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Quiet place great night sky, stars galore

We stayed here for 4 nights in site # T10 had water & electric. Big site with some shade got there ion the heat of the day so we parked knowing where the shade was. You do need a screen room to keep bugs out and a good fan in the screened room helps.  It was Halloween so we had some decorations with us, ghosts, witches and more which some of them blew in the wind & helped keep the Vultures off our truck.

Right before the campground is the eco pond which is amazing if you like birds. We saw, Roseate Spoonbills, Egrets, Blue Herons, white Pelicans, and more. We just missed  Scarlet Ibis and the Flamingos there were a few a week before we got there. 

There was hardly anybody camping there maybe 4 others and the camp host which she was very helpful. 

Kayaking on the outside is a little scary we saw a Alligator (no big deal) yet a Crocodile, and a bull shark all within 10 minutes.  Did the inside the next day it was pretty, lots of air plants, birds, gators & manatees.  The Tarpon at the marina were cool to watch them roll. 

We were so lucky there was a dark sky photographer there with 2 big Telescopes. He put black bags over all the lite boxes in the campsites to darken it up. Jim Pickering has amazing photos he took. The sky didn't clear up till 3 AM so we didn't get to take a look but amazing photos. He goes to different parks during a new moon when it's the darkest out sometimes has others like him camping they set up and let people look though the telescopes.

Have been here less than an hour and I’m in love!!

Great spot, secluded in nature. Instantly felt peaceful and happy upon arrival. Excited to be here for 2 days!!

Update after the trip: loved this campground. Slept in my hammock for 2 days while my buddy was in the cabin. Quiet area. Beautiful stars at night. Very friendly hosts and on-site services such as wood delivery at all times!

Walk-in last minute, had an RV site for a tent site

Not the campgrounds fault - we took what we could get last minute.  Only reason it was less than ideal is we heard the RVs humming all night, smelled of sewage, and the trash pandas were digging in the neighbor RV's trash all night.

Fun wildlife and good spot to stay if you are making your way down the keys.

Average

We camped here for 6 nights as a home base while fishing the area. I would say 17 bucks a night is a little pricey for a tent site but not outrageous. The tent sites were well shaded. Bathrooms were clean and staff was friendly. Water access could have been better. Wifi would have been nice but is it really camping at that point. Fishing was good in the pond nearby. Beware of the feral cats and raccoons though. We spent an entire night fending them off with a slingshot and they didn’t bother us again.

Watefront sites are nicest

I missed the turnoff a few times, as it's down a side street. They have a boat ramp and slips. The sites away from the water are very close together. Prime sites along the water offer nice views. Bathrooms clean, laundry available. There are tiki huts and lounge chairs along the water.

Great base for fishing and boating

There won't be much space between you and your neighbors, but let's be honest: if you're staying at this small island park, you're probably spending most of your time on the water. You can rent boat slips or launch a kayak; rent one if you don't have your own. Pick up your fishing supplies at the office. The historic Smallwood store is just a little farther down the road. There's 1 designated tent site, several RV sites, and a number of permanent residents. If you don't have your own RV, they have RVs and cabins for rent.

The park has bathrooms, a small playground, chickee for lounging outdoors, with a fire pit nearby, and  a pavilion for gathering with friends and family. 

Explore the mangroves, take an airboat tour our of Everglades City, or explore other areas of the Everglades. Naples is your best shopping source. There are restaurants in Everglades City.

Small but worth scenic view

Campgrounds are based all around the lake they have bathrooms and hookups for electric on designated rv sites. Tents are set only on a separate designated area. Great to see tons of alligators.

Open connection to the elements

We camped out at the open field with a breathtaking view of the Bay. The camp site itself is well laid out with tables and fire pits at a reasonable distance from each other. Clean bathrooms and showers and lots of avian species to look at. Definitely recommend the site and trails. Also for convenience there is a shop and boat ramp where you could rent canoes and kayaks.

Hike in with all your water!

This is a great little place to practice a hike in backpacking camping trip. It can get really hot out there on the hike in and out. There is about NO shade at the camp so plan for that. You need to bring all your water for your night and following day. I there’s a rock fire ring at the main camp and I was surprised to see another group come in after we arrived. They went to another spot down the trail. Very great star gazing at night. So dark when all your fire is out. Lots of bugs and spiders. Was not bothered by anything larger. Nice place and free.