As part of a phased approach, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has reopened all campgrounds throughout its 16-county region, as of June 3. The reopening of SFWMD campgrounds is consistent with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s reopening of camping at many Florida State Parks.
To help protect staff and visitors from the spread of COVID-19, the following guidelines will be in place at all SFWMD campgrounds:
- Campgrounds will be limited to 50% capacity.
- Groups of more than 10 campers will not be allowed.
- There will be a required minimum of 25 feet between campsites.
- Campers should continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance on social distancing and the use of face coverings.
District staff will coordinate with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and other local officials to ensure campers are enjoying the lands safely and responsibly.
For questions and information, call (800) 423-1476, or visit WaterMatters.org/Recreation.
Published June 17, 2020
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