Burns Lake Campground
Jean C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2020

Primitive camping with offroad access

This is a small, primitive campground offering access to a number of backcountry trails. If you're bringing a swamp buggy or ATV, you'll need to be sure to complete the required training and obtain your permits. There were a few swamp buggies heading to the trail when i was there. Following a large rainstorm, there was some puddling on the RV pull-through sites. The back side of the campground was drier and quieter. Access to the trails is at the far end of the pond, so ORVs will be coming past your site either on their way in or out. 

Insects are somewhat more tolerable in the dry season (Jan-Apr), but but expect them anyway! The only facilities here are vault toilets. Be sure to bring plenty of water and stock up on supplies before you get into the Preserve! 

You may be visited by gators or panthers, so there are food boxes available. Ample opportunity for birdwatching and looking for alligators throughout the preserve. You're also not far from the Everglades.

You may stay 10 days Jan -Apr; 14 days the rest of the year. If you have a senior or access pass, your fees are discounted 50%.

  • Campground rules
  • Burns lake in the middle
  • Pull through RV sites
  • ORV Access is at the back of the campground.
  • Vault toilets
  • Secure your food
  • Gator warnings
  • Swamp buggies
Month of VisitFebruary