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Everglades National Park, Florida

Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground)

Everglades National Park, Florida



Everglades National Park, Florida
Phone: (239) 695-0124

Sites: 234
Recent Rate: $15 4/2016

Latitude: 25.1377477891577
Longitude: -80.9385216236115

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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34 Reviews

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The large campsites offer little privacy but have extremely easy access. A site with electricity probably requires a reservation. There is no water at the campsite, so we filled our tank upon arrival. We also brought drinking water with us as we'd heard the water was not great. The bugs weren't too bad, but we were out toward the center of the T loop where the ranger said the problems were less. One downside is no phone, no wifi, and no TV. We enjoyed the kayaking and fishing very much, plus all the great bird and animal viewing. We took the boat trip out into Florida Bay which was nice. We had done the backcountry trip a few years back. The store has a few basics, plus lots of souvenir times. A small restaurant offers pizza, burgers, fries, and even beer. This is one of the very best values for camping in this part of Florida, for sure! I expect this campground might see more business as 2 of the large RV parks in the Keys are closing this year, so campsites in South Florida will be at a premium during the winter season. It's not for everyone, however, as it is quite remote to shopping and services. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
T Loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Shop in Homestead before coming in! Fill up the gas tank.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived on the last day when you need to have reservations, and then stayed for 4 more days. There were about 10 other campers when we were there, so the place really cleared out at the beginning of April. The T (for Trailer) loop has electricity at the sites. You can fill up with water at the bath houses, and there is a dump station. This is NPS, so it is no frills camping. You are at the end of a 38 mile road in the Everglades. Fill up with gas and do your grocery shopping before you come. Flamingo is on the shores of beautiful Florida Bay. The Flamingo marina is just a mile or so away. Bring your bicycles, it helps to get around the Flamingo area. We kayaked in Florida Bay, and did a lot of bird and animal watching. The bugs were bad at dusk on the fringes of the campground near the trees. The campground ranger and camp host were very helpful and friendly. There are vultures everywhere in the Everglades. It was comical to see them sitting on the top of the bathhouse roof in the campground. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Robert is Here is a quirky fruit/vege stand that you pass just before you enter the park. They have yummy tropical fruit milk shakes. We loaded up on fruit and vegies there as well. The Everglades are so amazing and varied. The turn offs from the road on the way in were really interesting and informative.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Thirty eight miles from park entry to CG and about 10 miles further from Homestead for fuel, food, and another return trip making about a hundred miles, so fuel up and food up before starting for park. Reservations possible though often all taken. There is gas and diesel at the park store with diesel $4.10/gallon. A small nature center at the CG and a larger one at the park entry. There are rental canoes and kayaks, and a $37/person boat tour up the Buttonwood canal to a lake. This canal replaced a long coastal boat trip to the Bear lake area, and the boat tour guide was excellent with his information and the wild live along the canal.

The CG is large with grassy areas for tents, and long but narrow pull through paved RV sites, some with electricity in the T section, and none in the A and B loop. The C loop is not open with overgrown grass. There is a entry sewer dump, and water connections at the bathhouses. A bathhouse in the A or B loop has solar water panel heaters for a hot shower. There is a large walk in tent grass area near the picnic and amphitheater area that was flooded during our visit, and there is a paved wood land path from the amphitheater to the Flamingo visitor center. The nearby Eco Pond has a grass path around it for nature viewing. There were large numbers of buzzards "camping " in the CG and there were interesting to see. Do bring a bike as this is a large CG park and a bike is a great way to see more. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
T 50
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

A rare national park campground: electrical sites in the RV loop and hot showers not far away in the tent camping loops. Sites were level and open, but widely spaced. ATT tower was close by, so good cell and data reception. Bathrooms were basic, but very clean. Solar water heaters, so afternoons were best for hot shower availability. Daily ranger talks were very informative. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Nearest full-grocery store is an hours drive away. Marina store for snacks. The cafe was open for lunch, and their food was good. We enjoyed the boat tours.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in the T electric section for two weeks. Unfortunately, it was quite a cool month. The upside, however, was that there were only a few days where the mosquitos bothered us. Nice level sites with concrete pads. Lots of space between sites. Great hot showers heated by solar panels in the nearby tent sections. Lots of alligators, crocs and amazing birds! Do take the ranger walks and talks. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Bring lots of sunscreen, insect repellent and books to read. If you enjoy riding your bike on good, level and not too busy roads, bring your bike and try the main park road. It's 42 miles long.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The individual sites on the T loop are huge with a level concrete pad to park on and otherwise it is all grass. Roads are good, and it is easy to maneuver with all pull-thru sites. Electricity is steady without any fluctuations. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
T 13
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Experience the special nature in the Everglades. Ranger led bird and wild life viewing tours and boat tours in the back crountry as well as on Florida Bay. Boat tours are rather pricey ($35 pr. person for a 90 min. tour).

Make sure to bring plenty mosquito repellant or you will stay inside your unit most of the times.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
T-5
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

This is a place for nature lovers. Far away from the next town. For many people there is no phone or Internet. Unless, you happen to have AT&T. Bring your bikes and or kayaks. This is an outdoors kind of place.

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Review Count: 124
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
T Section
Site Surface
Grass, Pavers
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Stock up your refrigerator and pantry in Homestead before driving out. If you don't have a reservation and the sign at the entrance kiosk says the campground is full, believe it. Don't make the 38 mile trip hoping to find an open site.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Flamingo is at the end of a secluded 27 mile ride through the Florida Everglades. If you want to really see the Everglades you must come here - sites are remote but have electric and water. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
T Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice National Park campground and especially a good value. We were in the electric section which must be reserved in advance. Level sites, 'easy' hook-up, picnic table, fire pit, clean restrooms - but dated. Now, the restrooms are clean but - the showers are cold water unless you are in the non-electric section where they have solar heat, although I understand this is a bit hit or miss, too. There is a marina and convenience store with groceries. They have a small restaurant with sandwiches at a decent price and delicious Key lime pie.

Very nice trails, VC and wildlife viewing. We especially enjoyed the Anhinga trail with its many birds and alligators, the Mahogany Trail where we saw a barred owl and the Eco Pond trail. We also took the boat tour down the canal to the interior. Marvelous narration the whole way and we really enjoyed this and would recommend it to others. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
T section
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

National Park Senior Rate for electric site. Large, level sites. Good sites for one or more nights visiting the Everglades. It was off-season so self-registration was in effect. Can get very buggy at night. It was the middle of April and deer flies were out during the day. Took the Florida Bay boat tour (no bugs out there)for an enjoyable ride with the dolphins. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects the Sr. rate. This is a difficult campground to rate. Most of the points are for the Everglades themselves. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! If you want to eat it or use it, take it with you. Flamingo is 38 miles from the southern park entrance and even further from any store, service station or supplies. This is south Florida so it is muggy, buggy and hot most of the year. The water although safe to drink is salty. There is no internet, over the air TV and few phone providers reach here. There are extensive hiking, biking, paddling, fishing and boating opportunities as well as ranger lead programs and activities. If the campground were located elsewhere it would be only so-so. Most of the sites are dry camping only and many for tents only. Loop T will accommodate even the largest RV but only 41 of the sites have electric hook-ups, none have water. There are both dump and water fill stations in the campground. The bath houses in Loop T have cold water only (cold showers!). You can drive to the other loops and look for the bath houses with solar panels for a hot shower. Sites are level and spacious but the grass needed mowing and the dumpster overflowed allowing the buzzards to make a nasty mess while we were there. NOTE: We did not see this, but there are warnings posted about black buzzards eating the rubber around windows, wipers, etc. on your cars. They do provide loaner tarps and bungees for you to use. Am I glad we went? Yes. Would I go again? Probably not. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, spacious campground! Clean bath house and easy access to site. We were in a pull-through site. The Flamingo Visitor's Center is a must stop. Also the Back Country boat ride was worth the price. The guide and boat captain were most informative. The only negative were the mosquitoes in January? We spent three nights and the rate is the Senior rate for the National Park. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are large and pull-through, but there is nothing between them. Loop T has electric only, water is available at the restroom. There is no hot water in the restrooms on the T loop, but it is available at the other restrooms. Just look for the solar heating panels. There is no trash dumpster on the T loop either, just a recycling container. There are a lot of activities available nearby. This is definitely the campground to stay in if you don't mind the 38 miles drive. We camped at Flamingo Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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