30 Parks near Alva, Florida
We did however find 30 campgrounds within 25 miles of Alva. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Alva in the left hand column.
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
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
Jun 2016 - $26.00
The bathrooms are disgusting, the same bulk of black hair stayed in the shower stall for the time I was there, which was a week. One weekend I could not access the bathroom because of the door code had locked. Well yes there is a manager on site but you can't ask her for anything after her hours she works which are 9am-3 pm. But she does spend lots of time at the pool drinking and talking about others along with other residents. Agreed very unprofessional but that is what Shady Acres likes. Maintenance is very good if you should need anything. Residents are very friendly and eager to help with whatever you might need. Laundry is new. Trash area has lots of wild life around it. There is also a rat infestation in the resort beware. - wildwoman1963
Nov 2015 - $24.00
Initial impression on the phone an hour away was that they didn't want us to come in. We arrived at 5:00 pm on the nose (office closing time) and they acted like it was midnight...they were very put out. The first quarter mile of driveway was horrendously bad and we really thought we were going to a dump. Then we make the final turn into the park and the "curb appeal" was amazingly beautiful. Then we meet the clueless and rude office staff only to be handed off to a very personable site escort. Talk about extreme conflicting first impressions...
After we settled, we walked the grounds. Occupancy rate at the moment is maybe 30% so it feels roomy. When the place fills up in a couple of months, it will be extremely crowded in here. I think we have the only pull-through site out of 300 sites. The sites are grassy and level and utilities are good, but it will be sloppy when wet. Landscaping is pretty especially in the front part of the park with the pool, pond, main facilities, etc. Facilities all look new and extremely clean.
$24/night is the "PA" rate. Not a true 50% rate because we had to pay $3.00 for electric and additional $ for WiFi (both are included at regular $42/nightly rate). This gives us a feeling of being nickeled and dimed to death.
We would stay again if we knew management had a better handle on customer service and the rate policies were cleaned up. We stayed at a bargain rate, but would have felt better paying more and not feeling like they pulled a fast one on us. - Full-Time Roamers
Mar 2015 - $38.00
The road into park was much worse than many dirt roads I have used while hunting. Have used park for 3 years, and it has gotten worse annually. Placed on inadequate location in old section with required 50a mp hookups. Sewer hookup higher than outlet on motorhome. Location tight for 42'. After a one-hour wait and 3 trips to office found manager making a personal call.
She arrived and in 15 seconds said space next to us would not be used. Upon arrival stayed for 30 days. Power not only on our spot but also on whole street kept going out. Park employee tried to identify problem without success. Did get electrical contractor for repairs; did fix some issues but we still had disruptions. Inexperienced manager kept saying it was our unit.
Manager very condescending to guests much older. She had no idea what was happening in her park. We along with others will not return next year. I would not recommend this park to anyone.
The newer section didn't seem to have problems. - trims
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This park is really nice, with long paved sites. There aren't as many trees as I would have liked to see for shade but you either will get the morning sun or afternoon sun depending on your site you select. We opted to be on Site 22 initially, which is on the water and changed as the afternoon sun was unbearable in the afternoon on patio side. We switched to Site 18 and we're glad we did as we could barbecue in the late afternoon for dinner and watch TV outside in the shade provided by motor home and awning. The campground itself is really clean, well maintained, and host was very nice and friendly. It was fun to watch the big yachts and fishing boats wait to go through the lock. This place does not have sewer hookups, but for us it was not a problem, but there is a dump station.There isn't a lot to do here, but if you just want to chill, this is a great place. We drove to Naples and Fort Myers for day trips. All in all, I would come back here to just relax and not do anything. Great park! - etp
Apr 2016 - $8.00
Nice campground on the waterway connecting Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf. Sites are level and well laid out and nicely spaced. You can fish in the waterway but otherwise no access such as swimming! - ournextstop
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Very clean, well kept COE park. The campground is located right at a lock & dam on the Okeechobee Waterway. Water/electric utilities worked great. You can walk down and view the boats going through the locks. There are lots of fishing docks available. We stayed here 6 nights. - jacknpeg
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
Apr 2015 - $15.00
We spent 3 nights here in a travel trailer. The campground host was very friendly and the grounds were very well kept. The bathroom facilities were clean. We love staying here on the river side watching the boats go through the locks. It is quiet and peaceful with lots of wildlife viewing. One of our favorite places. - Florida Bob
May 2014 - $12.00
This campground is located on the north side of the lock on the Caloosahatchi River. We live in Lehigh Acres Fl about 15 miles from our home. We love being on the River but cannot afford a home on the river. So we do the next best thing, We camp on the river. This campground is always clean and well taken care of. The restrooms and showers are always clean. Most of the sites are angled off the road for ease of access to back into the sites. This angle gives the sight a lot of privacy and an open view of the river. We have stayed in sight 23 and have also stayed on site 9. We have scheduled to go back at the end of September, October, and beginning of December. There are a few pull-throughs. The Camp Hosts are great and very helpful. They come by and check and see if you need anything. We highly recommend this campground. - Badmanrick
Jul 2015 - $25.00
We really enjoyed or stay here. Felt like we had the entire park to ourselves. Very clean pool, spacious site, and friendly front desk staff. Pet friendly, grounds mowed weekly, and friendly guests. Close to all shopping, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Outlet Mall and Camping World. Nice day drives to the beaches, so many to choose from. We originally planned a 1 week stay and stayed 16 days! Will be back! - rdmike
Mar 2015 - $31.00
This is a very friendly RV park with lots going on. But the sites are too close together. We had good reception with the free wifi. - A-J
Feb 2015 - $29.00
This is a nice 55+ RV resort located just off Cleveland Street (AKA Tamiami Trail). That road is busy during the winter season, but the park is set back far enough that road noise was not an issue. We stayed in the park for 10 days, and our rate reflects the discount for a week's stay and Good Sam. The park is a mix of seasonal and transient lots. Shopping of every nature is close by. The bathrooms and showers were newer, spacious, and kept immaculately clean. The laundry had multiple washers and dryers, for good reason--they were often busy. The pool was very nice and quiet. We enjoyed the free ice available at the bathhouse and the daily trash pick-up. The office was closed when we checked in (Tuesday 1 PM), but there was a note on the door with our campsite number. The office staff was very busy nearly every time I was there. I would have rated it higher if not for: (1) no shade, we had one very small palm on our lot, (2) narrow, short sites--we had to park our small car crosswise on our lot or along side the coach as our 27' motorhome took up most of the length of the site. Our neighbors were also close on each side. (3) waiting list for picnic tables--it was day 3 before we had a table delivered to our site. This park is a great value, as cheap or cheaper than the area State Parks, with more amenities. - RagTopDay
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
Apr 2015 - $35.00
We got to the park the last week of March so it was full, we took the last spot in the "supersites" area. Plenty of room for our 44' toy hauler with both the side & back patios open & our truck to park on the all concrete site with room under our awning for the motorcycle - still on the concrete.
The full timers that lived there year around as well as the snowbirds down for 2-6mo. were all very nice, friendly, & accepting of us. The staff were wonderful, helpful, & friendly! Once the park started to clear out with people heading back home, we asked to move to a new site for a better view & we were told "not a problem." Great place! - Lisanator
Feb 2014 - $32.00
The park is in a beautiful natural area of Florida. It is set on a narrow river that is filled with gators and fish. They offer canoeing, kayaking, and nature trails. The price of rentals is reasonable. The service is another matter. If you go on the weekends you'll wait for service and the staff is less than kind. The canoe/kayak staff didn't say hello, can I help you or anything. They were extremely rude to everyone I saw come up for service. FYI, the park is in the middle of nowhere so you should ensure that you arrive prepared. There are no restaurants, markets or convenience stores within 25 miles plus. Dirt pads and when it rains, you'll get muddy. As many of my reviews in the past have stated, this is another park that has spent next to nothing on the park in the way of maintenance or updating the tables, sites, swing sets, or anything else. Concrete picnic tables that have been there for decades are crumbling. The only upgrades have been up to the Camp Store and boat ramp. But, if you're looking for a way to see the "old Florida", the place is worth a few days. Try and stay here during the week. - wmrkl
Mar 2012 - $31.00
This is one of the most beautiful areas for canoeing, but creek was very low this time of year. Most of the campsites are very roomy and well spaced apart. The RV loops are further from the creek and boat launch. If you want RV hookups, Loop A is the shadiest, but furthest from the bathhouse. For a creek side tent site, #62 is one of the best. If only they had electric hookups in the tent area. They used to many years ago with previous owners. Bathhouse in the RV section is much nicer. Tent area bathhouse is very old. Due to a rain shower, floor was extremely muddy and had no TP. Some of the tent people drove up in their trucks with lots of kids and used the RV bathhouse: making it very noisy and crowded. Campground is busy on weekends, but quiet during the week (typical). - On the Road again 11
Oct 2008 - $18.00
This campground is on a huge wildlife management area. There are three different parts to the campground. Two parts are primitive camp sites only. One of those is on the creek and the other is on a lake. The RV part is in an area between the primitive parts. There are shady RV spots, but not many. Most are very sunny. When the train came through it was kind of neat and it only happened one time while we were there. The store is well stocked with food and other supplies and the people who run it are very nice. The bathrooms were as clean as campground bathrooms can be expected to be. They were relatively close to all the RV sites, but pretty far from the primitive sites. They have a laundry facilities. Wood was directly delivered to your campsite when you bought it. It was a friendly place in a nice setting. It wasn't one of those huge KOA sites that has everything, but depending on what you like, this place may be just for you. It is in the middle of no where, so be prepared to travel if you have to run to the grocery store or want to eat out somewhere. This is a very nice CG to stay at. - MichaelW
Mar 2016 - $53.00
I really liked this park. Mostly older snow birds. Very quiet ad friendly people. My only complaint is that the roads are small and even with my 24 ft trailer it was a little tight on the roads getting in. Getting out was,no problem at all. We would stay here again. - ELamb
Jan 2016 - $56.00
Spaces were built for 25-30' trailers years ago. 40' motorhomes or 5th wheelers should not be accepted. No gravel on the sites. We are sitting in a sea of mud right now. The ruts have eroded away next to the pad so the coach sits down in a hole and the mud makes it hard to level. I would not stay here again. - FriarBill
Mar 2015 - $1.00
Park is located with easy access off I-75. Mainly permanent sites with some RV spaces around the park. We were put in a site that required me to drive in and butt up to a trailer that was in front of me. Hookups required a second 15 foot sewer hose to reach hookup. Good 50 amp power and water pressure remained stable. Grassy site with picnic table on concrete patio, but these were showing there age and heavy usage. Grocery stores, RV Dealerships all within 15 minutes. Interior roads are narrow and tight. - Tomandgloria
Oct 2009 - $44.00
Great location. Friendly people on site and residents are nice. Must know the cleaning schedule for bathrooms before visiting them. Otherwise it's a hike to other restrooms. Close to beach and trolley service. - tentbychoice
Oct 2007 - $42.00
They are right on Highway 41 with a lot of traffic noise. They will tell you that it quiets down at night but they are not trying to sleep there. They are very strict on the dog rules, which are good, but if you do not know the rules you will be literally be ran down by the office manager and yelled at in front of anyone around. If there is anything that she doesn't agree with she will cuss and yell at anyone (her guests and the employees). The campground is well groomed and in pretty decent shape. If it is warm and people are running their air conditioners there will be a lot of power outages. Very few 50 AMP sites! They do not have enough picnic tables either. I would never stay at this campground again with what I experienced and seen from the manager. A lot of very nice people there that need to let the corporate office know how they are treated. I for one have. - dalley
Apr 2007 - $34.00
This RV park has been here many years, so I am surprised it has not been reviewed. A few years ago it was bought by Wilder Corp.(they own resorts throughout Florida and Texas). I had a problem with this resort, and for that I rated them lower than I otherwise would have. I drive a big rig(45'), so do not like surprises, and always call ahead. In this case it was a month ahead of time. When I arrived I was assigned a site, but it did not have 50 amp. I require 50 amp, and in April in Florida would be needing the a/c which uses that amperage. When I contacted the front office I was told that there were no 50 amp sites available (my reservation was for two weeks), and that I was told when I made the reservation that 50 amp service may not be available. Since I would never had made the reservation under those circumstances, I protested, found another place to stay, and asked for a refund. If you go to their website you will see they have a very stringent refund policy. Well, they knew they were wrong, and two months later I got my refund. The park itself is fine. The entrance is cramped, but the roads and sites are fine. The pull-throughs have nothing but grass (i.e. no concrete, no gravel, no buffers). It is a well located park in South Fort Myers near WalMart. I would not return there, but others might find it to their liking. - EssexBob