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Saint James City, Florida

Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA

Saint James City, Florida



Saint James City, Florida
Phone: (239) 283-2415

Sites: 368
Recent Rate: $54 4/2016

Latitude: 26.53491183054
Longitude: -82.088202238083

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • 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 ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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42 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Extremely tight sites. There is very little space and almost no privacy. Plenty of amenities but we used very few. Unless you use many amenities, the price is not worth it for simply the site. Our site wasn't level. WiFi was slow and cable was not HD. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
239
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Drive south to St James City for some nice local restaurants. Expect lots of tourist traffic when getting on the island going through the town of Matlacha on weekends.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We wanted to get away at the last minute during high season in Florida, so this was the only place we could find. Next time that's the situation, we will stay home.

As others have said, they spring the $4 a day "resort fee" on you upon check in..... Just build it into the daily fee! The sites are Crammed in. Our neighbor's have another RV about a foot from the back of their rig. We're fortunate that the site behind us has a tiny A-liner in it or we'd be in the same boat. The Internet is fairly reliable and the cable TV is OK, but the property looks like it could use some TLC. But the bad here outweighs the good. We won't bother coming back. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
239
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Waterfront Restaurant and Marina in St.James City was fantastic! Raymary Street grill was also good....great breakfast there! There are a couple of great restaurants in St.James City and there's a sidewalk that goes the length of the island to get around safely.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

This park almost appears to be a "failed park model" park. There were many fulltime units which we had never seen at a KOA before. They do have nice facilities and a nice dog park on site. All utilities worked well. Probably our only complaint was the workers not getting along. Seemed to be arguing every time we would see them. We were disappointed that there was not much to do out on Pine Island. You almost never see the water due to all the mangroves. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 282
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

Very helpful in the office and they escort you to your site and help you back in. This was 30 amp with full hookups. They do have some activities and a few meals if you are interested. It was quiet and clean. Verizon and Dish Network worked well. They do have cable available. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
94
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Take a day trip to Solomon's Castle. Be sure to go to Sanibel Island for shelling and to the Ford Edison Estates in Fort Meyers.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

The plus for this campground is that it is one to two on Pine Island and is the closest to the island entrance. So it has a virtual monopoly and it acts like it. The staff is friendly enough especially the men that guide one to their site. After one makes a reservation on the KOA website the office charges and extra $4 per day Resort Fee! The cement sites, where most transients are assigned, are crumbling so boards are usually needed to level the rig. We have been staying here for the past 10 years or so and this year they assigned us to an undesirable grass only site that was too small. The office staff stated it was because they were booked. The Guide helped get us our usual concrete pad. During the next few days stay, we noticed many vacant sites so the `booked' statement was a pure lie. The site they `found' required us to back around a telephone/power pole but the guide helped us back into it. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
98
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Many good restaurants on the island and we enjoy riding our bikes to one per day weather permitting.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We were there 2 years ago , it seems they don`t do much to improve that park. This is a very old park with infrastructure in dire need, several cement pads are crumbling, voltage drop on peak time, water has a bad smell (rotten eggs). They got rid of TengoInternet and finally upgraded their Wi-Fi with another provider. Poor cable. They just keep the park running with minimum maintenance. Friendly guide staff but horrible manager behavior. We were there 3 months. Manager won`t even look and greet at you. Overpriced for what you get. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Let me start by saying my low rating of this park is in no way a reflection on the on site staff, they were for the most part great. The exception being the cleaning personal could have used more instruction and supervision. This park is a very old park that seems to be a KOA/Encore hybrid. The infrastructure is in dire need of upgrading. Patios are cracked and falling apart. The electrical system is woefully inadequate. During periods of peak demand power outages are common. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice enough park, spaces a little tight with a lot of snow birders and permanent residents. Staff very friendly, facilities good - great library adjoining the laundry - air conditioned and nice place to sit and wait for a machine or dryer - it was prime real estate the day I went to do my laundry. Word of warning - the dryers are very hot - would suggest putting them on medium heat. The park is sort of in the middle of nowhere - there is a Winn Dixie and Dollar General about 10 minutes down the road one way and St James City the other which has a couple of bars and restaurants, all within riding distance. The park is nowhere near the beach but they do have a bus tour to the beach once a week. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was very well kept. My only complaint would be the lot sizes. Most were small. We lucked out as the one we were suppose to be in, we couldn't fit. So we had a large lot with the view of the lake,and ample space. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
270
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Great bars with good food, most are water view.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Concert site pad, concert patio with table, many permanent residents, pool, pond, tennis, no pull troughs, trailers must dropped in storage area. Clean neat. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

This RV Park has some really bad qualities, including the lack of 50 amp spaces. The KOA website showed the spaces as 30/50 amp, so I assumed we would have 50 amp when we arrived. As it turns out there, are a small number (10%) of spaces that have 50 amp and all occupied when we checked in so we had a 30 amp space. Suggestion: Charge $3 more per day for the 50 amp space. Save the extra income and start rolling out 50 amp spaces. Resort Fee: This RV park is part of Encore so we were already spending $50 a night and had prepaid via http://koa.com. Upon arrival, I had to pay an extra $3 per night for our stay for a 'Resort Fee'. In Las Vegas, a Resort Fee covers the TV and WiFi but here it covers, well I do not know what because we only had 18 TV Channels and they used TengoInternet for Internet, which means we had to pay to use it. The cost for a week is $16.95; however, it was unusable. Facebook would load in 2 minutes. Uploading an image to the blog would take 30 minutes. Basically, unusable as is most TengoInternet at RV parks. Customer Service: When we arrived, there was a sign by their propane saying "No Propane Today." I asked why that was and received a lecture by their employee before finally coming to the point which was that only certified people can fill tanks and they only work Monday-Friday (we arrived Sunday). I did not need Propane that bad, but I also did not need a lecture on why your RV park does not have enough staff to fill propane. I asked what the Resort Fee covered and did not get a straight answer which jaded me. We spent six days here and the park itself was standard. Our space was spacious and the RV parked on a level concrete pad. A few times, we heard a jet fly overhead, but it was not loud enough to disturb us. The location on Pine Island was relaxing. There was minimal traffic and we found ourselves slowing down during our visit. This RV park had water, sewer, electric, and cable hookups. There was a laundry room, which was clean but more expensive than most. There is a dedicated dog walk and a "playground" which was basically a set of swings. Would I recommend this park? Maybe. Would we come back? Maybe, but the annoyances listed above are a huge no-no for me. This could have been a 'good' experience instead of a 'meh' experience. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground has been improved a lot since the last reviews, new pool & hot tub area is very nice and all services seem to work pretty well. You have to pay for wifi which is crappy in these days. Some staff is OK and some are kind of crabby. Bathrooms are small but clean, sites are really packed in at the back. There is also a $3.00 "facility fee" per day that they don't tell you about which is BS, I'd rather that they say it's $38.00 a day rather than $35.00 per day then hit you up with an extra charge. If you include the fee and wifi it's more like $42.00 per day, still not bad for what you get. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

KOA used to mean some degree of quality. This park is terrible. The owners have not spent any money on upkeep or improvements. Many sewer connections are buried or 16 inches high, pads cracked, cable is poor and they haven't planted a tree, shrub or flower in 30 years. The picnic tables are falling apart, fire ants are everywhere, no shade and the water view is of a retention pond. At $35 a night, it is relatively cheap, but it is over priced for what you get. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is large with concrete pads which are in need of repair. The big rig sites are all back ins. The pads need to be improved, but the staff is friendly. The internet is not free, but should be included for the rate charged. It's a great location, but you may want to look around before deciding to stay here. We are here with friends but would not stay here if we weren't traveling with a small group. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We read the comments from other customers of this campground and decided to check it out in person before making a choice. This park is unique because it's both a KOA and a Encore property. Our rate reflects the Encore rate because it's a better deal if you stay more than a few nights. Pine Island Resort is an older park with many park models but everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. It does have lots of seniors but they are very young at heart and love to have a good time. The new managers are improving the property with the support of the the general manager who was on site often. Everything was well maintained or in the process of being improved. If there was a problem the front office took care of it immediately. They don't have pull throughs but the staff will help you drop your trailer, car or whatever and store it free of charge if you are staying for a while. Pine Island is a little slice of "OLD Florida" and a treat. The only thing that is tricky is the bridge to Pine Island which is narrow and under construction. We stayed at the resort for 2 months in a motorhome and plan on staying again. The people were just lovely. Also, much of the island is a preserve and they don't spray for flying bugs like on the mainland. There are "no see ums" at night and you do have to spray for them. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.

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