Ortona South COE

Ortona, Florida



Ortona, Florida
Phone: (863) 675-8400

Sites: 45
Recent Rate: $15 12/2015

Latitude: 26.7869735874034
Longitude: -81.3088864088058

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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 ?
  • 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
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

23 Reviews

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JulieDR

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

This was a quiet, clean park right on the Caloosahatchee River. The camp hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. Well placed concrete pads so you weren't lookin right into the trailer next to you. It is a locked gate after dark. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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gatordan

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $14.00
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We stayed here before and on "our" same site overlooking the COE locks.
Campground is immaculate in all respects, the only drawback is lack of sewers, typical of most Corps parks. Will definitely come again.
If one would look for the town of Ortona on a map I doubt they'd ever find this park. It should be listed under the town of "LaBelle", 8 miles to the west, or about 20 miles west of Clewiston. Don't think the town of Ortona exists. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

LaBelle does have grocer stores, gasoline, etc but no Walmarts or Kmarts.

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RVtravelers2

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $15.00
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One of the nicest COE parks in the country. Pleasantly surprised to happen upon this park when all others were filled over the Thanksgiving weekend. Immaculate grounds and watching the boats go through the lock is interesting. Wide sites, paved parking for the RV, very nice covered picnic table and well maintained landscaping throughout. Only drawback is there are no sewers but there is a dump station. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The Chamber of Commerce in the nearby town of Clewiston offers tours of the sugar cane and orange industries in their town. Very, very interesting. Golf is nearby at The Glades RV Resort.

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R&S

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $15.00
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This lovely small campground is in a pretty remote area east of Fort Myers. Good interior roads and gravel sites with covered picnic table, fire pit and BBQ grills await. Parking pads are paved. There is one misplaced sign at the entrance, which looks like a turn into a cow pasture. The road improves & the well-kept park on the Caloosahatchee River will show after a few turns. You can fish from shore and watch boats go through the locks. Our rate was with the Federal Senior National Park pass. Get a water front site if possible. We loved it here and would give a 10 if they had sewer hook-ups at the sites. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Labelle is the closest place to get groceries. There is a very nice Winn-Dixie if you turn south at the light at the McDonalds.

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Winniecruzer

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $15.00
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Nice quiet park on the Okeechobee waterway. Sites were paved pads with gravel patio and covered picnic tables. Main activities here are fishing, or just relaxing. We stayed 4 days and extended our stay for three more days. We moved to a different site that was even nicer. Very nice camp hosts. We will return next year. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Shopping and restaurants 8 miles away in LaBelle.

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210jem

Review Count: 106
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $15.00
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Paved road and sites, nice evenly spaced. Well mowed grass and some landscaping. Extremely neat and clean. Right by the locks viewing passing boats. Quite with pastures and woodland behind. Shelter by each site. Watch out for the entry off highway 80, from the west large sign off two lane section may cause you to turn too soon on to a small road. Entry is a little further east. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

This is out in the country. No nearby stores. To east is Clewiston where there are sugar cane fields and prosessing tours by chamber of commerce.

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snabo

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $12.00
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Well maintained and pleasant location. Level concrete pads; but be aware that sites 46 and 45 are 'side by side' and share very tight space on a single concrete pad. One dangerous feature of finding your way here in the dark is the turn from Route 80 to Dalton Lane: construction barrels are poorly laid out so the entry is difficult to see. Despite searching in the darkness for the turn, we overran the entry because to make the turn would have caused the car behind us, driven by an impatient driver, to collide with us. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

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User3319

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $24.00
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Very clean and well maintained campground. The staff was friendly and helpful and the site is adjacent to the Ortona Lock and Dam operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Very peaceful site with great views of the river and boats going through the locks. The dam and locks are accessible by foot and you can watch the boats go through from the edge of the lock. Otherwise, there is not a whole lot to do nearby, but this campground is definitely worth a visit. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Travel Trailer.

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gatordan

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $12.00
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Sites are very large, concrete pads bordered with concrete and well landscaped with tropical plantings. Patios are covered with pleasingly-looking stone pebbles. On the patios are picnic tables, covered with a roof for protection against rain and providing shade from the sun. Campsites have 50 amp electric service and water, but no sewers. There is an easy-in, easy-out dump station. From our site, #5, we could see river the river and the locks. We were fortunate to witness a cabin cruiser returning from the lake, traversing the locks and then head down river toward the town of La Belle. The locks attendant was very polite and informative as he explained to us the difference between the Lake Okeechobee locks and those on the Great Lakes. For those wishing to fish, there are metal steps leading down to a platform above the river level. As for cell phone, MIFI and satellite reception, all were excellent (we have Verizon). As nice as the campground is, unless you fish or boat there really isn’t much to do here except just relax, read, etc. With this in mind, we rate this facility a “9” but certainly will return as we pass through the area. Our rate was based on Golden Age discount pass. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

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Libby

Review Count: 213
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $12.00
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Very well maintained. Good water pressure and electric volts. Good reception on antenna and clear sat view. Some remodeling going on in some bathrooms. Only one washer/dryer was a pain. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $12.00
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We were very pleasantly surprised to find this park. It is extremely well maintained and very peaceful. There is no Wifi but T-Mobile hotspot works fine for a change. We would stay here again. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Travel Trailer.

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rwarner22

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $26.00
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Very clean and well maintained. Grass was cut, campsites groomed and some paint/maintenance was being done on the covered picnic table roof at each site. Very nice and spacious campsites right on the water. We loved seeing boats go through the locks. My WiFi/internet did not work from Friday afternoon to Monday morning but for some reason came back to life on Monday. A bit remote but we would camp their again. We camped in a 40' motor home. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

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RaceHorseLady

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $13.00
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We enjoyed this campground but there were a few problems. there is only one washer and one dryer for 45 sites. During our stay the dryer was broken the entire stay. There are no clean laundromats in nearby towns. Also one of the ladies' toilets was out of service for a few days. The floor of the ladies restroom was not mopped during our stay. The campground is peaceful. The nearby town of LaBelle has limited shopping opportunities. I think some people would think this area is boring. We found it peaceful. The nightly rate is the senior rate. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Bagobago

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

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $22.00
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Nice quiet campground. A little hard to find the road to turn off highway. Watch for 1 brown sign. Will visit again. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Motorhome.

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R&S

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $12.00
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Camp hosts were so pleasant & helpful! This is such a nice, neat, well-kept campground. No sewer hook-ups is the only negative. The nightly rate reflects the discount for the Federal Senior Pass. We stayed during a holiday period and the restrooms were clean the whole time. Roads are paved and the sites are crushed stone. Many sites back up to the river. Watching boats go through the locks is a plus. We will absolutely return. We camped at Ortona South COE in a Travel Trailer.

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