5.9 Average
     
Saint James City, Florida

Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA

Saint James City, Florida


5120 Stringfellow Rd
Saint James City, Florida 33956
Phone: (239) 283-2415

Sites: 368
Recent Rate: $64 3/2017

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Latitude: 26.53491183054
Longitude: -82.088202238083
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 yes
  • $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 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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • 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) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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51 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This place was nothing special. The rv campsites are very close together. The utilities were adequate, but there were very few cable channels available. Wifi was slow. There isn't much to do on Pine Island, and as a result we spent a lot of time fighting traffic in Matlacha trying to get off the island to actually do something. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $64.00
Overall Rating:      

We came to Pine Island to visit friends in Matlacha and picked the KOA as being the closest to our friends. On arrival the pool looked nice. However we never used the it. As with most RV camps, the sites are very close together. The neighbor had to move his truck so we could get in. Parking was very close with both of us just able to squeeze in. Check in was a little confusing while the staff figured out whether they should charge us the extra daily resort fee. They finally decided in our favor and left out the fee. Overall the campground was okay, basically just a place to park the rig while we spent time with out friends. Other people must like the park though because it was full of seasonal campers. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
293
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $61.00
Overall Rating:      

As is normal for south FL in winter (peak season), due to popularity and folks/snowbirders willing to pay, they get away with charging exorbitant prices. This is a combination KOA/Thousand Trails-Encore park. Club house, playground, tennis, dog run, shuffleboard, horseshoes, pool (a bit murky), hot tub, and some scenic small ponds scattered. They stack the sites like cord wood. Garbage is only picked up on certain days, but lazy neighbors will put trash out even on non-garbage days, so tight spacing gives one a lovely view of garbage. Pine Island is certainly no destination spot, not much to do/see here, no beach area to enjoy. It is a very long drive to civilization (AKA: normal shopping) in Cape Coral or Ft. Myers. We will not waste our time or money returning to the area. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
339
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nothing of interest here!

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $61.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for 7 nights. Traveling with friends but we were way apart. Spaces were tight and back in. Some park models as encore has joined in. Pad was cement and looked like a jackhammer had been used on it. Each section moved as our coach moved onto it. Fireants were present, had to request staff to take care of. Had a blurb in rules that they do "bite". We have them where we live and they are nasty. Had to throw water hose under coach to attach on passenger side. Neighbor was upset as we hooked up under his party awning,despite it being the only hook up for power available. Road in front was main through fare and busy most of day. Dog park was clear up in front, though there were several sites to deposit poo bags. Pool was very busy on daily basis. Backed onto a piece of land with chickens. Had early morning rooster call from break of dawn. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Number 11
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you want to party, good location. Beaches are not accessible and mostly private with local police patrols. Was not impressed with island, just a party island.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We are staying on one of the lakes at Pine Island. The staff has been amazing, professional and extremely helpful! The park was full with very pleasant people. Pool and hot tub very nice. Staying for two months. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
294
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We started booking our Jan-Feb South Florida experience back in August, and as it turns out that was too late to get in anywhere near a beach (Pine Island has no beaches, but there is good fishing at the little island town of Matlacha halfway across the causeway). When we first arrived, they put us almost in the very back of the farthest loop. We were next to a bathhouse/laundry, but the next day I hauled out my laundry only to be told by my neighbor that the laundry, restrooms, and shower were all being renovated. So, the only laundromat was a good quarter mile away, by the entrance. Bummer. Then it turned out said neighbor was a redneck with a fondness for 12-packs of beer and LOUD 70s rock and country music late into the night. We woke up to noise of the port-a-potties being delivered the next day by the disabled bathhouse. Once they started demolition, I started sneezing from the dust and the mold on the wood they were tearing out. When I complained, a few days later, they offered to move us closer in. Our new site, while not a pull-through, was better. We had a palm tree and palmetto thicket outside our bedroom window and nice, quiet neighbors, and we could walk to the lakeside clubhouse or the laundromat/office. To our surprise when we checked out, though, the price for the new site was $200 more, a total of $1,200, despite its being a back-in instead of a pull-through, which they didn't mention when they offered to move us! One thing I like about this campground is the wide concrete bike trail all along Stringfellow Road. I was able to take a nice long, safe bike ride in the sunshine several times a week, which was great. The pool area is very clean and well-kept-up, and the laundromat has lots of washers. We never had to wait to do our laundry despite the other laundromat being closed the whole time we were there. There was also a scary incident with the electrical power. The power surged one night, causing our inverter to pop loudly over and over. The next day, our 30-amp adapter was burnt black on one of the contacts. The park replaced the adapter, and nothing else appeared to be damaged. Be sure you have a surge protector! We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
101
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you like to fish and you're there a while, get a parking permit in Matlacha and fish off the pier there. Snook, redfish, rays, etc, and visiting manatees and dolphins! There is a nice beach on the Sanibel causeway, away from Sanibel traffic.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $64.00
Overall Rating:      

During a vacation we stayed at this KOA for 7 nights. For the holiday season the park attendance was surprisingly sparse. Unfortunately, all of the large RVs were stationed close together at the entrance. When we walked around the compound we found that there was plenty of space in other sections. We were pleased with a local RV cleaning company that partners with the KOA to provide wash and wax at a decent price. The people at this campground are really nice. We made friends right away. The dog park at this KOA is large and well kept. We would stay here again because the community and amenities are worth it. We camped at Ft. Myers / Pine Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
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: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

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.

Value
     
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: 96
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 15

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

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Review Count: 293
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 36

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.

Value
     
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: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

Value
     
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.

Value
     
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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