Mitchell Landing Campground is a primitive campground located in Big Cypress National Preserve. Access to the campground is along a secondary gravel road. Cell phone service is limited and it is highly encouraged that reservations be made in advance.
Mitchell Landing Campground is open August 15-April 15 and offers 12 campsites. This campground allows for tent, RV, and travel trailer camping. Visitors may enjoy nearby activities such as off-road vehicle trail access, hiking, fishing, and our popular loop road scenic drive. The campground offers vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings. There is no water available.
Mitchell Landing Campground is a primitive campground located along a secondary gravel road. Campsites have gravel or grass pads and accommodate tent and RV campers. This campground offers vault toilets, picnic tables, shared food storage, and fire rings. There is no water available.
Cash payments are not accepted at this campground. Payments must be made online. There is limited to no cell phone coverage at the campground, advance reservations are highly recommended.
No fresh water is available.
Access to this campground is down a secondary gravel road.
An off-road vehicle (ORV) permit is required for ORV use. For more information on ORV use please contact the off-road vehicle office at 239-695-1117 or visit our website at https://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/orv-use.htm.
Do not feed the wildlife, including birds. This is unhealthy for wild animals and invites human/animal confrontations. Food should be stored properly.
Property left unattended longer than 24 hours will be impounded, and the campsite forfeited, regardless of whether or not it is reservable or non-reservable.
Be considerate of your fellow campers by observing quiet hours from 10:00PM to 6:00 AM.
Protect YOUR national preserve. Do not destroy, injure, deface, dig, collect, or otherwise disturb any national preserve resources, including plants and animals (dead or alive), fossils, rocks, or artifacts. It is a violation of national preserve rules and requlations to possess natural/cultural resources. Metal detectors are not allowed in any unit of the National Park System. Please report any illegal activities to a park ranger.
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Mitchell Landing Campground is open August 15-April 15.
The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida’s southwest coast. Protecting over 720,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida Panther.
Mitchell Landing Campground is located directly off the popular loop road scenic drive. Shark Valley Visitor Center, part of Everglades National Park, is located 11 miles east. The Stairstep backcountry trails are accessible directly form the campground and they offer the only airboat trails in the preserve. The Florida National Scenic Trail is accessible 22 miles to the east.
Mitchell Landing Campground is a popular location for airboat users. It is part of the Stairstep backcountry unit, the only unit open to airboats in the park. Visitors with an off-road vehicle (ORV) permit can access airboat trails directly from the campground. This location also offers the opportunity for nearby hiking, fishing, and access to the popular loop road scenic drive. For more information on fishing regulations please visit myfwc.com. For more information on ORV use please call the off- road vehicle office at 239-695-1117 or visit our website at https://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/orv-use.htm.
33100 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee FL 34141
For campground inquiries, please call: 239-695-1117
From Naples follow US HWY 41 to Loop Road. The east entrance to Loop Road will offer easier access to larger vehicles. Follow Loop Road approximately seven miles and turn left into the campground.
From Miami follow US HWY 41 to Loop Road. The east entrance to Loop Road will offer easier access to larger vehicles. Follow Loop Road approximately seven miles and turn left into the campground.