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Free Camping in Florida at the DuPuis Management Area

The DuPuis Management Area in Florida offers some of the best free camping in the state. That’s right, we said FREE! For all the details, watch our video below:

Free Camping at DuPuis Management Area in Florida

You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy the warmth and sunshine that Florida offers in the winter. Consider a stay at one of Florida’s five water management district campgrounds.

About DuPuis

Address:

DuPuis Management Area
22500 SW Kanner Highway
Canal Point, FL 33438

GPS : 27.004667,-80.5633921

DuPuis Campground is part of the South Florida Management District. The roads in and out of DuPuis are in good condition and big rig friendly.

NOTE: This is a DRY CAMPING location with potable water and dump station on site

The DuPuis Management Area is a 21,875-acre multi-use natural area located in northwestern Palm Beach and southwestern Martin counties. The property is interspersed with numerous ponds, wet prairies, cypress domes, pine flatwoods and remnant Everglades marsh. The area provides miles of hiking and horseback trails, an equestrian center, graded vehicle roads, backpack and group campsites and seasonal hunting. DuPuis is far from urban areas, and its dark night sky lends itself to excellent stargazing.

https://www.sfwmd.gov/recreation-site/dupuis-management-area

Campground Amenities

  • On-site Campground Host
  • Locked gate 24/7
  • Restrooms
  • Individual showers (note: lockable private rooms with hot water and great water pressure)
  • Potable water stations
  • Dump station
  • Fire rings
  • Picnic tables
  • On equestrian side: 2 barns and pens for horses

Atmosphere

During our stay which was in mid-December, the campground was pretty full. That being said, everyone was spaced out and had plenty of privacy. Other campers kept to the quiet hours and we felt quite safe during our time there. The campground and its facilities are well maintained.

Other things to note:

  • Bugs were not an issue
  • Good Verizon and AT&T coverage with the ability to upload and download video with no issues
  • Plenty of sunny areas to camp for those that need solar but also many shaded areas.
  • OK to use generators

How to stay at DuPuis

It is free to stay for up to 8 days per permit (30 days limit district-wide), but you do need to create an account at the South Florida Management District website and request a Special Use License for your stay. After you have completed the request, a link to your Special Use License will be displayed for you to view or print. In addition, you will receive emails with the gate combination (if available) and a link to view or print your Special Use License.

Consider DuPuis Management Area Campground The Roads We Roam recommended!

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