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Bear Island Campground, FL

part ofBig Cypress National Preserve, National Park Service
Photo: Bear Island Campground
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Bear Island is an ideal campground for campers looking to get away. Perfectly situated in Big Cypress National Preserve, campers can enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature while experiencing the diverse Florida landscape.

Natural Features:

This campground is located in an old Florida pine forest. There is abundant wildlife freely roaming the area.


Bear Island offers a multitude of recreation opportunities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, birding, and off-road vehicle trails (permit required).


This is a primitive campground with no fresh water. Vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings with grills are available. There is no trash service within the campground, so please take your trash with you.

Nearby Attractions:

This is a remote campground with the nearest town approximately 35 miles away.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Lantern Posts
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Hunting
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
Know Before You Go
  • Campground is accessed via a 20 mile gravel road.
  • Cell phone coverage is limited.
  • Food should be stored securely.
  • Campground heavily populated during winter season due to hunting.
  • No water available.
  • Pets must remain on leash.
  • Generators are permitted from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • For more information please call the off-road vehicle office at 239-695-1205.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
26.18017, -81.26556
26°10'49"N, 81°15'56"W

From Naples: Follow US HWY 41 east to Turner River Rd (CR 839) and go north approximately 20 miles.

From Miami: Follow US HWY 41 west to Turner River Rd (CR 839) and go north approximately 20 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Bear Island Campground
52105 Tamiami Trl E
Ochopee  FL  34114

Phone Number:

Project Office: (239)695-1205
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