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Old 12-01-2009, 07:54 AM   #1
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We are taking our first trip to Florida in our Bambi in February. How is Christmas RV Park (near Orlando)? What parks would you recommend in the Ft. Myers area? Any advice would be welcome.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:53 AM   #2
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was doing some work at the Christmas Park couple of months ago...it is my belief that this is no longer an airstream only park...in fact i believe it to be just another rv park...it is almost in the middle of no where....
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:18 PM   #4
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I've never been to the Christmas RV Park, so no comment on that. Fort Myers - If the Sarasota area constitutes the Fort Myers area for you, this one gets excellent reviews.

Holiday Cove RV Resort - Florida RV Resort located in Cortez, FL offering RV Sites and Boat Slips

May be too north for you.

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Just passed the Christmas park this morning. Leefields is right, it's no longer an Airstream Exclusive park. Though there are many airstreams still in there... I believe they have a pool and clubhouse. Though it's in a pretty small town adjacent to Fort Christmas, it is centrally located to Orlando and Kennedy Space Center/Cocoa Beach. The FL WBCCI unit has an annual Installation and Volunteer Rally at Fort Christmas each year in December. Sorry I don't have any more info on the park amenities. Here's their web site though: Christmas RV Park
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:20 PM   #6
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Hi,

We stayed at the Shady Acres RV park and it was fairly nice. The managers are very nice, they have wifi and cable.

You could also try the Army Corps of Engineers park, Very well kept, and is on the river, next to the locks.


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10 miles south of Ft Myers is Koreshan State Park and it's terrific. The early 1900's preserved settlement structures are incredible. Looks like people were just in those buildings yesterday! awesome nature trails too. Main Page - Koreshan State Historic Site Florida State Parks
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Since this is your first trip I'd strongly ecourage you to reroute your trip slightly and visit Fort Desoto State Park The Official Fort DeSoto Park Home Page It was named America’s Top Beach for 2009 Pristine Area Favorite Lauded as “Portrait of Tranquility”. Reserve well in advance online. And if you have a dog, it has the only leash-free dog beach I know of in the state! Your pooch will be eternally grateful. Even in February you will find many dogs beaching it. Great restaraunts nearby too! We're in tampa and travel 30 minutes just for the dog beach some weekends. Good luck!
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Ditto on Christmas RV Park. Also there is Bill Frederick Park and Pool at Turkey Lake. This is a City of Orlando Park. Even though this park is less than thirty minutes from our house we have stayed there in our Airstream. It is a very nice park (cheap rate) and probably easier to get into than a state park and located just five minutes from Universal. Or fifteen from Disney. Moss Park near Orlando is also a good park. But this is an Orange County park that does not allow dogs. This park is about thirty minutes from attractions. Guess it just depends on location & what you are looking for.

Koreshan State Park in Estero, Florida near Ft. Myers is great. We just got back from there a few weeks ago. I would definitely go back and to the same site I had. I have pictures if needed.

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Thanks to all of you for your suggestions! Both Koreshan and Ft Desoto sound great, but unfortunately, they are both fully booked for the dates we want. The search continues........ But I was able to book Anastasis state park in St. Augustine, where we will stop on our return to NC.

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you will love Anastasia sp! Great pic. You may want to try the Gypsy Cab Co. Restaraunt Gypsy Cab, Fine Cousine and Catering Saint Augustine, Florida . It's spectacular and only a short distance from the park.
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Try the W.P. Franklin North campground. It is located on an island in the Caloosahatchee River -- almost all the sites are waterfront. Two way hookups. Great fishing. Lots of wildlife. Facilities spotless. Run by the Corps of Engineers so try:

Federal recreation, camping and tour reservation information - Recreation.gov

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This park is primarily 314 sites owned by individuals. It is remote, about 20 miles from Fort Myers. Some sites are available to rent from owners. There is also a transient area available. Website is quite informative. Be warned, most of us went for a visit; initially felt it was too remote; then bought a site.
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You've made a good choice in picking a Florida State Park as they are GREAT and, in our opinion, much better than RV parks for their natural beauty, camping atmosphere and space between units.
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