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 »
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 »
Monument Lake Campground
To reserve your site, please use www.recreation.gov
Use limits for this campground are - during January 01 through April 30, the maximum length of stay is 10 days. From May 01 through December 31, the maximum length of say is 14 days.
The maximum length of stay for any camping activity within the national preserve is 180 days in a 12-month period.
Did You Know?
Alligator hatching season is typically September through October in south Florida. A female can lay up to 50 eggs, about 45 of which will hatch, but only two or three will make it beyond the first two years of life.