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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 a first-come, first-served basis at the kiosk on-site.

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Application Worksheets:

Green Swamp Camping Archery Application Worksheet and Choices

Green Swamp Camping Wild Hog Application Worksheet and Choices

Green Swamp Camping General Gun Application Worksheet and Choices

Green Swamp Camping Small Game Application Worksheet and Choices

Green Swamp Camping Spring Turkey Application Worksheet and Choices

Green Swamp Camping Fishing and Frogging Application Worksheet and Choices

Campground maps:

471 campground map

Rock Ridge campground map

Cost: $0.00 to apply, $0.00 per permit.

Requirements to Apply: You must be at least 18 years of age or older. Unless exempt, you must have a valid Management Area Permit to apply.

Exemptions: There are no exemptions for these permits.

Groups Applications: Group applications are not available for this permit type.

Preference Points: There are no preference points for this permit type.

Transferability: These permits are not transferable.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com (sign on and choose “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit”) or by completing an Application Worksheet and presenting it to any license agent or tax collector's office. Each applicant may make up to five choices on an application in Phase I, and one choice per application in Phase II Leftovers.

Application and Permit Issuance: Applicants may submit one application for each camping season and receive up to one permit in Phase I or Phase II Leftovers. Applicants may only apply in Phase II Leftovers if they were not awarded in Phase I. Permits are issued by random drawing during Phase I, and issued on a first-come, first-served basis during Phase II Leftovers.

Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within three business days after the application period ends.

How to Get the Permit: Successful applicants who have provided a valid email address will have their permit emailed to them. Permits may also be printed online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com or at a license agent or tax collector's office. Permits may also be downloaded and stored on the Fish|Hunt Florida mobile app.

Guests: Guest permits are 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.

Reprints: Customers can reprint their permit at no cost from their customer account at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. Permits may also be reprinted at a license agent or tax collector’s office for a fee.

Returned Permits: Online returns are not available, but Green Swamp Camping permit holders do have the option of returning their permit at any time 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 Permit Process:

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.