Planning a Backcountry Trip to Everglades National Park

Heading to the Everglades National Park for some serious backcountry wildernss adventures? Have you explored the most remote areas by kayak or or foot? Share your tips here!

There are a number of ground sites, beach sites, and elevated camping platforms (“chickees”) available in various locations in the park. Most backcountry camping sites are accessible by canoe, kayak, or motorboat, though a few may be reached by hikers.

A backcountry permit is required for all wilderness campsites and issued the day before or day of your trip at either the Flamingo or Gulf Coast Visitor Centers. Preparation is extremely important for a successful trip

Share your experience at these locations, must see favorite spots, not-to-miss sites and attractions. We want everyone to enjoy their vacation to “The River of Grass”!