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40904 Tamiami Trail US 41, Ochopee, FL 34141
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Ochopee
Family owned since 1971, Trail Lakes Camp Ground offers visitors the chance to spend a night or more in the heart of Big Cypress National Park! We offer tent sites, RV sites, a communal bath house for both men and women, a gift shop, a small zoo, and the headquarters of Everglades Adventure Tours-this gives you the opportunity to take guided pole boat tours, guided kayak tours, guided canoe tours, guided paddle boat tours through Big Cypress and Everglades National Park! Everglades Adventure Tours also offers kayak and canoe rentals, as well as a special chickee hut and swamp cabin camping experience. Come by and see us today!
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AlecNYC wrote a review Nov 2020
4 contributions12 helpful votes
We didn't expect luxury accomodations, but for $200/per night for the cabin, we firgured it would be clean and serviceable. How wrong we were. The A/C unit was filthy, the towels and sheets and blankets looked and smelled like they hadn't been cleaned after the last guest, and the mattress was moldy and mildewed. The bathhouse was absolutely disgusting. I had read reviews that the bathroom was nice and clean, which was why we booked it, but the toilets were literally caked with feces and the showers had spiderwebs and mildew all over the place. The sink was covered with old water and the mirror was filthy. From looking at the bathroom maintenance checklist that was posted on the door, it looks like it was being tended to by the same person daily for a long time, but then the signature changed and the bathroom started being serviced once or twice a week or less, and the last notation when we were there (on 10/30) was dated October 12th. So not serviced for literally two weeks. NASTY. But it would explain why prior reviews said the bathroom was nice and clean- someone was obviously caring for it previously, but it seems to have been almost completely neglected since the end of September. Listen, "rustic" was fine with us, but this wasn't rustic- it was downright unhygienic. We cut our losses, bolted and stayed at the Ivey House instead. They have a lot of nerve charging $200 a night for this.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Dermot K wrote a review Oct 2020
Miami, Florida6 contributions
Trail Lakes offers a real authentic Everglades experience. The owners are multi generational gladesmen and the staff are all locals who know the area and provide great insight and tours to experience the real natural beauty of the glades and big cypress national park. Skunkape Headquarters provides a fun attraction for the kids and the cabins and chickee accommodations are great. Highly recommended, we will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
AuntieM64 wrote a review Jun 2020
Eastern NC1,678 contributions246 helpful votes
My husband wanted to explore the area around Everglades City, so we camped at Trail Lakes Campground for three nights. I booked a pole boat tour and was absolutely not disappointed. The campground is not a KOA, but it has plenty of room between sites, has a dump station, showers, laundry and an office that will help you with anything that you need. The area is quiet and rustic, just the amenities that this area of Big Cypress Swamp deserves.
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Date of stay: March 2020
ALanders1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom29 contributions6 helpful votes
Had a wonderful two night stopover here in a cabin. Very rustic and definitely not for someone looking for luxury but absolutely perfect for us. Comfortable bed, very peaceful and restrooms were good (again certainly not for you if you want luxury!!) Staff were very friendly and helpful. Exactly what we were looking. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jim M wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excellent atmosphere and friendly owner made our trip totally enjoyable I will definitely be going back and will highly recommend this place to all my family and friends ,the shower had plenty of hot water and the restroom facilities were all super clean
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$197 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trail Lakes Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Trail Lakes Campground?
Nearby attractions include Big Cypress National Preserve (2.8 miles), Ochopee Post Office (1.3 miles), and H.P. Williams Roadside Park (2.8 miles).
Is parking available at Trail Lakes Campground?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Trail Lakes Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Trail Lakes Campground?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Smallwood Store (7.7 miles).