Campgrounds in Ft. Myers, Florida

Campgrounds in Ft. Myers, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida, has a lot to offer in terms of outdoors activities. The Caloosahatchee River, Pine Island Sound, Estero Bay and many other local waters offer countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and bird watching. Hiking, biking, snorkeling and scuba diving also can be found, not to mention activities on the region's beaches. Although most of the "campgrounds" in and around Fort Myers cater only to RVs, there are still a number of tent-friendly campsites.

Seminole Campground

Seminole Campground is primarily an RV park, although it does accept tent campers. It offers a wooded property with a creek running through it, and is located in the eastern part of Fort Myers, not far from the Caloosahatchee River. The tent camping area has fire rings and the campground is serviced by a bathhouse, coin laundry and camp store. Amenities include a dog area, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, a recreation hall with game room, and courts for shuffleboard, horseshoes and volleyball. The campground offers support for fishing trips and access to the Caloosahatchee River's canoeing area.

Seminole Campground
8991 Triplett Road
N. Fort Myers, FL 33917
(239) 543-2919

Fort Myers/Pine Island KOA

Like so many KOAs (Kampgrounds of America) around the country, the Fort Myers Kampground offers a mix of tent and RV sites, as well as "kamping kabins." It has showers, a coin laundry, Wi-Fi for a fee, a swimming pool and hot tub, a dog park, an exercise room, a playground, a clubhouse and courts for horseshoes, tennis and shuffleboard. For on-site outdoor activities, there are three private fishing ponds, complete with a fish-cleaning station, set in the center of the property. Farther afield, Pine Island sits just off the coast from Fort Myers, with Pine Island Sound to the west of the island and the Matlacha Aquatic Preserve to the east. These islands and waterways offer sea kayaking, fishing, bird watching and hiking.

Fort Myers/Pine Island KOA
5120 Stringfellow Road
St. James City, FL 33956
(239) 283-2415

San Carlos RV Park and Island Resort

Fort Myers Beach is not part of the city of Fort Myers, but a separate community located across the river and about half a dozen miles south of it. Although primarily an RV park, San Carlos does permit tent camping at its sites. It is a waterfront campground with a mangrove area and a sandbar right offshore. However, swimming is not permitted in these areas, so the camp's usefulness to an outdoor enthusiast is limited to wildlife and bird viewing. The typical site consists of a grassy area with a palm tree or two, a concrete pad and a picnic table. The campground offers a coin laundry, free Wi-Fi access, courts for horseshoes and shuffleboard, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool. San Carlos RV Park and Island Resort's location is next to the Estero Bay Preserve State Park.

San Carlos RV Park and Island Resort
18701 San Carlos Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 466-3133

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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