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Green Swamp Camping

General Information

A Green Swamp Camping Permit is a type of limited entry permit required for camping on many campsites of the Green Swamp Management Area during the Archery, General Gun, Wild Hog, Small Game, Spring Turkey and Fish/Frog seasons.  Sites 1-22 are available for the 471 campground and sites 1-20 are available for the Rock Ridge campground.   The remaining campsites will be issued on-site on a first-come, first-served basis at the kiosk on-site.

Application Dates and Worksheets

Campground maps

Permit Information

  • How to Apply:  Apply online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com by signing on and choosing “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit” or by completing an Application Worksheet and presenting it to any license agent or tax collector's office.
  • Requirements:  You must be at least 18 years of age.  Unless exempt, you must have a valid Management Area Permit or a license that includes a management area permit in order to apply.
  • Cost:  $0.00 to apply, $0.00 per permit.
  • Exemptions:  There are no exemptions for these camping permits.
  • Restrictions:  You may submit one Green Swamp Camping application for each camping season and receive up to one permit in phases I or II for each camping season.  You can only apply in phase II if you have not already been awarded a permit during phase I.  The selling or purchasing of any quota permit is prohibited.
  • Groups Applications:  Group applications are not available for this permit type.
  • Issuance Method:  By random drawing during phase I.  Leftover permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis during phase II. 
  • Drawing Results:  Drawing results are typically posted within three business days after the end of the application period.
  • Preference Points: There are no preference points for this permit type.
  • How to Get the Permit: Permits may be obtained online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com or at a license agent or tax collector's office.
  • Guest Permits:  Not available for this permit type.  A camping permit holder may allow others to camp within their site; however, the permittee is responsible for their assigned site.  The number of campers allowed per camping permit is limited only by the amount of space available on each specific campsite.
  • Transferability:  Not transferable. The permittee is responsible for their assigned site.  Green Swamp Camping permit holders do have the option of returning their permit at anytime during a season at a drop box located in the campground.  The permit should be signed and dated prior to depositing, and the permit holder will then be relieved of any future responsibility for the site.  Any returned permits will become available for other campers using the “on-site” process.
  • Reprints:  Non-transferable permits and guest permits may be replaced online at no cost or at a license agent or tax collector office for about $2.50.
  • Returned Permits:  Online returns are not available, but Green Swamp Camping permit holders do have the option of returning their permit at anytime during a season at a drop box located in the campground.  The permit should be signed and dated prior to depositing, and the permit holder will then be relieved of any future responsibility for the site.  Any returned permits will become available for other campers using the “on-site” process.

On-Site Camping Permits

Green Swamp camping permits for sites 23-78 at the Highway 471 campground and sites 21-76 at the Rock Ridge campground are available on-site.  A self-service camping kiosk will be located at the campground with a status board indicating site availability, self-service registration/permit cards and a secured drop box.  Prior to occupying a campsite, campers will need to visit the kiosk, review the status board and determine which site they would like, then complete a registration/permit card.  The top portion of the card will be deposited in the drop box and the bottom portion of the card will be retained by the camper and displayed as the camping permit on their camping equipment.  Only one person per campsite needs to complete a registration card.