W.P.Franklin North COE

Alva, Florida


17850 N Franklin Lock Rd
Alva, Florida 33920
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Sites: 28
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 26.728190799907
Longitude: -81.692694425583

Elevation: 14' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $15.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 15.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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18 Reviews

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Campground almost always full, year round. Reservations are essential.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Lucky to reserve 5 nights in this awesome COE campground. AT&T LTE service good with at least 2 bars. We were on site 2 next to host, 20 feet to water edge on entrance side. Don't miss sunrise up river and sunset down river. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 179
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here twice and did not disappoint. Very clean and quiet. The hosts were great. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 179
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Camping World is very nearby in Ft. Myers. We go here to get away from the city.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very clean and quiet campground. I can see why it is so hard to get into. We had site # 10 right on the peninsula and across from the bath house. There is no sewer here otherwise it would be a 10 rating. This is a relaxation place or a home base for those who want to explore the area. All but the pull through sites sit right on the Caloosahatchee River. We spent 3 nights here and will definitely stay here again since it is so close to home. We were in a 30 ft travel trailer and had plenty of room. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

WP Franklin Locks was a phenomenal campground. There are only 30 spots and, at first glance, they look a bit close together. However, most of the sights offer pretty good space and they are easy to get in and out of. There is water/electric at each site with a convenient central dump station. The camp hosts were incredibly nice and they had all kinds of suggestions for us rookie campers. Plenty of parking and easy in and out if you have visitors in the area that want to come by for a BBQ or something. Very clean restrooms and a spotless laundry facility as well that takes credit cards. All sites have water views. We were in site #10 which was right on the point and looking out at the Caloosahatchee River. Phenomenal. Each campsite has a fire ring, charcoal grill, and little covered picnic table enclosure. Wonderful campground! We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 243
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Another fine COE site. Beautiful grounds and right on the canal. Gravel patio and concrete driveway. Only one washer/dryer and that wasn't handy. A lot a channels on the antenna and clear view for satelite. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice, very clean campground - concrete parking pads and gravel area with covered picnic table. Almost all the campsites are waterfront, except for a couple of non reservable sites. There are trees but many are not larger enough to shade campsites. More shade in the older section to the east of the entry. Bathhouses were spotless - there are 2, one is smaller and older. There is a boat ramp and fishing pier - some locals do come in to fish. During the winter season, this campground fills with many snowbird retirees, who stay 2 weeks, then move to Ortona Locks. I recommend reservations during this season. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Park has nice level, paved sites. Can watch boats go through the lock at the adjacent Okeechobee waterway. Most sites are waterfront. Rate reflects Golden Passport 50% discount. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Fantastic park for the money. Was $24.00 night, but if you have a "Golden pass" for the over 65 generation, you have a deal at half that. We have 3 years to go yet to get that deal. No WiFi or cable TV, but we had great reception on our digital antennae with all major networks. Dump station was convenient, and with the small size of the park, was never backed up to use. Concrete paved parking spot with stone/gravel "patio" which was a nice convenience. Great little covered picnic table at each site. Every site is waterfront, with the exception of the 4 "pull through" sites in the middle, though they could still see the water. The best sites are on the South side, and the very best (most coveted) site is #10. We have already re-booked in this site for September. We had site #14, which was still really great, with a huge "patio" area. Took a tour of the area and crossed over to view the locks on the other side. Really nice Lock Masters, who all had a lot to offer with information. Took a great canoe trip down Telegraph creek, which is a true south Florida back swamp treat, complete with lots of alligators, birds, and a Llama farm! Saw many eagles at the camp site also. One thing that bothered me, was a camper that was too lazy to walk the 200 feet to the dumpster, and over stuffed the small inside bathroom tissue receptacle with 2 large bags of household garbage. I am glad that all of my fellow RVreview members would not be so inconsiderate to do such a thing. Garage dumpsters are there for our convenience. One of my favorite traditions is called the morning "dumpster tour", of which was to complete a morning walking tour, while feeding the dumpster and the recycle bins at each park we stay at, with morning coffee in hand after breakfast. Try it, you will like it! We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Army Corp of Engineer Park that is an island in the middle of the Caloosahatchee River near Ft. Myers. FL. Stayed here for 14 nights and loved... it. Although no recreation director etc. like the private FL parks, we enjoyed the spacious sites - all but 3 are waterfront. Very scenic, clean, well kept. Now I can understand why it is so difficult to get a reservation at Corp parks. Great bicycle riding thru residential areas that have a ranch atmosphere with horses, etc. Restaurants, Wynn-Dixie grocery store within 15 min. Tried Maine's Best Seafood Restaurant - very good. A great park!!! with scenic views of the locks and yachts coming and going up and down the river. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are very clean and level. The park is designed for two activities. You can either read or fish. There is nothing else out here. You are far from anything else, so bring all that you may need! I must add that the check-in staff was less than pleasant. Don't ask any questions or for any brochures. Just park your rig and stay out of their way. It was clear they couldn't care less about helping you. My reason for the five is the lack of activities and the staff's attitude. We camped at W.P.Franklin North COE in a Travel Trailer.

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