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W.P. FRANKLIN N, FL

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Visitors flock to W.P. Franklin Campground for its well-kept facilities and ideal placement on the Caloosahatchee River, where campers can fish, boat and take it easy in sunny southwest Florida. The campground, between Fort Myers and Lake Okeechobee, provides visitors with a taste of tranquil...

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Overview

Visitors flock to W.P. Franklin Campground for its well-kept facilities and ideal placement on the Caloosahatchee River, where campers can fish, boat and take it easy in sunny southwest Florida.

The campground, between Fort Myers and Lake Okeechobee, provides visitors with a taste of tranquil, tropical country life.

Nearby Telegraph Creek, offers exciting opportunities to canoe Florida's backcountry swamps and view wildlife including alligators, birds and even a Llama farm.

Natural Features:

The campground is almost completely surrounded by the Caloosahatchee River with just a narrow stretch of land connecting it to the shore.

The Caloosahatchee River is part of South Florida's Okeechobee Waterway and flows southwest from Lake Hicpochee to the Gulf of Mexico.

Recreation:

Fishing for bass is popular, as is boating. A unique feature of the campground is its cruiser sites, where campers sleep on their boat while enjoying the perks of the campsite facilities.

Facilities:

The 30 tent and RV sites and the eight boat sites are equipped with electric and water hookups. A boat ramp and fishing pier are conveniently onsite.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit downtown Fort Myers for flea markets, grocery stores, shopping and the historic Thomas Edison and Henry Winter Estates.

Or spend a day exploring the sandy Gulf beaches, just 15 minutes from the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Hookups
  • Waterfront Sites
Know Before You Go
  • Campers in cruiser sites (B1-B8) must sleep on the boat; no tent or RV camping allowed
  • First come, first served sites available


  • Ortona South Campground and St. Lucie South Campground are part of the same water resource project. Both campgrounds fall under the same 14 day maximum in any 30-consecutive day period regulation. Campers cannot stay at Ortona South for 14 days and then camp St. Lucie South for 14 days without camping elsewhere for 16 days. Campers also cannot use different names to get around this regulation.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

W.P. FRANKLIN N
17850 NORTH FRANKLIN LOCK ROAD
ALVA  FL  33920

Phone Number:

Information:  (239)694-8770