Fisheating Creek Outpost

Fisheating Creek Campground

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The Fisheating Creek Campground is part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area. We're located near the town of Palmdale in southwest Florida. We are in a remote wildlife area but that doesn't mean you have to rough it.

CampgroundOur campground has 120 sites in three distinct areas. RV sites are closest to the main entrance. Primitive tent sites are north and south of the entrance. North tent sites are close to or on the Swimming Hole's waterfront. Some of the tent sites on the south have direct water access to the Creek. All sites have picnic tables and access to the best playground of all - Mother Nature!

Each bathhouse has sinks, toilets and bathing facilities. Other facilities available at the campground include kayak and canoe rentals, wash house, wi-fi hot spot and firewood sales.

RV Sites: We have 52 RV sites including 48 full-hookup sites with 30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer for your convenience. These sites are identified as A1-A8, B1-B10, C1-C11, D1-D5 and F1-F9. RV sites with no hookups include E1-E7. You can see the site location on our campground map. Bathrooms are located between the C & D areas. We have an on-site dump station for those camping in RV sites without sewer.

Tent Sites: We have 68 tent sites. Most do not have electricity or water located on site but you can find water at the north or south bathhouses. Waterfront tent sites 11 to 16 are very convenient for canoeists and kayakers. A few have electricity as do some of the "P" sites. Call the office for details.

Pop Up  camping on a TRIAL basis will be allowed on sites 1-5 and 61-68 excluding site 62. Pop ups of course are welcome on RV sites.

Generator Friendly Sites: We permit small, quiet generators to be used on a select group of campsites for tents and pop-up campers. Contact us in advance on which campsites allow generators and please read our generator guidelines.

A few Campground Photos: find more in the Photo Gallery
Tent campsites on the water
Bring your RV or van
Picnic tables at every site

Reservation and Campground Policy:

Reservation and Campground Policy NoteReservations

Reservations are accepted for camping, paddling shuttles, groups and special events, up to eleven months in advance. ***Campers making reservations more than 90 days in advance, please be advised camping rates and policies may change as approved by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Reservations are not required but are recommended if you want a guaranteed campsite. Walk-in customers are welcome, subject to vacancy and availability.

Reservations can be made by email to,  phone or in person in the campground office. For email reservations, include your arrival date, number of nights, whether you are camping or bringing an RV and a phone number.

No reservations will be accepted by postal mail or voice mail.

Holiday, waterfront and group site reservations require nonrefundable deposits.

A two night stay is required for water front sites on weekends. Three night stays are required for all campsites during special events and holiday weekends.

Credit card payment or cash in person is required to secure all reservations. If the credit card payment is rejected, the reservation will be automatically canceled.

Reservations are not confirmed until a confirmation number is issued to you.

NO four wheelers or other similar vehicles are allowed in the campground.

Golf carts are allowed within the campground on designated roads.

Phone Reservations

It's busy season!! E-mail reservations are preferred. Please do not call for reservations on Friday after 5pm or Saturday mornings! All other times call the Outpost at 863-675-5999. Reservations require a one night deposit.

Canceling a Reservation

Cancellations may be made by phone or in person at the campground office. 

Cancellation/ No Show Policy

To reserve a either a tent or RV campsite at Fisheating Creek, a non-refundable deposit equal to the first nights camping fees is required. 

If you have to cancel your reservation for any reason more than 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival date, we will transfer your reservation deposit and reschedule your stay with us, pending availability. You may reschedule your visit up to six months from your original reservation date. Only one transfer per original reservation may be made.

If you have to cancel your reservation 14 days or less prior to your scheduled stay, your deposit is not transferable.

Holiday reservations are non-refundable and are not transferable. These time periods include: Martin Luther King Weekend, President's Weekend, Easter Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, and Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend, Christmas Weekend and New Year's Eve and Day. 

Group Site reservations are not refundable or transferable. 

Refunds Policy

We have a No-Refund Policy. Unless a deposit is stated as a 'Refundable-Deposit'. This includes site payments, and store purchases. No refunds given for bad weather, nor for environmental conditions that are not under the control of campground management. 


15% off published camping fees are available to recognized groups (scouts, youth groups, civic organizations, church groups) with a group leader who makes the reservation in advance, completes all necessary forms and collects all fees for their group. Tax exempt groups must provide a copy of tax exempt certificate prior to arrival.

Campground Registration

  • All campers must register in person in campground office on the date of arrival.
  • All campers must check-out in person before 1:00pm in the campground office on the date of departure.
  • All campers and visitors must provide required information at registration or when reservations are made. This information includes name, address, phone number, age, vehicle plate number and Driver License.
  • For your safety all campers and visitors will be required to wear a wristband and all vehicles will be required to display a vehicle pass. Failure to abide by this rule will be grounds for removal from the campground without refund.

Length of Stay

When demand is great, the maximum length of a camping stay is 14 nights. Once the camper is registered and onsite, and only at the Campground Manager's discretion during periods of low demand, the stay may be extended up to 28 consecutive nights.


Family campsites differ in size. All can accommodate at least two tents. If campsites can accommodate more tents/people within the designated area and without impacting vegetation, additional fees will be assessed. Base prices on family campsites include the first 4 people. Additional fees will apply for additional people. Please speak with one of our campstore staff for assistance.

Camping Rigs

Please adhere to camping rig zoning. Cargo-type vans/trucks are not allowed to camp in the primitive tenting sites. Setting up in the vegetative buffer zones is not allowed.

Check-in, Check-out and Quiet Time

Check-in time for campsites is 3 p.m. Check-out time is 1:00 p.m. We may be able to allow you on your site as early as 1 pm. Please call ahead to confirm on the day of arrival. If you would like to arrive earlier that 1 pm,  you may rent the site the night before or pay an early arrival fee.

You are always welcome to come as a day visitor to enjoy the campground facilities and set up your camp at the standard arrival time.  The gate combination is only provided to registered campers, visitors with site reservations and specified entrance permit holders. Campers need to be set up before quiet time, which is from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. On the day of check-out, campers must leave the campsite on or before check-out time, but may remain in the park's regular day-use areas until closing without additional charge. Campers wishing to extend their stay should do so before 10:00 a.m. on the scheduled day of check-out. 

All guests to the campground must pay a day use fee, maintain a vehicle pass on their windshield and leave the campground by 30 minutes after sunset or during special events 6 pm.

Campers requiring a later Check-out Time

We will be happy to arrange for a late check out time where possible. Please arrange late check-outs with the staff. Campsite space is subject to availability.

Camping with Pets

*** All campers/visitors choosing to bring pets will be assessed a $2 fee and sign a hold harmless statement.  

Well behaved pets are welcome. Pets are not permitted in certain areas of the campground, including buildings, swimming, bathing and food service areas and other designated areas. Service animals are permitted in all areas of the campground. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of the waste.

Noisy, dangerous, intimidating or destructive pets will not be allowed to remain in the campground. All pets must be confined, leashed or otherwise under physical control at all times. Leashes may not exceed six feet in length. While on a campsite, unconfined pets must be leashed and may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Pets must be confined in a tent, RV or camper during park quiet hours (11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.).

There are no pets allowed near the Lake Depot area.

Paint Ball Activities

Paint ball guns are not allowed in the campground.

Generator Guidelines

Noisy generators can disturb other visitors and wildlife. To minimize "noise pollution", generators may only be used at authorized campsites between the hours of 8 am and 9 pm. Please contact us in advance to reserve your generator-friendly site.

When operating a generator, please follow these guidelines for safety:

  • The generator must be located in an area clear of fuels, such as dry grass or other combustibles
  • Extension cords should not cross access paths and must be rated for outdoor use
  • Allow engine to cool before refueling
  • Follow all manufacturer instructions and guidelines