Places to Camp near Everglades National Park

Camping in Everglades National Park is an awe-inspiring and exciting adventure where manatees and alligators are common sightings. The 1.5-million-acre wetland is a unique habitat in Florida. Campgrounds in and near Everglades National Park offer accommodations to fit everyone. Pitch a tent or stay in a comfortable cabin with spectacular views of the wetlands, mangroves, and pine flatwoods. RV owners will also find plenty of campgrounds with all of the necessary hook-ups. Near Everglades City, FL, on the park’s western border, campers can hike the trails and explore the area by boat. From beach campsites where you can watch the sharks feeding in the morning and evening, to boating adventures, the Everglades offer some of the best camping in the state.

Best Camping Sites Near Everglades National Park, FL (66)

    Camper-submitted photo from Monument Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Monument Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Monument Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Monument Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Monument Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Monument Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve

    1.

    Monument Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve

    19 Reviews
    92 Photos
    118 Saves
    Ochopee, Florida

    Overview

    Monument Lake Campground is a beautiful place where visitors can enjoy the surrounding preserve while sitting at their picnic table. Visitors may enjoy nearby activities such as fishing, hiking through the preserve, and exploring the many boardwalks.

    Recreation

    Monument Lake Campground is centrally located in Big Cypress National Preserve offering a multitude of recreational activities including hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, photography, and off-road vehicle trails.

    Facilities

    Monument Lake Campground is centrally located in Big Cypress National Preserve offering a multitude of recreational activities including hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, photography, and off-road vehicle trails.

    Natural Features

    The RV campsites surround the lake offering a view from every site. Each campsite is open with limited to no shade. Tent sites are tucked away from the RV area and close to the campground host and restroom.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (239) 631-9988.

    Nearby Attractions

    Located just off the highway, this campground is close to the Oasis Visitor Center, Miccosukee Cultural Center, Shark Valley, and Clyde Butcher's Art Gallery.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Midway Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Midway Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Midway Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Midway Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Midway Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Midway Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve

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    Midway Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve

    16 Reviews
    70 Photos
    63 Saves
    Ochopee, Florida

    Overview

    Midway Campground is a beautiful place where visitors can enjoy the surrounding preserve while sitting at their picnic table. Visitors may enjoy nearby activities such as fishing, hiking through the preserve, and exploring the many boardwalks.

    Recreation

    Midway Campground is centrally located in Big Cypress National Preserve, offering a multitude of recreational activities. Ranging from hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, photography, and off-road vehicle trails.

    Facilities

    Midway Campground is centrally located in Big Cypress National Preserve, offering a multitude of recreational activities. Ranging from hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, photography, and off-road vehicle trails.

    Natural Features

    The RV campsites surround the lake offering a view from every site. Each campsite is open with limited to no shade. The outer perimeter of the campground is lined with a mixture of different trees.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (239) 631-9988.

    Nearby Attractions

    Located just off the highway, this campground is close to the Oasis Visitor Center, Miccosukee Cultural Center, Shark Valley, and Clyde Butcher's Art Gallery.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Trail Lakes Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail Lakes Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail Lakes Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail Lakes Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail Lakes Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail Lakes Campground

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    Trail Lakes Campground

    11 Reviews
    168 Photos
    91 Saves
    Ochopee, Florida

    Trail Lakes Campground is Everglades RV and tent camping at its best!! Camp in the Everglades with the conveniences of home. We are located in the Big Cypress National Preserve and surrounded by over 1 million acres of National Park lands. Trail Lakes Campground offers a truly unique wilderness camping experience. We’re owned and operated by the Shealy family for three generations. This old- style Florida campground is one of a kind. We offer primitive tent camping, tent camping with electric (Class B site), rustic cabins with A/C, and Native American built chickee cottages for a clamping-style experience. Amenities include showers, laundry, ice, firewood, general camping sundries, a gift shop and nearby fishing areas and hiking trails. Information regarding availability, unit capacity and reservations are available on our website. Fishing and safari guide services are available directly on site. Restaurants, grocery, gas, hardware, bait and tackle supplies and National park water access are easily accessible in nearby Everglades City, just 12 minutes away. Experience the real Florida at Trail Lakes Campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $45 - $225 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Hells Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Hells Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Hells Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Hells Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Hells Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Hells Bay Chickee — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground

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    John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
    88 Photos
    415 Saves
    Key Largo, Florida

    Renowned for being the country’s first undersea park, John Pennekamp camping encompasses an impressive 70 nautical square miles. While many visitors view the park’s colorful coral reefs and teeming marine life on a glass-bottom boat tour, one can get a closer look by scuba diving or snorkeling. Canoeing and kayaking through the park's waters are popular activities; fishing is permitted in designated areas.

    Visitors can also enjoy walking on short trails through tropical hammocks, picnicking or swimming at the beach. The visitor center features several large saltwater aquariums filled with sea creatures, and nature videos are shown in its theater. Full-facility and youth/group campsites are available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $36 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Highland Beach — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Highland Beach — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Backcountry Highland Beach — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Canepatch Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Canepatch Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Canepatch Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Canepatch Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Canepatch Wilderness Campground — Everglades National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Collier–Seminole State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Collier–Seminole State Park Campground

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    Collier–Seminole State Park Campground

    30 Reviews
    109 Photos
    140 Saves
    Goodland, Florida

    The campground is considered a tropical outpost on the edge of the Everglades. All sites have electricity, water, a grill and picnic table. The 104 campsites accommodate all campers, from tents to large motor homes.

    Sites 1-19 are for tents and pop-ups only. Hammock camping is designated in campsites 2, 5, 34, 53 and 79.

    This park is frequented in the winter by motor-home campers seeking warmer climates.

    Pets are welcome in the campground. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited except in designated areas. The restrooms have hot showers and two have laundry facilities. A centralized dump station is available for RV campers. Maximum RV length = 50 feet.

    The primitive campsite for hikers is located 3 miles from the parking area within the Strand Swamp Trail, one of two trails, located north of Highway 41. The site accommodates up to six people. The hiking trail is wet during the summer months and some sections are muddy all year. Registration is required by calling the ranger station at 239-394-3397.

    The primitive canoe campsite at Grocery Place on the Blackwater River accommodates up to eight people. Accessible only by boat or canoe/kayak, the site is located 9 miles from the park boat basin.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $22 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mitchell Landing Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mitchell Landing Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mitchell Landing Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mitchell Landing Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mitchell Landing Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Mitchell Landing Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve

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    Mitchell Landing Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve

    4 Reviews
    29 Photos
    58 Saves
    Ochopee, Florida

    Overview

    Mitchell Landing Campground is a primitive campground located in Big Cypress National Preserve. Access to the campground is along a secondary gravel road. Cell phone service is limited and it is highly encouraged that reservations be made in advance.__ Mitchell Landing Campground is open August 15-April 15 and offers 12 campsites. This campground allows for tent, RV, and travel trailer camping. Visitors may enjoy nearby activities such as off-road vehicle trail access, hiking, fishing, and our popular loop road scenic drive. The campground offers vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings. There is no water available.__

    Recreation

    Mitchell Landing Campground is a popular location for airboat users. It is part of the Stairstep backcountry unit, the only unit open to airboats in the park. Visitors with an off-road vehicle (ORV) permit can access airboat trails directly from the campground. This location also offers the opportunity for nearby hiking, fishing, and access to the popular loop road scenic drive. For more information on fishing regulations please visit myfwc.com. For more information on ORV use please call the off- road vehicle office at 239-695-1117 or visit our website at https://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/orv-use.htm.

    Facilities

    Mitchell Landing Campground is a popular location for airboat users. It is part of the Stairstep backcountry unit, the only unit open to airboats in the park. Visitors with an off-road vehicle (ORV) permit can access airboat trails directly from the campground. This location also offers the opportunity for nearby hiking, fishing, and access to the popular loop road scenic drive. For more information on fishing regulations please visit myfwc.com. For more information on ORV use please call the off- road vehicle office at 239-695-1117 or visit our website at https://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/orv-use.htm.

    Natural Features

    The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida___s southwest coast. Protecting over 720,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida Panther.

    Nearby Attractions

    Mitchell Landing Campground is located directly off the popular loop road scenic drive. Shark Valley Visitor Center, part of Everglades National Park, is located 11 miles east. The Stairstep backcountry trails are accessible directly form the campground and they offer the only airboat trails in the preserve. The Florida National Scenic Trail is accessible 22 miles to the east.__

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (239) 631-9988.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Burns Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Burns Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Burns Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Burns Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Burns Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Burns Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve

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    Burns Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve

    7 Reviews
    72 Photos
    68 Saves
    Ochopee, Florida

    Overview

    Burns Lake Campground offers lake views from every campsite. Offering direct backcountry access, this campground is the ideal place for hunters and off-road vehicle enthusiasts.

    Recreation

    Burns Lake offers a great access point for your permitted off-road vehicle. Campers can enjoy fishing in the lake and surrounding areas with the appropriate licensure. Just far enough from any major highway, this campground offers countless wildlife viewing opportunities.

    Facilities

    Burns Lake offers a great access point for your permitted off-road vehicle. Campers can enjoy fishing in the lake and surrounding areas with the appropriate licensure. Just far enough from any major highway, this campground offers countless wildlife viewing opportunities.

    Natural Features

    Surrounded by towering pine trees and wrapping around a lake, this campground allows you to feel like you are getting away while still being close enough to modern conveniences.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (239) 631-9988.

    Nearby Attractions

    Campers can enjoy local sight-seeing attractions such as airboat and swamp buggy tours, museums, art galleries, and boardwalks. This campground is located close to multiple national and state parks.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $24 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Everglades National Park?

According to TheDyrt.com, Everglades National Park offers a wide range of camping options, with 66 campgrounds and RV parks near Everglades National Park and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Everglades National Park?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Everglades National Park is Monument Lake Campground — Big Cypress National Preserve with a 4.4-star rating from 19 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Everglades National Park?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Everglades National Park.

What parks are near Everglades National Park?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 5 parks near Everglades National Park that allow camping, notably Big Cypress National Preserve and Biscayne National Park.