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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Youth Group Camping

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State Park

Primitive group camping is available to organized youth groups only Our youth group primitive campsite is open for reservations! Reservations are secured at $75 per night plus tax for groups up to 10. Camping rates are $5 plus tax per person per night for additional campers.

Primitive group camping is available to organized youth groups only. Youth groups require at least one adult chaperone per 10 youths, ages 18 and under. Chaperones must be at least 21 years of age.

The camp accommodates up to 50 people per overnight stay in tents, with a composting toilet system and a primitive shower available. Fires are permitted in the campfire circle and barbecue grill only. Firewood will be provided by the park. Fires may be prohibited during dry periods. The fire should not be built too high, and before any fires are built, please contact the ranger station. Once the park has closed, the group must remain within the vicinity of the primitive camp as roaming about the park is not permitted after hours.

For additional information or to make reservations, please call 954-564-4521.

The Fort Lauderdale Elks Club built the Elks Youth Camp in 1950 for nonprofit youth groups. At least one adult chaperone is required per 10 youths, ages 18 and under. Chaperones must be at least 21 years of age.

The camp accommodates 68 people in six cabins, all with restrooms and air conditioning. The lodge provides complete kitchen and dining facilities.

A fire ring is available for campfires. Pets are not permitted overnight. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park. For additional information or to make reservations, please call 954-564-4521.

Ft. Lauderdale’s “Central Park” was gifted to the city by Hugh Taylor Birch for whom this urban oasis is named.

The ocean-side city of Fort Lauderdale has a population density of 4,761 people per square mile. However, residents are fortunate to have their own slice of wilderness amid the highly developed Miami metro area. Hugh Taylor Birch is the city’s own Central Park, complete with gopher tortoises and boat access from the intracoastal waterway. It’s easy to see why Hugh Taylor Birch wanted to preserve his estate for future generations to enjoy—it’s an oasis perfect for relaxation and exercise. The park is a vibrant center for the community of Fort Lauderdale, and residents take pleasure in activities from rollerblading to reading under the shade of palms and oaks.

Visitors can access the beach via the pedestrian tunnel under A1A. Picnic areas overlook the channel; pavilions with water and electricity are available for rental. A group/youth campground is available to organized groups. The Terramar Visitor Center features displays regarding the area's natural and cultural history.

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  • Walk-In
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    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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Sadia C.
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2021

Beautiful! But....

This park is located in a beautiful area of Fort Lauderdale, however, it closes at 7pm. So make sure to get there before the front gates close!

Jennifer L.
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2019

Great park given the location

This park is an oasis in the midst of Ft. Lauderdale. There’s hiking, kayaking, beach access, and even a nice little restaurant on premises. There’s some noise of course, but it’s still lovely. The kayaking trail in the lake is short but nice for a quick paddle. Lots of turtles and fish visible in the water. I wouldn’t travel far to visit, but come here often as it’s close to home. There’s camping overlooking the intercoastal waterway, but the sites are wide open with no privacy next to the access road. Get there early as parking fills up quickly during peak times.

  • Review photo of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Youth Group Camping by Jennifer L., December 17, 2019
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  • Review photo of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Youth Group Camping by Jennifer L., December 17, 2019
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Huarasi C.
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2019

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  • Review photo of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Youth Group Camping by Huarasi C., October 12, 2019
  • Review photo of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Youth Group Camping by Huarasi C., October 12, 2019
  • Review photo of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Youth Group Camping by Huarasi C., October 12, 2019

Location

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - Youth Group Camping is located in Florida

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Coordinates

26.15454116000001 N
80.10647527999998 W

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