RVs and Camping in Miami

Oleta State Park Camping Cabins

Oleta State Park Camping Cabins

Flamingo Adventures Eco-Tents at Everglades National Park

Flamingo Adventures Eco-Tents at Everglades National Park

Stiltsville at Biscayne National Park

Stiltsville at Biscayne National Park

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Camp in Miami and Be Surrounded by Nature's Beauty

Miami is known for its Art Deco hotels and glitzy resorts, but for visitors who want to get closer to nature and sleep under the stars, it offers plenty of camping options. Pitch a tent or park your RV to get an immersive experience in the Everglades or one of Miami’s beautiful parks. 

Everglades National Park

Location highlights: There may be no wilderness more epic than the Everglades when it comes to camping. These lush, subtropical wetlands occupy 1.5 million acres of sawgrass prairies, hardwood hammocks and saltwater marshes, and are home to a diverse population of wildlife that includes bald eagles, white-tailed deer and, of course, Florida alligators. 

Type of camping: Tent, RV, houseboat

Amenities: The Everglades offers 108 drive-up camping sites at Long Pine Key and 235 sites at the Flamingo campground. Prime camping season is between November and April, so it’s best to reserve a campsite, especially during that time. The T Loop section of the Flamingo campground has 41 sites with electrical hookups for RVs. 

Backcountry camping: For a more rustic experience, try backcountry camping in the Everglades. Be prepared to pack in and pack out everything you need for your adventure. You’ll also need a backcountry permit, which must be obtained no more than 24 hours before your trip at either the Gulf Coast or Flamingo visitor centers. 

Glamping: Want to camp but not really rough it? There are two ways to go “glamping” in Everglades National Park (both at the Flamingo location). One is on the water with a houseboat rental at Flamingo Marina. The boats feature two bedrooms, a bathroom and a full galley kitchen, allowing travelers to live aboard as they explore the “River of Grass.” For another unique glamping option, rent an eco-tent with either a queen or two double beds, a seating area, fans and electricity. Eco-tents offer views of Florida Bay.

Biscayne National Park

Location highlights: Biscayne National Park is a remarkable destination of coral reefs and mangrove forests. Since all but about 5 percent of the park is underwater, a boat is needed to experience it. Campsites are available at Boca Chita Key and Elliott Key, the park’s largest island. There are no ferries or bridges to the campgrounds. 

Type of camping: Tent

Amenities: Boca Chita Key, the park’s most popular island, offers stellar waterfront views and a grassy camping area, along with picnic tables, grills and toilets. Be advised: There are no showers, sinks or drinking water here. On Elliott Key, visitors will find a marina with 33 boat slips as well as restrooms with sinks and cold-water showers. Drinking water is typically available, but bring backup water just in case. The campground also has picnic tables and grills. 

Mountain biking at Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park

Location highlights: Oleta River State Park near Sunny Isles Beach is Florida’s largest urban park. It’s popular for its miles of mountain biking trails, as well as its kayak and canoe rentals. With a meandering nature trail, fishing pier and peaceful beach on Biscayne Bay, there’s plenty for nature lovers to do. 

Type of camping: Rustic cabins, tents

Cabins: The park has 14 small cabins with covered porches and picnic tables, each equipped with double or bunk beds and air conditioning. Cabins do not have bathrooms or kitchens, but restrooms with hot showers and picnic pavilions with grills are nearby. 

Tent camping: Three rustic campsites in Oleta, which can accommodate up to 30 campers each, have limited amenities, including a fire circle, tables, restrooms and cold showers.

Greynolds Park

Location highlights: Greynolds Park is located in North Miami Beach on a site that was once a rock quarry. Today, its 249 acres include hardwood hammocks, mangrove forests and a golf course, bordered to the east by the Oleta River. 

Type of camping: Well-appointed cabins, tent sites

Amenities: Camp Greynolds offers eight cabins made of natural wood and stone and outfitted with bunk beds and full kitchens. There’s also a dining hall, grills, fire ring and canoe launch. Each cabin sleeps up to eight people. A tent camping site is also available. 
 

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Location highlights: Set at the tip of Key Biscayne, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is a tranquil retreat with views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s home to one of the most popular beaches in Miami and is famous for its historic lighthouse. The park offers bicycle, kayak and canoe rentals to explore the park by land and sea. Bill Baggs also offers an overnight boat anchorage.

Type of camping: Tent, boat

Amenities: The camping area consists of 10 wooden tent platforms, as well as a fire ring, three grills, picnic tables and benches. Boaters can anchor overnight in No Name Harbor. They have access to coin laundry machines, a picnic shelter, restrooms with showers and free pumpout. Head to the Boater’s Grill, a full-service restaurant, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park

Location highlights: Located in South Miami next to the popular Zoo Miami, the Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park and Campground sits on 270 acres of woodland, with a number of bridle trails and hiking paths. 

Type of camping: RV, tent

Amenities: The campground has 240 RV campsites with full electrical and water hookups, picnic shelters, restrooms with hot showers and laundry facilities. There’s also a camp store as well a large freshwater lake with a beach, waterslide, jogging trail and bike trail. The campground has a separate tent camping area. 

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