Hickory Hammock Campground

South Florida Water Management District

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McArthur Rd. Lorida, FL 33857 866-433-6312 Official Website

GPS: 27.4478, -81.1771

Last Price Paid: $0
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 49 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

A free camping reservation is required and must be displayed.

9 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Sprint 3G
3bars
T-Mobile 3G
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 1

The AlterNatives would stay here again

“Most beautiful place we've stayed so far”

Reviewed Apr 11, 2019

Overall Rating

First of all, it's definitely in nature. It's so far off the main road. You have to bump along 3.5 miles of very rough shell road until you get to the campground. Might be a problem for some rigs. Then you find it is a very spacious place consisting of many site types. I made a tour of it on YouTube. Most are level, very few ar... more

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2bars
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Lou
WV 36' Keystone Cougar 310RLS Dodge Ram 2500
32 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0

Lou would stay here again

“Big Rig Friendly with Hiking Trails”

Reviewed Feb 12, 2019

Overall Rating

Made an on-site visit to this campground. A free online permit may be obtained from the South Florida Water Management District. The permit contains the gate combination code. Clean, serviceable composting toilets are centrally located, and there is a campground host on-site. A three mile hard packed sand/shell road provides access... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0

julie would stay here again

“Super nice”

Reviewed Jan 27, 2019

Overall Rating

Great campsite. Note, there is no fishing or water access from the campsites. Every weekend says they are booked, and no one is here. Over 25 sites & their website always says they're full.... they are NOT. Just come here, the pace is empty. Had great cell service with straight talk, as always.

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EatSeeRV
Orlando, FL 36' Grand Design Momentum Chevrolet Silverado Dually
26 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

EatSeeRV would stay here again

“Nice free camping with Florida Oaks or wide open field”

Reviewed Jan 12, 2019

Overall Rating

This is a nice free campground, but there is really nothing around. The only reason you would go here is to get out in nature and have a nice camping spot. There are designated spots, but those fill up quickly. There is a large field, so you're free to camp anywhere on the grass if the designated spots are taken. We ended up parking in... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5

edifice would stay here again

“Really nice camping spot!”

Reviewed Sep 24, 2018

Overall Rating

Really really clean and awesome camping spot with running water and a restroom! It had barbecue grills all around as well as tables! I will make sure to come back!

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: N/A

OurPopUpParadise would stay here again

“Free, Rural and Quiet”

Reviewed Jan 28, 2018

Overall Rating

The campground host, Bob was very nice but never intrusive. You have to make a reservation (obtain a permit actually) but it’s super easy, free and it’s something you can do online and then they email you the permit. There were plenty of open spots, a feeling of safety due to it being rural and also having a gated entry down a 3.5 mi... more

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2bars
Sprint 3G

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1 review
Nightly rate: $1
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: No site number

Trailman would stay here again

“Nice and Free”

Reviewed Jan 15, 2018

Overall Rating

While bicycle touring solo stopped for the night arrived at 3pm set up camping cook dinner, then walked around met lot's of nice people.

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3bars
T-Mobile 3G

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

Jeff would stay here again

“Nice, clean and quiet place to camp”

Reviewed Dec 29, 2017

Overall Rating

This place is wonderful. 3.5 miles off the main road and very quiet, except for the air boats a couple of mornings. We will definitely stay here again.

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Margot Bai
Toronto, ON, Canada 17' Taylor Coach Nik Nat 2017 Toyota Tacoma
124 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: n/a

Margot Bai would stay here again

“Quiet rustic campground with mix of shady and sunny sites and back-country trails to explore.”

Reviewed Feb 04, 2017

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We loved this campground for the peace and quiet and wild camping feel. We went just after New Years and there were only a few campers. An equestrian group arrived for the weekend and it was cool to watch them head out on the trails with their horses. The trails were scenic and dog friendly - we spotted barred owls and found wild lem... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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