22 Parks near Ortona, Florida
We did however find 22 campgrounds within 25 miles of Ortona. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Ortona in the left hand column.
Feb 2016 - $25.00
This older campground seems to be slowly deteriorating. Sites can be close or very spaced. Landscaping is neglected. The best part of this campground are the wonderful residents. There was no activity in the Chiki-Hut and few other activities. The Shuffleboard court is in sad shape with cracks and weeds growing through the court. The hot tub was a nice 102 degrees, but had lots of leaves in it. The pool was never above 72 degrees and usually empty. The was a problem with the water, and we had to find out from the neighbor not to drink it. We should have been informed by management The roads in the park are deteriorating and in need of repairs. Our site had a shared access with two other sites. The monthly rate was $730. We will not return. - Summer Minnesotan
Mar 2011 - $32.00
This is an older campground that boasts mature pine and palm trees and "grass" between sites. Quite a variation in site dimensions but mostly comfortable for spacing. Grass is not watered any more so is rather brown and sparse in the winter months. Nice paved streets and concrete parking slabs with side extension for table and chairs. Picnic tables provided. Perhaps 50% Permanent sites. Very friendly residents. Morning breakfast in Chiki-Hut by volunteers. Some activities. Shuffleboard, Horseshoe pits seldom used but in nice shape. Hot tub at 102, Pool at 80. Monthly rate about $650. Walking distance to Groceries. Closest spots a block from street making for rather quiet surroundings. - easydoesit
Feb 2017 - $27.00
This is a new park under construction with an opening date in the Spring 2017. I have not actually stayed there yet, but I have already made reservations for next winter season, 2017/2018. I am generally there about twice per week to check on the progress, and I have spent quite a bit of time with the owner/developer and his daughter who will manage the park once complete. It is a privately owned park, and the owners are making every effort to create a well maintained, landscaped, and pleasant park with wide interior roads. All sites will be paver bricks with patio. There is a large bathhouse with private showers and laundry facility. At the back of the laundry/bathhouse, which faces the pond, there is a small patio that will be screened in and house a small coffee bar. The park will have a heated pool and clubhouse along with an activities director to keep everyone as busy as they want. The Rec Center, which houses the office, exercise equipment room, and meeting room will also house a warming kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher to be used by resident groups in the park. The back of the Rec Center will lead to the swimming pool and a screened in porch. There is a beauty shop on site, and a restaurant and fresh vegetable store are planned. There will be a fishing pier on the pond and a walking path around it. Currently all the pads around the east of the pond are in. Today they were spreading top soil for the sod. There is an irrigation system for the grass. The shower/laundry facility is just about finished along with the clubhouse. The pool opens the 1st of March. Speaking with the manager she said they already have reservations for this coming March, and next year's winter season is starting to fill up. As we were making our reservations, our neighbors from our current park, came in and made reservations for next year as well. My intent with this review is to inform people, who may want to stay off the beaten SW Florida Snowbird path, that there is a new park for them to research. Rate given in review is for a 4 month daily rate. - Indy Glenn
Dec 2015 - $50.00
We didn't do the daily rate, stayed a month for $700.
Beautiful, clean, friendly park but waaaaay overpriced.
Mostly permanent mobiles and "florida homes" with about 15% RV's.
Right on the river (from Lake O all the way to the Gulf at Ft. Meyers), with its own launch ramp and docks.
Joined some friends during our winter in "the south", just to check it out.
The entire place revolves around their "activities".....ain't my thing.
Management is stiff, formal, and unyielding, but "inmates" are very nice.
If you have the money and get excited over shuffleboard, this is the place. - MajorOz
Apr 2016 - $16.00
We came here based on reviews. Big mistake. The maintenance crew was excellent. The office manager was rude, arrogant, and probably a lot of other terms. The season was rainy, very rainy. CG can't be blamed for that, but we found that the office manager was so bad that we couldn't get any help with mud ruts and just plain mud. We talked with a great many of the residents who maybe were afraid to complain for fear of retribution from this manager. The entertainment was great, but most of it had already been sold during the previous seasons to to residents who had permanent units. The term "resort" means to me a "mobile home" park with non-permanent residents who lived there full time. We had problems with mail, water being shut off with no notice, and sign tied to a pole advising to boil water until further notice. Without any personal notice to residents, quite a few times the electric was off. WiFi was poor at the best. We were told most places charged for WiFi- not so in my experience. - capemaal
Apr 2016 - $17.00
We stayed in The Glenns area of this park which comprises of large grass sites with full service. The campground host and staff were very friendly and accommodating. There are a number of long term residences here but they are all very well kept and the residents are friendly and speak highly of their experiences staying here. A very nice park and we will be stopping here again. - Irish2
Mar 2016 - $40.00
We enjoyed a complimentary 4 day stay by attending the Fort Myers RV Show. We had a wonderful stay with time spent in the pool, playing bingo and watching the multitude of activities that were taking place as a result of a week long celebration of the park and its residents! The restrooms and showers were beautifully redone and very up-to-date. There was a problem with the water that you were not informed about until you drove out the entrance. Because of the rain, many of the sites were muddy grass because of the soft dirt. The staff and the residents were friendly and welcoming. It was a joy to stay here. - Summer Minnesotan
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 2015 - $23.00
We swung by looking for a future campground. It was very promising with a well wooded entrance. We stopped at the office to get literature, the keeper talked to us, she was very nice, we got permission to go to the RV park and take a look. We drove through nice woods and came out to the RV park and there it was, a loop on the open plains, no trees, and the motor homes sardined in full sun with no trees or brush. I was so disappointed we just left. For those that don't mind, the inexpensive rate may be fine. - drsolo
Mar 2011 - $23.00
Riverside Retreat has a campground/RV park open to all. Also hosting a camp for churches, organizations, schools, etc. the campground/RV park is separate from that camp area. Situated on the Caloosahatchee River, Riverside Retreat's motto is, "It's the Nature of the Place." It is a quiet park in a natural setting. You may spy gopher tortoises, bobcats, or armadillos on any of the hiking paths. Canoe or kayak the Caloosahatchee. The roads and sites are not paved, but it is a full hook-up campground with a friendly staff. We highly recommend this little gem of a campground. We visit every winter. - Dawn1955
Feb 2017 - $15.00
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. - Nautilus
Dec 2016 - $30.00
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. - brentp
Oct 2016 - $15.00
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. - Dave51
Dec 2015 - $45.00
Checkin was smooth, fast and friendly. Our site was level and fully serviced e/w/s. Cell and Sat reception was very good. Their campground wifi was iffy - it is being replaced by new provider? Pool was heated but could use a good powerwash cleaning. Many full-time winter snowbirds. Lots of activities. Overall friendly atmosphere. Only negative was dealing with their new Harbormaster(?). Totally lacks personal skills when dealing with customers. Didn't see that side when he was around staff/ management, just when not in their presence. Rumor was he is going to run their new riverside bar? That should be interesting! Will return and recommend to others. - Snowbird22
Mar 2015 - $35.00
This park is not a resort unless you are a golf lover. Even then that is pushing it. Shower areas are filthy and scary to shower in. Laundry is very small both areas have only 4 washers. Power goes off all the time here without warning. Not very good for electronics in the unit. When water is working the pressure is very poor. Park is over 15 miles to the nearest grocery store so laying in supplies is a must. Office staff makes up rules as they go. Policies change constantly without notice to anyone. I would not stay in this joke of a park again. - cowboysailor
Mar 2015 - $25.00
Are you kidding; run from this place if you want your sanity. This park is said to be in Moore Haven, but that is the furthest town from the park. You are 20 minutes from any town. The people who run the park have no clue what they are doing. The office is only open Monday - Friday from 10 am - 5 pm. They do not carry any RV supplies of any kind. They have an overpriced restaurant, golf course and the campers plan the activities not the employees. Things break down and they do not fix it. Our electric meter was broken and instead of fixing it, they decided on a flat rate to just charge us. The staff is more than clueless on how to bill and what they are doing. While we were here, the power and water went out together with no notice and no one was informed as to why, but the entire park was out. The spaces are nice, but no one obeys the rules. Dogs run without leashes. People who have camped here every winter for the past 10 years are not going to be returning to this park. I would avoid this park at all costs. No one even knows who the owners are. - dkjellander
Dec 2010 - $10.00
I rated this park a 5 because of the fact it's a primitive campground area. Take CR 832 from highway 29 near Felda. Then turn on the last road on the right called Wild Cow Grade. The road into the campground is gravel but not bad. The numbered sites on Panther Pond would be too small for anything over roughly 27 feet and are well shaded. However just a little farther in there is an open field area that would take a big rig and generators are allowed to be run there. I've seen deer, hogs, a bobcat, otters, gators and many bird species. The quiet and scenery are great and well off the busy typical park. Miles of roads and trails. I find it better than Everglades national park. - Goinmobile
Jan 2017 - $30.00
Great hiking & beautiful creek views. Very much a weekend haven - but by Sunday afternoon the park is yours! Great wildlife - bring your binoculars! No much else to do without a long drive. Great getaway to just chill. - kettlebelle
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