Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida

Our first stop after leaving Sun-n-Fun is Big Cypress National Preserve. We picked this as our first destination for a couple of reasons: 

1. Less than a three hour drive, which is nice. 
2. Nature. After spending 5+ months in a large RV park, we’re ready for some solitude. As you can see, our campsite meets the requirements. :-) We have small trees behind us, a lake in front (with resident alligators), and of 30 sites, of which about five are taken. 

Although Big Cypress National Preserve is open all year, the “season” recently ended so it rather quiet here. Midway Campground is the only campground open this time of year; each site has electric, but no water and no sewer (although there is a dump). The price is $19/night, cash only. There are restrooms, but no showers. 

Unfortunately there are no Park Ranger programs currently, which is a real bummer since friends of ours visited a few months ago and took a free 5-hour kayak tour led by a ranger– how cool is that! We would have loved that! Oh well…… :-(

We’ll be here a couple days – there is limited hiking (plus it’s too hot for us), but a couple drives and some cool things to see in the area. 

Easy and affordable - no matter where you are! 

1 comment:

John and Carol said...

Oh darn, no canoe trip. Check to see if Everglade City is running their canoe trips. They are not free but really reasonable. Shark Valley is pretty cool too.

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