Lake Eaton Campground

Area Status: Open

A large, shallow lake cradled by the Big Scrub, Lake Eaton offers many distinctive faces. As a seasonal access area, the Lake Eaton Campground has only 14 sites. At the end of the road, the Lake Eaton Boat Launch and Pier offers opportunities for boating and fishing.


  • Access to Lake Eaton for anglers and birders at the end of the entrance road for the Lake Eaton Campground. You do not need to be camping to enjoy lake access, which is open year-round.


  • Open seasonally, the Lake Eaton Campground provides access for campers and day use visitors to Lake Eaton via a boat ramp and accessible fishing pier. No hookups available.

Fishing and Nature Viewing

  • Shallow and broad, Lake Eaton covers 308 acres and is accessible from several points along its extensive shoreline for fishing, birding and wildlife watching. Fish from the pier at the adjacent Lake Eaton day use area or drop your boat in at the ramp.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Expect full recreation sites during weekends. Have backup plans. Sites may close when capacity is reached.
Open Season: October 1 - June 1
  • Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and are not permitted in designated swimming and picnicking areas.
  • Maximum stay limit of 14 consecutive days in a 30-day period.
Closest Towns: Forest Corners is six miles south along SR 314-A, where you'll find a hardware store, post office, grocery store, bank, library with wifi and gas station at the SR 40 junction.

General Information

General Notes:


  • Boat ramp
  • Interpretive nature trail
  • Parking
  • Tent & RV primitive campsites: 14 sites in the campground
  • Vault toilets

Licenses and Passes


  • Boating in the National Forests in Florida is regulated by the state of Florida. Please visit our boating web page before you grab your personal floatation device and head out onto the water.  


Recreation Map

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