After staying at one of our favorite campgrounds, Fort De Soto County Park, we moved on to Estero, FL and stayed at Koreshan State Park. The campsite isn’t nearly as big as what we previously had, but they are nice and secluded with brush lining the edges of each site. Backing in was a bit tight as there are trees and shrubs lining the edge of the road and the roads are not very wide, but we were able to squeeze in without taking out any foliage. We’ve seen other campers not be as successful so if you have a longer rig, you may have issues with this place.
There was access to a fantastic nature trail loop which connects the campground with the historic site and we walked it with Lulu each day during our lunch hour. There’s also access to the Estero river which we were able to get our kayaks in and spend some time on the water. We were told that there are manatee and alligators in the river, but we did not see either- bummer!
You’re conveniently located to both Fort Myers and Naples which means you have access to excursions and adventures in either location. The one negative/positive we can say about this place is that there are absolutely no lights whatsoever. So if you need them, there’s no light to guide your walk to the bathroom or to give you an idea of where the roads are. However, if you don’t need them, it’s nice and dark which makes for some good stargazing even with the partial light pollution from Fort Myers.
Name: Koreshan State Park
Location: 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928
Campsite: #34- water and electric only
Campground Notes: Most of the sites are dirt, but we ended up in a handicap site which had an asphalt pad for us to park on. It’s a bit tight when backing into some of the spots with the bamboo being so close to the road. There is a nature trail, historic site, and river access in the camp.
Dog-friendly: Yes, there are no specific dog runs, but they are allowed pretty much anywhere.
Rates: $411 for two weeks
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