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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »

  • Turner River Closure

    Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »

  • Campground Closure

    Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. More »

  • Interstate 75 Mile Marker 63 Closure

    Beginning summer of 2013, the rest area and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 will be closed due to construction. More »

  • Portion of Florida National Scenic Trail Closed

    Florida National Scenic Trail as well as its side trails north of Interstate 75 are closed due to the Orange Blossom Fire. 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

Open

Year-round

No

No*

No

Vault Toilets

$10

Burns Lake

5 Tent/ 10 RV

Aug 29 -

Jan 26***

No

No*

No

Vault Toilets

$24

Gator Head

9 Tent

Aug 29 - Jun 01

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 29 - Apr 15

No

No*

No

Vault Toilets

$24

Monument Lake

26 RV

10 Tent

Aug 29 -

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 29 - Jun 01

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.

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

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.