Campgrounds

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Midway campground is very popular in January.
 

Burns Lake Campground and Monument Lake Campground are closed. These campgrounds closed early due to fire activity. Both will reopen August 15, 2017.

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.

Reservations for camping can be made through www.recreation.gov for all campgrounds except Pink Jeep, Michell Landing, Gator Head, and Bear Island. Pink Jeep, Michell Landing, Gator Head, and Bear Island Campgrounds are first-come first-served and no reservations are taken. Pink Jeep and Gator Head are accessible only by permitted off-road vehicles, biking or hiking.

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

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

currently closed

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

currently closed

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.

Last updated: April 7, 2017

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Phone:

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