Place

The Watson Place

Two picnic tables border an overgrown camp clearing. Thick green vegetation surrounds the area
The Watson Place campsite is built near an old homestead

NPS Photo

Quick Facts

Benches/Seating, Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Picnic Table, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting

At the turn of the century Ed Watson lived here in a two-story house growing vegetables and refining sugarcane. Historic objects can still be located including: a cement cistern, a sugarcane syrup cauldron, and farm machinery. Several exotic plant species still grow at this site. Visitors can camp at this backcountry ground site. 

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Everglades National Park

Last updated: April 12, 2021