Burns Lake Campground
Stephanie Z.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2019

Only Open for Overnight Camping August to April

Burns Lake is about midway between Naples and Miami, making it a great location to explore either of both of Big Cypress or Everglades National Park. The campground is open all year long for day use (it's a big area for ATVs), but unfortunately you can't overnight there during the summer season. (The closest campground open year round is Midway a few miles away).

The camp ground is set up to accommodate off-road vehicles, and you've got to drive down a dirt road a little ways to access it.

The Camping area is structured in one loop around the lake with lots of beware of Alligator signs. Like most of the other camping areas in the Everglades, there  are no trees, so the campground is wide open and you're right next to your neighbor.

In addition the the Alligators, you'll notice in this area when driving on US 41 that you are also in a Panther crossing area. Fortunately, the only thing to eat me was mosquitos.  Be sure to pack your repellant. 

You'll also want to make sure you've packed all your supplies, there's not a whole lot in the area besides wilderness! Each site is equipped with grills and tables.

  • A look around Burns Lake in May (during the day use only season)
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  • A very open campground
  • You'll drive down a dirt access road off of hwy 41.  Watch for this sign for the turn
  • Equipped with all the basics
  • Basic Facilities
  • Campground Map
  • Closed for the summer season - but you can day use all year long
  • Bring your star gazing book! Big Cypress is a Dark Sky Park
  • Don't Feed the Gators
  • The history of the area
Month of VisitJune