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“Long Pine Key” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Long Pine Key
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Everglades Family Adventure Tour from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area
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Owner description: Area in Everglades National Park that offers camping facilities.
Crestwood, Missouri
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Long Pine Key”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

I camped out there for about 8 days. There are no hookups for RV's, but there is water and a dump station, plus very nice, clean, modern bathrooms for those in tents or who don't have full facilities in whatever they are traveling in.

What I liked best about the place was the lack of amenities. There were no lights to spoil the night sky. No electricity for people to run their stereos and TV's all night long.

What there was was peace, quiet, a campground where you didn't need to reserve a space months in advance to have a place to stay and a nice, central location to a lot of great scenery and hiking trails.

Visited February 2013
3 Thank DreamOnYall
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Nice camping under the stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

With Lob Lolly pines all around, the sights are great for stargazing, and private as much as possible given the natural plants. Be prepare for some mosquitoes, but watch for the warning from low to high and act accordingly. We had a swarm of knats come through, but they are not common to every site.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank MissRainy
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Borrego Springs, California
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“Neat Trail”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

The unpaved 3-in-1 trail offers relief from the crowded boardwalks and a quiet walk through pines, grassland and mangroves on only 1/2 mile. Beautiful Rat Snake (harmless) on the trail, only one mosquito (Dec 19) and Red-shouldered Hawks screaming overhead.

Visited December 2012
2 Thank thunefeld
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Hobe Sound, Florida
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75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Relaxing in the Pines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

This was our third trip staying in a tent here. We stayed over Thanksgiving weekend and the park was not full, but full enough. It is so beautiful and most times quiet. The wind blowing through the pines is so relaxing. You'll see plenty of birds and wildlife. There are plenty of very clean and stocked restrooms, however no showers, you'll need to drive 40 minutes down to Flamingo to take your shower. The ranger talks and walks are interesting and fun up at the Welcome Center. We didn't leave the camp this time, just wanted some good R&R and got it. Bring your own camp fire wood, It is expensive to buy nearby the park (even at Walmart and Home Depot) you are allowed and encouraged to walk around and pick up any small branches to start your fire with. Will be going back this weekend with grand children and their bikes! It is a first come first served park they do not take reservations. Most all sites are private and nice.

Visited November 2012
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70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Loved it here and went back 2 times”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

found this place by accident when visiting The Everglades. Went to The Royal Palm Center and done the amazing Anhinga trail there and saw tonnes of animals, then was driving down the road and saw sign posts to a picnic area, so followed the signs and we were glad we did so. We found a stunning lake and picnic tables with pine trees and peace and quiet. There were also rest rooms . The place was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. While we were there we only saw 4 other people. We could see a nice camp site on the other side of the lake. We walked right round the lake and then had a picnic lunch next to the lake. We did not see any flies or bugs and were not bitten at all( time of year I guess). After our lunch( late lunch) we found another walk through the forest and palm trees which was 1 mile long and quite interesting as it was starting to get dark. We loved it here as it was so calm and quiet.

Another day we decided to come back here as the ticket to The Everglades ( $10 per car lasts 7 days) was still valid and we were only staying in a hotel 10 miles away( Homestead). We bought food for a picnic and drove to the lake. Again it was very peaceful and the weather was perfect and warm and we had a great time. The toilet blocks were spotless and all you could hear were birds flying high up in the sky. We saw a few people biking past and a few people from the camp site walking around the lake. We noticed several walks around this area. There was a 7 mile hike which started at the top of the road near the entrance.

All in all we loved it here. It is a place to come and chill out for a while, have lunch etc. We were quite shocked how quiet it was as it was so beautiful here. We did not see much wildlife here but just sitting by the lake and relaxing was enough. This spot is perfect for a picnic after doing The Anhinga Trail at The Royal Palm Center which we luckily did. I think The Everglades are great value too as you pay $10 per car and the ticket lasts 7 days. No other fees in the park, just the one entrance fee and you can do as many hikes and trails as you wish and come back as often as you like over the 7 days.

Visited January 2012
7 Thank RachNorfolk
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