30 Parks near Punta Gorda, Florida
Jan 2016 - $30.00
This is an owner park with the majority of sites containing double wide homes. There is a section devoted to transients but each site can be a little different in amenity - meaning some have a concrete pad and patio, some have concrete patio only and a few are all grass. Your rating will depend on the site you get. With the abnormal amount of rain received this winter some sites were a real mess for much of the month.
The sites have very good depth and handled our 39' rig and truck with room to spare. Site width was decent and you didn't feel overly close to the neighbors. The park is well maintained and the HOA does a good job of insuring none of the homes look unkempt. The salt water swimming pool was heated although not open unless temps were above 70. Sewer connections were good. 50a electric was stable and we paid a $50 usage fee up-front. They also kept our $15 PO Box key deposit to cover any overage and promised to make an adjustment at the end of the month. Water pressure was ok at around 45#. They have their own sewage treatment plant and with the right wind direction the smell is noticeable. The park offered a number of regular activities (cards, bingo, dancing, exercise etc.) as well as a few Saturday breakfast and dinner events, some with music. The residents were very welcoming and always ready with a friendly wave. We enjoyed our monthly stay and would come back again. - Born2Roam
Nov 2015 - $15.00
Alligator Park is one of the nicest parks we've stayed at in Florida but is primarily a resident-occupied park. There appears to be lots of back-in spots open for transients in the park's central area (there's no pull-through spots) and each site has a concrete pad and grassy sitting areas. The park is extremely well maintained with the grass cut to the perfect length and everything very clean. WIFI is available for additional cost but a user fee in such a low cost park isn't offensive. Verizon worked well as did OTA television. Check-in was easy; the staff helpful and overall process quick and efficient. I can't think of anything I'd change at this park to make it better. My wife and I will definitely stay here again. - fruffiii
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Due to medical problems, stayed 6 months starting mid December 2014.
Daily price is a rough average (high and low seasons).
Wide paved streets, very good power (although some outages from the local power company).
Heavy rain in summer did not cause any problems with the site due to good drainage.
People were very accommodating.
Laundry uses credit cards only so didn't have to worry about getting quarters.
Some sites fully paved, others grass with concrete pad. - MissingLinc
Apr 2016 - $41.00
Called ahead and asked about accommodations for our 40 foot RV. Told we could be accommodated. We drove there and were greeted less than kindly. The woman at the counter looked out the window at our coach maybe not realizing I was already at the desk and said "So this is it huh?!" I waited a while before she came around to ask what I needed. She then proceeded to tell me they couldn't put us on this park. I asked why they didn't tell me this when I called. She didn't have a good answer. There was inadequate space to turn around once we had pulled in. This should NOT be listed as an overnight accommodation in any of the RV listings!! - RNRVtravler
Oct 2015 - $40.00
A couple of areas that weren't perfect but the service and helpfulness more than made up for it. Stayed for over 3 months due to medical issues and we were treated very well.
Power wasn't very good. Meter showed a consistent 108 volts so we were careful with what appliances we were running. Needed three 10' lengths of sewer hose, slightly up hill at our site (G28).
Mostly seasonal sites. Expect winter time would be hard to book.
A couple of pull throughs.
Would definitely stay again. - MissingLinc
Mar 2016 - $30.00
This place is a dump. When it rains everything is under water- little drainage- must use pumps to remove water. Grass sites that tires sink into when wet. They use planks & plywood to help get RVs in & out of sites. County dump just down the road, and the smell is unbearable at times. Wife complained of constant damp swamp smell and the water smells like swamp water. Many old old dingy permanent trailers. Paid $40/month for Internet and was constantly kicked off or very slow. Will never return to this campground again! - Bill B
Jul 2015 - $40.00
This is a Snowbird park, with a few full time residents and fair amount of park models, but not a trailer park. Out of season it's a Ghost town. We stayed 1-1-15/ 3-1-15. 850.00 a month for 50 amp. Park is old and it shows. There is a full calendar for snowbirds in season but doesn't offer much outta season. Pool is small, laundry was broke more than functional. Bathhouse weren't nasty, but far from nice. Sites are all grass, fairly level. When it rains most of the sites will flood. Multiple units stuck trying leave if it rained the night before. Roadways are paved which is nice for walking, and there is a decent nature trail. Cops were called more than once for theft and drug sales. We started referring to it as the Sun and Shady. Also there is very little shade in the park. Must purchase WiFi, can't remember the price, but it did work with pretty good speed. Location isn't bad its in between Punta Gorda and Fort Myers. They do allow all Breed and Size dogs, which is rare for SW FL. - Mikele
Feb 2015 - $75.00
We recently stayed at Sun-N-Shade RV Park in Punta Gorda for 15 nights while visiting my parents in a nearby modular home park. This is an older modular home park converted into an RV facility. The streets are extremely narrow and some of the sites are difficulty to navigate. There is no cable and WiFi is an additional, exorbitant charge. Our site was mostly grass and when it rained became a septic smelling swamp. On the good side, the staff and residents were friendly and helpful and they have availability for short-term parking during the prime season. No other sites were available for 100's of miles around. They also had a storage site available for our RV while we took a 7-day cruise before starting our stay. We will probably be back due to availability and close proximity to my parents. - ram14830
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
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We stayed at this park for the months of January and February at a monthly rate of $1200. Good location and most of the campers were very nice. The management is another issue. The drainage at this park is terrible, with many sites being flooded. We were there with friends who were in a different site and both our sites were flooded most of the two months we were there. Numerous RVs got stuck getting into and out of their sites. The management offered no assistance and told people they were on their own if they got stuck and the RV park would not offer any assistance if you required a tow to get out of your site. We had to go to the local hardware store and buy plywood to put under our tires so we would not get stuck. We will definitely not go back there again. Management offered no support or assistance and since this is an Encore park it does not speak well of the Encore network. - RayN
Jan 2016 - $50.00
Not a Encore showcase park. Pay wifi , pay TV , awful drainage , mud and standing water not being addressed by management.
We are 6 month residents who probably will not be back. Big rigs barely fit in most sites and get stuck in many. Encore does nothing about the problems. Residents here are great. Ends there. - riopreto
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Rate was off-season with military retiree discount. Regular rate in-season might affect "value" rating I suspect. Densely configured park but it works well. Most sites are pull-through picnic table. Many full-time park models with substantial improvements/additions, all well maintained by retiree-owners. FHU sites with CATV. Strong AT&T and Verizon cell service. Shopping for all needs and tastes withing half an hour, with Walmart & grocery stores less than 5 minutes away. Wonderful rec center back by the kayak launch on Alligator Creek with most extensive take-one, leave-one library I've ever seen, plus fitness equipment, pool tables, etc. BTW, it's called Alligator Creek for a good reason so be careful. Many tourist attractions close by catering to all interests from shell collecting to fishing, golf, and many other sports and intellectual pursuits. There's even a good pistol and rifle range at Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area, five minutes away. You almost can't go wrong here and the staff will be most helpful in every way. Good commercial campground. - KodiakHouse
Mar 2014 - $27.00
Amenities list high speed internet which is handled by Camp Link. Our site was 2 sites from an antenna, but internet wouldn't work. I phoned Camp Link and they told me it was their worst park because of the electrical noise from the Walmart Distribution Centre across the street. The Camp Link person on the phone gave me a full refund but also told me that the camp management knew about the internet problem. I had to buy an internet plan at Walmart that worked fine but Live Oak indicates it is included. The other problem we had is the pool temperature is only 78* which is quite cool. Except for the above two problems, this was a very nice well kept park with large lots. I told them about these two problems at the store and they made it sound like I was the first to ever mention it; however, many people I talked to at the pool told me they had voiced the same concerns and got the same response. - Jacknel
Jan 2013 - $27.00
Nice older RV park with many permanent sites. Short term RVs are parked at what they call the dog park, on grass with concrete patio's. The patios stick out of the ground a couple of inches causing a tripping hazard. The water is from a well and is strong with chlorine, dark clothing changes color when washed. There are two nice laundries. The pool and hot tub are old but well kept. There are a number of activities, but short term folks (those staying less than 6 months) are not really encouraged to attend. The golf course is 9 holes and very nice. The Peace River is close by, as is Punta Gorda. Beaches are 35 miles or more. Ft. Myers is 35 miles south and Sarasota is about 4o miles north. Arcadia is 20 miles north. There is a Wal Mart Distribution center across Hwy 17 from the park and at night you can hear the truck back up horns and hear the trucks being loaded making it difficult to sleep. The office staff and park residents are friendly and helpful. The prices are reasonable and the owners do not increase the prices often. We would stay here again but probably not for three months. - linfrog
May 2016 - $0.00
This is a new and still being built out motorcoach-only park. You will be renting sites from owners in the rental pool. Sites are spacious and well landscaped. Near to Punta Gorda and there is a gold course next door. They at present have a "3-day stay and see free" program, which I am not sure how long will be there. This is a very nice park. - peddy dick
Aug 2016 - $45.00
First time we stayed and love it. We stayed in the lake area. Lots were spacious and very clean. Fishing dock well maintained. Pool activities for the kids. Staff friendly. Kids didn't want to leave, neither did we. We will become regular visitors here. - L Jacques
Mar 2016 - $62.00
A really nice park and very large. It looks like a couple of parks in one with the older section being smaller and closer lots. We chose the Lakes section which is a few years old and has much larger sites but also costs more.
The park has all the activities you could want. It is mostly a snowbird haven during the winter months with lots of things to do. We hit the tail end when everything is winding down.
They just updated the WiFi and are still working on getting it to work in the Lakes area. We had trouble but would still come back to this park. - John Borajkiewicz
Jan 2016 - $48.00
The rate shown is based on the monthly rate plus the up charge for 50 amp service.
This is our third winter for a monthly stay in the Lakes section of the park. The Lakes addition was opened three winter seasons ago and offers wider open spaces than the older part of the park, albeit the sites are gravel with an adjacent concrete pad and picnic table. Roads throughout the park are paved. The Lakes also had previously offered very good Camplink provided internet service delivered to each site via cable and park provided modems. However for reasons that completely escape us, the Park switched to Tengonet wi-fi. Either they don't care, or hadn't researched Tengonet's dismal history of service at other parks that use them. The result has been almost no internet connectivity so far for the 12 days that we have been here this year. To make matters even worse, many in the park have started using Verizon and AT&T cellular data services, for which neither providers were prepared for, with resulting slow service on their networks as well. The park now says that the problems will be fixed by mid-January, but in December they were saying the issues would be resolved by the end of 2015.
On the positive side the park has a lot of residents that have returned year after year, and on the whole are very friendly. The park also supports many activities on a daily basis for those that are interested. The Park cable has a full complement of channels, however all are old analog signals. Over the air TV is very good with all the major networks accessible in HD. The Lakes section of the park had good satellite access throughout, however in much of the older sections of the park this will not be the case.
Our primary criteria for an overnight RV park is security, relative quiet and easy in and out access. For an extended stay location, we need decent internet access which Riverside unfortunately no longer has. - Johnson's
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Nice park. Geared to snow birds. Clean and functional. Gravel sites, most with patios. Many planned events. Campers are friendly, so is the staff. Full hookups. Some sites are close but most are roomy. - Dano849
Oct 2011 - $20.00
Like the campground and the people. Next to Peace River for kayaking (bring your own). Not far from Walmart, Cracker Barrel & Nav-a-gator. Water has a lot to be desired (sulfur) (dogs got the runs). Rain all day one day and run off was good, but soggy. Lots of fire ants but that's Florida. Will return again. - HOMEBODYFL1948
Jan 2010 - $30.00
This is a good park if you are on a very very tight budget. My site was muddy, the potable water is worse than horrible, and management is agreeable to anything: the park looks it! There's very small, tight parking areas. The staff keeps the park very neat and they do perform some services. This was my second park to stay at and I guess the first one spoiled me. I know a lot more now about picking a place to stay. - OPEPPER
Jan 2016 - $1.00
We were able to use our TT membership so there was no cost at this park for our week stay. This is a nice park with wide paved streets that make it very easy to maneuver. Our site was on dirt and 30 amp only. However, it worked OK for the week. It is convenient to I-75 and easy access to Ft. Myers too. We stayed here and would definitely return here again. - Tomandgloria
Nov 2015 - $23.00
This is an Encore park and also a PA Park where we got the discount for 1 week. We had 50 amp long & wide site, parked on grass #144, concrete patio with picnic table, channel was behind our site. Friendly staff, there is a nice pool, clubhouse with activities, exercise room, very clean park, blacktop roads in park, a lot of Mobile homes, We would stay here again. It was very close to shopping also so there were a lot of winter people there. - 2GermanAmericans
Jul 2015 - $65.00
Very clean, nice pool, but you have to take your car for everything. Not safe doing bike around. Shower is 1$. The site are big, but you can't put a tent, or trailer. - Bacaisse