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Best Tent Sites Near Big Cypress National Preserve, FL (21)

    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Mile Camp on the Florida Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Mile Camp on the Florida Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Mile Camp on the Florida Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Mile Camp on the Florida Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Mile Camp on the Florida Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Mile Camp on the Florida Trail
    Camper-submitted photo from Watson's Place Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Watson's Place Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Watson's Place Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park

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    Watson's Place Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park

    2 Reviews
    3 Photos
    8 Saves
    Everglades City, Florida

    With twisty mangrove tunnels and eerie waterways with names like “Alligator Creek,” the Watson Place campground in Everglades National Park fits right in. The Watson Place campground is the former home of Florida’s notorious outlaw and sugar cane plantation owner, Edgar Watson, known for killing his workers rather than paying them. The story goes that Mr. Watson was gunned down at the site by fed-up residents in 1910. As a result, some locals believe the site is haunted.

    In addition to its outlaw history, the Watson Place campground is a prime example of a Calusa shell mound. The Calusa tribe lived in the Everglades before European settlers brought diseases and destroyed their villages. They would collect shells, placing them together into large mounds, essentially creating small islands within the swampy environment.

    Located along the Chatham River, the Watson Place campground is a large site that can accommodate groups. The open space is surrounded by dense vegetation that provides a remote feel at this boat-in only site. A wooden dock allows for easy access and a great spot to watch dolphins swim by as the sun sets.

    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Pink Jeep Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Pink Jeep Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Pink Jeep Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Pink Jeep Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Pink Jeep Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Pink Jeep Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve

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    Pink Jeep Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve

    2 Reviews
    7 Photos
    29 Saves
    Immokalee, Florida

    This is a primitive campground containing nine campsites. No water. Vault toilets are available. Reservations required.

    Located nearby are Bear Island (40 sites) and Gator Head (9 sites).

    Pink Jeep and Gator Head can be accessed by off-road vehicle, hiking, or biking. Backcountry permits are required for all, and off-road vehicle permits are required for off-road vehicles.

    In addition, an off-road vehicle (ORV) permit and gate code is required for 4x4 vehicles to access the site and no trailers are allowed. One can also access the location by foot or bicycle.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table

    $5 - $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Sweetwater Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Sweetwater Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Sweetwater Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Sweetwater Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Sweetwater Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Sweetwater Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Crooked Creek Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Crooked Creek Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Crooked Creek Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Crooked Creek Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Crooked Creek Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Darwin's Place Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Lostmans Five Bay — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lopez River Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lopez River Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lopez River Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lopez River Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tiger Key Beach Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tiger Key Beach Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tiger Key Beach Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tiger Key Beach Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tiger Key Beach Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Tiger Key Beach Campground — Everglades National Park

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    Tiger Key Beach Campground — Everglades National Park

    1 Review
    7 Photos
    64 Saves
    Everglades City, Florida

    The beach camp sites on the western side offer a nice breeze and more privacy. Locate your campsite away from vegetation to minimize your impact in this fragile area.

    Safely exploring a wilderness by water requires careful preparation and planning.

    Camp along the western shoreline, but be aware of shallow water and limited access at low tides. Make sure your vessels are tied, beached, or anchored securely.

    There is deep water around the northern side. On the west side is a quiet, secluded beach only accessible by canoe/kayak due to the shallow waters. Use dead/downed wood below storm surge line. No facilities. Pack out all trash and bury human waste 6”. Vault toilet on nearby Picnic Key

    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Toilets

    $23 / night

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    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular tent campground near Big Cypress National Preserve is Seven Mile Camp on the Florida Trail with a 4.7-star rating from 3 reviews.

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