42 Parks near Estero, Florida
Jan 2016 - $29.00
Good screening between site so not for big rigs unless you are OK getting paint scratched & not using slides. Sites deep & narrow. Paradise for kayakers; less than 1/4 mile to launch on Estero River then 4.5 miles to Estero Bay & Gulf of Mexico. Campground well back from US41 so minimal traffic noise. Delightful overall. - BigPa
Sep 2015 - $28.00
We were excited when we found this campground because southwest Florida is jammed with concrete, overcrowded cities of motorhomes and this was like stepping back in time. It is wooded and rustic. The sites are very private but the foliage providing the privacy also makes the sites tight. There were some bugs but we were in the middle of a jungle setting so if you can't take a few bugs, stay out of Florida, or don't camp for that matter! Stay in a hotel. The most fun of this campground is the fact that when you drive out you are surrounded by shopping and restaurants. We loved the juxtaposition of it all! We will probably return if we come back to this area. - Janemariejoe
Jun 2015 - $28.00
We found this campground to be just right for our needs. We have been visiting southwest Florida for years and last visit we came just for the museum but saw the campground and decided to give it a try this year. It is older and may not be everybody's cup of tea but we enjoyed our stay very much. The site was private because of the foliage and the grounds were clean. The area has grown so much in the past few years so it is a nice balance to stay in a rustic setting but be within minutes of shopping and great restaurants. Jeff's Chinese in the plaza across the street was very good. - James Harris
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Concrete pull thru was about 80' long. Easy in and easy out of the site. Roads are a bit narrow, but doable with a big fifth wheel and long bed truck. An HDT might have some issues. Direct TV wired at the site. Water pressure was around 60 psi. Free catch and release fishing. Fenced dog run is about 8' x 100'. It is not located in a convenient place, but it is available. Some residents ignore the 5 mph speed limit. Not a good thing with kids bicycling and skateboarding on the roads. Walmart is within walking distance if it is not hot. Would stay here again. - TH travelers
Apr 2016 - $55.00
We Stayed 1 week at Woodsmoke with easy access to RV and Truck repair services. Walmart is within walking distance. Sites are spacious and well placed. We setup on one of the full service, concrete pull through pads. 4G LTE Verizon cell signal is 4 bars strong. This is a Very clean and well cared for park with friendly staff. Nice Pool, Spa and laundry, all in good repair. - MIL-SAT
Jan 2016 - $55.00
We stayed here for 5 weeks in the pull-though sites during Christmas and New Years. We took the pull throughs since we could not get a back in longer term site. The sites were huge, 70-80 feet long and we had no problem getting in or parking our truck in front of the 5th wheel camper. The campground staff were fantastic, helpful and friendly. All the campers we met were friendly. Many were staying the winter and many were just passing thourgh. The campground is conveniently located near many shopping centers, and easy access to Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Bonita Springs. They had a wonderful church service that was very popular in the campground. We totally enjoyed our stay and are planning to return next winter, if we can get a site! - 3RVERS
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
Aug 2014 - $36.00
We stayed at Calusa Cove after losing our previous reservation at another campground, because of returning home for a family emergency. Calusa Cove was the only campground I could find available on short notice for the month of February, 2015. The campground is very small and very rustic. The campground owner was very courteous and extremely helpful. We were greeted warmly and given a nice large site. There are no amenities, but we were thankful to find a spot for the very busy month of Feb. We had a very nice shaded, large yard area for our two small dogs. Calusa Cove wouldn't be our first choice of a Campground, but it served our purposes of seeing Ft. Myers and the surrounding areas. The other people in the campground were very friendly and helpful. Calusa Cove is trying to improve their campground all the time. - campers5350
Feb 2013 - $40.00
This is a very rustic RV park. No bathrooms or showers so you must have a self contained unit. However, if you just want a place to park while you go out to explore, this will work just fine. The couple who checked us in were very friendly and helpful. The park is very quiet. The RV sites are a bit irregular, just grassy areas with hookups. Great place to bring a dog and mountain bikes as there are some long trails out of the back of the park. We were glad to find this place as all other parks were full and those that had space were very expensive. Nice new shopping mall only 5 miles south, dog beach about 9 miles south. - User3335
Mar 2012 - $39.00
We were greeted in the business office by a barking blind dog and five rescue cats. Although, I applaud this effort, I'm not sure all would be comfortable with it. After a ten minute wait a friendly. helpful human led us to our site, and helped us back in (we are beginners). A neighbor then assisted us with getting situated. We then went to find the community bathroom in which we occasionally take showers and were appalled. I went in feeling dirty and left feeling worse. It was filthy, looks as though it is never cleaned, or maintained. If I had wanted to swim, I would have had to deal with a handful of kids. I found this odd in a park that advertises for adults over 55 (in which I seek). One of two dryers was not working and we were just a bit intimidated by a few confederate flags displayed by some of the residents. We won't be back, or recommend it to others, yet we enjoyed some things in the area: especially the dog beach not too far away. We left earlier then we had intended on our next leg to our journey. Happy Trails! - Recession Road RV
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
May 2016 - $42.00
Mostly permanent sites, but very clean and well cared for.
Nice transient sites with concrete pads and grass, quiet
and peaceful. Nice pool and laundry facilities. Paved
roads throughout. Clearly the best option for visiting the area.
We would certainly stay again. - macandphyl
Apr 2016 - $39.00
Nice park. No discounts offered, but price is very attractive for this area. The roads are a little tight and the sites are too, but we got our 43' coach into site A15 without any drama. All concrete pads, lots of grass. Nice pool. The park is very well maintained. No cable, no WIFI, good OTA reception, strong AT&T data. Lots of room to walk dogs but no formal fenced dog run.
Most sites contained the rigs of permanent seasonal renters and full time residents. In mid-April most of the seasonal folks had already departed. Everyone we met was very friendly and spoke glowingly about the park and all the activities in season. - bobcovey
Mar 2014 - $46.00
On the face of it, this resort should not rate as well as it does! But for the price and location it is hard to beat. Sites are level and many are concrete, but they are not large! Lots of seasonal rentals, but everybody was very friendly without being obtrusive. Clean restrooms and good laundry at a fair price! WiFi worked well for me, but possibly because I was close to the office. I would give it a 10 if the sites were larger, but I would certainly stop here again - great value! - Limey51
Dec 2014 - $20.00
This is a decent 55+ park in a great location for visiting several surrounding beaches. Sites are well spaced for multiple slides with concrete patios and gravel for the RV. There are activities & a heated pool that is well maintained. It is quiet. The price shown was for a monthly Dec. stay. We plan to return. - Ron and Jane
Jan 2014 - $33.00
Like many other parks in Florida, this one is set up for older folks who want to hang out in nice weather during the winter months, not for families who are on the move and want a nice place for a short layover. That said, my wife and I were ready for a break from our travels and we really liked this place. It is located just a short drive from the excellent Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Lover's Key State Park, and a little further, Sanibel Island. Many excellent restaurants and shopping areas are nearby. The park itself has lots of activities - tennis, pickle ball, horseshoes, pool sports and many other park events. The folks are friendly, although conversations aren't usually about traveling around in an RV. Sites are a bit tight and interspersed with lots of permanent structures. Utilities are strong and sites are level (we stayed at #186). As previously reported, the WiFi is terrible and a constant topic of complaint, so bring your own if you can. Cell coverage is good and each site has a concrete patio and strong table. Laundry rooms are screened in areas with lots of machines, but a card system was used that we didn't like. Cards for laundry were recharged at the office, so laundry couldn't be done during off-hours or on Sundays unless you planned ahead. UPS and Fedex delivered directly to sites, so this is a good place to stay if you need to do some fix-ups on your rig. We recommend it to anyone 55+ looking for an excellent location to hang out for a while. The daily rate was based on a one-month stay, and be sure to reserve early for January-March. - LowesTravels
Mar 2013 - $35.00
We stayed here for about four months this year and plan to come back next year as well. Overall it is a great place to spend the winter in Florida we would rate it very highly. Negatives: They claim to have WiFi but it is not usable. The landscaping is sparse--sketchy grass, stickers that get in dogs' feet, very few trees. Spaces are of various sizes and pretty close together. Parking is tight during Jan-Mar. The office help acts like you are disrupting their day whenever you ask a question or have an issue. Positives: This is the friendliest and most active RV park we have ever stayed at. There are so many things to do every day and people are so friendly. There are "happy hours" every day at 4 at sites all over the park and anyone is welcome to drop in. It is like a big neighborhood in Leave-it-to Beaver land or a college dorm for the over 55 set. Dinner dances, bike trips, cards and games of all kinds, tons of people at the pool and everyone is outdoors walking and chatting all day. It is generally quiet at night. The Bonita Springs area is a delightful place to spend time--great beaches, great restaurants, and night life. Interesting natural areas nearby, cultural events in Naples and Ft. Myers, and the best weather anywhere in the country in the winter. We highly recommend and hope to see you there next year! - MrSunshine
Oct 2016 - $40.00
We have mixed feelings about this place. It has great potential, but needs a little more to make it worth while. We checked in on a Thursday afternoon and there were three people working at the check-in counter. We were assigned a pull-through site. These sites are very long, but narrow and with hookups toward one end which forced everybody to pull to the front of the site in order to hook-up, and so that the door opened to the concrete patio rather than on to grass. The site was gravel. Although reasonably well kept, the sites could use a little landscaping between them to offer a little more privacy, or sense of space.
The bathroom/laundry was clean and there where a lot of washers and dryers - but only about half of them actually work! Some had out-of-order labels, but my wife had to load/unload two un-labelled and not working ones before she found one that was operational. The pool and pool area are very nice.
We were promised the wifi would work "tomorrow" - but it never did. There is cable hook-up, but it also doesn't work.
We put trash out to be picked up, as instructed, it was still there a day later. The containers for dog poop were overflowing the day we arrived and were still not emptied when we left three days later!
There was nobody in the office on the weekend. In all the place needs attention to detail. It seems odd to have three people in the office, but nobody at the weekend and there were no groundskeepers/maintenance people in evidence. Trash wasn't picked up, no wifi or cable. Perhaps spending a little more on the campsites and a little less on office staff would be a good idea. We had high hopes for this facility but left very disappointed. - Limey51
Jul 2016 - $36.00
The main office building is very nice and well kept. The park itself doesn't seem to be well maintained in the summer months for off season. We traveled with friends and both sites were covered in red fire ants that covered the concrete pad, we had to keep moving our feet to avoid bites and not stay in one spot too long. There was dog poop not picked up by a neighbor camper that was under our RV, next to our truck, and on our site in general. We were told we could not bring our Doberman with us to see someone else there with a very large pitbull/mastiff mix. Went to the office Saturday morning and it was locked and closed no way to get hold of anyone. The pool was nice and newer outdoor furniture. Smoking was supposed to be not allowed in common areas however people were drinking and smoking as they sat in the pool. Nothing was being enforced, as I said in the summer months. Maybe season is different. Overall nice park and pool but the other things were not so great. - BJohnathan
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Very peaceful camping for 5 nights. The reservation process was very easy and confirmation was received immediately via email. The staff was very friendly and greeted us courteously and professionally. The campground had more units than I expected for this time of year, which indicated to me that people were satisfied with campground. The grounds were immaculate; lawn very manicured, and sites were very clean despite the falling leaves. I noticed one morning that the ground maintenance staff was using blowers around the cement slab and sites. We truly enjoyed the pool; very clean, warm, and it was a pleasure to see the beautiful landscape. The restrooms and baths were roomy and clean. They must have about 30 washers/dryers and although I didn't use them, the manager had explained the fees, which I felt were reasonable at $10 week or $28 monthly for unlimited use. The nightly rate of $45 and the manager honored my being a Good Sam member with a 10% discount. Very close to I-75, shops, farmers market and excellent restaurants. Two beautiful beaches around 15 minutes away, Bonita Beach and Barefoot Beach; I tried both, loving the white sand and clean water (despite the news warnings). We could see some 4th of July fireworks from a park close by. My toy poodle loved the fenced-in area, and they have doggie bags around park. There were several families with children. Our site was nice and shady. The cafe is not opened in the summer. The interior roads were marked with signs and arrows to indicate 'One Way' - We plan to visit the Sanctuary RV Resort again. - Winny The Happy Camper
Sep 2015 - $95.00
The view and the access to the beach is awesome on the beach side of the park. The front row is the beach. Wifi works and the cable requires a box that you can get from the office. Sand with cement patios and picnic tables. Had to pay extra for our dog, $3 a day. - ChiefET
Sep 2015 - $68.00
Spent Labor Day weekend at this park and very disappointed as to the number of trailers they cram in. We had 6 campers and we had to stager them in our sites just so we could all open our slides and awnings. We were tripping over each other's sewer hoses.
As we walked around and look at other sites some sites didn't even have room for tables, one site literally was on the corner and their door opened onto the street. Ridiculous
This will not be a place we return to. Waste of money. - Senora Frog
Jan 2015 - $94.00
We stayed here for about 3 weeks in January as we do each year. We stay on the beach side and always enjoy our stay. Staff will assist you in getting into your site.The sites are very tight as with most beach front camping areas but we have been coming here a long time and most of the people are now friends so it really does not matter to us. The price is high, but for us it is worth the cost. Staff, as they have always been to us, were great. We hope to keep coming here for many years. - delta 26