Wilderness Reservations and Permits FAQ

A tent and camping gear on a lifted wooden platform, above water. A kayak is on the side of the platform.
Sweetwater Chickee wilderness campsite in Everglades National Park

NPS Photo / Jane Gamble

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 call 239-232-0057.


Additional FAQs are available at Recreation.gov.

Learn more about camping by visiting the Wilderness Camping page.

Last updated: April 25, 2024

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