About the Camp

Big Foot Wilderness Camp is NOT owned or maintained by the council – it is available to Scouting units through an agreement with the State of Florida–Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Through an agreement with the State of Florida–Southwest Florida Water Management District, Big Foot Camp is available for Scouting units. It is located in the Green Swamp east of Dade City. It is situated in a 30,000 acre wilderness preserve owned by the State of Florida–Southwest Florida Water Management District. The facility has a 1,200 square foot cabin, with lights and indoor plumbing, two wood stoves for heating, an outdoor shower for Scout use, a troop campfire area, and patrol campsites.  There’s a 5-mile loop trail starting and ending at the cabin, which is perfect for completion of a second class 5-mile hike requirement.  This loop intersects with a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail extending approximately 25 miles in a northerly direction and 10 miles in a southerly direction.  Big Foot Camp offers a great camping and hiking experience in a rustic wilderness setting.

Big Foot Wilderness Camp is NOT owned or maintained by the council, so please be prepared as the roads and cabin may not be up to the standards of our other properties.

Note – Big Foot Wilderness Camp is only available to one unit at a time and is subject to blackout dates due to hunting season.  Reservations for Big Foot can only be taken after the hunting season blackout dates are set, so any reservation made more that 3 months out is not confirmed and is subject to being canceled or moved. 


  • One 1,200 square foot cabin with lights, indoor plumbing, and two wood stoves for heating
  • Outdoor shower for Scout use
  • Troop campfire area
  • Patrol campsites


  • Part of 30,000 acre SWFMWD wilderness preserve
  • Hiking on 5-mile loop trail which intersects with 35 mile stretch of Florida National Scenic Trail

Make a Reservation

For BSA Units looking to reserve Big Foot, please use our online reservation system.

For NON BSA groups, please contact jason.borton@scouting.org

The cost for use of the camp varies dependent on partial rental or the entire camp.  Reservations are on a first-come basis with limited availability during hunting seasons, so plan ahead. (Note: Big Foot is NOT an approved Cub Scout pack camping facility.)


The gate is next to the Withlacoochee Missionary Baptist Church, 41946 Cumpressco Grade Road, Dade City, FL 33525. After your reservation is received and confirmed, you will receive the combination to the gate, the master key to the cabin, and the name and phone number of the Campmaster. Be sure to take the key to camp with you. Campmaster will meet you at the gate to camp.

Map of the Green Swamp West Tract

  • Street Address - Entrance Gate

    41946 Cumpressco Grade Road
    Dade City, FL 33525

  • GPS Coordinates - Cabin

    28.331925, -82.110829

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