Camping

Plan Your Camping Trip

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

 

Frontcountry Camping

 
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Flamingo Campground

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Long Pine Key Campground

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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.

Starting January 2, 2023, all Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness campsites will only be available for advanced reservations on Recreation.gov. There will no longer be campsites held as "walk-up." Campsites will be open for reservations 90 days in advance. Rangers can still assist campers in booking an unreserved site on the day of their trip. This change allows campers to independently plan their wilderness camping itinerary. It also removes the need to travel to the visitor center to purchase "walk-up" sites. For questions about the Flamingo District please contact the Guy Bradley Visitor Center. For the Gulf Coast District, please direct questions to the Gulf Coast Visitor Center.

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Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733

Phone:

305 242-7700

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