The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Protecting over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.
Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoors enthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in a rocking chair gazing out over the bay.
Since ancient times, this barrier island has provided sanctuary to both people and wildlife. Many threatened and endangered species find refuge here, including sea turtles who nest on its shores. Like first natives and early settlers, you too can find tranquility. Stroll down a wooded trail. Reflect on a pristine undeveloped shoreline - the way things used to be.
Who knew a tropical getaway could be so easy to reach? Florida's famed beaches, sultry breezes and idyllic blue skies are all within your reach at this KOA, ideally situated along the US 441 corridor between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy your place in the sun (or under a palm tree) at this campground, with fun gatherings, a game room and many local attractions. Choose from vacation bungalows and attractive sites for tents and RVs. Whether visiting for a week or spending the season, campers will find plenty of area events on tap, from beach concerts to festivals. Hollywood's extensive dining and entertainment district offers an enormous array of restaurants, shops and nightlife. Savor the great weather at a nearby beach.