Camp Sawyer

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Monroe County, 33990 South Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Reservations: To make a reservation or inquire about camping or day use availability-

Email the Camping Request Form and Camp Deposit Form  to Cliff Freiwald to make a reservation or you may call 305-709-2976


Camp Sawyer Map 2013 and Camp Sawyer Rules  

Camp Sawyer, at the Edward B. Knight Scout Reservation, is a nine-acre camp site located on Scout Key in the Florida Keys.  Flanked between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, Camp Sawyer offers tent camping opportunities for Scouting units and other qualified community, service, and youth organizations.  

Scouts can enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and swimming*.

Camp Sawyer offers tent camping sites, campfire rings, a modern restroom/shower facility, two covered pavilion spaces, a beach volleyball court, a seaside pier, and plenty of outdoor activity space to provide an outstanding, camping experience. Starting February 1st we will also have available Eco Yurt air conditioned tents.

* Only Scouts BSA/those over 11 years old can swim or boat at Camp Sawyer and properly trained leadership is required.

All younger Scouts/siblings enjoy wading in the shallow waters surrounding Camp Sawyer under Adult Supervision as they explore the Tidal Flats along the beach, exposed reef rocks, and observe the ample marine life and abundant shells, fish and crabs.

Fishing is catch and release at camp, and there is also fishing at the nearby bridge across US 1, where you may keep your  fish  following all State of Florida Fishing Rules.

WE ARE OPEN FOR CAMPING and reopened our camp in June

South Florida Council is accepting all reservations with a start date up through January 31st, 2021.

Those reservations may be made with   305-709-2976


Beginning with any start dates occurring after February 1st, 2021- Please contact

Nicole Furman        305-664-5616                 

She will be able to best advise you for camping availability, pricing and any possible required forms or other particular information.


There have been multiple improvements already made to enhance our experience onsite for our campers at Camp Sawyer including additional amenities-

such as Eco Yurts- air-conditioned large tents, refrigeration , outdoor kitchen, and there are many more being planned currently to continue to upgrade the facilities for you.

Please advise of any questions- And as always thank you for placing your

reservations for camping at our properties.