Fisheating Creek Outpost

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQWhat should I expect when I arrive at Fisheating Creek Outpost?
Fisheating Creek Outpost is located a good distance from the large cities on both Florida coasts. Our remoteness allows us to share with you one of the few remaining wild areas north of the Everglades. You can expect to see wildlife. When you arrive at the entrance, check in with our staff with any questions you have. 

What can you do in the Palmdale area? 

We have camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and scouting adventures at Fisheating Creek. Fishing is always popular, and during season, hunting on the Wildlife Management Area is allowed.

Discover more about what you can do in the surrounding area by visiting VisitGlades.

How can I make a camping reservation?

You can reserve a campsite by emailing  and provide    the date of your arrival, number of nights you'll be staying, whether you'll be camping or bringing an RV and a phone number. You may also call us at 863-675-5999, however during the earlier part of the year, the lines stay busy.

How can I pay for my campsite?

We accept cash and major credit cards.

Do you allow pets?

Well behaved pets are permitted in some areas of the campground. They are not allowed in the buildings, swimming, bathing and food service areas. Pets must be confined, leashed or otherwise under physical control at all times. All pets must be register with the office and a copy of updated vaccines on file.Service animals are welcome in all areas.

Are you open all year long?

Yes, we're open 365 days a year, including ALL holidays. Summers can be hot so plan on spending time on the beautiful Fisheating Creek to keep cool. In Southwest Florida our winters are warm but there will be a few days in January that the mercury dips to 40 degrees at night so bring warm clothes if you are visiting during winter months.

Do you allow alcohol?

Alcohol (beer, wine, liquor) may be consumed at your campsite. We do not sell alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly. Drunken behavior that disrupts the peace or endangers others will be reported to the Glades County Sheriff's Department and/or FWCC Law Enforcement.

What about campfires?

Campfires are allowed in the fire rings. You may purchase firewood or bring your own pre-cut firewood. As Fisheating Creek is within a Wildlife Management Area, you may not take any wood or cut any trees from the campground. Do not bring chain saws to cut wood.

Can I swim in the creek?

Yes, you may swim at your own risk. Locals have been swimming in the creek for more than 100 years. You can also sunbathe and swim at the swimming hole, located at the north end of the campground. This is an ideal location for tent campers!

Do you offer Wi-Fi Internet access?


Is there a charge for day use?  

There is a day use fee for all visiting or staying at Fisheating Creek as it is both a recreational park and a campground. Fisheating Creek Outpost is under contract to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to manage the campground.

How do I make a reservation for a campsite?

You may make an online reservation by clicking here or email

Please email or call us at 863-675-5999 if you have any other questions.