Camping Fees

Frontcountry & Backcountry Camping Fees & Reservations

  • The busiest time of year to camp at Everglades National Park is November through April.

  • Reservations are taken for group campsites only at Long Pine Key and for all Flamingo campsites through April 16. After April 16, no reservations are necessary for the limited camping sites that remain available.
  • See below for campground-specific fee and reservation information.

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Campground Fee & Reservation Information

  • There are 108 drive-up sites that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Reservations for individual sites are not accepted.
  • Group camping (minimum 15 people), reservations can be made by calling 1-855-708-2207.
  • Learn more : Long Pine Key Campground
  • There are 235 drive-up sites available. Reservations are accepted and strongly recommended during the busy winter season. Reservations are not required in the summer months (April 16 - November 19).
  • 41 electrical hookup sites are available in T-Loop.
  • Reservations can be made by calling 1-855-708-2207.
  • Learn more: Flamingo Campground

A permit is required for camping in these remote areas of the park. Visit our Wilderness Planner Page to learn more.

  • During the winter season (mid-November through mid-April) backcountry permits must be obtained in person at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center or at the Flamingo Visitor Center between the hours of 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. A permit processing fee of $15 will be charged as well as a $2 per person, per day camping fee.
  • During the summer season (mid-April through mid-November) permits are free but are still required. They are available 24 hours, 7 days per week. Follow self-registration instructions at either the Gulf Coast or Flamingo visitor centers.
  • Backcountry permits must be obtained no more than 24 hours in advance. Maximum length of stay in the backcountry is 14 days.
  • Staff at the Main Entrance Station in Homestead, Florida issue permits for overnight hikes on the Old Ingraham Highway.
  • Reservations for backcountry campsites are not available. Rangers will assist campers with availability. Generally, sites are available even during the busy season.
  • Learn more: Backcountry Camping

Last updated: October 27, 2020

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