May and October Camping Special
$20 per campsite per night
Call the park for additional information.
Wi-Fi is available in the main office area, to the south and the west.
This 46.6-acre Designated Urban Wilderness Area is a magnificent example of cypress and mixed cypress forest. Cypress trees 250 years old and 100 feet tall are common in the park, which also includes a scenic lake. Relatively undisturbed buffer areas of thick wild coffee, ferns, dahoon holly, cabbage palm, oak, and red maple shield the park, which is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, from surrounding developed areas, making this a little oasis of nature just minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale and Atlantic Ocean beaches. A soda machine and ice are available at the park office.
Campground: Easterlin is known for its heavily wooded campground, which features 55 sites; 45 are full-hookup RV sites and 10 are tent sites.
All RV sites are equipped with:
- picnic tables
- sewer hookups
The 10 tent sites are all equipped with:
- picnic tables
- fire rings
- six sites offer water and electricity only
There are also two restrooms with heated showers in the campground area. Pets must be registered at check-in and must be kept on leashes no longer than six feet at all times when not inside the RV or tent. There is a two-pet limit per campsite, with proof of current vaccinations and appropriate licenses required. (For campers with pets, the City of Oakland Park's Oakland Bark dog park is within walking distance of Easterlin.)
Potential campers should be aware that the campground is near a railroad, and train noise is common during the night and early-morning hours.
See Easterlin campground map.
The campground is open year round but is especially busy from November through April; reservations are strongly recommended. A two-night deposit is required. When reserving a site, please advise us of the following:
- Exact arrival and departure dates
- Size and type of equipment (tent, trailer, van, motor home)
- Number of people in your party
- Number of vehicles you will have on your site
- Number of pets you will be bringing and descriptions
- Home address and phone number
Fees are based on residency, with residents of the tricounty area (Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties) receiving a discount. A driver's license and utility bill are acceptable as proof of residency.
Other restrictions: Only one camping unit is permitted per site. Regular stays are limited to 14 nights. Site fee includes one camping unit, one vehicle for transportation, and four people. Extra-person fee applies to each additional person 6 years of age and over and is limited to four additional persons. More than a total of eight persons is not permitted. There is no charge for children 5 years of age and under.
Quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Only reported guests are permitted in campsites. Guests not registered as campers are subject to a weekend and holiday gate entry fee and must vacate the campground by 11 p.m. All park facilities close at dusk. Campers are restricted to the campground from dusk until 8 a.m. (except for travel to and from the front gate via the roadway). Campsites are not rented for parties or barbecues.
Primitive Youth Camping: The primitive campground area is set aside for the use of nonprofit organizations and is NOT available for family camping. All interested nonprofit organizations must book a reservation one week prior to the date of use. A fee will be charged per day/night - $1.50 plus tax per child and $2.50 plus tax per adult (18 and up). Youth-to-adult ratio must be no more than 10 youths to one adults. Group size is limited to 100. Only tent camping is permitted in this area. Reservations can be made by calling 954-357-5190.
Environmental and Scouting Programs: Getting people of all ages involved in the appreciation of nature is the focus of many of the programs at Easterlin Park. Opportunities include activities for boy and girl scouts, children's programs, school field trips, private group tours, and more. Call Katherine Hendrickson at 954-357-5113 for more details and to make reservations.
Woodland Nature Trail: Runs approximately one mile through the cypress forest.
Disc Golf Course: 18 holes. Free, although you must bring your own gear. The park will provide course maps and score cards.
You can also download a printable disc golf scorecard (PDF).
The Disc Glow Golf & Camping Experience: Weekends, June 21-23, July 19-21, and August 16-18 - Check-in: Friday, 3 p.m. Checkout: Sunday, 1 p.m. - $50 per site for up to four campers - Preregistration required. For more information, call the park at 954-357-5190.
Playground: One covered playground is available.
Picnic Shelter: One medium picnic shelter (capacity 41-60) with grills, water, electricity, and picnic tables. Reservations are required.
Picnic Tables/Grills: Freestanding picnic tables with grills are located near the playground and throughout the park and are available free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Horseshoes: Equipment available at the park office.
Volleyball: Bring your own equipment.
If you're interested in volunteering at Easterlin Park, please visit the Parks and Recreation Division's main Volunteers Web page for more information.
Volunteer Application Packet
EcoAction Days - October through May: Volunteer workdays help keep our natural areas clear of garbage and invasive plants. They're held on the fourth Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Closed-toe shoes are required, and long pants and long sleeves are suggested. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, hats, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water. Ages 13 to 17 must have a parent or guardian's signature on the registration form prior to participating. Volunteers under the age of 13 may participate, but only if accompanied by a parent or guardian. High school students can use the hours from these workdays toward their required community service hours. Check the volunteer Web page for the latest workday registration form. Preregister by calling Quiet Waters Park at 954-357-5100.
A Little History: Broward County's first inland regional park was originally acquired in 1944, when it was known as Cypress Park because of the distinctive trees that cover much of the area. The park opened to the public in January 1965 and was later named after John D. Easterlin, a Broward County commissioner who was characterized as independent and outspoken. Easterlin died in 1968. (Photo courtesy of the Broward County Historical Commission)
1000 N.W. 38th St., Oakland Park, FL 33309