Airstrip Home in the Big Cypress National Preserve

The Cabin


Built in 2000, but recently 

updated with custom details.  

  • 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
  • 900 Square Feet
  • 40 gal propane hot water heater 
  • Pressurized water system
  • Private well water
  • Appliances: microwave, range / oven, refrigerator
  • Aromatic red cedar walls 
  • Hand hewn cypress beds 
  • Oak wood floors
  • Satellite TV service
  • 180º views of nature & wildlife from inside home

The Land


Romor Ranch Airport (FA74)

  • Turnkey
  • 21+ acres on a prairie
  • FAA Certified Airstrip
  • 1860' x 75' (570m x 23m)
  • 2 ponds 

In the middle of the 720,000 acres

 Big Cypress National Preserve, home of incredibly unique and diverse ecosystems

  • Nearly 200 bird species
  • 6 or 7 generation deer herd
  • Endangered Florida Panther
  • River otter
  • Black bear



The property is accessible only by 

off-road vehicle or airplane. 

 Clean, off-the-grid living

 for sale by owner! 

  • CJ5 Jeep buggy 
  • 2 1/2 ton former army truck 
  • Husqvarna 48" riding gas deck mower 
  • Diesel tractor w/ hydraulic bush hog    
  • 11 KW low boy diesel generator in separate room sealed for noise
  • 2 solar systems
  • Staff for property maintanence

Camp History

Bud 1946

A rare photo of Bud out in the Everglades with one of his original Glades Buggy

It was extremely difficult to get around the Everglades in these days, Bud enjoyed many days and nights out in the wilderness. 

Obituary 1988


Bud's  obituary was written by young journalist, David Von Drehle while he was working at the Miami Herald. This was the same year he was awarded the Livingston Award. 

Poppenhager Men

Bud Popenhager with the swamp buggy , buggies Big Cypress National Preserve Evergladdes

Paul Poppenhager (far left), Don Carnell, Don and Roy Poppenhager  (right) Posing with their swamp buggies. 

Don Poppenhager

Uncle Don Bud's Brother holding a fox in the Everglades Big Cypress National Preserve

Bud Popenhager's brother, Don holding one of the many creatures of South Florida Everglades

Bud at His Camp

swamp buggy in front of Historic Popenhager Camp Big Cypress National Preserve Florida Everglades

Bud with family at the original Historic Popenhager Camp as seen updated today 

Bud's Niece, Nell

Old photo of Nell South Florida Everglades Big Cypress National Preserve

Bud's niece, Nell was active in the local community and the Everglades of South Florida.   2/3/1922 - 10/23/2018

$2.9 Mil

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Call Sue @ 239-248-2666


Historic Popenhager Camp


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