Bear Island Campground, FL

Bear Island is an ideal campground for campers looking to get away. Perfectly situated in Big Cypress National Preserve, campers can enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature while experiencing the diverse Florida landscape.This campground is located in an old Florida pine forest. There...
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  • Campground is accessed via a 20 mile gravel road.
  • Cell phone coverage is limited.
  • Food should be stored securely.
  • Campground heavily populated during winter season due to hunting.
  • No water available.
  • Pets must remain on leash.
  • Generators are permitted from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • For more information please call the off-road vehicle office at 239-695-1205.
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Bear Island Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Bear Island is an ideal campground for campers looking to get away. Perfectly situated in Big Cypress National Preserve, campers can enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature while experiencing the diverse Florida landscape.

Natural Features:

This campground is located in an old Florida pine forest. There is abundant wildlife freely roaming the area.

Recreation:

Bear Island offers a multitude of recreation opportunities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, birding, and off-road vehicle trails (permit required).

Facilities:

This is a primitive campground with no fresh water. Vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings with grills are available. There is no trash service within the campground, so please take your trash with you.

Nearby Attractions:

This is a remote campground with the nearest town approximately 35 miles away.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 20 2014 - Thu Mar 19 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Lantern Posts
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Cell phone service
  • Hunting
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
26.18017, -81.26556
26°10'49"N, 81°15'56"W

From Naples: Follow US HWY 41 east to Turner River Rd (CR 839) and go north approximately 20 miles.

From Miami: Follow US HWY 41 west to Turner River Rd (CR 839) and go north approximately 20 miles.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Bear Island Campground
52105 Tamiami Trl E
Ochopee  FL  34114

Phone Number:

Project Office: (239)695-1205