This place was great. We stayed 3 weeks and between Passport America, Good Sam and their weekly rate, got a smoking good deal. The place was clean all around, the pool was nice and the staff very friendly and always helpful. We'll definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. We are new to the RV world and found the residents here extremely nice and very helpful. One even backed our trailer into our spot. If we were looking for an extended stay RV park, this would be the place, but we like to move around. We would give this park an overall excellent rating. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice, clean park with great pool/hot tub! Very nice employees and residents. Sites are very close together and would have been hard to get in to with our 40 foot 5th wheel if the site across the street was not empty. Some trees, so satellite could be tricky. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We used this campground as a place to park the coach while staying with family in the area. The park was recently purchased by Sun Resorts. We had a pull through site (grass) with full hook ups. The clubhouse / office has been remodeled. The roads were being repaved while we were here. Checked out the bath house for this review & they were all new too. Close to I-75 @ exit# 101. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you like taking chances on hitting another vehicle coming/going, this is the place for you. Streets are far too narrow, sites are far too narrow; neurotic dogs barking day and night; irresponsible owners with attitudes; very unfriendly long-term, return campers. We pre-paid, or we'd be long gone. This is the 2nd year in a row that we know of that people have had accidents trying to pull out of tight spots/around corners. This park needs serious updating. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We can't wait to leave this campground. It is advertised as a resort, but we now realize it is a trailer park. Anything goes here. The pool is so small, all we can do is stand in one place. We don't feel wanted in the rec-hall at all. There are not many programs that a monthly camper can be involved in. Many rude people including the lady in the office. The list of complaints would be too long to post. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Way over priced for what you get. Be advised that they charge you $50 if you need to cancel a reservation, even with a three month advanced notice. We won't stay here again & certainly won't make reservations for a winter stay in advance again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The RV sites were near the pool and rest rooms. Our motorhome would not fit on the first site we were given. Our motorhome is 41 foot long. We did fit OK on the next site we were given. The sites were grass and dirt. We did not use the rest rooms or showers so we could not comment on how clean they were. We used a discount card and paid half price. The park is not worth the full $50 per night price. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While this clean, conveniently located park is predominately for permanent residents, it is RV friendly and spots are spacious. The RV section is near the pool, laundry, office, etc., and the spots are not mixed in with the permanent folks. We used a camping club to get half priced nights, and so price was reasonable. Would not have paid full price. Camp staff was helpful, facilities very well maintained, and easy in and out. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This older, conveniently located park was neat and clean, with many social activities and a sparkling pool. Office staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Our major complaint was the extremely tight spots. We had one of their very limited larger pull-thru sites. We felt like sardines and would not extend our stay even though we would have liked to be in the area longer. Would not stay here again unless we had no other choice. WIFI was dependable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is advertised as a Passport America campground. The only restriction listed was that PA was not good for the months of Jan, Feb and Mar. Upon arrival, Dec 17, 2007, I was told the PA rate was only good for 1 night. If that is the case it should be listed in the PA Directory listing as a restriction. I did not stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
While we were here the site was very full of long term rentals. The facilities were in excellent shape. The restrooms were always clean. The pool was open, heated and well used. The staff was more than helpful. This is the first time we have had a welcome lady come to the trailer after we were set up and give us information on the site and the facilities in Naples. This site is definitely geared to adults at this time of the year, but there are things for children to do. Wi-fi was available and free, but it was spotty reception at the site we were in. There are many things to see and do in the area. Only reasons for the low rating were that the sites were small, crowded and hard to get into and out of. We had to ask the neighbors to move their cars so we could leave. If you were looking for a place for several months it would be nice, except for the crowding. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After making reservations months ahead of time for our 33 foot fifth wheel and then driving 3 days to our destination, we barely had time to get out of our truck when we were approached by a man who measured our fifth wheel. We were told our RV measured more than 33 foot. They measured on the out side from front to back including the bumper and ladder. They did not care that the key next to the door and the title said it was a 33 foot fifth wheel. They said we should be more careful in measuring our RV. This was at 4:30 in the afternoon. Most campground offices were closing for the day and almost every campground was booked. We asked them where we were suppose to go at that late hour. They stated they did not know. We were devastated. They didn't even apologize and were very rude. We thought we might receive a call or note from the owner to apologize for the misunderstanding. After all they did have our name and address, but we never did. For two weeks we moved around from campground to campground. It was a total nightmare. I must say all the other campgrounds in the area were very helpful in trying to help us find places to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Clean RV Resort. Sites and streets are very narrow. Fortunely two sites across from our site were empty otherwise individuals using sites on either side would have had to remove toad vehicles from street area. When we arrived we were told area between utility hookup poles was ours. Neighbor (who's motorcoach was gone upon arrival) returned and promptly extended slide 2 feet into our area and had the nerve to ask us to take down our awning so he could park his rig. Although children are allowed, the park was noticably vacant of children and planned activities related to adults. I would think long and hard before I would use this resort again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is fairly close to Naples, so it is quick to travel to town to eat, shop, or explore. The campground itself is a bit cramped. I was there over Thanksgiving and it was almost, if not completely full. I was in site #59 which was level, but a bit muddy from recent rain. The site was not wide enough to extend both my slide out and awning (due to trees). The roads are paved, and although not real wide, I had no trouble navigating a 28 footer throughout the campground. The staff helped out when I parked and was very helpful and friendly. Each site has a fire pit and bundles of wood are for sale for $5 and they will deliver the wood to your site. There was only a little noise from Tamiami Trail and quite a bit of noise from fellow campers until almost midnight. This was exacerbated by the proximity of the sites to one another. Plenty of kids were around, riding bikes, playing etc. Lots of space for kids to play in open areas and designated play areas. There is a boat ramp in the park for kayakers along with kayak rentals and fishing in the river. I broke camp at about 9:00 a.m. and there was no wait at the pump station. If you want serenity and seclusion, this is not the campground for you - at least during season. It seems to be well suited for families with children. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is to close in March for most of next season for update of facilities. At present there are some very nice spots, but site 58 where we were was very tight for a 40' RV with 4 slides. Full hookup sites to be added as some sites will be eliminated and new power pedestals to correct some power problems. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I really disliked this place. It is an older park, built when most people tented or used much smaller trailers or RVs. Other than a few sites, sites were very small and you practically touched your neighbors. Because I do not have a towed vehicle, I have to go out and in every couple of days, and it was very difficult because of tight spaces and lots of trees in the wrong places. I helped one guy thread his 14' trailer in between trees with only a foot on either side and in the back! Even the dump station was tight. Sites were also dirt and poorly marked. Hard to figure out where your site started and next one ended. My site had trees on both sides and a large overhanging branch, so I had to have help backing in almost every time. I also was on a corner, so I had a space beside/behind me with a popup about 6 feet from the back of my motorhome. Luckily the site next to me (#72) was mostly empty--mainly because it was rated as so small and had a drainage grate on it that was recessed, making it almost impossible to get into. I watched one trailer almost tip over as it was backed into this site because of the recessed drain. Being in the woods was nice for shade, but satellites did not work and it was very buggy. A lot of smaller trailers and families in tents, but I would NOT recommend this for anything longer than 25 feet, if that. This is a park where I keep hearing rumors about their removing some of the smaller spaces and many of the Saba palm trees that make it so hard to get in and out, but nothing seems to have been done or is in the works. I will not stay here again, and in fact, left one day early, having paid for day with no refund possible. Just could not stand the thought of having to get back in again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not my favorite park. The park itself is nice enough: clean, quiet, nice restrooms/showers. Lots of royal palms. LOTS of mosquitoes - so many bugs that the park has a large, screened common room. With that said, it does border a large swamp/marsh area, so those things are to be expected. I just didn't expect them. My bad. It also rained so much just prior to our arrival that many/most sites were underwater, and the day we check out the dump station backed up and overflowed so that we had to move without emptying our tanks. Though shaded, there is nothing taller than grass (except the tall palms and oaks) between sites. One can see from one end of the campground to the other at eye level. The back sites along Hwy.93 (I think) toward Naples are noisy from traffic. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Due to locale near Everglades and technically in a swamp, mosquitos were unbearable. I can not imagine tent camping here. 30 Amp service not reliable on high use weekend. Our electrical protection system kicked in luckily and saved our system. Good location for accessing Everglades of course. Need a boat or a toad because there really isn't anything to do in the park. Seeing the dredge machine and the reproduction old Post was neat. Playground was sad. Potholes were water filled but able to manage them and the turns with our 34 foot RV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not actually a bad place, but Loop 2 is crowded and a bit noisy for a state park. Sites are very close together. Loop one, for smaller vehicles, is much more cozy and quiet. There are hiking/biking trails just outside the park. The most outstanding feature is the Royal Palm trees in this park. They are beautiful and worth the drive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The site we got had a very soft and unlevel underground. It was also very tight and very close to the neighbor. The hookups were far in the muddy back. The place was very quiet. Value for money is just ok. This park is not really big rig friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Another very nice Florida State Park. Most of the sites are close together. The roads are a little narrow but we managed to maneuver our 40' motorhome through the campground. There is a small playground, hiking trails and a boat launch within the park. We will definitely visit the park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in site #59. Site had e/w with a picnic table and fire ring/grill combo. Site was grass with dirt. Most sites are very close together unless you book from 109-120. They seemed to have more side room but most sites are not very deep. This park was built when RV's were small. The playground in the camping area consisted of a metal monkey bar and 4 regular swings (no baby ones). There was only 1 pull through in entire park- site # 89. It was also directly on the road. The feeling I got as I pulled into the camping area was an old RV park where you could stand at the side of your RV put your arms out and touch the RV next to you. Park had a good vibe when we were there though. Pretty quiet except for the host in #77 who liked to play very bad music very loud in the afternoon but not late at night. This is a place where if you have a loud voice they will be able to hear you 10 sites over because you are so close. Did I mention how close you are? Rangers at check in were not familiar with computer. I think only one was a real ranger and could use it, so it took about 15 minutes to check in. I had to ask about everything since we had never been to this park before. I thought after I was asked if it was my first visit they would be forthcoming with info on things to do, ranger programs, etc., but they were not. Again only one ranger seemed to know anything, and he was busy checking in campers. Bath houses were old and need refurbished badly, but there were 3. Dump station was awful. It is 2 sided but cannot be used that way if a large RV is in it because of the way they need to pull in. I had to stand at the other end and tell people that we were waiting to use it or we would never had been able to dump when we left because of the turning radius we needed to have to get near the dump area. There is a nice dredge that was used to make the Tamiami Trail and a small interpretive center that is being worked on in an old fort type building and a short nature trail with a boardwalk in the park. Our favorite part was the Friday and Saturday ice cream parties in the screened in clubhouse. On Friday they had a guitar player for entertainment and Saturday there was a ranger talk on invasive species. The playground area in the picnic area is newer and has more pieces to it. The Coke machines do not take dollar bills no matter what they say. The ranger at the office confirmed that, but they won't put a note on them to tell people that. This is a great location for accessing Big Cypress Preserve which we did. We rode our bikes through Shark Valley which was a treat with so many gators and birds to see. We booked this park because we knew we would be there in January, and it does get cold even in South Florida so we wanted electricity. If I was to visit the area again I would stay at one of the national park camping sites because they had lots of room and are cheaper. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here a year ago for 3 days and decided of all the state parks in Florida, this one is our least favorite. We wanted to come to the Naples area, so decided to try again. We were told they were going to redo the park. Some people told us the re-do is in process; it isn't. The sites are extremely crowded. Trees that should be removed to make access to the sites are still in the way. They have 3 buildings with restrooms/showers, all very old. There are missing light bulbs, missing shower curtains, and little room to hang or set things. I realize that they are waiting for a re-do, but in the meantime, keep what you have in working order until the State decides to renovate. The park is in a wonderful location; close to so much this part of the state has to offer. But in it's current condition, it is an embarrassment to the state of Florida. A beautiful area that could be so much more. Will we return? Maybe, but if we do we'll bring light bulbs. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After reading the negative reviews of this park on this site, we almost canceled our reservations. Sure glad we didn't! Overall, we really liked this park, and enjoyed three lovely days here. Yes, the restrooms could use an upgrade, and there's not loads of space between sites. But there was plenty of room for our rig (a 19' travel trailer). There are a few spaces for big RVs, but the park clearly mostly caters to tent campers and small travel trailers. It also seems to draw a lot of foreign visitors; we enjoyed meeting fellow campers from Quebec and Columbia, and also heard German and Japanese spoken. We particularly liked the location of the park. It's a great jumping-off point for exploring the Everglades (with the HQ of Everglades National Park about 15 miles away), Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and the city of Naples. Of course, we visited in winter, so no mosquitoes. But really, what do people expect when they visit the Everglades in mid-summer?! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here during Spring Break, and there were many vacant spots. The campground is nicely treed, but many of the sites are narrow making a Big Rig a challenge to avoid trees. We arrived after a good deal of rain, and some of the sites were muddy. The camp hosts were terrific and very helpful. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older campground. The campsites are quite close together but tolerable because of the shade and vegetation. The ground is damp; be prepared for some mud. The bathhouses are dated and need renovation.There are no sewer hookups which tends to force campers to use the facilities. The campground was full, and I think that the bathhouses were quite heavily used; therefore could use more frequent sanitation intervention. Additionally, because of it's location, be prepared for mosquitoes. That being said, I enjoyed the campground for it's proximity to Marco Island and the beaches there. The campground offers an array of activities and has, again dated, a nice screened in community room to house some of their events. There were oodles of kids in this campground and all seemed to be having a blast. The campground was peaceful and quiet at night. The staff was helpful, professional, and courteous. There was a photo of panther cubs on the office wall. I commented as to how beautiful they were; the ranger told me the whole story. He took the time to envelope me with the work done with the panthers: I was amazed at what they do!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Thank goodness this was only an overnight stay. The sites were extremely close together and the layout emphasized the closeness. The bathrooms were old and always looked like they needed a good cleaning. There was a nice boat launch facility, but I didn't kayak the area. The location was convenient to my trip route into the Everglades. It's about one hour away from Shark Valley and a great tram ride into the Everglades. I would never make this a destination campground but it was tolerable for a one night stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As other reviewers have mentioned, this state park is in dire need of an upgrade. Broken restroom door latches were "fixed" with hook-and-eye additions, leaving door gaps. Showers have one curtain each, a hook or two, no bench except in the handicapped stall. Trail boardwalk has many loose, rotted planks. The RV loop has cramped sites and narrow lanes which are a challenge to negotiate in an larger rig. On the positive side, spaces are shady. There is good water access for boats, canoes, yaks. Hiking trails onsite and nearby are good, from very short to very long. Birding opportunities are very good, especially in season. Many natural attractions are within driving distance, and civilization, if needed, is a short trip west. Volunteers and rangers were very nice and happy to answer questions. Ice cream social and continental breakfast were offered at a nominal fee. Please note that we paid the Florida resident senior rate; otherwise it would have been $24/night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is old and in need of upgrading. Sites are extremely close with fire ring almost under neighbors trailer. Roads very narrow. Restrooms very dated. Worst FL state park we have stayed at. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are a lot of things we love about Collier Seminole but the campground is not one of them and the weather during this trip brought out all its deficits. It was cold, with temperatures down to the 20s at night and there were several nights with rain some of it torrential. The whole campground was muddy, rutted and some areas were absolutely flooded. Sites are small, way too close together and there is not gravel or other surface to absorb water. Electrical couldn't handle the high use of space heaters. Bathrooms were in sad shape, with showers offering only a skimpy vinyl curtain and no place to hang your clothes so they did not get wet. The best things about the park are the people, the staff and volunteers, proximity to Marco Island, Naples and the Everglades. This place is popular as it is as far south as we can go other than the Keys but is is sorely in need of renovation. We hope the state puts it on the priority list. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here during the holiday week. The sites are very open except for a small tent area which seemed to have more privacy. The water and electric were set very strangely and not user friendly. The fire ring was also in a very strange place. Kayaking here through the mangroves was fun and we saw an alligator in the water. The restrooms were clean and the showers stayed hot. Not a bad location to go into the everglades, Marco Island or Fort Myers. There is a very cool preserve if you turn right out of the park and take a very short drive. We walked there a few times and saw roseate spoonbills, woodstorks and other herons, egrets, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Mosquitoes,mosquitoes and more mosquitoes! We could hardly walk our dogs, even wrapped in two towels and sprayed with repellent. We live in Florida, however, we have never seen anything like this infestation. The park is ok, our site was fine. The rangers were very nice. We spent 3 days inside, wanted to kayak and fish, but, there was no way we could stay outside. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped over the Memorial Day weekend. The Park was quiet and the facilities were clean but old. Somehow we were given site 24 which is marked as a handicapped spot, the only difference was that the drive way is paved. reserved via ReserveAmerica as expected there were plenty of mosquitoes, but this is the edge of the Everglades. We took a short canoe trip down the river. This is an excellent staging area to visit Everglades NP. No good swimming areas unless you pay $8/car at Marco. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I realize that many of the reviews regarding this campground are negative, but that was not our experience. The bathrooms, showers and site were all clean. The rangers were helpful and check in was a breeze. There are many places to walk our dog. Our site was a pull through that had lots of shade. There were several tents in the sites next to us, but the people were quiet and respectful. They were approximately 13 children and many adults and by the time quiet time came, they were in their tents and quiet. That was the same for both nights we stayed. In the early evening since there was no TV the children were out playing. It sounded good to have children out giggling and laughing and not sitting in front of video games. We got one TV station with rabbit ears. In the morning it was also quiet. There were mosquitoes, but this is Florida. I am sure there are no flying bugs in places where it is now snowing. The weather was beautiful with high 70's during the day and 60's at night. There is lots to do in the area. We have reservations for a February weekend and are looking forward to it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have a large motorhome with a small car in tow and it was tight going around some turns but we made it. The campground is clean. Good places to walk the pets and wonderful place for kids to be kids and ride their bikes, scooters etc.. We used this park as a base for touring. A drive to Shark Valley was an hour away. Hope to return next December. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Each site has a picnic table and fire ring and is unpaved.Paved interior roads are narrow and tree-lined, making it very difficult to get our 32 ft 5th wheel into our 33 ft. lot. There is a playground, laundry, social events, guided nature tours, rental canoes and guided canoe trips, boat launch, and hiking trails of different levels of difficulty. The "walking dredge" displayed there is a mechanism of historic significance to the building on the Tamiami Trail. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rangers were very nice. Our was site very narrow and had tents on our site when we got there, with too many people on tent site next to us. There were tents pitched right under my bedroom slide. We heard snoring all night and very noisy guitar playing. We moved to another site. Same thing--tents next to us playing soccer with kids at 7:30 AM. Everything was too close. We will never go back We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Our visit to Collier Seminole Park got off to a bad start when we were greeted at the check-in station by a somewhat confused and uninformed staff of volunteers. They did not have a clue on how to check us in to our reserved site and could not provide any FACTUAL information about the park itself to help our stay. Our site was literally right on top of our neighbor's tent. They had to park their car 3 feet from our RV door. This is one of Florida's older state parks and their facilities show it. Although they were fairly clean, they sure need to be refurbished and updated. After checking out the park, I would recommend that you try and reserve sites 1-19. These sites are more spacious and secluded from the rest of the campground. The park does have a brackesh water river (Black River) that you can boat, kayak, canoe or fish on. After the first couple of hundred yards of the river you have seen it all. It's all the same for miles mangrove after mangrove, we saw no wildlife at all. And after our trip the park ranger informed us that the fishing on the river was not very good. I wish he would have told us before we set out. We were at this park in January and did have a little bit of a problem with mosquitos at night. I can imagine they are a real threat in the summer months. A small convenience store outside the park is nice since the park itself does not have a camp store. This park was OK for a short visit, but I don't think it is worth a return trip. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground itself is typical of most state parks. Not a resort type place at all. We road our bikes around there, rented a canoe for the 'three hour tour' and fished from the banks of the pier. Also there is a convenient small store there, 2 areas for kids to play at. Bath houses/shower were clean. We went when there were not too many skeeters; and the few that were there did not bother us as we sipped cocoa in front or the fire. We had a great time and we'll definitely go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camping as a family we found the boredom level at this campground to be high. Our first night was quiet (on a weekday), however for the rest of our visit neighbors moved in and the peaceful setting was gone. The sites are very close together, and quiet hours were not enforced. The campgroud is small and not much else in the area. The campground is also in a marsh area, so bring alot of bug spray. Blood sucking insects rule here! I had planned on fishing, however was told by park staff that I would need a Florida fresh water license. Upon leaving a different member of the park staff told me that this was not true as long as we fished off the bank (I went home and researched it and the second was case). The beaches are a short drive away. This is not a place I would recommend. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Pleasant park at the edge of the Everglades - good hiking trails - canoeing and boating available. "Friends of the Park" provided continental breakfast for a donation in the recreation pavillion. We camped here in a Tent.
Crystal Lake is an ownership community. It is gated and the front guard shack is manned until 7pm. There are sites on the lake for mostly motorhomes and some for 5th wheels for purchase. Some of the owners rent out their spaces for guests. In addition, there are many double-wide mobile homes. The park is absolutely beautiful! It appears that it is a snowbird community that is very active during the winter. The park was really quiet when we visited. We had a spot on the lake. Most lots are personally landscaped and the pads are cement and/or paveds. The roads are very wide. The people running the rental service were extremely friendly and helpful. The pools were amazing and open all night. The main clubhouse is open and the showers were so large and clean. They were designed with tiles that made it feel like you were in a 1st class, 5 star resort. The pool area is enclosed with screens so there is no worries about bugs. It was not a long drive to Naples and the surrounding areas. The only issue is that you need to go to the clubhouse to use the internet. That was fine with us since we loved the clubhouse and worked our schedule to work after/before a swim in the amazing pool. The internet connection was great, so it was worth it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our second visit here. Top class campground amongst many permanent "houses". We got a site right next to the main pool and club house. Not cheap accommodation but you get what you pay for. The site is pretty empty this time of year and we felt like we had everything to ourselves. We will return to this place for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful and well run park. It is clean and has all the required amenities. The people that run it are very nice as well. It is however, barely still an RV park. It is mostly a mobile home park at this point, as the bulk of the park is filled with permanent park models. This is not to suggest that the park is any less nice, but it does have a different feel and vibe than a typical RV park might. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park one night on our way to the keys, and liked it so much, we stayed here on our way back. It is truly a beautiful park with landscaping second to none. Park Models, Double Wide units, and RVs together normally do not mix, but in this ownership park, that is not the case. It is well thought out and designed with plenty of room to maneuver. The sites are concrete, most with varied decorative coatings. Since the sites are owned, many have lawn sheds at the back of the site, but the sites are so large there is no interference. Their park rules read more like a condominium association than a campground with fines and such for infractions, but I believe that is mostly when the park is full of owners in the winter months. There were few residents here during our two, one night stays, those that were seemed friendly with everyone passing by waving. It's a good one night stop if you want a break before crossing the state on Alligator Alley. We'll stay here again when down this way. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have spent several very pleasant winters at Crystal Lake, with its great facilities and hospitable residents (both owners and renters like ourselves). The enjoyment we experienced was in no small measure due to the reliable, helpful, friendly attitude of the then rental managers who were replaced this past spring. The new regime displayed a level of incompetence in handling our reservation request for 2011/12 so we have made reservations elsewhere. A lot purchase would also not be in the cards. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an absolutely beautiful and well-maintained park. It is by far the fanciest place we have ever stayed. The rate reflects part of a month at winter rate and part at off-season. Everything said in the other posts is true: the entire facility is very clean and extremely well maintained, the residents and staff are friendly, etc. The only "downside" is that most of this park is no longer an "RV Resort." There are 90 sites out of 490 that are deed-restricted for Class A motorhomes, and of the rest we estimate 3 out of 4 are occupied by park models. It is very clear from the listings for resale properties that the sales emphasis is on letting buyers know they can put park models on all but the 90 restricted sites. There is nothing wrong with this and all the park models are well maintained, but you should know that your neighbors are unlikely to be RVers. We stayed in one of the Class A sites and 75% of our neighbors were owners, most of whom had spent the winter here. Lots of Prevosts and other very high-end coaches. We would definitely come back here, but we would only want to stay in the restricted Class A area; otherwise we would feel as if we were staying in a (very fancy) trailer park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everyone was very welcoming here. The sites are gorgeous and the amenities are top notch. There is a Publix nearby with a good selection of grilling food for a relaxing time around the campsite at the end of a day at the beach. It is not inexpensive but we felt that you got what you paid for. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Expensive, but a great place to stay! Staff and guests are friendly and helpful. Lots are large and private. Wi-fi available only in the office and rec center, but a high speed cable modem is available at a nominal cost. Many activities and facilities for recreation are available. Groceries and restaurants are close. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First of all this site is big. If you happen to get a site furthest from the entrance you will have a very long walk to the bath houses and approx 3/4 mile)to the pool. Other than this this camp ground is immaculate in every way, well, almost. We was informed that the campground was at "high level" and therefore we would have no problems with mosquitoes. As it happened we have never been to a site where we received more mosquito bites than on this one. We had mosquito bites on top of our mosquito bites. Haven said this, campground is well worth a visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a resort, not a campground. It has everything possible to make one's stay perfect. Check in was fast, friendly, and efficient. The entire three weeks we were there the staff was working on keeping it clean. In addition to all the things others have mentioned, we appreciated being able to wash our fifth wheel at our site, the truck wash in back, recycling of aluminum cans and newspapers, the bike bath, fitness center, and laundry. Our site was beautifully landscaped to provide a nice shade. It is definitely the friendliest place we've ever stayed. Within 10 minutes after arriving, a resident came to invite us to a potluck and events happening on the weekend. Everyone waved anytime meeting others on the road or passing by. The cable had enough channels that we didn't set up our satellite. If there was any drawback, it was the lack of Wi-Fi at our site. We went to the library or laundry area to use it. We loved our stay definitely will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We can't find a thing to criticize about this park. Mixed park models, permanents, and short term surrounding a small artificial lake. Two clubhouses with heated pools, hot tubs, laundry. Daily trash pickup at your site. No recycling. Compulsively kept up; every tree, hedge, blade of grass meticulously groomed. We could find no structure in need of paint or repair. Our rig was the only thing in the park in need of cleaning and polishing; an odd feeling. Quiet and peaceful with good security. Another reviewer described this park as an older park; doesn't look old to us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Crystal Lake is a well maintained older RV park. The folks who run the rental and sales office are very helpful and terrific. If you don't mind a 50/50 mix of Park models and motor homes we would highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful park. Everything is well maintained. The restrooms are just like going to a spa, nicely tiled with granite. The water pressure is fantastic. There is no WI-FI here, but you can come to one of the club houses and hook up to high speed internet. The gym is nice with lots of different machines and free weights. We are here in the off season, so we have the place to ourselves. I am sure the prices go up "In Season". There is a special section just for large motorhomes. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best and friendliest site we stayed on during our trip. The gentleman who seems to run the park, could not have been friendlier or more helpful. There is a large pool which is covered to stop bugs and very opulent facilities. Would definitely stay here again and use it as a base to explore a wider area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The most elite park I have ever seen. Beautiful spaces plus double wide park models. Lake was clean and 2 mile easy walk around. We could easy live here. Of course we were here when the humidity was low. Pools were screen protected as was the park with security gates. Easy access to sightseeing in both directions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for the second time as we have family nearby. It is not near downtown Naples, but out in the suburbs with 5 lane roads in either direction and lots of traffic and strip malls. However, once in the park it is a different world; the landcaping is spectacular and the pull in sites on the lake wonderful.Large paved sites with nice outdoor furniture, very quiet, beautiful pool, hot tub and exercise room and we found people to be very friendly. We did not know until our last day on our first stay that all the information on activities is posted in the clubhouse, and there is lots to do if one should chose to keep busy. We prefer parks with only RV's and there are many park models here, but we were in a motorhome only section, and the park models are very nice and in excllent condition. There were children in the pool and riding bikes, but I think it was due to families visiting grandparents for spring break and Easter, and this would not be a good spot for families to vacation. The grounds are very much like a park with many lush flowering plants, lush lawns and trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are staying in this resort for one month. I find it to be an excellent park. Very, very clean. It does have a lot of park models but it is a beautifully taken care of resort. We first stayed in an area amongst park models, we then asked to be moved to an area with just motorhomes. They accommodated us with no problem. We have totally enjoyed our time here. Everyone is very friendly and really hope that you will join in the parks activities. This resort is also located in a perfect area, close to tons of beaches, restaurants and attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First of all this isn't an RV resort ,unless all of the double wide park models had wheels I couldn't see. The park is overpriced and unorganized. The guy at the office couldn't find our reservation even after I showed him the confirmation. It was probably in the pile of papers on his clutterd desk. Park models are mixed with Motorhomes and fifth wheels with no apparent plan. Not a real dog friendly place unless you happen to be close to the dog park. There are a lot of nice RV resorts in the Naples area but this isn't one of them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an excellent campground. Actually it's more of a resort: very pricey, but a great park. Located about 6 miles from the beaches. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We stayed one week in our motor home. The cleanest (hands down) and one of the best managed & landscaped parks we have ever stayed in (25 years RV'ng). Friendly staff, friendly 'residents'. Great pools & other facilities. Publix, banks and basic restaurants within a 5 minute walk. We stayed on two waterfront sites (it was so nice we decided to extend our original stay but had to move onto another site to do so). We loved it. One annoying feature: a bar coded 'gate pass' is necessary to get in (and definitely after 9 p.m. when the guard-house is empty). Ours worked maybe 50% of the time, which was a little irritating. Happily we never got stuck outside the heavy iron gate after 9 pm. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This is a beautifully maintained park. The sites are large and paved. We were in a site which backed up to the lake. The landscaping is very nice. Restrooms are at both pool areas and are modern and immaculate. The two pools are not very large but well maintained and screened. There is an excellent library. Very close to shopping and restaurants as well as about 8 miles from the beach. There is a bike trail right outside the front gate which is nice for walking and biking. While quite pricey, everything in this area of FL is high during the fall and winter months and after looking at other resorts in the area, we feel that this is the best. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Truly, a LUXURY resort. Everything is FIRST CLASS from the helpful escort to your site, the spacious sites, to the trash pickup and cleanliness of the entire faculty. By far, the best RV park we have stayed in! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 2.5 very enjoyable months at this great park. Campers, staff, entertainment and facilities met our every expectation with the single exception of site Wi-Fi unavailability. A strange deficiency for a park of this caliber. However, our air card compensated for this missing ingredient and we will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A true 5 star resort. About l/2 park models, l/2 RV sites with 25' lower limit, special Class A section. 2 pools (both under screen) and 2 clubhouses - l small and l large of each. In North Naples just a block down from Immokolee Road on Collier Road (951). Publix, drugstore, other services across street. Well run, spotless, beautifully landscaped park and sites. Many activities in season. Not a resort for kids. What you would expect to get for the price. Traffic in Naples is increasing by the day - almost intolerable Jan-end of March. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is great. Everything is spotless and bathrooms in the large clubhouse seem new or recently remodeled. The price is up there, but worth it. Well maintained in every way. We had 2 grandkids with us and they loved the pools, tennis courts, & shuffleboard. I highly reccomend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was nothing but a mobile home park. The only RV site we saw was the one they sent us to. Really hard to back into. Once we finally got in, we plugged into electricity and sparks flew and smoke came from receptacle. We immediately unplugged and called office. They said they would have electrician out "first thing tomorrow". When we said we couldn't stay without electricity, they said an electrician was "on the way." We left anyway, as it was getting dark on a Friday night. We didn't think an electrician was really on the way. We never got our money back. Credit card company was no help. If you check into an RV park and there is a 4' x 4' sign that says "No Refunds", run. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice clean well kept but small campground, no amenities, park has new electric system, good water pressure. There are a few sites on the Henderson Creek. The park has 2 fishing piers with moorings for small boats/ canoes. Owners are not on site, but visit a few times a week. A very quite park in a good central location to Naples and Marco Island. All sites are crushed stone. Walmart super center is only 1 mile away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Narrow streets with right angles into sites made maneuvering difficult; this may not be a problem for most residents since most are permanent or seasonal. Staff and residents were friendly; French was encountered as often as English. The pool area was very nice; a weight room, laundries, mail room and clubhouse were also available. Basic utilities were good; Wi-Fi was by purchase through Tengo and not used; AT&T phone and data service were weak but functional for several hours per day. Some traffic noise associated with large trucks at the nearby concrete plant occurred during the workday. The price is based on a weekly, internet, off-season special. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for one month as it was close to our relatives home and to stores we like. Also Sun RV Resorts had an intro special of $279 for one month, and other deals after that. We don't need lots of amenities, just a big enough site to park, good water, power (50 amp), and sewer. The park was fine with those needs. It was kept up nice even though being an older park, spaces are close, but long, and certain areas could be tough to navigate with a big rig and the park being full. In the summer, without all the French Canadians here, it's fine. The park was probably only 25% occupied while we were here. Every one was nice and we would return in the summer months given the same good deals and a choice of site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would have rated this park higher except for the extremely close and tight sites. Very nice staff and pool area. Antenna brings up the local channels and Wi-Fi is extra. Close to shopping and old 41 highway. Good for a stopover. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate reflects a first time visitor Nov/Dec monthly rate. The roads are quite narrow, but are paved and well maintained. The spaces are quite tight, but deep enough to accommodate our 40' motor home and toad. I would rate this park higher except for the fact that the power is AWFUL at the 30 amp sites. I use a Hughes power transformer and it was inadequate for boosting the voltage to a safe level. In speaking with others that are regulars here they have all purchased Power Masters after having lost roof air conditioners or other appliances. I recommend securing a 50 amp site or purchasing a transformer BEFORE you settle in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects a special monthly rate for shoulder season. This is a very social park-- lots of activities and neighbors are very friendly and engaging. It's also extremely convenient getting to shops, restaurants, beach, etc. Yes, the sites are a bit on the small side and difficult for big rigs to get in and out-- exactly why you come here for an extended stay rather than an overnight or weekend. Each site has a nice concrete patio and full hook ups. Some trees but mostly open (which made it easier for Satellite). This is my 2nd visit and I look forward to coming back for a full season next time. It's a park that makes you feel at home! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Typical snowbird RV park in south Florida. Electric hook-up very dated with no circuit breaker at site, just an outlet. Sites close together. We were in town visiting family, so this park was convenient and would stay here again for that purpose. Would NOT stay long term, just too many people too close. We paid special rate for first time visitors: $89 for the week, plus "resort charge" of $25, which I didn't like, as we used NONE of the amenities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Typical snowbird park with RV sites mixed in with park models. Many sites are close together, although they are very long, so size of RV should not be a problem. The roads are rather narrow so when park is full it could be a challenge to park your RV. RV's are parked on grass with a concrete patio and picnic table. Nice landscaping and park is well maintained. Small but nice swimming pool. Convenient location. Helpful friendly staff. Office closed on weekends off season. We were there during off season and it was quite empty. We understand there are many activities during season and the park is popular with French Canadians. Rate we paid reflects off season/first time visitor internet special. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Strange that our experience here varied so much from the last reviewer, but we found this park an absolute delight with many very friendly RV'ers. Tons of activities within the park, and a great location to get to shopping, restaurants, beach, etc. Park is about 1/2 park models and 1/2 MHs, 5'ers, and trailers. Most are seniors who snowbird for extended months. Everyone seemed to take good care of their lot. Many lots had nice concrete patios and all sites were level. This was one of the lesser-priced parks in the area, but seemed better cared for and friendlier than the others. There are some newer, fancier parks that charge twice as much, but we felt this park's location and price made it a better deal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were told that it was a 55+ RV Resort. It really is a trailer park. The dogs were the best part of the park. The pool was too small for having 20 or more, mostly rude people that refuse to speak English and talk to the top of their lungs. Roads almost impassible many times because they are not wide enough. Some trailers were disgusting looking and one had people coming and going all hours of the night and a pit bull, not well behaved. Police had to come. One man has a 16-17 year old staying with him. (not a relative) that he met when the boys family stayed. Tents were popping up as well as clotheslines which were not allowed.The place is just not what the advertisements say it is. I will never return and am truly disgusted that I wasted my money. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The unbelievably low rate was because we got a very special deal for the month of December at this park. I don’t know if they will have it every year, but you can watch their website! The park is an older one, but is very conveniently located for northern Naples and Bonita Springs and is just off the main highway, US 41. There are lots of permanent residents here, but still plenty of spots for RVs. It is, of course, a very popular snowbird destination. The sites are long, but fairly narrow. Our neighbor’s slides were out over our concrete pad. They have a nice pool and a clean laundry room plus daily activities for those who like that sort of thing. They have a truck that comes around to fill propane tanks, which is convenient but pricey. They use Tengonet wi-fi service and since we were staying a month, we decided to pay for it. We had a lot of trouble getting a good signal even though we were only one street away from the office. And when we did get service, it was quite slow. It seemed they didn’t have enough wi-fi antennas or internet ports for the number of sites in the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We did not enjoy this campground at all. The fire ants are horrible. The mosquitoes ate us alive. The people running the park are rude. They advertise "dog friendly". Not so if you have a larger dog. I was not allowed to walk my dog. I had to put him in the car and ride him to the dog park, when other smaller pets were allowed to do their business on everyones lawn, which having a big dog I would never do. It was like being in jail. The park was so bad we left three weeks early and lost our payment, which they required in full before you see the site. I would not recommend this park to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here from 5/1/2006 to 9/30/2006. Very nice park!! The managers were very friendly and very helpful, even after we left the park, they made sure all our mail was forwarded to us. There are some year long residents, who were also friendly and helpful. I have no problem recommending this parks to family and friends. I would look forward to staying there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Office staff friendly and helpful. WiFi from outside vendor at an extra cost. Narrow streets, tight turns and extremely narrow sites—we could not open our awning because of a tree and if we tried to across from each other at the picnic table one of us would actually be sitting under the neighbor’s slide-out. Nice pool and hot-tub. Very quiet at night. In mid-February, the bugs were biting at dusk and after dark. We stayed two nights to create one day for an Everglades excursion—it was an expensive OK place to sleep, but I wouldn’t stay there again for any length of time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For a KOA this place is pretty good. Its hot but that is what you get for camping in Naples FL in July. The place is clean and there are plenty of things to do for families. The pool is large and is refreshing if you don't mind all the kids. We will be here for a while so I will post another review if this campground deserves a lower rating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff were friendly but the sites were extremely tight & unlevel. We had to park on grass. I feel this is, like all KOA's, are over priced. Most likely we will not return to this campground. We just stayed only one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff. Sites were so close together I couldn't put out my slides. Sewer hook-up required 30' of hose. There are a lot of permanent/seasonal residents. Tight roads and sharp turns. Not big rig friendly. 7+ miles from the interstate and not a very convenient overnight stop, but made a good place to get a couple hours of shuteye before continuing on to the keys. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed overnight at this park. The staff were very nice and everything seemed well-kept. It's surrounded by woods, so it's very quiet and nice for evening walks. The campground was also a great launching point for visiting Big Cypress and the Everglades the next day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is NOT Big Rig Friendly!!! Sites are very tight, even pull-throughs were difficult to maneuver out of. There are many full-timers here, in fact 95% of the perimeter of this park is taken with them. The staff is friendly, for the most part. Our "Beef" was the wisdom of the management having a "Biker" rally at the park. This is supposed to be a family campground. But, I don't know too many mothers that would appreciate their youngsters witnessing the drinking and revelries that accompanied this group of campers. Or the young ladies that cavorted through the campground in biker's spats: bare-butted with garters and fish-net stockings. Harley motorcycles, and their owners were revving it up, until 3am each night of the "charity" event. Otherwise, the park isn't too bad. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had reservations for two weeks but stayed only 7 nights. The sites are absolutely too close together. With our awning out on one side of the motor home, we were approximately 1 inch from the slide on the next site. On the other side, we literally walked on top of the patio table of our neighbors when walking around the front of our coach to the "hook-up" side. The park appears dedicated to older units as semi-permanent set-ups and some of the residents let your know it's their park. Rates are too high to put up with these issues. In addition to a "stiff" daily rate, you also are required to pay extra for cable TV and for wi-fi when other parks provide within the daily rate. The staff was quite friendly and helpful but even that couldn't overcome the other issues. I wouldn't consider staying there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived about 8:30pm on a Friday while a male host was closing up for the evening. He saw me going through the after-hour check-in packets that had been left outside and asked me to come in to check in formally even though he literally had his key in the door to lock up for the evening. I thought that in itself was a good sign of things to come. Throughout our Labor Day weekend stay, the grounds were populated with children and families all seemingly enjoying themselves, and especially the non-heated pool, which was located directly in front of our pad (B2). The staff was friendly and could be seen making rounds very often, which was reassuring. While we stayed in a 5th wheel, the cabins "looked" very nice, and practically all of them were occupied. Our 50 amp pull-thru pad was gravel, and not paved as the grounds literature states, but clean nonetheless. They have a "rec-center" where they showed two different movies for the kids each weekend night, and one of the hosts rode around in a golf cart announcing the coming movie, and not to be late. Very nice. The only drawbacks were poor drainage from heavy rains, and, (I'm sure a direct result from the heavy rains we endured), the mosquitoes and no-see-ums were in abundance. The sites were close to one another, but not too bad. Nearby there are two Publix's (supermarkets), two drug stores (CVS and Walgreens), diesel and regular fuel stations, as well as a Walmart. Marco Island is not far at all, and very beautiful/residential. I would go back, but most likely in the dry season. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Nice Place,except way over priced,and the sites are too tight, got to watch not to hit your beighbors awning with your slide out, next year will stay in Silver Ridge??? on Route #951 little ways down towards Marco Island. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice staff who were helpful at all times. The park is beautiful and has quite a few permanent sites. There were activities daily and the winter residents were friendly. The rec hall and store/office were well-maintained and the pool was lovely. Our site was too tight for us because there was a motor home next to us which hindered our view. The permanent sites and those on the outer perimeter seemed larger and would be preferable. We would stay there again but need a larger site. I think it would have helped if we had made our reservation sooner. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If we were RV'ing, we would surely rate higher, but we are campers in a pop-up, and while the grounds were very clean, there were plenty of activities, and the people were very pleasant, the sites were close, not much shade, and NO privacy. Pretty pricey for the area, but the service was excellent and it was the high season. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
A very clean park and excellent staff. Very close to Marco Island and the Everglades. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We have stayed here 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 for a week in early March while our children are on spring break. We have four children and usually take along 2 extra. The staff is great, there is a nice pool and hot tub. The campground is clean and neat. The only reason I didn't give a 10 is the sites are a little small (not bad though) and the price is a little more than we usually pay. This campground is very friendly to people of all ages. We definitely recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Great campground to be in. We visited in Feb. 99. It has a beautiful pool, nice hottub. Also, management is very friendly and helpful. The only reason I did not rate it a 10 is because I think the sites could be a little wider and it is also rather pricy. We would camp there again. We camped here in a camper.
Difficult to tell the name of this park, but it is on 8230 Collier Blvd. Have to go past it and turn to come back in. Read instructions from resort carefully. Office seemed a little confused. Man parking us brought us in the wrong way for a big rig to park. He also put us in the wrong place. Pool, clubhouse, all amenities are great. Nice, comfortable place. Good deal for Naples with PA. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My husband and I needed a place to stay with easy access to the highway on our way down to the Keys. Unfortunately, the location is the only compliment I can give Naples Gardens. The manager was off-duty when we arrived and sent her (very young) granddaughter to us with check-in instructions. Most of the RVs in the park were permanent/ extended-stay units and we felt as though we were the only 'travelers' in the park. We booked a pull-through site and it ended up being in the back of the park with a view of a dilapidated fence and storage facilities. Our neighbor seemed VERY odd and kept trying to engage us in conversation, but we weren't interested. (He seemed like someone you would see on America's Most Wanted.) The following morning, the creepy neighbor followed us as we left the park and down the highway. Was it a coincidence?? Honestly, we just wanted a place to stop in after a long day of traveling, eat and get a good night's rest before our journey the next day. That didn't happen. As soon as we got settled in, the neighbor's dog (bloodhound) barked uncontrollably for a long period of time. Once the sun went down, the party started in the campground. We actually heard gunfire going off within mere feet of our campsite and the people shooting the guns were heavily intoxicated. I found it ironic that we were handed a two-page list of rules and regulations for the campground, but we were the only ones following them. I now understand why their rules are so lengthy. Kids were driving golf carts with other kids hanging off the sides and back without any adult supervision and none of them were old enough to have a license. The park did seem like they were trying to clean up debris from past storms, so there was some effort in the cleanliness of the park. However, I would not classify this campground as a 'resort'. It was a scary experience and we will never return again. Steer clear of this resort because it seems like a safe-haven for criminals. If you have young children, don't bring them to Naples Gardens and stay away from the guy with the bloodhound. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I think the new name is Naples Gardens but there isn't a sign so you will miss the the RV park if your not careful. Older park but well taken care of. We pulled into our site and it was nice and shaded and lucky for us due to it only had 30 amps and temps were in the high 80's. I'm not sure if there are any 50 amps due to when I walked around I saw a lot of folks having to use a 50 to 30 amp plug adapter. Several sites for big rigs no problem but roads are narrow. We were told would have Wi-Fi at our site but we couldn't connect at all. Some park models for long term residents but very clean and tidy. Lots of areas to walk your pet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the first time we camped here. We stayed the month of February. When we left, we booked for two months next year. Had a real nice stay. The staff and other guests were very friendly and helpful. We loved the location, was central to everything in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older park set among the trees. Owned by Melton so changing name and starting to upgrade. Most sites appear to be perms but we were just passing through so worked out fine. Pull thru at the back with no view except RV storage. 3 1/2 miles off I75 on the way to Marco Island. If you are looking for a quick in and out this fits the bill. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pricey but convenient to points of interest. This campground is tight for big rigs; however, we did have a "just enough" big rig site which accommodated our slides. Since this is the high season, the park was fully packed. There are some pull-through sites at the back of the campground with not-too-pleasant views of their RV storage. Many activities are available during the winter months. There are a lot of construction going on outside of the park so pay attention when getting directions to the park. Friendly staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This older park has converted to all being completely filled with older rigs on individually owned lots. We arrived mid-November and were told there was nothing available as were all individually owned. Do not plan on using this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great people at this park make the somewhat crowded sites quite enjoyable. Sites are close, but with plenty of room for awnings and slides. All but a few of the level grassy sites are situated among nice shade trees and everything is very well kept and clean. Each site has a concrete pad with picnic table, and free cable comes with the site. Lots of seasonal people come back year after year and now we know why. Very quiet location just out of town a couple miles off Highway 41. Not a lot to do for children; maybe that's why it's quiet and why we like it so much! And for about the first time, the pictures on their website look just like the park looks in person. Will definitely be back to this lovely and reasonable CG. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We give Kountree Kampinn RV Resort (KK) high marks for a well-run and exceptionally
organized RV Resort. My wife and I began searching in 1997 for a place to get away from the harsh New Hampshire winters. We surveyed approximately thirty RV
Parks around the Naples, Florida area and utilizing a "Spreadsheet" computer analysis, we compared all of the amenities, rates, and facility descriptions.
"Kountree Kampinn RV Resort" came out on top. Sight unseen, we made reservations, packed up, and headed south. We have been returning to "Kountree Kampinn" each year for the past six years. "KK" is also Family Park, which permits us to entertain our children and grandchildren during our winter stay. Pets are
also welcome with a minor restriction on size. There is a Modem connection in the spacious air-conditioned "Rec Hall" for the computer folks. The "Free Cable TV" service is easily upgradeable to "Road Runner" which is a high-speed Cable Internet connection capability a feature that we currently enjoy. The activities are expertly run by an experienced and dedicated Activities Director include but not limited to, weekly Saturday Morning Breakfast, holiday dinner and dancing events and Thursday Hot Dog lunches. Also offered are an Intra-Park Shuffle League, KK Golf League, Monthly Gulf Sunset Picnics, and Beach Bocci Ball. These activities are additionally complimented with organized "outside the park" events including Dinner Theater presentations, Cruises, Sightseeing Tours, Casino Excursions and other interesting events. We give "Kountree Kampinn RV Resort a "10" rating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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We did not enjoy our stay at this campground. We were there with grandparents and three children. The only reason I even rated this campground a 3 is because the first impression upon entering was nice and restrooms were clean. Only pretty spots are near the office but then you can have idling vehicles beside your rv for hours and sites are exceptionally hard to get into. One afternoon they tried for two hours to back in a big rig across from us, and once again, yes, we did nothing but inhale fumes. Yet my children weren't allowed to rollerblade because it was bothersome to the fulltimers. Also many sites are beside an extremely busy highway, very noisy and polluted. Management is rude and unknowledgeable, yelled the rules to you and yet their employees on the other side of the park were noisy, had unruly children and had filthy sites (thank heavens we weren't placed there) Their pool looks ok, until their next door neighbors start their all-terain vehicles with out mufflers, you cannot not see across the pool from the exhaust. Although they advertise that children are welcome, I must warn everyone that they are not. The play park for the kids is rusty and run down, the weeds exceed the height of the swing seats and it's right beside the dump station. The fulltimers seriously think they own the place, there were some nice people there I must honestly say, but most were seriously grumpy and had problems. Big letters say, "no children on shuffle board courts", "no walking on the courts." They did nothing but walk on the courts, and employees' children were biking on the courts. My husband left our 13 year old daughter at the courts for just a few minutes to tend to something at the trailer. All she did was sit there for a moment and it didn't take long at all before we had someone come out of their rv yelling the rules at us. They call themselves a friendly family campground, it's more accurate to say that no-one under the age of 65 is welcome. We left early, couldn't stand it anymore. The last straw was when some boorish employee rudely yelled at me because my dog was yelping a little. I was busy unleashing him to take him into our rv, then he yells at us, goes to other rvs and discusses us with other people. He was really standing there as to say, "I told them". We never did get a refund
for the two days we didn't stay. Also, there is too much shade in this park. The weather was slightly chilly those two weeks, which made it freeeezing in that park. Never again will I stay there. We camped here in a camper.
Really liked this place. It is almost empty in the summer time, but very clean, super nice managers who were very helpful. The spaces are ample in size and the pull throughs are like 70 feet long; plenty long to park the RV and an over sized truck. It is close to shopping and the road noise is almost non-existent. They have a nice clean pool, laundry, and there is a park about 1/4 mile away for bike riding with paved bike trails. This place is a 10 in my opinion. Internet is fast and easy to log onto. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice, clean, well kept park! The staff is very friendly and competent. We were here during the summer so no snowbirds, had the place all to ourselves. The entire resort is tastefully landscaped. Easy in and out and close to everything including the beach, downtown Naples and fine dining, all within 10 minuets. We will definitely come back to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean, very well maintained resort. The staff was just tremendous. The laundry room was immaculate. The pool is outstanding. The resort was empty for the most part while we were there. The 9 instead of 10 is only because of the road noise outside of the resort. They are right off of 41 which is a busy road. Great proximity to Naples and Marco Island. Would stay here again when we are in Naples. No public showers which doesn't matter to us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wi-fi was waiting for parts. Campground was very clean, and my wife told me that she believed the workcampers were the best we've ever had escort us, etc. In fact he returned and trimmed palm tree limbs from brushing against coach. Super clean and neat. Close to all of Naples. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Free Wi-Fi. speedtest.net says 24 ms ping, 12.2 Mbps down and 4.7 Mbps up. I have never seen this kind of speed in an RV park, and it is password protected. Water pressure is 65 PSI. They use a lawn service to keep the grounds manicured. The laundry has 4 almost new commercial washers and 4 almost new commercial dryers at $1.00 per cycle. The dryer got my towels dry in one cycle. Amenities include full hook-ups, pull-through sites and back-ins to handle the largest motor homes, 5th wheels, and travel trailers, landscaped cement pads and paved drives. I think this is the nicest RV park I have ever stayed in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I stayed here in the past and loved it. Now it seems there is truly something going wrong here. The place is not kept up the way it used to be, the friendly groups have gone. This is a nice resort and we hate to see this !! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Also stayed here last year. New owner and managers are very courteous and helpful. Park is well maintained and clean. Lots of activities and great people abound. Will return next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very nice. We did not feel the friendly atmosphere of the past. The park has been sold to new owners and have new managers that are not very friendly. We did not enjoy our stay and will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is quite a place. There were no surprises, other than it was nicer than anticipated. Each contact whether by phone or e-mail was very positive. The sites are paved, landscaped, and well maintained. The staff could not have been better or more attentive. The Wi-Fi was always available and fast. A week here in the off season was delightful. We shall return!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are fantastic, staff is great. If you are totally self contained and like close neighbors this place is wonderful. But there are really no restrooms or showers available unless you use the ones in your RV. Sites are paved and shaded but they are on top of each other. Big slide outs are almost a problem since the sites are so close. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week in early December planning to move on to Miami. We left the park and moved to Ft Myers for a week to have repairs made on our motorhome. While there we decided that we liked Neapolitan Cove RV Resort so much that we returned and spent an additional two weeks there over the holidays. The staff was friendly, the park nicely landscaped, extremely well kept, and we felt at home there. The park is conveniently located close to markets, stores and restaurants. The first time we were there we stayed in a pull through site that we liked very much. On our return we stayed in a back in site that was also very nice. The park is pet friendly, and we had no trouble walking our two small dogs. We would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are close together but beautiful palms and foliage act as a buffer, clubhouse is small, pool is very small, the whole park is small BUT location, location, location! You can walk or bike to handy shopping, we biked almost every day to downtown Naples. The staff is exceptionally friendly and makes you feel like family. We LOVED our stay here and hope to return next year for longer time. They have two rates: the cheapest rate puts you on an outside stone wall right next to highway 41, noise might be a factor for some. The staff works hard to provide activities for their guests and they work very hard on keeping the park beautifully maintained. The park gets completely full in January and February so book early! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for the month of September. This is small but beautiful and extremely well maintained Resort. There is easy access for big rigs in the pull-throughs, and there is shopping, restaurants, well just everything is right at hand and easy to get to. The summer managers went out of their way to ensure our stay was pleasant. When we had problems with our rig the managers provided assistance to remedy the situation, they suggested sites to see and suggested best place restaurants where, we just can't thank both of them enough. This resort is a must if you are in the area. We plan to return in the future, perhaps extending our stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great, Great Resort. Extremely friendly owners,who were very helpful with info of area. Well maintained resort with beautiful landscaped sites and concrete pads. All the facilities were very clean and well maintained. Would highly recommend this resort to anyone who is visiting the area of Naples, Sanibel and Marco Island. Would most definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice park, the services all worked well and it is well maintained and landscaped. Very low noise level even though it's right on the busy Tamiami Trail. The pool (small but sufficient), clubhouse, and laundry room were all very nice. The management and staff were helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our 2nd winter here. It's very expensive. Sites are narrow and close together, but landscaping between sites helps. Some sites flood when it rains hard. Has a small pool, small laundry, restrooms, but no showers, a nice club house, lots of activities. That being said it's rather clicky. Lots of Canadians. It is the closest RV park to Naples. Liked it, but we won't stay again because of the cost. Have to pay in full before you arrive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful campground. The management is ok. The owners can be very rude at times whenever you see them on the campground. You're being watched for every move you make. Everything is reported to the manager the wrong way.They do expect you to participate . If you don't you're not welcome. No shower and the pool is no bigger than a bathtub. The clubhouse is much too small.They want you to trust them but they don't trust you. This is the only park that we know that wants your money before you get there the following season. Unbelievable. If you don't belong to their clique you're not welcome. I won't be back in this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is well maintained, and on site personnel are very friendly. We had a great time until the [so called] owners appeared. They seemed to care more about club friends than the people who were paying to stay for a while, not just a weekend. The owner was very rude and had offended quite a few people while we were there. This is not the type of behavior a owner of such a beautiful park should have. This is no way a reflection on the couple who were running the park, they were very nice and helpful and even helped us set up after their work hours. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean and well groomed park. Friendly group of people. Pool is small. No showers. No gym. Laundry. Park managers are friendly, helpful, professional and the reason we will consider seasonal next year. Seasonal rate is fair for what is offered. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice clean, quiet campground. I would not describe it as a family campground since there are no facilities for children. It is geared for older people with a motor coach. It is the first campground we have come across that does not provide bathroom or shower facilities, you have to use your RV's facilities. It is well situated two miles from downtown Naples and four miles from its pier. Shopping is well catered for by a Wal-Mart and Publix stores close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very friendly, beautifully landscaped campground with easy access into and from within the park. Sites are large and paved. They have just completed the pool, which appears quite nice but is not yet open. The park is located on a main road, so there is quite a bit of road noise, especially on the row closest to the street. The wifi was flaky, cutting out a few times each day. The technical support person tried to help but could not fix the problem. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Newer ownership, great managers, new landscaping lead to an enjoyable stay. New facilities are under construction and should be completed by March 2008. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is easy access off U.S. Highway 41. Sites and interior roads are paved. The landscaping was beautiful. The park is under new ownership and management. Both the owners and managers were wonderful. The park has been completely renovated. A new clubhouse is being constructed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pool was not clean. Hot tub was worse. Small laundry room for size of park and requires new machines. Dusty park. No flowers. Management attitude if you have a problem/concern is "if you don't like it, leave". Found owner arrogant and rude. Good library. We would not recommend or return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The last campground in Naples before Everglades City and the Everglades park. So it is a bit remote from the city, but good for heading south. Nice wide sites with concrete pads and full hookups. Wide streets make backing big rigs easy. The highway noise was noticeable in our transient site. Ask for a more interior site to keep the traffic noise low. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well maintained, private, adult campsite. Wide streets, wide sites. No one in office on Saturday or Sunday, someone from the maintenance staff saw us and got us our site number but we might have waited if no one noticed us. Our site was close to the Tamiami Trail but was surprisingly quiet. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful resort and very convenient to the Isles of Capri and Marco Island. There are not a lot of activities; mostly party related during our stay. The only internet access was using the wi-fi in the clubhouse. Our site couldn't have been further from the clubhouse so it was not convenient at all. Most of the motor homes here are very high end but the owners and other renters were extremely nice. Each lot is landscaped with privacy and some shade in mind. There is only one usable shower for each gender as the second available shower is for handicapped use and the shower head is not adjustable at the 3 1/2 foot height. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground with lots of activities for class A motorhomes. Very friendly owners, and you are welcome to participate in activities. Some events there is a charge. This is a great area since Marco Island and Naples are near by. Rate is based on a monthly rate. Will return. Can't beat the nice weather. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You can only own or rent within Pelican Lake if you have a Class A motorhome. If you have any question about this call the office and ask before making a reservation. I have owned here for 12 years and do not plan on selling. There are about 289 sites in the park. Most are owned by people who stay on their site during the winter, generally Dec. to April. Some owners own more than one site and rent out these sites either through the on-site rental agency or directly to others. Other owners (for whatever reason) do not stay on the site they own and therefore rent it out via the two contacts listed below or directly themselves. Check out two websites. One is from the realtor/rental agent who generally has the short-term rental sites available: http://www.pelicanlakemotorcoachresort.com. The second website is from an owner who also connects potential renters with owners. http://pelicanlakervresort.com. The roads are all paved and two coaches can pass easily. There is also a sidewalk on the main road which encircles the large lake (no swimming). The lake has three fountains. There is a beautiful swimming pool and hot tub at the clubhouse. There is no “store” but there are many stores of all descriptions within a few miles. Why are site rents high? Please know that sites are roughly valued at between $100,000 and $400,000. Taxes vary, but $1400 - $2000 per year is a good range. Add to these two costs the home owner association dues of $3720/year. Then consider that the rental agency takes a 20% fee and the county requires a 10% tax for any rental less than 6 months. Knowing these costs you can begin to see why the first $60 - $80 or so in daily rental fees just covers the owners cost, fees and rental taxes. Park management and owners create and offer many social activities to owners and renters. The owners also host two RV shows each winter at the large parking lot next to the clubhouse. About a dozen Class A coaches are brought into the park to be shown to the public as well as persons in the park. Pelican Lake RV Resort is truly a resort. The sites are large and varied, at least 55 feet wide and 90 feet long. A 10 x 10 coach house is on each lot. Renters should ask if their rental includes use of the coach house. Many of these coach houses have been outfitted with a toilet, shower and/or washer/dryer, and may be air conditioned. Others have cooking facilities, and I believe one even has a bathtub. Many owners have golf carts for in-park transportation. Renters can ask if one comes with their site or rent one from a nearby company. The landscaping is awesome with many types of palm trees as well as other plantings. Trash is picked up daily at each site by park employees. There are tennis courts and shuffleboard courts. Generally speaking, RV’ers discover the park by happenstance and come in and rent for a short time. They discover all the park has to offer and come back the next winter for a month or longer. After a few years or less they may decide to buy. I hope this helps you in determining if this is an RV park suitable for your needs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We recently flew from Virginia to Orlando in April and purchased a new coach and decided Pelican Lake would be the "maiden voyage." This was truly a resort and was immaculate and the personnel were very friendly and helpful. Although our motorhome was "low end" compared to 95% of the other coaches here, we met nothing but friendly fellow RV'ers. We would definitely come back again. What a great memory! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in a waterfront site. It was gorgeous! Nice pool, great staff, good location near Naples, Sanibel/Captiva. If there was an eleven on the scale, this would be a candidate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this resort. We went out of our way to stay here on the recommendation of many coach owners and Millinnium Luxury Coaches. We were going to stay 3 days and ended up staying 10 days. We were invited to attend Sunday Brunch when we arrived and it was wonderful. The sites are big and very nice. We are considering purchasing a lot because we liked it so much and there is so much to do in the area. I would highly recommend to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Delightful staff. Close to Marco Island and Naples. We were the only renter there during this off season. Since it is the off season, there was no security guard, but the gate is keypad operated. We didn't have any problem with the lack of a guard. Back in sites are plenty large for big rigs. Everything is nicely landscaped. Major drawback is lack of Wi-Fi except in the clubhouse. And, it's pretty expensive given the off season. We were there three nights and will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The landscaping and park are superb. The location is excellent between Naples and Marco Island. Well situated for golf nearby. Would definitely stay here again. A park others could aspire to be like. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This is my new standard for a rating of 10. The owners and staff are very friendly, the sites are beautifully landscaped and provide plenty of privacy. Area beaches and restaurants provide plenty of things to do, and the weather is almost always good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was really a ten out of ten. The location between Marco Island and Naples gave us the opportunity to see all the local attractions without wasting time driving. The pool and spa were spotless, the people and staff very nice and helpful. The lake spot we were given was beautiful. We will surely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We immediately fell in love with this park. The lush tropical landscaping gives each lot an island feel. Despite what I had heard and read, the people here were super friendly. If you don't like motorcycles, especially loud ones, you might find this to be less than paradise at times. However, I found the motorcycle owners to be respectful of others most of the time. The park is well kept and is probably one of the top two or three in the entire country for beauty and weather. I highly recommend that you spend a week or a few months here. I'll be back for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very high end luxury RV resort for class A large diesel motorhomes. Beautifully done and landscaped lots mostly privately owned but some are for sale in the $200-$400K range with about 40% on the lake front which is very beautiful and well landscaped. It is like going to a very nice golf country club. We have a nice Monaco Dynasty 40' tag which we think is great but it was definitely in the lower end of the MHs there with an abundance of Prevosts, Newells, Beavers and other super high end coaches. They require you have a luxury motor home to use the facilities. It is very clean and the staff is nice and leaves you alone. Off season was $60 which I consider very reasonable considering the large lot of 60' x 120' done with paver's, planters, exotic palm trees and tropical landscaping. It probably deserves a 10 but it was a bit too sterile and neat for us. Note the west end is too close to the highway and somewhat noisy. I recommend it highly to those that are looking for something like this and we will probably visit again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV Resort is a true 10. We stayed here 2 nights and it felt like a resort. Most all units are upper end and sites are kept sparkling clean. Sites are privately owned and easily rented before January. After January its pretty much booked by the owners. Will stay here again when ever in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful upscale resort for motorcoaches with most sites on the lake. All lots are private ownership, with some in the rental pool. We stayed on a beautiful wedge shaped lot #4855 on a cul de sac peninsula looking out over the lake, fountain and club house in the distance. Very very spacious lot and landscaping with brick pavers. Owner had left patio chairs and table which we used for our Thanksgiving dinner with relatives. Six year old grandson stayed with us part of the time and enjoyed the pool for many hours every day. Spoke to lots of owners here. Brought appetizers to their BYOB gathering at the club house the day after Thanksgiving. Always found folks waving as we drove by when entering or leaving the resort by car, or bicycling within the resort. Never hurts to be outgoing and wave at them. Our site was satellite friendly for DirecTV and Datastorm; many sites might not be. We were allowed to drive around and pick a lot from a short list of lot numbers. Average of $74 for an eight night stay was cheaper that we paid at a KOA in St Petersburg! We would definitely come back here again. Among the upscale motorcoach resorts, this site topped them all. Their season is just starting, and their planned activities increase during the next few months. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A truly great RV facility with very good amenities. However: No Wi-Fi !!! Yikes. I guess our fellow Prevost owners can't find the funds to properly wire the park? We rate this the second best RV facility in Florida, (behind Riverbend, near Naples). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very expensive during the winter but worth the money. Sites are very large and beautifully landscaped. For the best views of the man-made lakes, choose a site on a cul-de-sac. People are very friendly. You must call ahead for reservations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this place. All of the individually owned spots are a bit different, but all are very spacious and private. You have a choice of lakeside view, or off lakeside. We took lakeside and enjoyed the fountains and birds. People we met were very friendly. We would definitely go back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 3 months last winter and it was our biggest rving mistake. The only good things about this resort are the paved roads and the fishing. This so called resort isn't anything like a resort should be. The exercise room consisted of 5 pieces of yard sale equipment, the library had outdated books, the clubhouse was vacant most of the time, the activities almost non-existent (unless it was a byob). Now let's talk about the people. This is the biggest collection of jones' I've ever seen. These people look down at any renter that comes in because you don't own a lot. In order to fit in with these phony people you must bring your harley (regardless of your age), your custom golf carts, and don't forget your bottle of booze. We would much rather stay at an rv resort with real people who don't think they have to impress eveyone else. This park has no soul. We will never return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Class A only park with approximately 184 sites, 20 of which have been purchased thus far. Staff very friendly and wants your business. They told us the majority of their business is now rentals. The original goal of company was site sales. The club house is very large and well kept. It has a workout room that has every machine one could imagine. All RV Parks are expensive in season in this area but for the same price we could have stayed at a real "10" within 5 miles. Spacing between sites is OK but close for the price paid and lack a picnic table if that's important. WiFi is not robust at all particularly for a park desirous of a great reputation. We would definitely use this Park again --- if a spot is not available short term at the "10". We were only there for a couple nights and were not able to participate in any of their multiple activities. Everyone we encountered were very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This Motorcoach Park is set up so nicely. The clubhouse and its hosts and hostesses were very friendly and accommodating. Our site was on the canal. We enjoyed our stay, though brief, very much. We will return in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Class A only park, located right off 41 in south Naples. Entrance to the park is not well marked, and the location of the entrance is in a high traffic, 55mph blind spot, so be very careful. There are accidents frequently. Be prepared to hear emergency vehicles consistently. If you are sensitive to noise, request a site towards the back of the park, as the traffic noise from 41 is very loud 24x7. Convenient to Marco Island and a multitude of stores/shopping. Park offers full hook-up, paved sites with approximately 6 feet between rigs. Limited landscaping, but very well maintained. Clubhouse, 3 pools and spas, tennis court, fitness room and lots of planned activities throughout the winter season. The park allows outside vendors for RV repair, washing, waxing and even mobile dog washing. Additionally, they provide curb side trash pickup, daily complimentary continental breakfast, a weekly free poolside cocktail/appetizer mixer with live music as well as a weekly free happy hour meet & greet with a smorgasbord of appetizers. Wi-Fi in the park is virtually unusable most of the time. I found 1-4AM the exception, if you don't have an alternative data plan. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely resort with helpful and friendly staff. People are pleasant and, although there is not specific area for pets, people are walking them throughout the resort. Large pool by the clubhouse with two smaller pools, which are quiet. The grounds are immaculate and landscaping is lovely. We spend time here going to and from the Keys every year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice resort. We stayed for a week and had a very nice view of the canal. Luckily, the place was basically empty when we were there otherwise we would have had a problem walking our dogs. Dogs are not allowed to walk on other sites and there is not a dog walk. Unsure where you are supposed to walk the dogs. We walked on empty sites. The staff was practically invisible, but we never needed anything. It was a nice location and we enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Where do I start? When we checked in we where greeted by the staff, Guest Services Mgr, General Manager, Activities director and the cute young gal at the front desk with such warmth and friendliness. I couldn't believe it. Being far away from home (California) and family this was a nice surprise. Handed us a full package of things including an activity calendar for the month. They escorted us to our site. We arrived on a Friday and that happened to be Happy Hour meet and greet. We went only to see several other people that were either owners or people like us staying for a short while. All very friendly and age group ranged from 40s up. The park is very well kept. Ample room between RVs to enjoy time outside and look at the beautiful water feature, and watch or talk to others while they ride their bikes or walk around the park. Nice laundry facilities. Three pools. Located about 10 minutes from Marco Island. And close to many stores and restaurants. We can't wait to come back to see this exceptional staff /friends and park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
First class across the board. Everything paved; wide pads, interior roads. Nice laundries, pools, good staff. All utilities, Wi-Fi, air card everything worked fine. 15 minutes to Naples, 10 to Marco. Considering the rates in S. Florida, this one isn't out of line, because you really get what you pay for. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent the month of February at this RV resort. Of the more than 125+ campgrounds we've stayed at, this is clearly the BEST! The sites are large and open. The facilities, including 3 pools, are excellent. The park is extremely well-maintained. The staff is friendly and involved. Many activities bring those staying at the resort together. Centrally located for Naples, Marco Island, Fort Meyers, the Everglades and even Miami. We will be returning next year for at least a month, and probably longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is only the 2nd TRUE RV resort we have visited. They also offered a FMCA discount. This park is so impressive from the moment you go into the office to register. The staff could not be any friendlier to their guests. After being escorted to our creek side site the staff stayed to make sure everything was hooked up correctly and we understood. The club house is gorgeous with a state of the art fitness center and movie theater. There are activities planned; however, we were there only a short time and did not participate, but they looked very fun. The 3 pools with spas are fantastic, not to mention the tennis courts! We even roller-bladed in the resort. It was an easy launch with our kayaks up Henderson Creek. The everglades park is very close as is Marco Island. We will be back, and I suggest if you are looking for an incredible experience you book ASAP! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely RV park, but only for Class A motorhomes. Three nice pools with huge tiled showers. The grounds are impeccable. Shaded sites are available, depending upon where you are situated. Not necessarily shaded by trees but the direction of the sun. There are plenty of palm trees throughout the park. The park is a gated community. There are a lot of activities going on every day and night. We will definitely stay here again, although traffic in Naples was horrendous. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely park, great location. We were on the lake (pond) and had beautiful sunsets every nite. The clubhouse and facilities are all first class. Staff is friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at all of the other area "resorts" and this is certainly equal to all of them. The lot owners are extremely friendly, and there was no push to purchase, in fact no one even mentioned it. Wi-Fi was strong, the grounds immaculate and the pool heated. Nice lot sizes, with plenty of space between you and your neighbor. Beautiful clubhouse, with a theater and gym. We stayed on a lakefront lot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fabulous RV park. We got an extended stay rate plus a discount. It is not crowded as its really a park that is just coming into its own. There are three beautiful pools, a nice club house, a boat ramp and a tennis court. Everything is new. The club was just built a couple of years ago and was recently acquired by Signature Resorts. I would highly recommend staying here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been camping since 1972 and this was by far the most beautiful of all. This was truly a first-class resort. The three, well-kept pools and hot tubs are beautiful with the main pool over-flowing unto a sand beach by the lake. The main recreation center has an exercise room, theater, pool table room, and dining and meeting room. Landscaping and the entire facility is absolutely stunning. Laundry facilities were very clean and the entire area was very well maintained. Support-staff was very friendly. One can feel totally safe in this gated and guarded resort. Loved it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Arguably, the top RV park in the Naples area. Many claim resort but few live up to that expected standard. This one does, and, we've stayed in, or seen most of the popular Naples parks. Immaculately clean, professionally landscaped, and maintained, plenty of maneuver room, smooth paved roads, and ample elbow room on the sites. Our back in site was easy to back into. Two minor issues. One the WiFi was not yet fixed during our ten-day stay. Secondly, the entry gate was initially set for to be open for ten seconds and was experiencing some excessive bounce back on opening. One evening, it hit our driver's side mirror. The gate guard reported it and early the next morning the maintenance person fixed it. The resort's management clearly took quick corrective action and was very apologetic. If you prefer the high end parks this one will not disappoint. Our rate reflected a group of eight pricing. We plan to return for several days again next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice new park. Has all the bells and whistles. Looking to sell lots so you will meet the local sales agent, but it's very low key. To the south of Naples so it's easy to get to the Everglades. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great resort. The current owner is updating with new internet through out the resort which takes time. They did get the internet up and was running great. The staff were very nice and helpful. The entertainment is second to none. Thanks Signature for a great stay. We will return next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Simply fantastic!!! This is a newer resort and from last year when we where here there are a lot of owners now landscaping the lots and the resort is still adding lush flowers and trees. First class, first rate resort with friendly staff, great fishing, boat access and a beautiful clubhouse with all the bells and whistles. Billiard room, movie theatre, card room, great room and lots of events and activities each week. The "free" cookout was a real nice touch and let people get to know one another. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice new park. They have a lot of amenities and everything is well kept. Wi-Fi didn't work while we were there but they're putting in a new system. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For such a ritzy resort (3 pools, state of the art fitness room, 18 seat movie theater, live entertainment almost every week), to not have WiFi working for 10 days is a disappointment. Every thing else was fantastic. It's gated, guarded and the grounds are beautiful. No campfires or fire pits allowed. Two sets of laundry facilities (HE washers), and free hors d'oeuvres and drinks every Friday night. We used the pools which were kept way too hot, especially the lap pool. Temperature was over a hundred degrees, it was like swimming in hot bath water! Some people would like that, I'm sure. The main pool is called an "infinity" pool because one edge has no containment and the water drops off to recirculate. There are cabanas at every pool. There is a small beach onsite as well. Sites are extremely spacious but there's not much shade from the palms. They are also interested in selling sites but there was zero pressure to buy. Location is further from downtown Naples, you can't bike from here, but you are closer to the Everglades. We loved this place even if the WiFi didn't work! (They are getting new towers and new equipment within the next couple of weeks.) This used to be the Monaco Coach exclusive resort before Monaco went under. We will definitely return to this gorgeous resort. THIS is a resort! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is wonderful. It is a true resort for Class "A" only motorhomes. This place is a true "10". Pads very large and sites are fully landscaped. Clubhouse has everything with a beautiful pool, spa, workout room, showers, laundry, etc. There is continental breakfast every morning in the clubhouse. We only stayed one night, but will return for longer stay next Winter. Pricey, but worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent the month of February at the park and were there for the grand opening. It is a very nice park for class A rigs only and kept spotless by the park employees. We used the hot tub almost everyday and it was always spotless. There are three separate pools and hot tubs on the property. The park hosted a number of events during the month that we were there and we had a great time. We would stay here again anytime. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is gorgeous and brand new! Spacious sites, all are back-in and you have to meet restrictions to get in so you will have great neighbors. No trailers, 5th wheels or tents and your rig has to be 35 feet or larger. The park was started by Monaco Coach before the RV shakeout and was then bought by Morgan RV Resorts who finished it. Everglades are close, beaches are not far and super restaurants close also. Great shopping and even a Wal-Mart for those so inclined. Very friendly staff and they seem to encourage a return visit, which we will likely do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here the first day that the resort was officially opened at a special rate. This is a true RV resort not a campground. If you are looking for beautifully landscaped, paved, level sites, then this is it. The fitness center equipment was excellent. The entire staff went out of their way to ensure we had a great stay. We would definitely stay here again if the rate stays within our price range. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Negatives: cable provided but very few channels unless one gets an adapter from the local cable company, no wifi at site, expensive (nightly rate reflects discounted rate for a week's stay). Positives: Immaculate resort, three pools, two hot tubs, exercise room, small golf course, beautiful clubhouse, activity building for the many groups, clubs, and get-togethers. We would gladly stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice park but the Wi-Fi is not at your site. We tried using the Diamond clubhouse which is what we were told to do. The Wi-Fi was intermittent. After two minutes it would throw you off. Very frustrating when your trying to do business. The main club house also has Wi-Fi, unfortunately when the reality office closes on the weekend this club house if also closed and you can't use it. Park is very clean the people are very friendly. Would like to come for a longer stay but we need to have Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our stay was excellent. Lots to do in the park, active sports groups etc. Also close to other activities outside the park. Only negatives were that they weren't keeping the pools as clean as they had in the past. Although they don't ban children this is clearly a park for older active adults. There are no playground facilities We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful, beautiful RV park, landscaped to an immaculate standard, restrooms are fantastic, facilities are great and they have a 9 hole par 3 course which is OK but if you are used to playing an 18 hole par 72 course in good condition then you will be underwhelmed. It is geared up for the long term resident rather than a short stay. The park has a calendar of events which is fantastic, from coffee mornings to golf so there is something for everyone and the park staff and guests are incredibly friendly. The reason I gave it an 8 is that you cannot really cycle out from the park to anywhere. It is on a busy road and you really have to take your car to visit anywhere in the area. The other reason is that there is only Wi-Fi in the communal club houses. When you are paying $90 a night that is incredibly disappointing. Would I go back? No but I would recommend it to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are about 530 sites in this park. Most are owned by people who stay on their site during the winter, generally Dec. to April. Some owners own more than one site and rent out these sites either through the on-site rental agency or directly to others. The developer has a few sites, and may rent these through the rental office as well. Check out two websites. One from the owners at http://www.silverlakesrvandgolfresort.net/outside_home.asp. The other is from the realtor/rental agent who generally has the short-term rental sites available: http://www.silverlakesrvresort.com. The realtor’s phone is: (800) 843-2836. Contrary to other reviews, there are 13 long pull-through sites at Silver Lakes. The realty office generally has 1 or 2 for rent. These sites are about 120 feet long and about 45 feet wide. I own one of these. I do not rent my site. The cement surface is large enough for two 40 foot Class A coaches, 4 cars, a 12 x 15 foot screen room, and a 6 x 10 shed, all between the two sidewalks (only 1 RV is permitted on each lot). The roads are all paved and two coaches can pass easily. There is also a sidewalk on all main roads (not on cul-de-sacs). There are 3 swimming pools, a golf course, two club houses, tennis courts, and more. There is no “store” but there are many stores of all descriptions within a few miles. Why are site rents as stated? Please know that sites are roughly valued at between $90,000 and $150,000. Taxes vary, but $1400 - $1700 per year is a good range. Add to these two costs the home owner association dues of $188./mo., or $2256/year. Then consider that the rental agency takes a 20% fee and the county requires a 10% tax for any rental less than 6 months. Knowing these costs you can begin to see why the first $50 - $75 or so in daily rental fees just covers the owners investment, fees and taxes. The strength of the park are the owners, the Board of Directors, and the Activities Committee that provides multiple daily and evening activities from January through March. Renters can be members of the Activities Committee. Please see the owners website to become more aware of all the activities. Generally speaking, RV’ers discover the park by happenstance and come in and rent for a short time. They discover all the park has to offer and come back the next winter for a month or longer. After a few years or less they decide to buy. Please know the park also allows park models of 1000 to 1400 sq. ft., plus a 250 sq. ft. (screened/covered) porch depending on the lot size. I hope this helps you in determining if this is an RV park suitable for your needs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is one of the finest parks we have ever been in, but also the most expensive. Since we were in Naples to visit relatives, we didn't use the facilities and can't comment on them. It is a beautiful park, but way over priced. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a superb park. They have a well-maintained, easy access facility with everything you would want. Pool, their own golf, and many activities that you can sign up and attend. This park is not geared toward children although they would be welcome. We would stay here anytime again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding facility, one of the best, and possibly the best, we have stayed at. Clean large sites, excellent landscaping, wonderful pool, fun social activities, convenient location. Only minor complaint is that Wi-Fi is not available at each site, although we did access it from the club house. A top rating from our family for this resort. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful, well kept resort with most lots arranged around 2 small (yes, there are fish) lakes or around a fairly challenging executive golf course. Despite what is stated in a prior review, there are approximately a dozen pull through sites towards the rear of the park and they are enormous. As with many FL snowbird resorts, there aren't many kids but they are welcome and in evidence. The lake site we were on had full hookups on both sides of the site allowing a 5ver to back in and see the lake or a MH to pull in and see the lake. Wi-Fi is available at the 2 clubhouses and at your site if you are within range of the clubhouse. Many social activities, 2 pools & spas with a 3rd one staked out for construction. An easy drive to the Marco beaches or the many many Naples' beaches We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What the previous reviews say is absolutely true. I am a picky clean and neat person and this is truly a gem. Besides Gold Canyon in Ariz this is my favorite. 5 miles from Naples and two from Marco Island. I would bet this place is full in the winter. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a fabulous RV Resort, in every way. WiFi was an issue, as I was on business in Marco Island, but was assigned a lot only 100 yards from the clubhouse, where WIfi was available. The grounds were meticulously landscaped, and even though it was the off-season, everything was spotlessly clean. There is a beautiful pool and spa, nice big clean bathrooms and showers. There are no pull throughs, but each lot seems to have hookups on both sides, for convenience. I have only found one RV Resort nicer, and the other was priced three times as much as this. I WOULD LOVE TO VISIT AGAIN, AND STAY LONGER. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the nicest resorts we have stayed at. It was beautiful. We took a walk everyday on the paved streets. They allowed us to wash our motorhome, which is unusual. But they said they like everyone to look clean. We had driven from Mi so ours was a bit dirty. We would definitely stay here again. The pool area was really nice. Not crowded, and no kids. The rec room is also nice, and we met a lot of friendly people there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a well maintained resort. Front desk personnel is extremely helpful. Guides take you to your site. All facilities are very clean. Some sites are a long way from the pools, but parking is available. Sites are large. We will come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this park nice big lots although the one we had was just a little tight get into but once you did there was tons of room with water and electric on both sides of the pad. Very quiet, nice friendly staff and all the people walking around, etc were friendly. Definitely recommend this park and we will most likely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The nightly rate I've quoted is actually a lie, because we didn't stay at this park, even though we'd reserved a site, and had shown up on the day we were to start our stay. But once we arrived, we were surprised to learn there was no wifi access from the site we'd been assigned (we'd have to go to one of the club houses to get online). And there was no feeling of "warmth" between the sites. The landscaping was so-so (certainly nothing to give us a sense of privacy) and the ambiance of the park -- although clean and tidy -- was just that: sanitary. Since I have a voice disorder, and rely heavily on internet communication, access to wifi is vital and the Trailer Life listing for this park was misleading: we believed we'd have access to the internet, via wifi. Regretably, we were brand new to RVing, so we paid for the site before we saw it, and before we learned that access to the internet wasn't going to be possible from our RV. We let the office know of our need for WiFi (or at least an internet connection from our RV) and they suggested we contact Comcast to get service from them. Rather than being generous in their attitude, the park owners/managers wouldn't release us from our "commitment" to stay with them, despite the fact that it was peak season. We wound up paying them our deposit ($400+) for the privledge of driving around their park and deciding we couldn't comfortably stay there. Despite this parks excellent ratings, we suggest new campers take a look before booking a site with these folks, because if it's not a "fit" for you, they really won't care. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Place is pricy but lacks for nothing. Level, cement pads with full hook up. WI-FI avail at office and pool area. Two pools, 3 tennis courts, shuffleboard area, hot tub and showers/rest rooms at these facilities and could be a bit of a walk to them depending on where you're parked. We were 39' w/4 slides and PLENTY of ROOM for rig and tow vehicle. Great tennis matches each morn - just show up. Lots of planned activities. Golf is exec course ( holes average about 120 yards w/water and wood hazards but price ( 15.00 for 9 ) is right/good for the area. People very friendly. Better deal is to come and stay longer than a week. The place is mostly long term renters or owner occupants. We enjoyed our stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I can't add much to what has already been said. Many campgrounds call themselves
"resorts" but this one really is one. If you have young children you may want to stay at the KOA down the road because Silver Lakes is a retirement community and there isn't much for children to do. But if you have an empty nest and love a beautiful peaceful setting, this is the place. And, if you think $50 is a little high for a campsite, check out the price at the KOA and other local campgrounds. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This is a very up scale RV park, also high dollar. Park is very clean and has everything
to play with. All sites are wide and long. I think two 45' motorhomes would fit on one site. Hookup's on some sites are on left and right side. You can back in or pull in on some lake side lots. Lots of trees and plants around each site. Two small lakes and nine hole golf course in park. Only restrooms are in two club houses. Anyone would be happy here! Great place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Condo park with rentals either through the developer or direct from an owner. Gated access. Waterfront or golf course sites. The average site is 50x90; Double wide concrete, level pads with balance of the site in grass (auto sprinkling). Pull through sites are huge and would accommodate two 40' rigs if one wanted. 9-hole executive golf course; tennis, fitness center, billiards, shuffleboard, 2 large pools and spas, 2 laundry rooms. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Excellent, modern, spacious park with wonderful facilities. 2 big swimming pools and 2 large club houses. Internet access in clubhouses, but only one line in each. Good laundry facilities. On the road to Marco Island. Excellent landscaping. Helpful staff. Excellent security. Very friendly. Upscale. Has its own 9 hole golf course on site. We camped here in a camper.