The Fisheating Creek Campground is part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area. We're located near the town of Palmdale in Southwest Florida and about as far away from Disney as you can get. Our 'gators are real and a Kite is a bird, not two pieces of wood and plastic. We are in a remote wildlife area but that doesn't mean you have to rough it.
Our campground has 120 sites in three distinct areas. RV sites are closest to the main entrance and campground store. Primitive tent sites are north or south of the entrance. North tent sites are close to or on the Swimming Hole's waterfront. Some of the tent sites on the south have direct water access to the Creek. All sites have picnic tables and access to the best playground of all - Mother Nature!
Each bathhouse has sinks, toilets and bathing facilities. Other facilities available at the campground include camp store, kayak and canoe rentals, wash house, wi-fi hot spot and firewood sales.
RV Sites: We have 52 RV sites including 48 full-hookup sites with 30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer for your convenience. These sites are identified as A1-A8, B1-B10, C1-C11, D1-D5 and F1-F9. RV sites with no hookups include E1-E7. You can see the site location on our campground map. Bathrooms are located between the C & D areas. We have an on-site dump station for those camping in RV sites without sewer.
Tent Sites: We have 68 tent sites. Most do not have electricity or water located on site but you can find water at the north or south bathhouses. Waterfront tent sites 11 to 16 are very convenient for canoeists and kayakers. A few have electricity as do some of the "P" sites. Call the office for details.
Pop Up camping on a TRIAL basis will be allowed on sites 1-5 and 61-68 excluding site 62. Pop ups of course are welcome on RV sites.
Generator Friendly Sites: While the campground at Fisheating Creek seeks to maintain itself as a refuge for primitive style camping, summertime can be hot and humid. For those seeking relief from the heat we now allow small, quiet generators to be used on a select group of campsites for tents and pop-up campers. Contact us in advance on which campsites allow generators and please read our generator guidelines.
"The Shack" (formerly the old Check In Station)
This facility is available for rent as a gathering area for your family or group.
This site is tucked in a corner of the campground with old oaks dripping with Spanish moss and backs up to a small pond. Old timers will remember it as the old check in station with electricity, water, refrigerator, microwave, shower, toilet and sink. It has wide planked oak floors and an A/C. Outside amenities are a porch with rockers, picnic table and a very generous fire pit. Off Season SPECIAL $79, 2 night minimum without linens. Linens available to rent.
This site oozes with charm and character. Book early! Call for rates.
We now have a travel trailer for rent - $79 per night no linens, 2 night minimum, Linens available for rent.
Three nights during holidays. Sleep 1-3 people. Coffee maker, skillet provided.
Please see our Rates page
for daily and weekly fees.
A few Campground Photos: find more in thePhoto Gallery
Tent campsites on the water
Bring your RV or van
Picnic tables at every site
Reservation and Campground Policy:
Reservations are accepted for camping, paddling shuttles, groups and special events, up to eleven months in advance. ***Campers making reservations more than 90 days in advance, please be advised camping rates and policies may change as approved by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Reservations are not required but are recommended if you want a guaranteed campsite. Walk-In customers are welcomed, subject to vacancy and availability. Reservations can be made by phone, in person in the campground office or via our email reservation form.
No reservations will be accepted by postal mail or voice mail.
Holiday,waterfront and group site reservations require nonrefundable deposits.
A two night stay is required for water front sites on weekends. Three night stays for for all campsites during special events and holiday weekends.
Credit card payment or cash in person is required to secure all reservations. If the credit card payment is rejected, the reservation will be automatically canceled.
Reservations are not confirmed until a confirmation number is issued to you.
NO four wheelers or other similar vehicles are allowed in the campground.
As of July 1, 2013 Golf carts are allowed within the campground on designated roads. Please call the camp store for more information.
It's busy season!! Please do not call for reservations on Friday after 5pm or Saturday mornings! All other times call the Outpost at 863-675-5999. Friday evenings are very busy - call before then so we can give your reservation our undivided attention. Reservations require a one night deposit.
Canceling a Reservation
Cancellations may be made by phone, in person at the campground office or online using our Cancellation Form.
Cancelation/ No Show Policy
Your reservation is confirmed and guaranteed when your first night' s fee is paid, others wanting that site(s) are turned down and scheduled around your reservation. In case of cancellation, (and we understand that life throws some curve balls), we will gladly issue a campground credit for future use on future reservations, less a $10 fee with 72 hour notice prior to check in time. Inside of the 72 hour window and prior to day of arrival we will keep the first nights fee and not charge the remainder of the reservation. No shows will be charged for the entire confirmed reservation period.
This change is neccesary due to the number of credit cards that were no longer valid since the original date of reservation.
We have a No-Refund Policy. Unless a deposit is stated as a 'Refundable-Deposit'. This includes site payments, and store purchases. No refunds given for bad weather. No refunds will be granted for environmental conditions that are not under the control of campground management. This includes excessive heat or cold, high winds, nuisance insects (mosquitoes, gnats, flies and bees), nuisance wildlife (raccoons, skunks, squirrels opossums, bats and bears) and allergenic plants (poison ivy, oak).
15% off published camping fees are available to recognized groups ( scouts, youth groups, civic orgs. church groups) with a group leader who makes the reservation in advance, completes all necessary forms and collects all fees for their group. Tax exempt groups must provide a copy of tax exempt certificate prior to arrival.
- All campers must register in person in campground office on the date of arrival.
- All campers must check-out in person before 1:00pm in the campground office on the date of departure.
- All campers and visitors must provide required information at registration or when reservations are made. This information includes name, address, phone number, age, vehicle plate number and Driver License.
- For your safety all campers and visitors will be required to wear a wristband and all vehicles will be required to display a vehicle pass. Failure to abide by this rule will be grounds for removal from the campground without refund.
Length of Stay
When demand is great, the maximum length of a camping stay is 14 nights. Once the camper is registered and onsite, and only at the Campground Manager's discretion during periods of low demand, the stay may be extended up to 28 consecutive nights.
Family campsites differ in size. All can accommodate at least two tents. If campsites can accommodate more tents/people within the designated area and without impacting vegetation, additional fees will be assessed. Base prices on family campsites include the first 4 people. Additional fees will apply for additional people. Please speak with one of our campstore staff for assistance.
Please adhere to camping rig zoning. Cargo type vans/trucks are not allowed to camp in the primitive tenting sites. Setting up in the vegetative buffer zones is not allowed.
Check-in, Check-out and Quiet Time
Check-in time for campsites is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 1:00 p.m. As a courtesy we may be able to allow you on your site as early as 1pm. Please call ahead to confirm day of arrival. If you would like to arrive earlier that 1 pm you have two options---rent the site the night before or pay an early arrival fee. You are always welcome to come as a day visitor to enjoy the campground facilities and set up your camp at the standard arrival time. Gate combination are only given out to registered campers, visitors with site reservations and specified entrance permit holders. Campers need to be set up before quiet time, which is from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. On the day of check-out, campers must leave the campsite on or before check-out time, but may remain in the park's regular day-use areas until closing without additional charge. Campers wishing to extend their stay should do so before 10:00 a.m. on the scheduled day of check-out.
All guests to the campground must pay a day use fee, maintain a vehicle pass on their windshield and leave the campground by 30 minutes after sunset or during special events 6pm.
Campers requiring a later Check-out Time
We will be happy to arrange for a late check out time if possible. Please arrange late check-outs with campstore staff. Campsite space is subject to availability.
Camping with Pets
*** All campers/visitors choosing to bring pets will be assessed a $2 fee to help defray the increase cost of dog bite insurance and sign a hold harmless statement. Our policy premium increased $2500 annually for this coverage.
Well behaved pets are welcomed. Pets are not permitted in certain areas of the campground. These include buildings, swimming, bathing and food service areas and other designated areas. Service animals are permitted in all areas of the campground. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of the waste. Noisy, dangerous, intimidating or destructive pets will not be allowed to remain in the campground. All pets must be confined, leashed or otherwise under physical control at all times. Leashes may not exceed six feet in length. While on a campsite, unconfined pets must be leashed and may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Pets must be confined in a tent, RV or camper during park quiet hours (11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.).
There are no pets allowed near the Lake Depot area.
Paint Ball Activities
Paint ball guns are not allowed in the campground.
Noisy generators can disturb other visitors and wildlife. To minimize "noise pollution", generators may only be used at authorized campsites between the hours of 8am and 9pm. Please call us in advance to reserve your generator-friendly site.
When operating a generator we ask that you use common sense at all times. To reduce the risk of starting a fire from your generator, please follow these guidelines:
- The generator must be located in an area clear of fuels, such as dry grass or other combustibles
- Extension cords should not cross access paths and must be rated for outdoor use
- Allow engine to cool before refueling
- Follow all manufacturer instructions and guidelines