Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground

     


Everglades City, Florida
Phone: (239) 695-1201

Sites: 36
Recent Rate: $15 12/2014


Latitude: 25.9012326458552
Longitude: -81.3213586807251

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

23 Reviews

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illini777

Review Count: 163
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground to view birds and wildlife in Big Cypress Nat'l Park. Sites are paved, and level with 50 amp service. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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sherp108

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

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Other reviewers said there was not a camp host in the park, but when we got here, there was. So I believe the host arrives in early November staying through the winter season. Beautiful park with flat even sites; 50 amps and water is available in the park, just not at your site. The idea is to reserve ahead of time but we were able to come and pick a spot and pay for it with cash or check. There are envelopes available but you can also stop at the Big Cypress Visitors Center and reserve a spot with a credit card. We used a Federal Senior Pass for the $15 rate per night. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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      Service

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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belgique

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
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Agree with the earlier reviews. A very nice park. Paved roads and parking. Cement patio with table and grill. Beautiful views of the lake. Sites can be difficult to back into without getting on the grass, since they are 90 degrees to the road. There was no one here when we arrived and only 1 other rig showed up. Never saw any Park Rangers or security of any kind, and nothing happened. Placed the form and a check in the tube by the entrance. Note to the management: it is hard to find this CG on this site. It doesn't show up on the map and is really no where near Everglades City. I came by here years ago and knew it was here but struggled to find it. GPS says it is at 52388-54004 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee Fl, 34141. 25.85089, -80.99015. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Motorhome.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: - $15.00
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The rate reflects a 50% senior discount with a Federal Senior card. This is a very pleasant and convenient campground that is well kept. The electrical is a strong 50 amp. There is a dump station and fresh water available. It is right along highway 41, but in our site as far back away from the highway as possible, the road noise was not objectionable. When we arrived there were only two other campers, and only two more came in for the night. As noted there were no camp hosts. The sign at the entrance is a bit confusing, it indicates that reservations are required, but that is not correct. There did not seem to be any reserved sites when we were there, but they can be reserved on the recreation.gov. We felt safe, but we probably would not leave the RV there alone because the campground is so close to the highway and there is really no security. It would be nice to have hosts. We did not use them, but the restrooms seemed modern and clean. There are no showers. We did not get a Verizon signal. Satellite is not a problem as the trees are short. We would certainly stay at this campground again. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Motorhome.

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R&S

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $15.00
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Our rate is the Federal Senior Pass rate. We arrived with a reservation, well after dark and it was very, very dark. There are no camp hosts, but we had a reservation so we had prepaid. The campground was pretty empty for the one night we stayed.The restrooms were clean enough, but there are no showers. There is no water hookup, but there is a dump station. You come up on the entrance pretty fast, so come in slow. A camp host would be a big plus. The sites were level and paved, as was the campground road. We would stay overnight again. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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User3319

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

As the name suggests, this campground is midway between Naples and Miami. No commercial amenities nearby, but plenty of wildlife. The campground surrounds a small lake which is visible from each site. The loop roadway is paved as are the individual sites and a large greenbelt sits between the road and the lake. Neither the roadway nor the paved sites are very wide so backing in my 28 footer necessitated steering onto the lawn area. Not a problem in Dec., but may be an issue in the soggy season. No water at the sites, but there is a potable water station to fill up if necessary. Dump station on site. Surprisingly little noise from Hwy 41. Nice place to spend a day or two. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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gatordan

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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This is a great stopover when traveling to/from the Florida Keys. Just 3 or 4 miles from the Oasis Visitors Center operated by the Park Service. Sites are large and have 50 amp service. Potable water, restrooms, and dump station are available. The campsites encircle a lake. Be careful of alligators if you have pets. When we arrived in the afternoon, we were the only campers here, which made it a little scary since we were in the middle of the Everglades. And, all host sites were empty. However another camper did come in during the night. As we said, this is a great stopover to visit a day or so and explore the Everglades. Be sure to visit the Visitors Center and observe the ‘gators from boardwalk along the canal, and to purchase local goodies from the gift shop. We will visit again on our way south. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Motorhome.

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campingandtravels.blogspot.com

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park - a loop around a lake. Each site has electric, but no water and no sewer (although there is a dump). The price is $19/night, cash only. There are restrooms, but no showers. We were able to get Verizon 3G and a booster helped with the signal. Oasis Visitor's Center just a couple miles away. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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judy_online

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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Love this park! The roads are asphalt in good condition, as are the RV sites, which for me means no tracking in of dirt. Sites are arranged around a small lake/large pond, and have no shade, which was fine for my satellite signal. Correct in no cell phone service, but I did get cell data service most of the time. I Velcro my mobile hotspot to my RV window, and was able to get a couple of bars nearly all the time. Wish they would allow reservations here, but I was here for several days in mid-January when everything else around here, especially state parks, were absolutely full, and this place was never full. I would easily stay here again. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Motorhome.

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rwarner22

Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We liked this place and were glad to be able to get a reservation there. It was not far from the Big Cypress Visitor's Center and Shark Valley Visitor's. Both were very interesting. Had a campsite with plenty of space, open and nice. It was on the pond so we had a nice view. We camped in a 40' motor home and would definitely do it again. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Motorhome.

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sparky59

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
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A terrific location to explore the Everglades area. No showers, no water, come in with a full tank. Central pond has resident alligator. Beautiful sites, very spacious, very open, no shade. Verizon MiFi worked intermittently, but we were able to publish our blog every day. Over the air TV non-existent, AT & T cell phones no signal. We loved this place! You can kayak in the Turner River nearby (lots of alligators). We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Motorhome.

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earlymun

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate quoted is with senior pass. Dump and central water available (cost if not camping). No Verizon phone or data. Good TV. Convenient to Shark valley and "Loop Road". Good phone & data about 5 miles west on main road. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Motorhome.

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BLT101

Review Count: 147
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Located on state route 41, Alligator Alley in Big Cypress National Park, next to Everglades National Park. Super friendly campground host met us as we pulled in. There are 4 couple hosts in this small campground. Price was $10. per night with our golden Age Pass, otherwise it is $19. We had a back in site with 50 amp electric. There are no water or sewer hookups. There is a water fill, for fresh water and a dump station. The sites and roads are paved. There are some nice palm trees between sites. Sites are mowed grass with no privacy between sites. There are 26 RV sites and about 6 tent sites. A restroom with flush toilets is the only amenity. Weak Verizon signal. Since we use our phone to connect to the Internet, we had problems connecting. We used our Wilson amp and external antenna to connect, but the signal was still weak. TV signal was also weak with very few stations. Dog friendly? Yes, a lot of room to walk your dog. No fenced-in dog run. No lighting at night: was very dark and quiet. Great to see the night sky. There is some day time noise as this is a main road across the Everglades. It is a 2 lane road. A SUPER campground for visiting the Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks. The campground was one of the nicest public campgrounds we stayed in. We could only stay 10 days, as this is the limit in season (told after Dec. 15th to end of Mar.). It is called Midway because it is kind of midway on Alligator Alley. From here we toured the 10,000 Islands, Shark Valley, and the main area of the Everglades. Some of the areas we toured were 3 miles from the campground to 100 miles, the end of the Everglades at Flamingo. We also drove to big Cypress National Park about 50 miles one way. If we come here again we would stay here and then move to the Flamingo campground for a few days. This is a super public campground. We would stay here again. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Traveler_2011

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground. Electric only. Price included the dump station. The fresh water hose was broken so you may to call first and see if they fixed it. Sites are back-in, level, and have nice grass next to them with picnic table. No showers or sink to wash dishes -which was a pain. Pond has two alligators so keep your kids and dogs away from the water. Nice camp hosts watch over the area and make sure people are obeying the rules. No Internet with our Verizon air card. Sprint phone worked out by the main road, Tamiami Trail. This campground is a couple of miles from the Oasis Visitor Center and a 20 min. drive to Shark Valley. Great place to relax and enjoy the stars – no services nearby so come prepared. We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Katya1909

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed there for one night and we had a good time. It is a self-service campground - there are envelopes, which you have to fill out and place your money in. We liked the idea of self-service as we had no definitive plans and preferred not to make any reservations. Campground is set around the lake, which had at least two alligators in. They were pretty curious but never came out of water. The sites are very clean, spacey and very well organized. We stayed there on Thursday and we were almost the only people there which was nice. Campsites are not very well isolated, since there aren't that many plants. The table and the grill are placed on a concrete patio. Grill has a flexible grid which was easy to adjust. No water, but electric hook ups. Dumping station is an extra $6, also a self-service. The campground is surrounded by the cypress forest and is filled with birds, which we really loved about it. Although it is a bit too close to the highway and you can hear traffic passing by, the birds singing in the morning made our stay enjoyable. Very clean, very organized, really liked the campground. Bathroom are a little bit too far from some of the sites, but we camped in a motor-home so it wasn't a big deal. Will come back! We camped at Big Cypress National Preserve - Midway Campground in a Motorhome.

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