Dinner Island Ranch

Clewiston, Florida

About Dinner Island Ranch

There are two designated campgrounds on the Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area in Hendry County: Hammock Camp contains 17 campsites, of which 7 allow for tent camping only and 10 sites allow for tents and/or campers or small RVs; Kowechobe Camp contains 20 campsites that are suitable for tents, campers or RVs and are best to access during the dry season (approximately November thru April). (See campground map) The sites in Hammock Camp are situated in an oak hammock. There may be limited access by larger recreational vehicles at some sites (see each site description). The sites in Kowechobe Camp are in an open grassy field with no shade.

Prices

Hammock Camp

Primitive camp area with 17 campsites, of which 7 are tent-only campsites and 10 allow for tents and/or campers or small RVs. No generators may be operated in camp sites 1-6.

Kowechobe Camp

Primitive camp area with 20 campsites that are suitable for tents, campers or RVs and are best to access during the dry season (approximately November thru April).


Dinner Island Ranch Features

Vault Toilet


Dinner Island Ranch Attractions

Hiking
Bicycling
Hunting
Wildlife Viewing
Scenic Driving
Horseback Riding
Fishing


Terms & Conditions

Dinner Island Ranch Wildlife Management Area
General Camping Information

Camping within designated campgrounds is allowed by permit only and subject to permit provisions. Camping is prohibited outside designated campgrounds. Camping is available all-year round. All campers must obtain a free permit/site reservation using the online reservation system at MyFWC.com or by calling the South Regional Office at (561) 625-5122, during regular business hours only (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET). The permit must be displayed at the campsite at all time by placing a copy of the permit or reservation number in the brochure box at the Hammock Camp. Permits may be obtained up to 14 days in advance. Individuals may apply for a maximum of 14 consecutive days within a given month. 14 consecutive days must pass before an individual may obtain a new permit in either campground and the campgrounds must be vacated upon expiration of the permit. No individual may hold more than one permit at a time.

Hammock Camp- 17 campsites, including 1 ADA RV site and a vault toilet; 7 of those sites allow for tent camping only and 10 sites allow for tents and/or campers or small RVs (see individual site description for maximum height/length). Kowechobe Camp- 20 sites that are suitable for tents, campers or RVs depending on time of year due to inundated site conditions effecting campsite access. Sites may be flooded during the summer months or require 4X4 capabilities. All camping equipment is to be contained within the boundary of the designated campsite. Vehicles must be parked adjacent to or within their camping spot.

FWC asks all visitors to haul out what you hauled in. Please help keep these natural areas natural.

Any violation of permit stipulations may result in cancelation of the permit and/or in citation. Permits are also subject to cancelation if campsites are left unoccupied for more than 48 hours during permitted dates.

Permit Provisions
1. No more than six people and two tents allowed per site. RV sites are limited to one RV and one tent. Only two vehicles per site are permitted in the Hammock Camp.
2. Quiet hours are observed between 10 PM to 4 AM (excluding permitted generator use) upon which violation may result in permit cancellation. No generators may be operated in camp sites 1-6 in Hammock Camp.
3. Campers must observe all WMA rules and regulations.
4. All equipment must be contained within the boundary of the designated sites and be removed from the area upon permit expiration.
5. No person shall bring building materials onto the area or erect permanent or semi-permanent structures.
6. Camping is limited to tents, trailers or self-propelled camping vehicles. Kitchen stoves, refrigerators, and freezers are prohibited, unless contained in mobile campers. Lumber, fence posts, wood pallets, sheet metal or other building materials are prohibited.
7. Permit holder is responsible for the actions and/or violation of permit provisions of all persons using the site.
8. Cutting of vegetation and standing trees (alive or dead) is prohibited.
9. All food and garbage must be stored in a manner that will prevent access by wildlife. All trash must be hauled out of the area.
10. Pets are allowed but must be kept under physical restraint at all times.
11. Camp fires must remain within the designated site and be completely extinguished before leaving the campsite. Bring your own firewood.
12. Camping permit must be displayed in a manner visible to law enforcement and FWC area staff.
13. Littering and disposing of any waste products such as graywater, petroleum products, toxic materials, batteries, etc. is prohibited anywhere in the campground, vault toilets, or the WMA.
14. Any violation of permit stipulations may result in permit cancelation and/or citation.
15. Cancelled permits and/or permit holders (including any persons using their site) issued a citation due to any violation of camping permit provisions shall not be permitted to camp or book a reservation in either campground until 30 consecutive days has passed since the date of cancellation/violation.