Thursday – January 2, 2014
Big Cypress National Preserve
We departed Long Pine Key Campground in the Everglades National Park at 9:35 a.m. We had spent 14 delightful days here and it was time to move on. It is a beautiful warm sunny day with the temperature in the low eighties.
We stopped at the Dade Corners Pilot Truck Stop (FL-997 and US-41 intersection) to refuel one of our propane tanks, in-route to our destination.
We arrived at the Midway Campground at 11.30 a.m. On December 11, 2013 we had reserved campsite #12 online at www.reserveamerica.gov. As of October 1, 2013 all campgrounds within Big Cypress National Preserve are now on a reservation system. A few campsites at Midway Campground are held each day for First-Come-First-Serve campers (FCFS). The campers are only allowed to spend one night in FCFS campsites, they must then reserve a campsite online atwww.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777 if they desire to spend multiple days here.
Camping in the Big National Preserve is limited to 10 days from January 1 – April 30 and 14 days from May 1 – December 31. We will spend the full 10 days here on this visit.
Camping Fee: $30.00 per day ($15.00 with Golden Age Pass)
Total miles traveled Thursday: 71
Tomorrow another adventure begins.