Pink Jeep Campground

Big Cypress National Preserve

Pink Jeep Campground is a primitive campground located in the backcountry within the Bear Island Unit of Big Cypress National Preserve. This campground can only be accessed by foot, bicycle or off-road vehicle (ORV). All ORVs must have a valid ORV permit. Campers must also carry a Backcountry permit . Cell phone service is limited and it is highly encouraged that reservations be made in advance. 

Pink Jeep Campground has 9 campsites. This campground offers pickup camper and tent camping only. No trailers or RV's are allowed in the backcountry. Amenities include vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings. Visitors may enjoy nearby activities such as off-road vehicle trails, hiking, biking, fishing, and hunting.

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. Everglades National Park can also be accessed via Everglades City. Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center is also located 30 miles to the south.

Need to Know

Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

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. Everglades National Park can also be accessed via Everglades City. Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center is also located 30 miles to the south.

Recreation

Pink Jeep Campground offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to camp at a designated campground in the Big Cypress backcountry. Visitors can enjoy nearby hiking, hunting, fishing, and off-road vehicle (ORV) trails with a permitted off-road vehicle. For more information on ORV use, please call 239-695-1117 or review this park Off Road Vehicle information. Hunting and fishing regulations can be found at Florida Fish and Wildfire Conservation Commission .

Contact Information

Mailing

33100 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee FL 34141

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 239-695-1117

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Naples follow US HWY 41 east to Turner River Road. Follow Turner River Road approximately 20 miles and turn right towards Bear Island Campground. Take the next left to Perochi Grade (ORV Permit and gate code needed to access this area). Follow Perocchi Grade for approximately 3 miles and make a left onto Bear Island Grade. Campground will be on the left.  

From Miami follow US HWY 41 west to Turner River Road. Follow Turner River Road approximately 20 miles and turn right towards Bear Island Campground. Take the next left to Perochi Grade (ORV Permit and gate code needed to access this area). Follow Perocchi Grade for approximately 3 miles and make a left onto Bear Island Grade. Campground will be on the left. 

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