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Ft. Myers CG's - Got Lucky

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ISPJS   

A few years ago while full timing we spent a winter in Siesta Bay RV Resort (Ft. Myers) and then Gulf Waters RV Resort (Ft. Myers Beach) the next winter.   Both CG's were very nice with tons of activities to do.  Gulf Waters had much bigger sites but was more expensive also.   Anticipating the house selling we put our name on the waiting list at Upriver RV Resort (North Ft. Myers).  We learned from actually living in SW Florida that it worked  for us better if we were located east of I-75 instead of closer to the busy beaches.  They called us today and due to a cancellation gave us a super site.   Anyone else use Upriver RV Resort for their winter stays down here?  We were impressed with how the place looked and what they had to say.  Excited to move the MH onto the site November 1st. 

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manholt   

Congratulation on getting a winter slot this late! :) Especially in the Ft. Myers area.  Hope all things work out for you, it's been a very stormy year! :rolleyes: 

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jleamont   

We stayed in that area for a week over the summer, nice area, we really liked Sanibel Island. We stayed in Port Charlotte FL and drove to Sanibel in the Toad. I was planning on staying at Red Coconut RV resort in FT Myers, but changed our plans to Myakka River RV resort due to the space concerns at Red Coconut.

Are there any beach front campgrounds down there?

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1 hour ago, jleamont said:

We stayed in that area for a week over the summer, nice area, we really liked Sanibel Island. We stayed in Port Charlotte FL and drove to Sanibel in the Toad. I was planning on staying at Red Coconut RV resort in FT Myers, but changed our plans to Myakka River RV resort due to the space concerns at Red Coconut.

Are there any beach front campgrounds down there?

If you liked Sanibel you could try Periwinkle Park & Campground.  They are not exactly right on the water but pretty close.  Not sure if you could get in this winter because they stay full with annual repeat customers, but there could be cancellations this year.  If you do ever spend the winter on Sanibel or visit it often be sure to get a Leeway pass.  You can cross the bridge for $2 each time plus it works on all the Florida toll roads.

The only one in the Ft. Myers area I know of that is right on the beach is Red Coconut RV Resort, Ft. Myers Beach.  The sites are very tight.  

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ISPJS   
11 hours ago, manholt said:

Congratulation on getting a winter slot this late! :) Especially in the Ft. Myers area.  Hope all things work out for you, it's been a very stormy year! :rolleyes: 

Thanks Carl, we had our name on waiting lists at two resorts and was getting ready to sign up at a couple more.  When your home is on the market it puts you in a "suspended" state because until it closes and you have a closing date you don't know if you will need a CG site starting in November, in December, or not until March.  We hated to take an opening and start paying the premium winter rates if the house wasn't sold, but we didn't want to pass anything up and be stuck in a dump all winter either.  It worked out perfectly because the day of our buyers home inspection Upriver called and gave us the site.  Perfect timing!

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