Everglades National Park offers wonderful camping opportunities in both the frontcountry and backcountry. While camping is available year-round, persons visiting during the wet season (June through November) should be aware of potentially difficult and uncomfortable conditions. Visitors should also be well-prepared as camping equipment is not available for rent or purchase in the park.
Frontcountry Camping: There are two drive-in campgrounds accessible from the Homestead entrance of the park: Long Pine Key Campground and Flamingo Campground. Both accommodate tents and RV's with a limited number of group sites. Please go to frontcountry camping for more details.
Backcountry Camping: There are a number of ground sites, beach sites, and elevated camping platforms (chickees) available in various locations in the park. Most sites are accessible by canoe, kayak, or motorboat, though a few may be reached by hikers. A backcountry permit is required for all wilderness campsites and issued the day before or day of your trip. Please go to backcountry camping for more details.
NPS Photo J Roark
Group site at Long Pine Key Campground
Did You Know?
There are more insects in Everglades National Park than any other group of animals; in fact, 95% of all animal species on earth are insects. Take your time to explore the breathtaking world of butterflies, beetles, and bugs.