DuPuis Campground

South Florida Water Management District

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SW Kanner Hwy.
Indiantown, FL 34956
866-433-6312
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GPS: 27.0049, -80.5595

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 16
Tent Camping: Yes

A free camping reservation is required and must be displayed.

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
AT&T 4G
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DriveDiveDevour

30 Newmar Baystar
48 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

DriveDiveDevour would stay here again

“Free Florida camping with perks!”

Reviewed Jan 10, 2017

Overall Rating

We parked in the equestrian lot as the Watson's mentioned above. There is plenty of room for lots of RVs in this area. Florida recently started allowing dogs at this water mgmt area although not evetrhingbon the website is updated yet. We were able to take nice, long walks with our dogs on the trails that crisscross throughout the area. The Florida ocean to lake trail even cuts through, so you could walk all the way to the Atlantic.

AT&T was decent, but I lost my signal a few times in our friend's RV. Our Verizon hotspot received a good enough signal to stream a show one night. The bathrooms were decent, but could be a little cleaner. The free dump was handy on our way out. Watch your step with the anthills and horse apples, but it's not too bad. We wouldn't hesitate to stop again.

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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WatsonsWander

Airstream Safari
109 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

WatsonsWander would stay here again

“Free camping on the edge of a classic Florida forest”

Reviewed Dec 22, 2016

Overall Rating

This was our first time camping at one of Florida's free state-run campgrounds, but certainly not our last. Everything about this experience was great. From the lush grassy camping area to the quiet, dark sky at night and the huge network of trails, we loved it all. The camping area is large and even though by the end of our stay there was probably close to 15-20 other RVs and tents we all had plenty of room to spread out. There are no designated sites, but there are a few random picnic tables strewn about. Lots of options for parking in the shade under trees or out in the open with plenty of sun.

For amenities, there are a few water spigots, a dump station, restrooms with flush toilets, a dumpster, and a scary looking shower full of creepy crawly things. There are also two horse barns and a large paddock for those traveling with horses.

One thing to note is that you need to obtain a free online permit to stay here. It's very simple, just go to http://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/pg_grp_sul/pg_sul_main and fill out a form. The reason for the permit is because during the different hunting seasons (there are lots of them) non-hunters are not allowed to camp here. The camp host asked if we had a permit, but never asked to see it. I suspect things are a bit more strict during hunting season.

Also, there are actually two camping areas here - the one we stayed at is the equestrian camp located at Gate 3, and a few miles away is the family camp located gate 2. The family campground is for tents and pop-up campers only and does not allow generators.

Finally, the mosquitos were not too bad during our stay, but in the early mornings and late evenings they definitely come out in search of tasty human skin. Bring bug spray!

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Free Florida Camping at the DuPuis WEA - WatsonsWander

In the land of high priced beachside resorts and public parks overstuffed with campers, is free Florida camping really a thing? I didn’t believe it until I saw it for myself, but I can now confi...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: onsite
  • showers
  • trash

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