Date of Stay: July, 2010
This is a great park for tent camping, but I would avoid it for any kind of big rig. You're limited to 30 amp service, and not all the sites even have septic, and there's no wifi. The sites are cramped, and roads are very narrow; backing in a big trailer is a major headache. It's near Tamiami Trail, so traffic noise is a constant at all hours of the day and night. The historic area is mildly interesting but not worth a special trip. Honestly, I doubt this park would even exist if the Koreshan Society didn't give the state money to keep it around. It's a dismal, nowhere, little park combining the worst elements of wilderness camping and urban living. The state is getting ready to widen the busy road, so you can expect construction and even more traffic noise. Stay closer to Fort Meyers and have a much better experience and be closer to the resort areas.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Ah, now this is my idea of a really nice RV park. Wide, pull-through spaces that can accommodate even big rigs with no problem. 50 amp service at most sites, with some 30 amp available up by the office. Friendly staff, a fully equipped rec room with a pool table, indoor shuffle board, and ping-pong. The WiFi at this park is actually fast (they just had it fixed). Has a swimming pool, on-site laundry and propane. The showers and bathrooms are like your own private office with a door that locks instead of just a flimsy curtain. The site has new owners who have made major improvements. This is a great RV resort with a nice set-back from the busy road and located just far enough from I-75 that you can barely hear it. Plus the rates are really reasonable. The only con at this campground are that there are no sidewalks adjacent to the park, so if you want to walk, it's the same 1/2 mile circle over and over. An ice machine and vending machines for soda or a camp store would be a big improvement.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
$68 dollars a night to stay at this campground is a total rip. Add to that there's an extra fee for wi-fi. Seemed like a cheap chisel for a park that costs this much. The park itself is nice, big paved spaces, but the neighborhood is definitely in decline, and nighttime security is far from comforting. There's not much to do near the park, you have to drive a long way to the nicer parts of town. Restaurants near the park are the low-end greasy spoon places. The half-naked drunk guy screaming at his wife in the doorway of the cheap hotel in front of the campground was just the perfect touch to top off our stay.
Date of Stay: April, 2010
We usually stick to KOA's where ever we go, but we won't be staying at this one again. The park is small with little shade. Well appointed, but tremendously expensive. $183 for three nights and that was with one night free. On top of that they chiseled us another $8.00 for Wi-Fi. We could have stayed at a hotel for less and got Wi-Fi included. We usually trust the KOA brand but will not be staying here again. This is the first time we've ever been at all tempted to pack up and leave any campground. I can say some nice things about it. The staff is very nice and it's a very kid friendly park, close to Disney World, if you have the $$$. Otherwise avoid this campground until they bring their prices in line with reality and include Wi-Fi. Drive a little farther and save some money.