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Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $55.00
Park is very nice and quiet. Our site was clean, concrete pad, and plenty large enough for us. We were traveling with another RV and there was a picnic table between us with ample space between. The roads are hard packed crushed shell and very smooth. The beach is a short 1/2 mile bike ride and there were lots of restaurants within a 5 minute bike ride. We only stayed 2 nights but we will be back. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.
Beach, shopping, bike riding
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $35.00
We stayed here 4 nights during our visit to Sanibel Island. A nice place, level gravel pads, good separation. Very quiet. Loved the parrots, lemurs, and monkeys there! Staff were helpful. Wi-Fi worked well most of the time. I downgraded it a bit for the bath house. We use the bath houses where we stay and it is important that they are clean and functional. The bath house was old, and not cleaned very often. It was not air conditioned and was not ventilated very well. Also, no place to hang things and change. All in all, we enjoyed our stay, but it was not a 10. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
Nice friendly staff. Roads are a little dusty. Very quiet. Staff told us they had a nice duck pond. To our surprise it was much, much more then a duck pond. Lemurs and squirrel monkey's? REALLY, just great. Clean and quiet. Short bike ride to beach. Would camp here again. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $50.00
I spent 2 weeks here starting 6pm Christmas Eve. While setting up, Santa showed up in the bucket of a front loader visiting all the loops ended by hot apple cider in the center common area. How cool was that! I have friends that spend every winter here and was glad to finally join them for 2 weeks. Got a glimpse of life with the regulars; they were a nice group of folks called the 49ers. It's nice that the RVs are by RVs, not just filling spots that don't have park models in them. We had bikes and were glad because the beach is a longish walk. We did walk there New Years Eve, and several folks had bonfires on the beach and could see lots of fireworks over on mainland. The wireless was not very good at all. I ended up riding my bike with my laptop to the library (about 2 miles); they had excellent free network there. Don't miss the Sunday Farmers Market by the library! The campground was a quiet place but we were not by the birds, that might be noisier. The spots were sufficient size, did not feel like I was sandwiched between my neighbors. Nice new cement pads. The showers/restrooms were dated but very clean. The campground staff was always pleasant and helpful. Awesome chicken wings place right across the road; if you like hot, try Dead Parrot Wings! Little private grocery and liquor store right outside the gate was convenient. Took many long bike rides while here. Saw several alligators along certain of the trails (no real danger, was cool to see them). For the hearty, take the 32 mile ride to other end of the island but, expect the wind in your face on the way back. My reservation was absolutely correct upon my arrival. I absolutely loved the fact that Fido is not allowed in this park. I am weary of little Fido in the spots around me, I don't want to be Fido's friend and I don't want to listen to Fido "talking". I feel bad for Fido's owner, maybe just have a separate loop for Fido's RV. I can't wait to get back here again. Maybe stay even longer next time? We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
WE LOVE THIS CAMPGROUND. This was our second visit and it was even better than the first. It has a great location, great staff and great features. The big-rig sites are large and well maintained. The menagerie really makes this a special place for our kids. Where else can you enjoy dozens of tropical birds, water fowl and lemurs a few yards from your camper at $35 a night? Sanibel/Captiva are great, as well. Their participation in "Tents for Troops" only added to the attraction of this campground. We will continue to come here whenever possible. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
Location says it all. RV sites are separate from the permanents, and they do have a few pull throughs. All the roads & RV sites are crushed shell, so plan on tracking a lot into your RV. There is some grass around the sites. Very little road noise even though the pull throughs are fairly close to the road. Electric was very steady. Water pressure did fluctuate at times but adequate. Wi-Fi was working very well until a couple of other RV's showed up with quite a few kids, and then the Wi-Fi pretty much died. Agree with the others that getting to the beach is quite a walk especially when the heat index is above 100. To go to other beaches in the area can be quite a drive plus $2.00 an hour to park. When coming onto Sanibel Island, it will cost $3.00 per axle. And if you leave the island and come back you will have to pay again. Over all, we had a good experience here and would come back. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
This is a nice RV park in a great location (also the only one on the island). If it was closer to the Gulf, it would be even better. It is a 1/2 mile walk which can be long if you are lugging beach gear, but a quick bike ride. The campground has a lot of trees and tropical vegetation. Some sites are partially shaded, others in full sun. The area we were in was grassy and some hard packed shell-gravel. There may be pads in the other areas. There are a lot of permanent sites - mostly seasonal residents. Not very full in summer season so we weren't crowded by other campers. If it was full, some sites are fairly closed to each other. June - Nov 2013 off season rate is $35/night - $50 in season. Full hook ups. No dogs allowed. There is a tent area. Sites are very large and private, but no one was camping in that area while we were there. They have 2 duck ponds with swans and rare ducks. Also tropical birds & lemurs in cages. Lots of benches so you can sit an watch the birds. A nice place to relax. Restrooms (3 toilets, 3 showers) in ladies were clean, but people do track sand in. Bathhouse has ceiling fan, but as others have said, it does get hot. There is a laundry area, mail center with regular mailbox, fish cleaning area, etc. Great launching point for bicycling along Periwinkle. There are bike paths, water fountains, shady rest areas. So bring or rent bikes. We had dinner at the Lazy Flamingo which is in walking distance. The mesquite grilled grouper was excellent. There is a Dairy Queen next door, too. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $50.00
Great Place. No pull through sites, but no problem with back in's. Roads are wide enough so that we did not have to unhook tow till we got to the site. Quiet park as there are no dogs allowed. You really don't know how noisy some parks with barking dogs are until you stay in one without them. WiFi worked well. Easy to get to as it is close to the end of the causeway. They do not accept credit cards. Only hassle is there is one main road on the island and making left hand turns out of the park sometimes takes time. But, this is manageable. The sites are sand/grass. It looks like they are starting to put in concrete pads for tables and chairs and have about half the sites completed. The RV part of the park is away from the permanent park models so you don't have the early morning traffic with people going to work. Will certainly be back. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $53.00
Great location. Excellent maintenance. Roomy sites, some with patios. Exceptionally clean. Don't miss the bird show of parrots and cockatoos. Staff is friendly and helpful. Loved it enough to stay an extra day. Booked our same week next year. No pets allowed is something we deal with. Easy to get to the beach on a bike. The most bike friendly town we have ever visited. Bike rentals will pick up and deliver if you want. Great campground! We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $50.00
Stayed many times at park. People are very nice. Sanibel is very relaxing. Only RV park on the island. Close to beach. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $50.00
We had reservations and got a site right next to the duck pond. Swans, geese, and ducks plus an ahinga stopped by. The park is beautiful, with various species of trees and flowering shrubs. They have propane available. Not far from a public beach and within a short driving distance to premier shell hunting. We loved it here! We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $35.00
We stayed here for 6 nights. This is the best kept secret and the only campground on the island. The Staff is SO helpful and friendly and the campground is outstanding. Sites are large and level with all the charm of Florida you would expect, and are full hook ups. The location is right on the main road, through the Island and a short bike ride. (Bikes can be rented in a few places, as well as scooters). Sanibel itself is charming and a throw back to old Florida. If your looking for chain stores or fast food restaurants, look in nearby Fort Myers as they do not exist on Sanibel or Captive. All are local owned, wonderful places to dine on the local seafood as well as other cuisines. There are NO stop lights and only 3 or 4 stop signs. The Island is very pedestrian and bike friendly. Perwinkle Park is just a short quarter mile to the beaches, which offer warm water and world class shelling: which is a sport in Sanibel. If you want a stay in paradise and leave your worries behind, then Periwinkle park is for the place for you. One bit of advice is go to the shops at Jerry's Market and buy a bottle of a product called "NO SEE UM." (It is a all natural, insect repellent made locally that all but eliminates biting flies and no see ums that bother some at dusk and dawn on the beach. It works on mosquitoes too, but they are not a problem on Sanibel.) We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $50.00
We stayed in this park in 1987 when our old motorhome was new. Then in a condo while our kids were school aged. Now with a new rig we tried the campground and found it to be just to our liking. Lots of long-term residents, all very friendly. Easy beach access about 2 minutes by bike. Helpful very responsive staff. I mentioned that our sewer hookup was a few inches below the surrounding soil and that the connection threads were clogged with soil and within an hour the staff installed an extender and politely knocked on our door to notify me that they had fixed the connection. The park is located close to several nice restaurants and everything else on the island is an easy, level bike ride away. Paved bike paths go everywhere on Sanibel. My only problem is that the park prioritizes its long-term regulars (as I would if I owned the place) so getting a site for one week is hit or miss. But we loved the park and will try for another week or two next year. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $35.00
This is a manufactured home community with a very nice campground section off by itself and transient campers are made very welcome. The roads, of crushed shells, are wide with adequate room to maneuver and we had no difficulty negotiating the road to our site. There are no pull-through sites here, but we had plenty of room to back into our spacious, level site. Our site backed up to a canal inhabited by native birds and we were surrounded by tropical foliage. There are two ponds with ducks and swans in the park as well as a variety of lovely species of tropical birds in cages to admire. Don't miss the nearby beach! Although you can walk there we suggest bringing your bikes (or you can rent one) to ride the half-mile to enjoy collecting shells and wading on the beach. There are also bike trails throughout the island and most of the locals seems to make use of them rather than go by car. We stayed in this beautiful tropical paradise only 5 days and look forward to returning in the future. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $50.00
Family was very pleased with Periwinkle. Sites were clean and quiet. Speaking of cleanliness, I was very impressed with the bathrooms. One nice feature of the site was the Bird Sanctuary and Monkey display which was a very short walk away. Access to the beach was a short bike ride away, but well worth it. We camped at Periwinkle Park & Campground in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Beach, shopping, bike ridingcropduster • November 2014
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