Camp Everglades

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Miami Dade County (within Everglades National Park), 28400 Research Road, Homestead, FL 33034

camp-everglades-map-2015, Camp Everglades Rules and Directions to Camp Everglades

Camp Everglades  Color Map

This seasonal camp opens mid-November and closes in mid-April each year.

Reservations:  To make a reservation for camping or day use and confirm availability dates for all Scouting Units –

Camping Online Reservations in the Tentaroo System  OPEN each year on July 1st for the next full school year.

You MUST have a Tentaroo Unit Account to reserve camping- this should be separate from your

possible Individual Tentaroo Account.


If you do not have a Tentaroo Account it will prompt you to make a free account to use for all reservations with South Florida Council. 

Once in the Tentaroo System– choose “Facilities“, and then “Camp Everglades

You can online check for available dates and campsites or other program venues.

Save your log in User Name and Password for future reservations for our Events or Facilities

 Video to create a Free Account In Tentaroo:

Other Helpful Online Tentaroo videos to help you sue your Tentaroo Account:

If you are having challenges with the system, please email Cliff Freiwald or call 305-709-2976.


Camp Master: Jim Happell   

Controlled Fire Burns at Camp Everglades.

Controlled fires are done every four or five years by the EN Park Fire Service in cooperation with the South Florida Council  at Camp Everglades to remove the growth in the natural plant under story at camp, this helps reduce the available fire fuel if a natural fire occurs and its allow for new fresh growth after the fire cleans out all the excess growth. This limits significantly the possible damage that may occur at Camp Everglades from an actual wild fire if one takes place within the Everglades National Park that spreads to our property.  These are done at times that campers are not present

Video of a 2012 Controlled Fire Burn at Camp Everglades. Click HERE

SWAMP WALK- A short and very nice hike through the Pine Rockland Forest and a pretty prairie of just over a mile in length. With GPS points and trail markers spaced along the trail identifying many Everglades plants for Scouts. Great for Rank Advancements and adventurers- don’t miss the Sink Hole!

Swamp Walk Google Map link  HERE

SwampWalk Pamphlet and Patch order form

Swamp Walk Patch Order Online


Google map link to Camp Everglades  Click HERE

Camp Everglades provides tent camping at this 210-acre campground which is located within the Everglades National Park. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets are common in this campground with clear views of the horizon in the east and the west. The campground offers eight primitive campsites, a main campfire arena, a main covered shelter, and pump wells.

Running water, hot showers, and sinks are located near the main shelter and are available for all to use. Stoves, refrigerators, and electricity are located in the main covered shelter. Three eco-friendly composting toilets are located permanently at the camp. Garbage disposal facilities are NOT available and all garbage must be taken with you when you leave camp.

If your group decides to explore the Everglades, the National Park requires that you pay the necessary fees at the front gate. Camp Everglades also has a hiking trail that circles the area. The “sinkhole” and many birds are typical sites along the trail. The Pine Rockland Forest also provides an excellent wildlife area for nature programs. Flowers, animals, insects, reptiles and waterfowl are abundant in their seasons.

The recommended camping season is from mid November to mid May. Beyond these months, the area returns to its natural state as a “river of grass.” and is typically somewhat flooded in some areas. With the summer months rise in water levels the mosquito population also rises. A valid Camping Reservation Confirmation is required for admission to the Park System to access Camp Everglades. Our In Council Pricing is below.

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Camping Daily/per person Weekend/per person
Fees $4 $8
Buildings Per Day Rental Per Weekend Rental
Pavilion/Kitchen $30 $60
Amphitheater $30 $60
Port-o-lets $200

Please call for Out of Council Pricing and Non Scout Youth group Group Pricing-

305-709-2976      or