30 Parks near Alva, Florida
Feb 2017 - $15.00
The long entrance drive into the park afforded a longer bike ride and dog walk area on a quiet road. Due to the lack of playground equipment and other scheduled child activities there were no children present when we were there. Nice clean, well organized campground. There were boat docks and boat launches. Very scenic river views from all campsites, they are all on the waterfront. Picnic table with a lean-to shelter. We will be returning soon. - Sunnie-Wheelhouse
Oct 2016 - $15.00
Interagency 50% discount rate for nine nights. Site was a large, level, paved back-in site with on-site water and 50 amp service. A dump station is available in the park. We had good satellite reception and good Verizon cell and data reception. This is a very nice COE park that is convenient to Ft Myers. It is very quiet at night. We would stay here again. - Dave51
Dec 2015 - $15.00
Senior rate for a five night stay. Site was a level, paved, back-in site with water and 50 amp electric. We had good satellite reception and good Verizon cell/MiFi reception. The park has a dump station. The site has a large covered picnic table. The park is well maintained. We would stay here again. - Dave51
Feb 2015 - $23.00
We swung by looking for a future campground. It was very promising with a well wooded entrance. We stopped at the office to get literature, the keeper talked to us, she was very nice, we got permission to go to the RV park and take a look. We drove through nice woods and came out to the RV park and there it was, a loop on the open plains, no trees, and the motor homes sardined in full sun with no trees or brush. I was so disappointed we just left. For those that don't mind, the inexpensive rate may be fine. - drsolo
Mar 2011 - $23.00
Riverside Retreat has a campground/RV park open to all. Also hosting a camp for churches, organizations, schools, etc. the campground/RV park is separate from that camp area. Situated on the Caloosahatchee River, Riverside Retreat's motto is, "It's the Nature of the Place." It is a quiet park in a natural setting. You may spy gopher tortoises, bobcats, or armadillos on any of the hiking paths. Canoe or kayak the Caloosahatchee. The roads and sites are not paved, but it is a full hook-up campground with a friendly staff. We highly recommend this little gem of a campground. We visit every winter. - Dawn1955
Apr 2016 - $82.00
What a beautiful place with very friendly people. It's kind of far out, but a Walmart, restaurants 5-8 miles away. Look forward to visiting again during "in" season when they have non-stop activities and restaurant and bar open. We stayed on a beautifully landscaped, shady lot on the lake just across from the pool and two spas. - PushingUS
Apr 2016 - $52.00
Riverbend is an upscale RV resort situated in a beautifully landscaped setting with large, paved, private sites. Many of the sites are privately owned, mostly by retirees who come to Florida for the winter. Ours was a pull-in, facing a lake with a fountain. We were there for three nights with a group of 15 other coaches that were scattered all over the park. (Probably due to the way the rental pool works.) Even though our group received a discount and it was off-peak season, we paid over $50 per night. (The restaurant was already closed for the season.) In peak season river sites are $140 per night. The fee does not include free WiFi, and our cable TV connection was poor. Landscapers woke us up at 7 AM, trimming trees and bushes. I would not stay here again because the park is not convenient to Fort Myers. Sanibel is over one hour away, and Fort Myers beach is close to an hour away as well. However, I imagine this would be a fun place to stay in peak season when the restaurant is open, especially if you're interested in getting involved in the activities and don't plan to drive into Fort Myers. - Lyn T
Apr 2016 - $83.00
We stayed at RiverBend from December through April. We arrived as renters and bought a lot before we left. The resort is away from the Fort Myers traffic and congestion but close enough to enjoy restaurants and the theater. We drive a 45F MH and access to the resort is east as is navigating around the resort and into the sites as the roads and sites are wide. As others have noted, the landscaping and grounds are lovely and the club houses are first rate. Utilities are good and the resort pays close attention to the quality of drinking water and waste water collection and processing. There is lots to do and if one is bored, it's their own fault. We found the people within the resort to be extremely friendly which prompted us to join the owner community. Renters and owners alike join in activities and most volunteer for one of the many "jobs" within the resort. Makes for a good sense of community. We decided we wanted a more permanent place within the resort. We will be returning here hopefully, for many more fun winters. - LvR
Dec 2015 - $50.00
We didn't do the daily rate, stayed a month for $700.
Beautiful, clean, friendly park but waaaaay overpriced.
Mostly permanent mobiles and "florida homes" with about 15% RV's.
Right on the river (from Lake O all the way to the Gulf at Ft. Meyers), with its own launch ramp and docks.
Joined some friends during our winter in "the south", just to check it out.
The entire place revolves around their "activities".....ain't my thing.
Management is stiff, formal, and unyielding, but "inmates" are very nice.
If you have the money and get excited over shuffleboard, this is the place. - MajorOz
Dec 2016 - $55.00
Stayed just one night while passing through. Check in was fast and easy, we were escorted to our site. Everyone in campground is super friendly. Sites are a little close but fine. - p2w
Mar 2016 - $38.00
This park is past it's prime. Dirty, grass is unkempt, old exercise room has rusted equipment. Mostly seasonal campers who have been coming for 30 yrs. We would not return. Rate is based on monthly stay. - Bunci
May 2015 - $42.00
They refused to offer us the off season 50% Passport America rate even though they are listed in the Passport America catalog.
The super-site we stayed on was plenty large and concrete at 100 ft long, and wide spacing between sites, but few if any trees to provide shade.
The bath house was clean and modern, but poorly ventilated with no air conditioning and very small cubicles for showers. They did have a door for privacy, but a shelf that could only hold a pair of sunglasses.
They advertise WiFi at the sites, but even with nobody here, the signal was super slow and weak. The clubhouse did have a computer and printer for use, and the WiFi at the clubhouse was good.
The clubhouse was large and modern with a small library and an exercise room. The pool and spa were fairly large and clean. Their brochure advertises a non regulation 9 hole golf course at the front of the property, but all we saw was a field of overgrown weeds.
The park is directly north of the power station, and it can clearly be heard day and night. If you want to go anywhere from here, you have to get on the expressway and drive for about 20 minutes. There really is nothing around here to look at or visit. The beach is a good 50 minute drive, with no traffic. It is a good place for an overnight stop if you are traveling.
We would not stay here again. The off-season rate of $42 a night was overpriced and not worth it. - RobtK
Feb 2017 - $27.00
This is a new park under construction with an opening date in the Spring 2017. I have not actually stayed there yet, but I have already made reservations for next winter season, 2017/2018. I am generally there about twice per week to check on the progress, and I have spent quite a bit of time with the owner/developer and his daughter who will manage the park once complete. It is a privately owned park, and the owners are making every effort to create a well maintained, landscaped, and pleasant park with wide interior roads. All sites will be paver bricks with patio. There is a large bathhouse with private showers and laundry facility. At the back of the laundry/bathhouse, which faces the pond, there is a small patio that will be screened in and house a small coffee bar. The park will have a heated pool and clubhouse along with an activities director to keep everyone as busy as they want. The Rec Center, which houses the office, exercise equipment room, and meeting room will also house a warming kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher to be used by resident groups in the park. The back of the Rec Center will lead to the swimming pool and a screened in porch. There is a beauty shop on site, and a restaurant and fresh vegetable store are planned. There will be a fishing pier on the pond and a walking path around it. Currently all the pads around the east of the pond are in. Today they were spreading top soil for the sod. There is an irrigation system for the grass. The shower/laundry facility is just about finished along with the clubhouse. The pool opens the 1st of March. Speaking with the manager she said they already have reservations for this coming March, and next year's winter season is starting to fill up. As we were making our reservations, our neighbors from our current park, came in and made reservations for next year as well. My intent with this review is to inform people, who may want to stay off the beaten SW Florida Snowbird path, that there is a new park for them to research. Rate given in review is for a 4 month daily rate. - Indy Glenn
Feb 2016 - $25.00
This older campground seems to be slowly deteriorating. Sites can be close or very spaced. Landscaping is neglected. The best part of this campground are the wonderful residents. There was no activity in the Chiki-Hut and few other activities. The Shuffleboard court is in sad shape with cracks and weeds growing through the court. The hot tub was a nice 102 degrees, but had lots of leaves in it. The pool was never above 72 degrees and usually empty. The was a problem with the water, and we had to find out from the neighbor not to drink it. We should have been informed by management The roads in the park are deteriorating and in need of repairs. Our site had a shared access with two other sites. The monthly rate was $730. We will not return. - Summer Minnesotan
Mar 2011 - $32.00
This is an older campground that boasts mature pine and palm trees and "grass" between sites. Quite a variation in site dimensions but mostly comfortable for spacing. Grass is not watered any more so is rather brown and sparse in the winter months. Nice paved streets and concrete parking slabs with side extension for table and chairs. Picnic tables provided. Perhaps 50% Permanent sites. Very friendly residents. Morning breakfast in Chiki-Hut by volunteers. Some activities. Shuffleboard, Horseshoe pits seldom used but in nice shape. Hot tub at 102, Pool at 80. Monthly rate about $650. Walking distance to Groceries. Closest spots a block from street making for rather quiet surroundings. - easydoesit
Nov 2016 - $63.00
The staff was very friendly and accommodating, we asked for a pull through site at the last minute and they found one without making a fuss. It was wonderful! It's a large over 55 park, mostly park models, with a section for RVs. Paved roads, and gravel parking area, with a concrete patio that ran almost the whole length of the rig. Good WiFi. No real shade, but it was fine with us, as we used the satellite for TV. There is no cable. Good electric/sewer/water hookups. We would stay here again without hesitation. - Vicki K
Apr 2016 - $17.00
We stayed here on the Passport America weekly rate of $120. This is south Florida at the end of the snowbird season. The rate is only good for a one week stay. We stayed here to be near North Trail RV in order to do an RV inspection for a client. Things got pushed back so we had to stay here two weeks. The park manager honored the PA rate for the second week! Awesome customer service!! This RV park is located at the back of the park in its own area. Dogs are allowed in the park area but not anywhere else. The rest of the place is park models. The sites are nice, rocks and shells with a big concrete patio. The rest is well-maintained grass. The park is nice. We will return if we have need to be in this area. - Howard Jaros
Feb 2016 - $72.00
This is about as good as it gets for RV resorts. Most, if not all, sites are owned by individuals. If you can rent from an owner, your cost would be about $40-50 a night. Through the resort, it is pricy (weekly rate $500). Sites are paved, back-in (with a few pull ins facing the lakes), nicely landscaped, and very wide and long. Electricity, water, and sewer were all in good condition. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Many owners and other residents volunteer to be gate greeters, opening the gates for new arrivals. We used our Verizon MiFi for internet. Cable TV available through the cable company. A nice book exchange is located in the laundry room. - DiplomatTraveler
Jan 2016 - $40.00
We chose Cypress Woods as it was very convenient to Northtrail RV center and we were shopping. That said, if we ever wanted to stay in the area again for any reason, Cypress Woods would be high on the list.
The park is very well kept, very well landscaped and the facilities are top notch. As it happens we knew people that own a lot there and we were included in a "burger bash" that took place while we were there. We found the people, almost all owners, very friendly, as was the staff.
As at least one other has already mentioned, it was difficult to reach anyone at the office to make and then confirm our reservation. At the time (November 2015) it seems they had just one lady with apparently too many responsibilities handling reservations. Once we did get ahold of her she was very nice and very accomodating.
There's a variety of site types, but most are heavily landscaped and very attractive. Some are on water, most are not. - JMonroe
May 2014 - $40.00
Excellent paved, level sites. Water, sewer, and electric worked well. Beautiful pools, showers, and clubhouse. The reservation office is hard to contact. Clerk wasn't always in during posted office hours. Had to make four calls to reach her. Entry gates are problematic when entering with a motorhome and tow car. Overall, a great resort with attractive individually decorated sites. Easy access from interstate. - User3617
Apr 2016 - $16.00
We came here based on reviews. Big mistake. The maintenance crew was excellent. The office manager was rude, arrogant, and probably a lot of other terms. The season was rainy, very rainy. CG can't be blamed for that, but we found that the office manager was so bad that we couldn't get any help with mud ruts and just plain mud. We talked with a great many of the residents who maybe were afraid to complain for fear of retribution from this manager. The entertainment was great, but most of it had already been sold during the previous seasons to to residents who had permanent units. The term "resort" means to me a "mobile home" park with non-permanent residents who lived there full time. We had problems with mail, water being shut off with no notice, and sign tied to a pole advising to boil water until further notice. Without any personal notice to residents, quite a few times the electric was off. WiFi was poor at the best. We were told most places charged for WiFi- not so in my experience. - capemaal
Apr 2016 - $17.00
We stayed in The Glenns area of this park which comprises of large grass sites with full service. The campground host and staff were very friendly and accommodating. There are a number of long term residences here but they are all very well kept and the residents are friendly and speak highly of their experiences staying here. A very nice park and we will be stopping here again. - Irish2
Mar 2016 - $40.00
We enjoyed a complimentary 4 day stay by attending the Fort Myers RV Show. We had a wonderful stay with time spent in the pool, playing bingo and watching the multitude of activities that were taking place as a result of a week long celebration of the park and its residents! The restrooms and showers were beautifully redone and very up-to-date. There was a problem with the water that you were not informed about until you drove out the entrance. Because of the rain, many of the sites were muddy grass because of the soft dirt. The staff and the residents were friendly and welcoming. It was a joy to stay here. - Summer Minnesotan