TWAC will be taking place on private and public land within the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area near Palmdale, Florida.
Take US 27 to Palmdale. Turn east onto 3rd Street (there is a large white wall that says “Palmdale Baptist Church” facing south). Go three blocks then turn right (South) onto Main Avenue. Main Avenue will turn into a dirt road and then swerves left into a parking area at the front of camp. For additional parking, do not follow Main Ave as it turns left, instead go forward across the cattle grate onto an even smaller gravel road. That road immediately turns left into another parking area. You can park in either area. Click on the map to get google directions.
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There is no public transit all the way to Palmdale, but there are options to get close. From West Palm Beach (including the Palm Beach International Airport, Amtrak, Greyhound, or Tri-Rail stations) you can catch PalmTran Route 40 to Belle Glade and transfer to the Route L to Clewiston, which is about 30 miles from camp along US 27. There is also Greyhound service to Labelle, which is about 15 miles from camp.
Our site has a large central camp area that is open flat ground with low grass, leaves, some sand, and gravel. The kitchen, main circle, and most workshops will be in this main area. Folks who need to may drive up to the center of camp, and parking is immediately outside the camp area. The river is about 1500 feet from camp center along a well worn dirt path. There are no pre-existing toilet facilities – we will dig trench toilets and construct an accessible toilet with seat. If you have questions or needs around mobility and accessibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can do our best to make the camp accessible, inviting, and fun for you.
Main camp will be on private land that is owned by a cis-male who has agreed to lend us the space and not be present. In addition, there are two sections of the public area that we will be using – one which has regular public access and one which does not have public entrance (though anyone could hike through the forest to get there). The creek area is public and frequented by locals for fishing, swimming, and canoeing, which means that you will likely encounter the general public (including cis-men) on the creek. There is no hunting season during our camp. For more info about the regulations within the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, please click here.
Additional Camping/Accommodations Options
We will have access to a small, rustic cabin for folks with special needs.
Less than a mile away, across US 27, is a private campground run by Fisheating Creek Outpost. Here you can pay for your own site and pitch a tent, park your RV, or even rent an RV, and have amenities like bathrooms, showers, camp store, electricity, running water, and Wi-Fi.
If you are looking for hotel accommodations, we recommend River’s Edge Motel in Labelle, about fifteen miles away. Rooms run about $60-80 per night, sleep three, and include kitchens. Contact them at 863-675-6062.