Camping on district lands

Group camping area picnic shelter

District camping area closures

All camping areas on district lands will close at 11 a.m. March 20 for 30 days. This closure is in following continuing guidance from the state of Florida and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and taking proactive measures to protect staff and the public.

Please see our news release for details.

Information and making a reservation

St. Johns River Water Management District lands are natural, wild and scenic places. While camping on district lands, you may have an opportunity to see various wildlife, sit under the stars, listen to a soft evening breeze rustling tree leaves and experience Florida much as some of the earliest settlers did.

However, be prepared to rough it. Only primitive tent camping is allowed on district lands and only at designated locations. No travel trailers, campers or RVs are allowed. Most properties offer no amenities such as rentals, restrooms, potable water or shelters.

Many of the campsites are in remote areas and can be reached only by hiking, bicycling, boating or horseback riding.

Campers should use the designated campfire rings for fires and should carry out all garbage with them when they leave. Check the notices section of this website for updates on any current burn bans.

First come/first serve and reservable camping sites are available at most district properties.

Reservable campsites require a reservation and permit from the district. Campers must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

All camping is limited to a maximum of seven days per visit and you may camp no more than 30 days on a property per year.

To review reservable camping sites and to make a reservation, visit our camping reservation system.

The district co-manages several public lands with local governments or other agencies. The following properties and the camping reservations for these properties are managed by the agencies listed below.


Caravelle Ranch Wildlife Management Area
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
352-732‑1225


Faver-Dykes State Park
Florida State Parks
904-794‑0997


Herky Huffman/Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area
FWC
352-732‑1225


Lake Norris Conservation Area
Lake County Water Authority
352-343‑3777


Princess Place Preserve
Flagler County Parks and Recreation
386-313‑4020


Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest
Florida Forest Service
904-845‑4933


St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park
Florida State Parks
321-953‑5005


Triple N Ranch Wildlife Management Area
FWC
352-732‑1225