RV Camping Near the Everglades

RV Camping Near the Everglades
The lands and waters protected by Everglades National Park nurture and nourish a rich ecosystem within the park as well as the densely populated areas of Florida lying along its edges. Birders have long appreciated the number of permanent and migratory avian species that can be found here. While the park offers a rich variety of wildlife throughout the year, the park is perhaps best enjoyed in the dry winter season, providing a comfortable refuge from the cold in other areas of the United States.

Big Cypress National Preserve

Two campgrounds are available for RV campers in Big Cypress National Preserve, which adjoins the north side of Everglades National Park. Monument Lake Campground is open from fall through spring and offers 26 RV campsites with no hookups and an unheated, outdoor shower. Midway Campground is open year-round and offers an additional 26 RV campsites with electric hookup. Restrooms, potable water and a dump station are available at Midway Campground.

Big Cypress National Preserve
33100 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL 34141
(239) 695-1201

Chokoloskee Island Park

Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Chokoloskee Island Park provides land and water access to Everglades National Park and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The full-service marina meets the needs of boaters looking to navigate the warm gulf waters of South Florida. RV campsites are full hookup; however, the sites are limited to RVs no longer than 28 feet. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi (for an additional fee), cable TV, boat ramp and restrooms.

Chokoloskee Island Park
1150 Hamilton Ln.
Chokoloskee, FL 34138
(239) 695-2414

Collier-Seminole State Park

Collier-Seminole State Park offers RV campsites with water and electric hookups. Located northeast of Everglades National Park, the park provides boat access to the brackish Blackwater River, where anglers may find both salt and fresh water species. Additional park amenities include restrooms, showers, hiking trails, bike trails, playground, picnic areas and guided tours. Leashed pets are permitted.

Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 E. Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL 34114
(239) 394-3397

Everglades National Park

Within Everglades National Park are two campgrounds available for RV campers willing to go off the grid. Neither campground offers any hookups, but some logistical amenities are provided. Long Pine Key Campground is located within the main entrance of the park and offers more than 100 campsites for RV or tent use. This campground offers a dump station, potable water and restrooms. Flamingo Campground is located deep within the park at the end of the Florida Peninsula and offers over 200 campsites for tent or RV, some of which have a view of the water. This campground offers dump stations, potable water, showers and picnic tables.

Everglades National Park
40001 SR 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
(305) 242-7700

Article Written By David Chandler

David Chandler has been a freelance writer since 2006 whose work has appeared in various print and online publications. A former reconnaissance Marine, he is an active hiker, diver, kayaker, sailor and angler. He has traveled extensively and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida where he was educated in international studies and microbiology.

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