I really like listening to the purple martins too.
On Behalf Of Sandy Kramer
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] A place to hang in the Naples, FL area?
Three weekends ago, I drove to Monument Lake on the Tamiami Trail and
a Big Cypress CG...not wilderness and no hanging, but they DO have
flush toilets 'cept they were doing controlled burns so we had to
Ended up at the Midway CG, which has (to my amazement) electricity
(but no water cept at the bathhouse - flush toilets again!. Since I
was equipped with small battery packs to power my 12volt Endless
Breeze fan and the popup has propane, I put in $10 ($8 is for tent
sites with nada and $20 for RV sites with electric) in the "honor
It was cool in the evening but got quite hot in the day time.
Interesting note: they had put purple martin gourd condos and they
are apparently doing a good job of keeping the mozzie population
down...at least for now..not sure in mid-summer
sandy in miami
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> Yeah, that's a tough one as the state parks here are great and all
> place. All the good park land has become state park which is good
> don't hang. One of the main things they stress when you arrive
is "Dont tie
> ANYTHING to the trees."
> I don't know if you kayak, but mostly I paddle out to the 1000
> and hang in Mangroves on the beaches. Either in the Everglades
> or just north of it in a free-for-all area. When camping with a
> in Loxahatchee over near Fort Lauderdale, I pitched a tarp and used
my HH as
> a bug shield under it, tying the netting up to the ridge line I set.
> I have see some private camp grounds out east of Naples/Marco on
> trail but I don't recall the name right off. And I don't know if
> You can walk into the Big Cypress and hang if you want. National
> people don't prohibit hammocks. It's still dry season so it's not a
> walk yet. But the swamp angels are starting as it's getting warmer.
> a camp called Seven Mile Camp that I've been wanting to try
> There are camp grounds in Big Cypress too. See
> Let me know if you have other questions. Sorry I don't know an
exact spot to
> hang where I've hung before - beach camping in the islands is just
> for me to have camped on the mainland yet.
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> Subject: [Hammock Camping] A place to hang in the Naples, FL area?
> I will be in Naples next week and am looking for a place to camp.
> understand the rules against hammock camping in the state parks
> curious if anyone could provide any assistance. Thanks in advance!
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