Plan Your Camping Trip

Everglades National Park offers wonderful camping opportunities in both the frontcountry and the wilderness backcountry


Frontcountry Camping

A tent on a lifted, wooden platform that sits above water. 2 kayaks are tied to the side, next to trees.
Crooked Creek Chickee wilderness campsite in Everglades National Park

NPS / Jane Gamble

Wilderness Camping

There are a number of ground sites, beach sites, and elevated camping platforms ("chickees") available in various locations in the park. Most wilderness camping sites are accessible by canoe, kayak, or motorboat, though a few may be reached by hikers.

A wilderness camping 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. Preparation is extremely important for a successful trip. Trip planning information can be found here.

Last updated: October 5, 2021

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