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Gator Head Campground Big Cypress National Preserve Florida

Gator Head Overview

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Gator Head Campground has 9 primitive campsites and is located in a remote area within the Bear Island Unit of the Big Cypress National Preserve.  The campground can only be access by off-road vehicles, foot or bicycle.

Vault toilets are available, but there is no potable water. Campsites can accommodate pickup camper and tent camping only. No trailers are allowed in the backcountry. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill.

You might also like St. Lucie South Campground or Ortona South Campground. Midway is a developed campground in the Big Cypress Preserve.

Area Recreation & Activities

Outdoor recreation in the area includes OHV trail riding, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. The Bear Island Unit offers 20 plus miles of backcountry trails. Everglades City is located 30 miles south and provides dining, sight-seeing, and historical sites.

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Amenities
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - None
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
Activities
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Big Cypress National Preserve
Jerome, Florida 34141
239 695-2000
Lat / Long:

26.223399, -81.268582

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Regions
Campsite Types
  • Camper Van
  • Primitive
  • Tent
# of Campsites:

9

Season:

Mid August – Mid April

Elevation:

10

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