Flying Eagle Preserve

Southwest Florida Water Management District

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11080 E Moccasin Slough Rd.
Inverness, FL 34450
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GPS: 28.8215, -82.2506

Last Price Paid: $0
Tent Camping: Yes

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Margot Bai
Toronto, ON, Canada
17 Taylor Coach Nik Nat
2017 Toyota Tacoma
120 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: n/a
“A pretty, free wild camping experience for RVers disrupted by loud airboat traffic.”

Reviewed Feb 18, 2017

Overall Rating

Flying Eagle Preserve offers free camping accessible to RVs. It is part of the Southwest Florida Water Management District Conservation Lands. Entrance gate is locked - you must apply online for a camping permit, allowing 3-5 days for a reply, and they will provide you with the combination for the gate lock. This campground had 2 distinct camping areas: the equestrian side and the primitive side. Both are accessible to RVS and offer primitive camping only. They both share access to a water pump and wheelchair accessible portapotty. Both camping areas have a combination of shady and sunny areas and campsites are not well-defined. T-mobile cell service was spotty. A bridge over an adjacent waterway has a ramp for airboat crossing. Airboats were present everyday and especially busy on the weekend: airboat noise pollution was loud even at the campground. Canoeing is possible on the waterway traveling south only, north direction was too shallow, but regardless, the airboats make this a risky venture as they come flying around the corners at high speed. There were some gravel roads that were good for cycling but signs prohibit vehicle access. Camping area was pretty and not very busy. A boyscout group camped for the weekend but they were good neighbours. We liked this campground very much except for the airboat noise which we found increasingly annoying. As such, we would not camp here again.

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