42 Parks near Fort Myers, Florida
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
Feb 2016 - $68.00
This is as good as it gets. We had an accident, and stopped in on a morning in early February, without a reservation, and with a real sob story in hand which the Manager and his Staff were graciously able to take our word for. By doing so, they bailed us out of several nights of dry camping at a time when there was no other available RV site in the entire area during the absolute top of the high season. The Manager and Staff could not have been more helpful, going way, way out of their way to find sites for us in this beautiful, completely full park. We have never been treated better, and the sites that were assigned to us were spectacular ones, and we have never seen an RV park this nice. Very spacious, very long, sites well designed for living that we have never seen the equal of anywhere. This park, where the sites are usually owner occupied, has a Home Owner's Association which has a Manager and Staff running it, in a very upscale way. We do not know how our stay here could have been improved upon, and appreciate all that the Staff did for us, and the excellent sites that we stayed in. We would definitely stay here again. - jmorgan54
Jan 2016 - $95.00
We wanted to get away to sunny Florida for a few weeks but most decent campgrounds were full. We ended up booking here and had to pay the full month plus a day when we were only going to be staying for 19 days. The campground is nicely laid out, spots are adequate in size, some better than others, the utilities all worked fine, and the pool and spa were a nice addition. The "locals" in the campground were very friendly and honestly they were having a heck of a good time. Every day they were doing some kind of activity and then ending up at the onsite bar in the afternoon. We are not retired yet so it was interesting to witness. Overall the park was fine but we won't go back. We felt trapped in the park, trapped in the area, and trip provided nothing of the camping life that we enjoy. I will say the one negative of this park and many of this type are that no one wants you to walk on the grass. If you have dogs, which we have 2, it's basically a struggle to walk with any enjoyment when at every turn there is a "don't walk on the grass" sign. Give it a rest with that crap. We all pick up after our dogs and they are a part of most campers life so lighten up with that. - aurunner98
Dec 2015 - $50.00
This park is run like a park should be run, making you feel welcome from the office to the person taking you to your site to the neighbors coming and introducing themselves. The park is immaculate, wifi is good and you feel like you are home. The pool is nice and happy hour is wonderful. Definitely would return every chance I get. - PAYOFF
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
May 2016 - $75.00
Not a bad little campground although big rigs have to use the higher priced sites but these have nice water views. Friendly and helpful staff. Sites are varied gravel or grass, all are back-in. Large, concrete patios with picnic tables but no open fires permitted. Asphalt roads. FHU/30/50 but all utilities are at rear of sites, saltwater pool, hot spa, laundry, dumpsters and recycle bins. No propane sales, minimal CG store. Gas/diesel gets more expensive the closer you get to Ft. Myers. We saw dolphins out our back window. They also have a sizable marina but we only saw 1, small fishing boat. - StephenK
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Nice park with most sites on water. Spaces are tight and close, but fine if using as a base for exploring area. Had a problem with 50 amp power, told office and problem was resolved in 5minutes. Actually,maintenance man was at site before I could get back from office.. We would stay here again. - Romer1
Apr 2015 - $65.00
Wonderful week there! Staff was very accommodating when we wanted to change sites-we saw one empty we liked better. View of bay was gorgeous. We kayaked right off our site. Beautiful and clean boat docks. Park was very nice, spaces are small but able to accommodate big rigs. Pool nice. Very close to bridge to Ft Myers Beach- we walked over to avoid the traffic. Definitely would go back. We were advised that this was a subpar park by someone who was there 3 years ago. We learned that the kids took it over and upgraded a lot and continue to make improvements. We loved it. Very pet friendly. - KSAM14
Jan 2016 - $36.00
Excellent view of the lake with large site and easy hookup. All facilities are clean and well maintained. The friendly staff, planned activities and good security make this one of our favorites stops. - Becky Bivens
Mar 2015 - $46.00
I have never been to a friendlier park!! From the fact that the receptionist actually returned my call first thing in the morning so I could make a reservation, to the residents/campers there that welcomed us with open arms as if they had known us!! It's a resident owned with public campsites available for daily, weekly and monthly rates. Everyone there welcomes visitors with a smile and a hello. It's clean and manicured. We were impressed! We will definitely be back many times. - Our Beautious
Apr 2013 - $22.00
This is one of the cleanest parks we have seen. Staff and campers are very friendly. Our site is spectacular (Passport America, 2 nights). We were a bit hesitant to come here based upon reviews, but seriously, can't think of a negative. We will always stay here when in the area. They even ensure that all RVs are at least 3' off the road - both ends on pull-thrus. VERY level site as well. - The Ear Vinery
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
Feb 2016 - $64.00
We spent three nights here in February. As others have noted, the streets and sites are tight and the park has a run-down, crowded feeling to it. Our site was a pull-in located next to a dilapidated permanent structure. There are many long term seasonal renters and owners here. We received a useful information packet when we checked in. The staff and our neighbors were helpful and friendly, but we would not stay here again, even though the location is close to Fort Myers and the beaches. - Lyn T
Jan 2016 - $64.00
This park was disgusting. It rained, storm drains were clogged and for three days we were walking through ankle deep, stinky, polluted water to get to our unit.
It was expensive, roads narrow, sights too tight. Our awning almost touched the neighbor and Wifi was an extra fee.
You have to buy a card to use laundry and there is $3 fee for purchasing the card and you can only add in $10 increments, so three loads of laundry cost $20. Additionally six of the dryers were out of order due to lack of electrical capacity.
If this is representative of an "Encore Resort" we will never stay in another or recommend them to friends. - The Burkes
Feb 2015 - $45.00
One word describes this "Resort", TIGHT! Interior roads are the width of the mirrors on a motorhome and corners are sharp. Sites are mostly back-to-back so utility hookups are difficult with slides extended. Patio space, on grass, is tight but since sites are angled there is some separation between sites. The angled site eases entry, but exiting means either backing out or making a more than ninety degree turn into the narrow road. The turn is sometimes made more difficult by the power pedestals located next to the road. Big rig motorhomes are difficult, big rig 5th wheels are harder.
This park is reasonably close to the city of Fort Myers and Gulf beaches and there is transportation to the beach nearby. Campers were friendly and staff was helpful when asked. Electric power and water was adequate. There is an extensive list of cable channels, but signal is weak resulting in grainy picture. - Travlin Tarheel
Apr 2016 - $54.00
Extremely tight sites. There is very little space and almost no privacy. Plenty of amenities but we used very few. Unless you use many amenities, the price is not worth it for simply the site. Our site wasn't level. WiFi was slow and cable was not HD. - budm108
Mar 2016 - $62.00
Very helpful in the office and they escort you to your site and help you back in. This was 30 amp with full hookups. They do have some activities and a few meals if you are interested. It was quiet and clean. Verizon and Dish Network worked well. They do have cable available. - rolling homeless
Mar 2016 - $59.00
This park almost appears to be a "failed park model" park. There were many fulltime units which we had never seen at a KOA before. They do have nice facilities and a nice dog park on site. All utilities worked well. Probably our only complaint was the workers not getting along. Seemed to be arguing every time we would see them. We were disappointed that there was not much to do out on Pine Island. You almost never see the water due to all the mangroves. - jacknpeg