Gator Head Campground, FL

Gator Head Campground is located within the Bear Island Unit of the preserve. It is only accessible by off-road vehicle, foot, or bike. This campground is the ideal spot for hunters and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. A permit is required when using an off-road vehicle. This remote...
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  • There is no vehicle access to this campground unless you are using a properly permitted off-road vehicle, or by foot or bike.
  • Due to the remote nature of this campground food must be stored in a manner as to not attract wildlife.
  • Cell phone coverage is minimal.
  • There is no potable water available.
  • Off-road vehicle use is not allowed in the campground.
  • Pets are not allowed at this campground.
  • For more information please call the off-road vehicle office at 239-695-1205.
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Gator Head Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 30 Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Gator Head Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 30 Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Gator Head Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 30 Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Gator Head Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 30 Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Gator Head Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 30 Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Gator Head Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 30 Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Gator Head Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 30 Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Gator Head Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 30 Parallel
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Gator Head Campground is located within the Bear Island Unit of the preserve. It is only accessible by off-road vehicle, foot, or bike. This campground is the ideal spot for hunters and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. A permit is required when using an off-road vehicle.

Natural Features:

This remote campground surrounds a lake offering views from every site. Palm trees line the sites providing minimal shade.

Recreation:

Gator Head offers access to hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, off-road vehicle trails, photography, and birding. Permits are required for hunting, fishing, and off-road vehicle use.

Facilities:

This small primitive campground offers nine tent sites with picnic tables and fire rings. There is no potable water. Vault toilets are available for use. There is one handicapped accessible site available.

Nearby Attractions:

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. The Oasis Visitor Center is located 50 miles to the southeast.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 23 2014 - Sun Mar 22 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
  • Tent sites
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Cell phone service
  • Fishing
  • 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):
26.22376, -81.26765
26°13'26"N, 81°16'4"W

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Gator Head Campground
52105 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee  FL  34141

Phone Number:

Information:  (239)695-1205