RE: [Hammock Camping] A place to hang in the Naples, FL area?
- I really like listening to the purple martins too.
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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 goodif you
> don't hang. One of the main things they stress when you arriveis "Dont tie
> ANYTHING to the trees."Islands area
> 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 EvergladesNational Park
> or just north of it in a free-for-all area. When camping with agroup, say
> in Loxahatchee over near Fort Lauderdale, I pitched a tarp and usedmy HH as
> a bug shield under it, tying the netting up to the ridge line I set.the Tamiami
> 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 ifthey allow
> 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 aswamp
> walk yet. But the swamp angels are starting as it's getting warmer.There's
> a camp called Seven Mile Camp that I've been wanting to trysometime.
>exact spot to
> There are camp grounds in Big Cypress too. See
> Let me know if you have other questions. Sorry I don't know an
> hang where I've hung before - beach camping in the islands is justtoo cool
> for me to have camped on the mainland yet.<mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
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> I will be in Naples next week and am looking for a place to camp.
> understand the rules against hammock camping in the state parksand was
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- Thanks - I am heading over from Miami for business and will ultimately
be in Tampa. As such, I need to stay closer to the coast - I just
thought I might find something in the Naples - Ft. Meyers area.
You definitely need to do the 7mile camp - I stayed there over new
years 2yrs ago. The trail itself is beautiful - it is amazing the
variety of habitat and the way a couple of feet elevation make such a
I have never kayaked the 10000 islands. I have done an overnighter out
of Flamingo and a weekend over to boca chita, but someday I would love
to do the whole wilderness waterway.
I guess I'll just have to bring the tent.