5 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
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
Aug 2014 - $39.00
Nice resort and we would definitely stay here again. Level sites, concrete pad for your patio, easy hook-ups, picnic table, activities and close to shopping. Equidistant from Fort Myers and the Edison/Ford homes or Sarasota and the Ringling, both sites that we enjoyed a lot. Most here are here for the season but there are many 'transients' like my husband and I who were there for a week. - swike
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