We spent several days here in February. It is not a fancy park but it was clean, quiet and everyone was very friendly. The sites were not huge but in southern FL not many places have mega sites. Lots of seasonals but most everyone seemed well kept giving the compact surroundings a reasonably pleasant look. Restaurant and store on the premises which was convenient. Other stores and restaurants within 1/2 mile. The marina was at far end of property and only occasionally did we hear the roar of the motors. Interior road was paved and some sites (probably seasonals) had concrete pads. About 1/2 hour drive to Marco Island/Naples area which was convenient. If I were looking to stay near the Everglades again, I would return for a few days stay. Again, not alot to do at the campground but not a bad base camp for the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Agree with the earlier reviews. A very nice park. Paved roads and parking. Cement patio with table and grill. Beautiful views of the lake. Sites can be difficult to back into without getting on the grass, since they are 90 degrees to the road. There was no one here when we arrived and only 1 other rig showed up. Never saw any Park Rangers or security of any kind, and nothing happened. Placed the form and a check in the tube by the entrance. Note to the management: it is hard to find this CG on this site. It doesn't show up on the map and is really no where near Everglades City. I came by here years ago and knew it was here but struggled to find it. GPS says it is at 52388-54004 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee Fl, 34141. 25.85089, -80.99015. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our rate is the Federal Senior Pass rate. We arrived with a reservation, well after dark and it was very, very dark. There are no camp hosts, but we had a reservation so we had prepaid. The campground was pretty empty for the one night we stayed.The restrooms were clean enough, but there are no showers. There is no water hookup, but there is a dump station. You come up on the entrance pretty fast, so come in slow. A camp host would be a big plus. The sites were level and paved, as was the campground road. We would stay overnight again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate reflects a 50% senior discount with a Federal Senior card. This is a very pleasant and convenient campground that is well kept. The electrical is a strong 50 amp. There is a dump station and fresh water available. It is right along highway 41, but in our site as far back away from the highway as possible, the road noise was not objectionable. When we arrived there were only two other campers, and only two more came in for the night. As noted there were no camp hosts. The sign at the entrance is a bit confusing, it indicates that reservations are required, but that is not correct. There did not seem to be any reserved sites when we were there, but they can be reserved on the recreation.gov. We felt safe, but we probably would not leave the RV there alone because the campground is so close to the highway and there is really no security. It would be nice to have hosts. We did not use them, but the restrooms seemed modern and clean. There are no showers. We did not get a Verizon signal. Satellite is not a problem as the trees are short. We would certainly stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As the name suggests, this campground is midway between Naples and Miami. No commercial amenities nearby, but plenty of wildlife. The campground surrounds a small lake which is visible from each site. The loop roadway is paved as are the individual sites and a large greenbelt sits between the road and the lake. Neither the roadway nor the paved sites are very wide so backing in my 28 footer necessitated steering onto the lawn area. Not a problem in Dec., but may be an issue in the soggy season. No water at the sites, but there is a potable water station to fill up if necessary. Dump station on site. Surprisingly little noise from Hwy 41. Nice place to spend a day or two. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great stopover when traveling to/from the Florida Keys. Just 3 or 4 miles from the Oasis Visitors Center operated by the Park Service. Sites are large and have 50 amp service. Potable water, restrooms, and dump station are available. The campsites encircle a lake. Be careful of alligators if you have pets. When we arrived in the afternoon, we were the only campers here, which made it a little scary since we were in the middle of the Everglades. And, all host sites were empty. However another camper did come in during the night. As we said, this is a great stopover to visit a day or so and explore the Everglades. Be sure to visit the Visitors Center and observe the ‘gators from boardwalk along the canal, and to purchase local goodies from the gift shop. We will visit again on our way south. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park - a loop around a lake. Each site has electric, but no water and no sewer (although there is a dump). The price is $19/night, cash only. There are restrooms, but no showers. We were able to get Verizon 3G and a booster helped with the signal. Oasis Visitor's Center just a couple miles away. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Love this park! The roads are asphalt in good condition, as are the RV sites, which for me means no tracking in of dirt. Sites are arranged around a small lake/large pond, and have no shade, which was fine for my satellite signal. Correct in no cell phone service, but I did get cell data service most of the time. I Velcro my mobile hotspot to my RV window, and was able to get a couple of bars nearly all the time. Wish they would allow reservations here, but I was here for several days in mid-January when everything else around here, especially state parks, were absolutely full, and this place was never full. I would easily stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked this place and were glad to be able to get a reservation there. It was not far from the Big Cypress Visitor's Center and Shark Valley Visitor's. Both were very interesting. Had a campsite with plenty of space, open and nice. It was on the pond so we had a nice view. We camped in a 40' motor home and would definitely do it again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A terrific location to explore the Everglades area. No showers, no water, come in with a full tank. Central pond has resident alligator. Beautiful sites, very spacious, very open, no shade. Verizon MiFi worked intermittently, but we were able to publish our blog every day. Over the air TV non-existent, AT & T cell phones no signal. We loved this place! You can kayak in the Turner River nearby (lots of alligators). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate quoted is with senior pass. Dump and central water available (cost if not camping). No Verizon phone or data. Good TV. Convenient to Shark valley and "Loop Road". Good phone & data about 5 miles west on main road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located on state route 41, Alligator Alley in Big Cypress National Park, next to Everglades National Park. Super friendly campground host met us as we pulled in. There are 4 couple hosts in this small campground. Price was $10. per night with our golden Age Pass, otherwise it is $19. We had a back in site with 50 amp electric. There are no water or sewer hookups. There is a water fill, for fresh water and a dump station. The sites and roads are paved. There are some nice palm trees between sites. Sites are mowed grass with no privacy between sites. There are 26 RV sites and about 6 tent sites. A restroom with flush toilets is the only amenity. Weak Verizon signal. Since we use our phone to connect to the Internet, we had problems connecting. We used our Wilson amp and external antenna to connect, but the signal was still weak. TV signal was also weak with very few stations. Dog friendly? Yes, a lot of room to walk your dog. No fenced-in dog run. No lighting at night: was very dark and quiet. Great to see the night sky. There is some day time noise as this is a main road across the Everglades. It is a 2 lane road. A SUPER campground for visiting the Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks. The campground was one of the nicest public campgrounds we stayed in. We could only stay 10 days, as this is the limit in season (told after Dec. 15th to end of Mar.). It is called Midway because it is kind of midway on Alligator Alley. From here we toured the 10,000 Islands, Shark Valley, and the main area of the Everglades. Some of the areas we toured were 3 miles from the campground to 100 miles, the end of the Everglades at Flamingo. We also drove to big Cypress National Park about 50 miles one way. If we come here again we would stay here and then move to the Flamingo campground for a few days. This is a super public campground. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground. Electric only. Price included the dump station. The fresh water hose was broken so you may to call first and see if they fixed it. Sites are back-in, level, and have nice grass next to them with picnic table. No showers or sink to wash dishes -which was a pain. Pond has two alligators so keep your kids and dogs away from the water. Nice camp hosts watch over the area and make sure people are obeying the rules. No Internet with our Verizon air card. Sprint phone worked out by the main road, Tamiami Trail. This campground is a couple of miles from the Oasis Visitor Center and a 20 min. drive to Shark Valley. Great place to relax and enjoy the stars – no services nearby so come prepared. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed there for one night and we had a good time. It is a self-service campground - there are envelopes, which you have to fill out and place your money in. We liked the idea of self-service as we had no definitive plans and preferred not to make any reservations. Campground is set around the lake, which had at least two alligators in. They were pretty curious but never came out of water. The sites are very clean, spacey and very well organized. We stayed there on Thursday and we were almost the only people there which was nice. Campsites are not very well isolated, since there aren't that many plants. The table and the grill are placed on a concrete patio. Grill has a flexible grid which was easy to adjust. No water, but electric hook ups. Dumping station is an extra $6, also a self-service. The campground is surrounded by the cypress forest and is filled with birds, which we really loved about it. Although it is a bit too close to the highway and you can hear traffic passing by, the birds singing in the morning made our stay enjoyable. Very clean, very organized, really liked the campground. Bathroom are a little bit too far from some of the sites, but we camped in a motor-home so it wasn't a big deal. Will come back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Big Cypress National Preserve, Midway Campground. I don't know what to say but when I pictured a National Parks campground in my mind this was NOT what I expected. The campground surrounds a small lake, with fish and an alligator, all roads and sites are paved with patios and fire boxes. There is 50AMP power to all the RV sites but no water or sewer. Potable water is available near the dump station so you can go in with empty tanks and fill with fresh water. The RV sites are totally level, just drop your jacks. The Park staff at Oasis Visitor Center were very helpful and informative. We visited during the Jar Head Fire and the only issue was the smoke and a little ash fallout. The stay was pleasant and I would return to this spot again. There is some talk of adding water and sewer to 26 sites. There are currently 4 with total hookups but they are reserved for park staff and volunteers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly camp host, spacious paved site, very clean campground, peace and quiet. A recipe for an enjoyable evening watching the sun set behind palms and cypress. Fresh water is available if you arrive with an empty tank. There is a dump station on the way out. There was plenty of space to maneuver while backing into the site. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a little gem! Small, quiet campground with grass sites placed around a lake. Large back ins all have a cement patio with picnic table and charcoal grill. Only downside is that service consists of electric only. There is a dump station and water fill-up station. $10 nightly fee is with Golden Age Pass. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a National Park Campground that was recommended to us by Oasis Rest Stop on the Tamiami Trail. It is a very well kept campground and we arrived there late last night and drove in and it is a first-come, first-served type of campground. It is located just west of the Dade County/Collier County line on Rt. 41. The price is $19 a night unless you have a Golden Age Passport, then it is only $10. There is a very nice dump station there and there is water available to load into your unit. All spots are paved and so are the roads throughout the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is actually about 25 miles South of Everglades city, which is the closest town. 30 sites around a great lake. Electric (50 amp) is the only service provided. Water and dump available by restrooms. Golden Age price is $10. Sites level on concrete pads. Very nice and well maintained for what it is. Good location for seeing the sites in the area. We will be back. Everglades City has a wonderful historical museum that should not be missed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pristine national parks campground. Fully paved road and sites. Lush grass between wide sites, small pond (with gators). Volunteer-maintained campground, and very nicely maintained by the friendly volunteer hosts. Electricity-only at sites. Water and dump are located at park entrance/exit. Would return if ever on Tamiani Trail (I75 / US 85) going from Miami to Naples again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a beautiful campground. All of the camp sites surround a small lake. The camp host was very helpful. We stayed two nights on our way to the Florida Keys, and stayed one night again on our way back. Extra large sites were easy to get in and out of. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Now this place takes you back to nature. Very quite, small park. Staff are very friendly and knowledgable with regards to their surroundings. ie: types of trees, history of the land and surrounding wildlife. We will stay there agin if back in the area. We camped her in a 5th wheel We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in peak season in a premium site which explains the rate. In our view it was worth it. We faced the "river" which is really a mangrove filled bay with rivers running through it. The staff was excellent and brought us nice, logoed coffee cups to our site The park is beautifully maintained with paved roads and pavers on the sites. The landscaping is tasteful and beautiful. The clubhouse is one of the best we've seen and there is a happy hour at 4PM with a bar until about 8 or 8:30. Good food is close by - walking distance in at least one case. There is a lot to see in the Everglades and a lot of Old Florida. We drove to Chokoloskee and saw even more of Old Florida. The Havana Cafe in Chokoloskee was so good we went back the next day. Things were going to start closing in May so I doubt as an earlier poster suggested that this is a great place out of season. The airboat ride was unimpressive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The nightly rate is based on a monthly rate. The daily rate was $79 and up plus the hefty Florida tax. The front desk personnel were very pleasant and helpful. As written by other reviewers, there are nice touches to the amenities. There were two shortcomings worth noting. The first was the cable TV - the only use for it was to get the local national affiliates. And, the second was the Wi-Fi. It worked well when there were a dozen or less units at a time. If it got much higher, it was unusable, and you had to rely on your own set up. Note, there is no check-in lane. Entering the resort and parking nearest the office blocked one exit road. The month we were there we noted at least a half dozen times where campers exiting would have to have the incoming vehicles move. We will be returning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the most beautiful RV park we have seen. Gated Class A only. First Class all the way. Beautiful club house with a bar, spa, sitting area, pool table, too many things to mention. Go to the web site to view the details. People were very friendly. Our site was on the river. We were able to watch the dolphins play, as well as the airboat tours go buy all day. (Only drawback to our stay was the noise from the boats) Pool and hot tub were clean and relaxing. We would definitely go back! Lots to do in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very upscale RV resort in an "off the beaten track" location. The resort is across the inlet from several airboat tour companies. They are somewhat noisy between 8am and 4pm, but otherwise, the resort is very quiet. We found the noise undesirable but reasonable. The resort is very convenient to Everglades National Park. Alligators are plentiful, but I recommend you do not pull over on side of road. There are several much safer viewing sites with parking lots and lots of alligators. We even saw a small herd of manatees at one of the visitor centers. We enjoyed the sunset boat tour that departed from the nearby National Park Visitor Center. There are few restaurants in Everglades City, and all were closed the one night we were in the mood for one. The nearest full-service commercial centers are in Naples, about 15 miles away. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everglade Isle RV Resort is just that. A gated, beautifully landscaped park at the mouth of the Barron River. At check in, you are provided with a key fob with opens the electric gates. Each brick paved site is long and wide. Tastefully done landscaping between each site provides a lot of privacy. Ornate street lights and accent lighting at each site and along the adjacent boat slips make for a picturesque setting. Maintenance staff were out and about every day. Nothing ever appeared to be out of place or in any state of disrepair. The clubhouse consisted of a bar, free pool table, overstuffed chairs with books abound. Dark hardwood floors and woodwork with high ceilings. The clubhouse also has spotless bathrooms with private showers (towels included), free washer/dryers, a well-equipped gym, and an awesome movie theater with reclining leather seating for 12. You can choose from their video library or bring your own DVD or Blue-ray. A working lighthouse with access to the top for panoramic views is attached to the clubhouse. Outside are the pool and hot tub area and porches. The staff was attentive to our every need and frequently stopped by to see if we needed anything. The only thing I felt was needed was an outdoor table at each site. It’s my understanding the resort was built in 2009 with the intention of selling most of the lots. I am told that model didn't work out so well and most visitors rent sites by the day, week, or month. If there is any downside to this park is the fact that several air boat ride companies operate directly across the river from the park. They begin around 8:00 and run until after 5:00 each afternoon. While I did not find the noise to be bothersome, some folks might. It should be noted that Everglade Isle is a class "A" motor coach resort and is supposed to adhere to a 10 year or newer policy. I did see a couple motorhomes over 10 years old. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park overlooking river - parked forward to see water through windshield. Kind of lonely here before snowbirds arrive - which is why we're here before they arrive. Staff is friendly and helpful, but TV (using direct TV) is not in use during off season. Only have 4 local channels at this time. Was told and ads say great Wi-Fi, but none working - will tell manager as we leave, but not critical because our Verizon hot spot works well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Agree with all the other comments however $79 during the off season is just too much. Everything closes at 3 PM: the bar, laundry and I guess the hot tub, as it was cold and did not warm up in the late afternoon. Would love it in the high season, but not during the low season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a gem and a great place to stay for all the reasons mentioned in other reviews. The manager is friendly and helpful. The Wi-Fi is free, fast and robust. Great location to tour the area sights and parks - Everglades and Big Cypress. We enjoyed our stay very much. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The entire experience of spending three nights at Everglades Isles RV Resort was exactly what one would expect from an upscale RV park. When I called to inquire about availability and request information not listed on the park's web site, all my questions were patiently and professionally answered. Booking our reservation held no surprises, it was as it should be, very straightforward, a non-event. Upon arrival, we were delighted to find the park to be even nicer than depicted on their web site. Wide paved streets with generous turning radius. Pavered sites that are well maintained, each with full hookups and beautifully landscaped with palms and hedges. We were offered help by the park staff for parking and hooking up, but none was needed. Everything is well laid out and easily accessible. The clubhouse, pool and office were spotlessly clean and well maintained. Everything looked new, including the floating docks that have individual slips, each with fresh water and shore power. Free and password protected Wi-Fi worked perfectly throughout the park. Yes, as mentioned in other reviews, there are airboat rides that use the river behind the park, but we found the activity to be interesting rather than annoying. For those interested in fishing off the floating docks, our 11 year old grandson caught several fish including mangrove snapper and snook (all were released). To sum it up, our visit to Everglades Isles exceeded our expectations. The owners have spared no expense creating and maintaining the resort. The General Manager is low key and personable, he clearly has a lot of experience in the hospitality business and it shows. He made us feel appreciated and epitomizes what guest service is all about. We look forward to returning for future visits. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice small park with pavers throughout the park. We had a site on the river with a great view. Very friendly staff and a nice sports bar. They even have a pontoon boat that you can use. The only draw back is the noise from the air boat. They run from 9-5 daily. Early in the morning you can hear the shrimp boats heading out to sea. It is a great park and we will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great park. This is really paradise from the moment you pull in to to the time you leave. Spacious sites which are paved with beautiful landscaping and nearly all have great views . The roads are wide and have street lamps . The clubhouse is large and tastefully done with pristine bathrooms, a no coin laundry (yes it is free), work out room and lots of outdoor seating around the clubhouse. My husband and I loved this place, especially as our motorhome is larger with a tow, and we had plenty of room. They are pet friendly and the staff go out of their way to take care of you. We cannot rave enough about this park. We will be back soon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have had the pleasure of staying at the this beautiful resort in Everglades City. This resort exceeds all expectations of RV Resorts. Located on the Barron River,all sites and roads are paved, every site is gorgeous, water view or waterfront. The most spectacular sunsets and wildlife we have ever seen. Only 25 minutes to the gulf by boat or 30 minutes by car to Naples. Great Wi-Fi. The staff was outstanding and very helpful.Great waterfront restaurants within walking distance or by golf cart. The Clubhouse is out of this world !! We just can't say enough about this Resort. They are now open to 5th Wheels as well as Class A Motorcoaches. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Upon checking in it was definitely made to be a upscale RV resort. Reception was just OK but just felt out of place. The park is beautiful. We had a site overlooking the river. There is ownership option. We camped by an owner although waived, definitely did not want to be bothered. Since we were not owners and only there for a few nights. There was a pool and laundry facilities, but mainly for the members. You had an option to use it for $20 :( There were only 8 RV'S . If you are a fisherman or boat enthusiast you would love it since they do have launch ramps It really is in the middle of nowhere. Surrounding area is run down. Will not go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everglades Isle is an ownership park which does rent as well. This is an outstanding resort destination. We were there only one week this time but will return for at least a month. Very long brick paved pads with state of the art connections. Directly on the water. Clubhouse is gorgeous. Great happy hour on Friday while we were there. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful with suggestions. Do take the air boat ride through the Everglades. Small town but quick access to Marco Island and Naples. Food in town is outstanding. Can't say enough about this resort. We camped here in a Motorhome.