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Ortona South COE

Moore Haven, Florida


2410 Dalton Ln SW
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 45
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 26.78697
Longitude: -81.30889

Elevation: 19' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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43 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at site 28 on July 1, 2018 and site 24 on July 2, 2018. Staff was courteous, Professional and polite. My wife and I have stayed at many Corp of Engineers campgrounds before and this one is by far the Best. Quiet country atmosphere . Sites were well manicured and maintained. The concrete pad was great to park on as we did not have to use our levelers. Love parking near the river and as a bonus NO BUGS. We will definitely return as this is now our favorite campground and close to home. This was the best experience of our camping life! We stayed in a 30 ft Motorhome. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Nearest town is 8 miles from the park in La Belle, FL

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

My wife and I have stayed at many park campgrounds and this one is by far cleanest of any park bar none. Crew would come in several times weekly to clean restrooms and sites.. Was great to see the water traffic go through the locks often. Hosts are great, they should be hired to visit all COE and show other Hosts how to do it right. We will definitely return to this campground. We have found what makes a Great Park is Great Hosts. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ranger in charge of this park knows what he is doing, and has the right people to oversee this park daily. Just sit back and see how a park should be run daily.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed multiple times at this park. Beautiful park. Well maintained. Always a great time. The camp host there on the weekend of April 27th was awful. Not at check-in station at 5:30pm..called several times, no answer. Went to site..asked for help with annual pass, was told to do it myself (previous hosts were very helpful). Left two days later, host was not at checkout station..he was sitting with campers and talking. Had to leave car tag hanging on door handle of office. 5 campers behind us to leave and he never showed up. Need to replace this man asap!!!! Bad for the campground. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 208
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 53

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Interagency 50% discount rate for two 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. Located on the Caloosahatchee River, this is a very relaxing and quiet location. We would stay here again. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
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: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in slot 22 and had a beautiful view of the river and the locks. Would we go there again? you betcha! The rest rooms where super clean and the gate keeper answered all our questions. It is vey quiet there and so relaxing. The locks are amazing to watch. Got to see 3 bald eagles, a Manatee and one Alligator that lives there. Concrete helped a lot. Site 22 upper loop the best. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 105
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 59

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a really lovely, immaculate park. They lost several trees during Irma, but there is still a fair amount of shade. Each site has a shelter over the picnic table. Sites 21 through 30 are the ones to book to get a relaxing view of the river and boat traffic. I think officially the max rv length is 40 foot, but our 43 foot fit easy in site 24 with plenty of room to park the jeep in front. I only wish we could walk across the dam (locked gate) to watch the lock in action. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
24
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, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very peaceful and relaxing stay. Very clean and well-maintained campground. Water and electric on sites, dump station available. WiFi at the bathhouse but signal didn't carry beyond that, not even to our site just across the road. There are NO trashcans in the campground, only dumpsters at each end of the campground. The walkway over the canal to the locks was not open. Lights are extremely bright but spaced out so if your site is near a light, it will be well lit...if not, it will be very dark. No signs on the road and GPS tried to take us down a cattle path so make sure you've viewed a map and know how to get into the campground. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Out in the country. Shopping, restaurants, etc. 15-20 min away. Nothing to do here but relax, watch boat traffic on the canal and fish. Very peaceful!

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R&S

Review Count: 174
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 49

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

Our rate was America the Senior Pass. We like the sites 21-30 toward the back of the park as they have an awesome view of the river and the locks. Recommend surge protection on your electric as power has tripped on us & did seriously impact another RV. We saw bald eagles and an otter family. Not much for kids to do. Beautiful paved road, concrete pads with crushed stone sites & each site has covered picnic table, a grill & a fire pit. A wonderful spot to unwind, read, maybe fish. We love it here! It would be a 10 if the sites had sewer. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

Typical of the Corps of Engineer parks we've stayed at, this is a very nice campground with paved roads and pads, two restrooms and a dump station. It is situated on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River which flows from Lake Okeechobee. Together with the St. Lucie River/Canal which connects Lake Okeechobee with the Atlantic Ocean, this waterway stretches 154 miles across Florida from coast to coast. Sites in the western portion of this campground generally have more space between sites and has more pull throughs. All sites have 30 and 50 amp service and the water quality and pressure was good. Power did go off at least twice during a 7 day stay but came back on quickly. The restrooms are roomy but aren't being cleaned thoroughly. Most/all sites have a covered picnic table, fire pit, and BBQ within a gravel area and most sites have at least a little shade. Those camped on the north side of the east-west park road have a nicer view of the river, which has boat/yacht traffic and good fishing opportunities from the several access points within the park. La Belle is considerably closer and larger than Moore Haven. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This park is fairly central to several excellent birding sites: Corksrew Swamp Sanctuary (50 mi. southwest); J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge (67 mi. west); Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center (96 mi. east); and Wakodahatchee Wetlands (97 mi. east).

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

Great spot to watch boats on lock in the Caloosahatchee river, quite, scenic. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Breakfast at the Glades campground restaurant a great spot. Labelle within 10 minutes, two peas restaurant open 6-2 again for breakfast.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 17

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

The long, long paved road entrance (guessing a mile or more) enhanced the likability of this park as it afforded a quiet bike riding and dog walking area. We only stayed two days and considered ourselves lucky to be able to get that as this CG is always full. We booked only three weeks in advance. Considered ourselves lucky to be able to stay in site #21 along the river side with constant views of the marine traffic. Nice quiet park with mostly seniors as they have no playground area for children. We will try to book a week next time. Highly recommend if you are in the mood to read a good book, chat with your fellow campers or take that bike ride. Enjoy. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
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
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The Swamp Cabbage Festival in LaBelle can be an attraction if you go during that time. Log Cabin Bar B Que was very good.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 24

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

This is our first visit to a COE campground. I was amazed about the orderliness of the campground. All was neat, clean and campsites with paved ramps and graveled patios. Each site has a picnic table with a roof over the table. No sewer but otherwise good utility hookups. T-Mobile service was good, good satellite service. We camped for two days on two different sites. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29 and 13
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Two nearby towns, LaBelle 15 miles to the west and Moore Haven 15 miles in the other direction. We drove through both towns but did not stop.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice campground right on the water near the locks. Out of the way, this campground literally is a remote area. The neighbors are all non human. Surrounded by wildlife and cow fields for miles. There is a couple of small towns 10 or so miles in each direction.

That said, the campground is awesome and quiet. We loved it. A couple of bald eagles nesting in a tree across from our site, other wildlife all around. Campground was well maintained and very clean. Only down side for us is that the gate to cross the dam was locked as there had been recent construction and were not yet allowed to re-open it. So, we could not see the locks function. We will have to make a return trip, as this is a campground we could spend a few nights in just for peace and quiet.

We will be back. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 208
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 53

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

Interagency 50% discount rate for two 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. We would stay here again. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

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! We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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