive (2.5 miles east of SR 29 on US 41). Dump stations may be used free of charge by campers paying for National Park Service campgrounds within the national preserve. There is a $10 fee for those campers not paying for national preserve campgrounds.

**Bear Island campsites 1-12 are open year-round. Sites 13-40 are open August 15-April 15.

*** The Burns Lake area is open year round for day use and backcountry access parking.

Did You Know?

Airboat traveling through wet prairies.

Airboats are one of the approved ways to access remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve. Remember, all off-road vehicle access requires a valid permit, and visitors operating ORVs need to know the legal areas they can operate.