Description

Flamingo Campground is on the southernmost tip of mainland Florida, jutting up to the Florida Bay with the Gulf of Mexico shimmering right on the horizon. It’s a bit of a trek to get to the very bottom of the States (go figure) but well worth the journey. The campground is 38 miles south from the main park entrance and has 234 drive-up sites, 40 walk-up sites, 3 group sites, and more than 100 RV sites. Despite being able to accommodate so many campers, advance reservations are highly recommended--it’s a very popular spot. There is a tremendous amount to do during your stay. Flamingo connects to Ten Thousand Islands, a “99-mile wilderness waterway” (how cool does that sound?), so kayaking and fishing are big draws. But there’s also great hiking, tons of wildlife, an amphitheater with ranger-guided programs, bike and canoe rentals within 10 miles, and more. Flamingo features solar-powered showers, a marina store, drinking water, and flush toilets. During the wet summer months parts of the campground are closed.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Flamingo Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
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Hipcamper Cindy
Cindy R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 17th, 2016

During the winter months, Flamingo is packed to the gills. Only a handful of the RV sites have electrical hookups, there is no water or sewer hookup, but there is a dump station which provides water as well. During the summer months, the mosquito population is unbearable. Bring heavy outer clothing to put over regular clothes including head cover - yes, it is THAT bad. Also, many of the electrical outlets are turned off in summer - you may find 2 or 3 that actually work. Despite all that, Flamingo is my getaway - with my dogs - for holiday like 4th of July (no fireworks!). Primitive, but peaceful.

Visitor center at Flamingo. Super nice people!Typical camp site in Flamingo.Around the campfire with my dogs. Christmas 2014.View from the visitor center just outside the campground.
Hipcamper Alexander
Alexander L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
April 23rd, 2017

Bug spray. The nastiest most chemical filled one you can find. And soak in it. Helps a little. I know it's not always this bad but the last time was unbearable.

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer B.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2017

We happened here the day after a tropical storm. A ranger told us we'd been super lucky, that normally he wouldn't stop between the building and his car for ANY reason because the bugs were so bad. He said we had three days to enjoy it before the hatch. We took him at his word, enjoyed the swamp tour, then booked it out on day three. Other sites we saw which you should know about: pygmy rattle snake & scorpion on one evening bathroom run. No barefoot trodding around here!

Hipcamper Annie
Annie G.
recommends this listing.
March 17th, 2017

Bring bug spray and a kayak!

Hipcamper Heidi
Heidi S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 13th, 2017

We went over Christmas, and the campground was virtually empty. We did have a surprise visitor at our campfire, which was a little tree frog that jumped into my daughter's hair, so that will always be memorable. Make sure you use bug spray on your legs. Our legs were thoroughly devoured by no seems, and we itched for weeks afterwards. If not for these bugs, I would highly recommend this campground!

Coconuts!Manatees drinking bilge waterTree frog that joined our campfireTree frog in daughter's hair
Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick S.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2017

The mosquitoes are horrible.

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Hipcamper andrew
Andrew T.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2018

bring the strongest mosquito spray you can find 100% deet spray is the only thing that works, 40% and under is completley useless

Hipcamper Nancy
Nancy K.
recommends this listing.
November 4th, 2018

Bug spray

Hipcamper Phillip
Phillip B.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2020

One of my favorite camping trips ever. I came here after a storm had rolled through so a lot of the amenities and features of the park were closed, but they had just cleared some of the walk in camp sites.
Getting to see the sunset and rise over the water was amazing. Add to it the clear skies and stars at night, I was in heaven. Also had a visitor while I was warming up an MRE that decided to eat his fish while I had dinner also.

This guy decided to join me for dinner with his fish. Beautiful night skies.Flamingo CampgroundSunrise
Park
Everglades National Park
State
Florida
Country
United States
Phone Number
305-242-7700
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
25.139° N, 80.942° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
RV / Trailer: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent Only - Group - Hike In: 1 Site
(Up to 15 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)

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