W. P. Franklin North Campground

W. P. Franklin North Campground, Alva: Address, Phone Number, W. P. Franklin North Campground Reviews: 4.5/5

W. P. Franklin North Campground

W. P. Franklin North Campground
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J S
Nokomis, FL72 contributions
Beautiful
Sep. 2020 • Couples
This spotlessly clean campground is located on the caloosahatchee River. A great place to kayak or fish. Electric and water hookups at each site with a dump station as you exit. Most of the sites overlook the water, unfortunately we had an inside site that faced another site. Lots of trees for shade, covered picnic tables and fire rings.
Also boat slips for boat camping too.
Paved pads for parking and the bath house was spotless. Host campers are available if you have an issue, entry with combination code at locked gate.
Use your America beautiful pass for half off $30 per night fee.
Written 22 September 2020
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Greg B
Winter Springs, Florida, United States36 contributions
Great Relaxing Camping
Sep. 2018 • Couples
RV Park was very well setup. Utilities post 1st class, bath room clean, grass well cared for. In short excellent park on a little island big enough for about 36 rigs. Water all around with nice breeze. Book early as it is very popular
Written 17 February 2019
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JiB419
Kouts, IN59 contributions
Excellent campground
Jan. 2019 • Couples
We camped at WP Franklin in January of this year in our travel trailer. This is a really nice place. The grounds were kept up very well even during the government shutdown. The pads were blacktopped with a concrete patio pad and a covered picnic table. We stayed in site #20 which is a buddy site meaning the pad connects with the site next to it. The sites are spacious. There are many sites right on the water. Some are boat only sites. There are some trees and a picnic area where you can watch the sun go down or watch boats traveling through the locks. Great fishing also. The bathrooms are very clean. We will be back.
Written 4 February 2019
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Marilyn M
Alva, Florida31 contributions
W.P.Franklin Campground
Oct. 2017 • Couples
W.P. Franklin Campground is at the lick on the North side of the Caloosahatchee River. Almost every site is waterfront. Also has boat slips. Great place to relax.
Written 16 July 2018
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Bostonmamma
Winter Haven, FL21 contributions
Great find
Aug. 2017 • Couples
Corp of engineer park surrounded by water. Nicely laid out with spotlessly clean shower house and bath rooms. Large fishing pier easily accessible. Pleasant hosts
Written 10 July 2018
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Punta Gorda, FL47 contributions
A great little campground
Apr. 2018 • Couples
W.P. Franklin campground was built and is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. It’s a small park right on the Caloosahatchee river, with every site abutting the water. It is one of our favorite campgrounds.

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The sites are spacious and extremely well maintained. Each one has a picnic table, grill and fire ring, and the rig pads are concrete with gravel camp space. The bath houses are very clean. There’s lots of wildlife to watch.

There aren’t many things to do besides fish from the shore or lock, but you aren’t far from Ft. Myers. Babcock Ranch and its great little restaurant, Tap and Table, are right up the road. Be sure to take a short trip to Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary to see rescued exotic animals.

W.P. Franklin is a beautifully maintained campground with great sites right in the water. We are already planning our next trip back.
Written 28 April 2018
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Harl3yR1d3r
Estero, FL624 contributions
North side in Alva & South side near Olga
Mar. 2018 • Solo
This place spans the banks of the Caloosahachee River at the Franklin Locks. W.P. Franklin North Campground is outside Alva. W.P. Franklin South Recreational Area has an Alva address (1660 S Franklin Lock Rd, Alva, FL 33920) but is just north of Old Olga, FL near Highway 80. I like the south bank for its extensive playgrounds, fields, volleyball, and picnic pavilions with tables & grills. You can reserve the pavilions for group events at (239) 694-8770 but most facilities seem first come first serve. I often stop by as a nice rest break when I am out motorcycle riding.
Written 3 March 2018
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dallasgirl4
Lehigh Acres, FL19 contributions
Franklin locks
Dec. 2017 • Friends
It was a nice, quiet place to bring friends and family to watch the river locks and possibly see a manatee this time of year. We didn't spot any manatees but we did speak with the visitor center staff and they were just as lovely!
Written 27 December 2017
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Dmcwethy
23 contributions
Tourism - good for visiting relatives living in Fort Myers
Dec. 2017 • Solo
Tourism - good for visiting relatives living in Fort Myers. Cheap with govt Fogy Pass. Friendly volunteers
Written 10 December 2017
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Brandon P
Venice, Florida, United States88 contributions
Sightseeing
Jul. 2017 • Family
It was OK we get spoiled living in South Florida if you’re not from South Florida you should go. There’s plenty of wildlife there as well as plant life to most people it will be totally New
Written 12 November 2017
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