Sunday, March 11, 2012

Midway Campground Big Cypress National Park Florida

Location; On state route 41, Alligator Alley in Big Cypress National Park, next to Everglades National Park.
Date; 1/22/12-2/1/12
Staff; Super friendly campground host met us as we pulled in. There are 4 couple host in this small campground.
Price; $10. per night with our golden Age Pass, otherwise it is $19.
Site; We had a back in site with 50 amp electric. There are no water or sewer hookups. There is a water fill, for fresh water and a dump station. The sites and roads are paved. There are some nice Palm trees between sites. Sites are mowed grass with no privacy between sites. There are 26 RV sites and about 6 tent sites.
Amenities; A restroom with flush toilet's is the only amenity other them locations.
Phone/Wifi/TV; Weak Verizon signal. Since we us our phone to connect to the Internet we had problems connecting. We used our Wilson amp and external antenna to connect, but the signal was still weak. TV signal was also weak with very few stations.
Dog friendly; Yes, a lot of room to walk your dog. no fenced in dog run.
Night; No lighting at night. Very dark and quite. Great to see the night sky. There is some day time noise as this is a main road across the everglades. It is a 2 lane road.
Comments; A SUPER campground for visiting the Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks. The campground was one of the nicest public campgrounds we stayed. in. We could only stay 10 days, as this is the limit in season(told after Dec. 15th to end of Mar.). It is called Midway because it is kinda midway on Alligator Alley. From here we toured the 10,000 Islands, Shark Valley, and the main area of the Everglades. Some of the areas we toured were 3 miles from the campground to 100 miles, the end of the Everglades at Flamingo. We also drove to big Cypress National park about 50 miles one way. If we come here again we would stay here and then move to the Flamingo campground for a few days. There is another campground about 8 miles west of here called Monument. There are no hook ups of any kind. the roads and sites are gravel and dusty when we visited it. It is I believe $6. a night with your Golden Age passport. It is free before the prime season. They have restrooms.

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