Plan Your Camping Trip
Everglades National Park offers wonderful camping opportunities in both the frontcountry and the 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.
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.
There are no front country campsites anywhere else in Everglades National Park.
There are generally enough single campsites to meet demand in the frontcountry, but reservations are strongly recommended for Flamingo during the busy winter months, especially holidays such as the week between Christmas and New Year and other winter holiday weekends. Reservations can be made with Everglades Guest Services here or by calling 1-855-708-2207.
Both Flamingo and Long Pine Key campgrounds can accommodate tents and RVs.
There are a number of ground sites, beach sites, and elevated camping platforms ("chickees") available in various locations in the park. Most backcountry camping 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 at either the Flamingo or Gulf Coast Visitor Centers.