2 Parks near Everglades National Park, Florida
Mar 2015 - $16.00
You drive down SR 9336 for almost 40 miles to get to the campground which is literally at the end of the road. This is a huge campground inside the Everglades National Park. Huge for its acreage. There are about 300 sites and they are spaced widely apart. Park entry fee reflects a 50% senior discount for an electric, 50 amps site. It would have been $8.00 per day for a dry site. No WiFi ...! No cellphone service, unless, you have AT&T. Verizon is totally useless here. The campsite do not have water nor sewer hookups. Most sites are dry. This is a very clean and well kept campground. They offer various attractions. Kayaking, boat rides etc. Make sure to bring all the food and beverages to last for the duration of your stay. Otherwise, you drive backwards for 40 miles to get back into town. The park rangers are very friendly and helpful. This is a place where we could stay for a couple of weeks or more. - Olivia Las Vegas
Feb 2015 - $15.00
Very remote campground, 50 mile drive back to Homestead for any kind of service, Internet or phone connection. But...beautiful place to be in the middle of the Everglades wilderness. We saw abundant wildlife on various trails in the park. Many Ranger-led tours with bird watching, canoe tours, and lecture style talks on many subjects and aspects of the Everglades. Sites in the campground are very large. Smallish trees dot the landscape of the campground. They do have electric hookups, but no water or sewer. Campground was very quiet. This was our favorite campground of the 2014-15 winter. We are full-time. We stayed the maximum period of 14 nights and would return without hesitation. - dthurk
Feb 2015 - $15.00
Large pull-through level sites with 50A. The campground is 40 miles inside the park but an easy drive and getting around in the campground is also easy. We couldn't get a Verizon signal or any channels over the air but really didn't miss it. - dandg
Apr 2015 - $16.00
We stayed here during the first few days of off-season, which runs from April 15 until November 20. During this time, the site check in is self service - the station at the front of the campground is not manned. Note that the visitor's center closes at 5pm during off-season, so get here earlier if you have any questions.
So here is a breakdown of the off season process (since I couldn't find much information myself):
- When you drive in, there is a brown box on the station with a lid attached to it that is full of registration form/pay envelopes. Grab a few if you're not sure how long you'll be staying. The station is swarming with what appears to be bees, but don't worry, they're just giant horseflies (just slightly less terrifying).
- Drive around until you find a site you like - the majority will be open. They look small, but will fit a standard sized RV or trailer. There's a map on the side of the station that shows the sites & has them color-coded by length (we saw later that the "tiny" site we pulled into with our 30ft RV was, in fact, color coded for 31-38ft). Based on the map, sites seem to be able to handle 15ft to 45ft vehicles.
-Once you pick a site, fill out the envelope you got earlier, fill with cash (exact change only), tear off the top "receipt" to put in the vehicle window, seal the envelope, and stuff it in the slot labeled "pipe safe" next to the station. The people that work for the park call this the "iron ranger", the sign at the station calls it a "deposit box", the actual location says "pipe safe" - they're all the same thing.
-If you have a tow vehicle, you are allowed to park it on the grassy part of your site
The camp has 108 sites total, but only the first 15 are open during off season. Sites are very clean, with no hookups - just a fire pit and picnic table. LPK is close to all the good trails, and is better than Flamingo in my opinion. Note that there are no showers, only toilets, so tent camping might be more difficult. - LanderWust
Jan 2013 - $16.00
A basic but beautiful park with spacious sites. Park is in a forest. Abundance of birds provides a nice background sound. Would give 10 points if it had showers. - Chbronson
Feb 2012 - $8.00
Very poor TV & Verizon phone & data. Rate is with Golden Age pass. No reservations. Water and dump available. Most sites are full sun. Park closes in summer. - earlymun