Campground Review: Big Cypress RV Resort
We originally found out about Big Cypress RV Resort from our brother-in-law, Mike, who had found it via Facebook. During the summer of 2016, they had booked their stay for two months. At that time, we weren’t sure where the wind would take us for the winter months. As we started to piece together our schedule and our plans to travel to Keys, we decided Big Cypress RV Resort would be a great stopping point on our way to the Southernmost Point of the Continental United States. Big Cypress RV Resort is definitely remote located about 20 miles North of Alligator Alley (I-75). It is situated just about halfway between Naples and Fort Lauderdale. The campground is operated by the Seminole Indians and located on their Indian Reservation.
It is a very nice park with sites that would be considered very roomy, especially considering it is located in sunny South Florida. Each site was landscaped with at least 3 palm trees. The park is very well-kept featuring both paved and grassy sites. The heated pool is very nice and a great place to spend the afternoon chatting with fellow campers. Big Cypress RV Resort also features an 18-hole mini golf course, shuffleboard & basketball court, and an outdoor pool table nicely shaded by an authentic chickee hut!
The majority of guests are repeat campers, several who have been coming back every winter for over 10 years! Because of this, the community of people at the campground is almost like family. Everyone we met from campers to staff were super friendly. Events were plentiful and there was no shortage of food celebrations - ice cream socials, drink circles, pancake breakfasts, grill-outs, and fish fries were frequent and enjoyed!
While it is nearly 40 minutes to the closest ANYTHING, Big Cypress RV Resort is a little oasis nestled in the tranquil and scenic Everglades. The wi-fi was hit-or-miss and we did experience several short power outages, but we would certainly consider a return visit to “The Swamp”!