Tent Camping


Tent Camping is available at Rye Preserve on Friday and Saturday nights September through May only on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Camping Fees & Registration

Camping fees: $20 per night per site plus tax (max 6 people per single campsite). Cash or check only. No debit/credit cards.

Camping registration: You must register at the Ranger Station prior to setting up your campsite. Registration is from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Checkout time is 2 p.m. 

Rye Preserve Tent Camping Rules

  • Maximum of 6 people per single campsite.
  • Camping permitted at campground only.
  • Campsites must have at least one responsible camper present who is 21 years of age or older.
  • No RVs, camping trailers or generators are permitted.
  • Pets are allowed but must be on leash at all times.
  • Firewood is for sale when available and camp fires are permitted in designated fir rings, except during periods of extreme drought.
    • Camp fires may be banned during drought conditions. Violators may lose future camping privileges and face penalties from the Florida Forest Service.
  • Cutting limbs, driving nails, hanging, or tying anything to trees or shrubs is prohibited.
  • Be courteous to others and keep noise to a minimum after 10 p.m.

Download the Rye Preserve Brochure.