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Gator Head - Big Cypress National

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About This Campground

Bear Island is an ideal campground for campers looking to get away. Perfectly situated in Big Cypress National Preserve, campers can enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature while experiencing the diverse Florida landscape. Natural Features: This campground is located in an old Florida pine forest.…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Reviews

5 Reviews of Gator Head - Big Cypress National

Ratings Breakdown

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Jean C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2020

Grassy lots among the palms in wilderness area

I was here in January and there were very few campers. Sites are level with varying degrees of shade from the palms.

These are primitive sites with vault toilets, so bring what you need! There are food storage boxes available. There's access to off-road trails from this area if you have a…

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Dave C.
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2020

Remote enough to fill the wilderness

The camp at Bear island is has a good location to camp with tents and rvs with clean bathrooms with toilets no showers no electrical or water for rvs. Even though it looks close off 75W you have to go through the loop to actually get to the camp ground. There is a mix of campsites raging from a…

Alexey P.
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2019

Nice camp

You will spend about hour to get there from alligator highway, despite it close location (you need make a loop). 

camp by itself is very nice and quiet. it also has two locked entrances to special off-road  trails (ORV permit required).

Location

Gator Head - Big Cypress National is located in Florida

Directions

From Naples: Follow US HWY 41 east to Turner River Rd (CR 839) and go north approximately 20 miles. From Miami: Follow US HWY 41 west to Turner River Rd (CR 839) and go north approximately 20 miles.

Coordinates

26.22386946 N
81.26763681 W

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About This Campground

Bear Island is an ideal campground for campers looking to get away. Perfectly situated in Big Cypress National Preserve, campers can enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature while experiencing the diverse Florida landscape. Natural Features: This campground is located in an old Florida pine forest. There is abundant wildlife freely roaming the area. Recreation: Bear Island offers a multitude of recreation opportunities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, birding, and off-road vehicle trails (permit required). Facilities: This is a primitive campground with no fresh water. Vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings with grills are available. There is no trash service within the campground, so please take your trash with you. Nearby Attractions: This is a remote campground with the nearest town approximately 35 miles away.

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