Calusa Cove RV Park

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19421 Santa Elena Drive, Fort Myers, FL, 33908

Calusa Cove RV Park offers the perfect base from which to explore Florida's great adventures. Let the birdsong wash away all the stresses of daily life. We adjoin the 1800A State Preserve Park. 

Enjoy miles of nature trails and tranquility. Our camp grounds are the perfect place to experience the feeling of Florida. Kick back and delight in the scenery. Enjoy campfires, picnic tables, biking/hiking and nature trails.

Each rv must be self contained. Calusa cove does not like concrete, our sites are high and dry and are grass over lime rock or shell.  We have horse shoes but no horses.

A peaceful and picturesque RV Park awaits you at Calusa Cove. Just south of Fort Myers and north of Bonita Springs.  Beautifully Estero - Adjacent to the new Estero Bay State Preserve. Cypress, live oak and native palmetto trees with two lakes that attract visiting birds and wildlife. 

We are a big rig friendly RV park located on 19421 Santa Elena Drive in Fort Myers, FL. The site includes water, sewer, electricity, laundry facilities. 

Our RV sites features large lots among Florida cypress and live oak trees, tranquil lakes and palmetto trees. Enjoy the view from your RV or travel trailer and see the native birds and small wild life frolic around the twenty acres of Calusa Cove and the many outdoor activities the area has to offer. 


Last Updated: 03/24/2023

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It is our goal at Calusa Cove RV Park to provide a quality and enjoyable camping experience. To reach this goal, we ask each of our guest to review, understand and follow our rules. Rule Violations many result in termination of stay or eviction from premises per FS 513.13. • All guests and their visitors must be registered. This is Florida State Law. • All vehicles must be parked in designated areas, not on other sites or on roads. • Speed limit is 3 m.p.h. for all vehicles. • Noise: Maintain a noise level that is respectful to others. Quiet time: 10 8 am. • Fires: in firepits only. Fires may not be left unattended. • Fireworks & firearms: Prohibited. Also: BB, airsoft, pellet guns, bow & arrows. • Children: Guests are responsible for all behavior of children. All children under the age of 14 yrs. must be accompanied by adult 18 yrs. or older at all times. • Clotheslines: Not permitted. No hanging of laundry what so ever. • No outdoor appliances allowed (refrigerators, washing machines, ect.). • Visitors: Registered guests and their visitors are expected to read and adhere to all campground guidelines: All visitors must leave campgrounds by 10 pm. • Pets: Please clean up after your dog and dispose doggy bags in dumpster. Dogs must be kept on leashes (6 ft. max. length) or inside and not left unattended. No excessive barking allowed. Maximum two (2) pets allowed. No aggressive breeds permitted. No portable pet fences allowed. • Vehicles: NO repairs or maintenance of vehicles or RVs allowed in the Park. • Washing: NO RV or vehicle washing allowed. • Hose bib is for RV water connection ONLY. No hose bib splitters allowed. • Safety: Please carry a flashlight after dark. Reflective clothing advised. • Sewer & Toilet Usage: Please DO NOT flush anything down your toilet except for RV designated toilet tissue and human waste. Do Not Flush: cleansing wipes (even though marked as flushable), rags, condoms, feminine products, tampons, maxi-pads, plastic, adult wipes, baby wipes, cigarette butts. Only flush toilet tissue and human waste. • Garbage & Recycling: Place all garage “IN" the designated dumpster, NOT on ground. Use Blue Recycling bins for all aluminum cans, glass bottles/jars, cardboard boxes (flatten first}, papers, etc. Look for the numbers 1-7 within the recycle triangle on bottom of containers to identify recyclable items.

Zero Amenity Park

We are a small "zero" amenity family owned RV Park.

Cancellations & Refunds

Please Note: 100% refund until 45 days prior to check-in, less any Non-Refundable Third Party Fees. 50% refund 30 days prior, less any Non-Refundable Third Party Fees. Less then 30 days prior the reservation is no longer refundable. A $25 Cancellation Fee is applied to all cancellations for any reason. A $25 Cancellation Fee is applied to all cancellations for any reason.

Pets Allowed

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19421 Santa Elena Drive, Fort Myers, FL, 33908
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HIKING: Hike nearby nature trails of the ajacent Estero Bay State Park, an 1800 acre state preserve, florida's first, or paddle on the estero river on the calusa blue way through the Koreshan State Park, another state park close by Calusa Cove and then paddle to Mound Key, a third state park,WOW,DOUBLE WOW and TRIPPLE WOW. No matter how you spend your vacation, you'll come away with lifelong memories to share with your family and friends. Didn't bring your gear? No problem, you can rent every thing you will need at a nearby outfitters. 

Calusa Cove RV Park is ideal for your camping needs!  Once you're here, you won't want to leave!

THE CARL DREW LEE COUNTY COMMUNITY POOL: The county pool staff of trained professional are ready, with the help of the tourist tax that you pay along with a token fee, to assist you with a complete water fitness program involving water aerobics, water walking and arthritis h2o exercise. While you are here this winter, learn to swim, it could be fun. Calusa cove RV park does not provide a pool with trained physical fitness instructors and lifeguards, we leave it to the professionals. The Carl Drew pool, one of Lee county's largest community heated Swimming Pools, is approximately 0.9 miles from our entrance drive and there is plenty of free parking. In addition the county provides a near-by lighted tennis complex with more than 20 court.  These facilities are only the tip of the iceberg of the many services provided by the Lee County Parks and Recreation dept. who welcome all our visiting seniors from the north with open arms, only leave the icebergs up north. Thank you citizens of Lee for a job well done. Pool hours 9-4 tu-sat, Pool Senior 6mo. pass -$24 inc. all fitness Classes. Calusa Cove will provide 2 one day pool guest passes for your use at no cost.  

READY FOR GOLF?  The San Carlos Golf Club is waiting for you. The golf club is open to the public and is only 10 minutes away from Calusa Cove rv park and has tee times starting as low as $15. The sport shop has clubs and cart rentals if needed. The club house has food and drinks and a Pro in charge to help with your golf needs. 

READY FOR FISHING? Practice on our Calusa Cove RV Park's lake and then hire one of many charters to take you out to find the big ones or on your own with a  boat, then your first and only stop you will have to make is 'Mullock Creek'. Less than 5 minutes away, this quaint marina has every thing. Just name it, bait, beer, ramp, ice, and benches for tall tales. You will love this place. 

Ready for more activities?  We are in close proximity to four major shopping centers, Gulf Coast Town Center, Mirromar Outlets, Coconut Point and the Mercado in Naples. Each center offers world-class dining, shopping and entertainment.

Overall Rating: 2.6

Tyler Woosley

Six or seven sites with gravel and full hookups. No amenities at all. Not being maintained accept garbage service. Would not recommend unless you’re in a jam or plan to no spent time in park. No views besides storm damaged trees and brush

Ellen Schneider

This ended up being perfect for us as we needed no amenities. Site was FHU required a little maneuvering but was level and good size. They are still recovering from Hurricane Ian. We never saw any staff. However, if we had a question, we texted, and got an immediate response.

Michele Sisson

There wasn't any one to check in with or ask information to. Phone number on website doesn't work. Over priced for not getting anything but a spot to park, water, electric and sewer.

Laurie Nauman

I feel they've done a nice job cleaning up after the hurricane. Our lot was clearly marked with its lot number and nicely graveled and easy for us to access and park. I was glad for the instructions ahead of time of where our lot was located. I would like to see picnic tables and campfire rings added to the spots if possible as soon they can do that. That would be a nice touch. We will stay again in the future.

Dan St-Germain

After the park suffered devastating damage from Ian, hats off to the owners for having our site ready working and clean.

Campground Response

I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for your kind review. We are a small family owned business with my two brothers and myself all chipping in to help my elderly folks run and manage this park that they have had for 38 years. It has been a tough couple of years first with Covid regulations that shut down our bath house then with Hurricane Ian flooding our property with 6-8 feet of water destroying our parents house aka the park office. My brothers have done a fantastic job with the clean up efforts with the 10 mobile homes that were destroyed that needed to be hauled away and all the floating debris from the surrounding area.


Seriously do not recommend. We gave them ample notice we were arriving late. We arrived around 7:30-ish, found our site, our electricity was not working(meter was not on), we attempted to call the number given and no answer, texted and explained issue and was made to think WE were doing something wrong. We checked empty site next to us and the meter was on, we asked if we could just move to that site and were told they could shuffle people around. The next day our electricity was shut off without any notice and when we approached workers they said there was a problem with the main panel board and our power would be off for a “little bit” so they could repair problem. So the original problem with our original site was not our fault. We wondered why sites are not checked before people check in. There is absolutely zero customer service here. I worked in customer service myself, to treat people with no regard after they have paid is just wrong. Do yourself a favor and if planning a trip to Florida, begin shopping for rv parks early so you do not end up as we did, staying at Calusa Cove.

Robbi Spector

I was prepared for the worst!!! It was better than many of the reviews AND the only ft myers rv park available about 9 months in advance. No wi fi, cable, bath house, toilets. Great local tv. There is some understandable trash from Ian. Good location. As they clearly state…no amenities!!! Being aware helped.

Campground Response

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are a small family owned business with my two brothers and myself all chipping in to help my elderly folks run and manage this park that they have had for 38 years. We had plans to provide some additional amenities but it has been a tough couple of years first with Covid regulations that shut down our bath house then with Hurricane Ian flooding our property with 6-8 feet of water destroying our parents house aka the park office. My brothers have done a fantastic job with the clean up efforts with the 10 mobile homes that were destroyed that needed to be hauled away and all the floating debris from the surrounding area.

Mike Krischler

No on-site management - arriving guests are left to find their poorly marked site. No office or phone to call for assistance - only email with 24 hour response time. Site electrical service not up to code - our site circuit breaker kept arcing and only delivered low amperage without popping. Significant hurricane damage with minimal repairs in place, and no ongoing visible attempts at repair. Avoid this park.

Campground Response

This is what happens when you have someone upset that they couldn't extend there stay because we are full. But to respond to his review, Two family members live on-site and the site manager who is also a family member lives in our other RV Park. Yes, the voice component of our phone system has been down since the hurricane but we have been responding quickly to text messages and email in hours not days. Also we have been working on-site and could be easily approached. All electrical services have been cleared by a licensed electrician prior to reopening in January 2023. If there were issues, it wasn't on our end. Yes we were hit hard by the hurricane but our family pulled together and the park looks fantastic. There are drone photos posted on our website to show how great it looks. Plus we added several dump truck loads of stone to better level and drain the sites.

Curtis Ramsey

absolutely horrible. photos show a primative camp ground is an understartement. the park still has hurricane debris throughout it. there are a handful of spots redone. however the majority is littered with clothes furniture destroyed pieces of mobile homes and campers. the owner is obviously just gouging workers that are here for clean up and repair for high daily rates. AVOID THIS PLACE IF HAVE ANY OTHER POSSIBLE OPTIONS!!!

Campground Response

Thank you for your review. Yes the cleanup efforts from the hurricane did take longer for the county and FEMA to remove the debris from our park nd the surrounding area. The county landfills were full and the debris had to be trucked to other counties. We are a small family business but we pulled together and have done a great job with the recovery efforts. Drone photos of the post hurricane cleanup efforts are located on our website.

Ken Long

What a mess! Over 2 months since hurricane. Dumped some new gravel it appears. We pulled in and parked. Our hook ups where fine. Then the next day another motorhome pulls in next to us. Electric not working so he ran his generator all night every night we were there. No amenities whatsoever. I called when we got there. No one answered and I never received a return call. Nothing there marked as office. A total mess and seems they do not care to even respond to their customers. I will not ever stay at Calusa Cove again. KC

Campground Response

Thank you for your review. Yes the sites have fresh gravel as part of the post hurricane cleanup efforts. All electrical services were cleared by a licensed electrician before we reopened in January 2023. We are unware of generator running all night. We would have said something to that guest. Yes we are a "Zero Amenity" RV Park. We have that posted on our website in several locations. Our office was actually completely destroyed by the hurricane. Our phone system was damaged by the flooding waters but we have been on top of any emails that were sent by our guest. We are a small family business but we pulled together and have done a great job with the recovery efforts. Drone photos of the post hurricane cleanup efforts are located on our website.

Bruce Ems

The place was nice but they had all the ground tore up On spot a 11 got stuck coming in 'got stuck coming out

Campground Response

Thank you for your review, we do value your input. During our slow period (summertime) we do improvements to the park. We do apologize if this was an inconvenience. Warmest Regards

Richard Staley

I would not recommend this park to anyone. It is not finished for one. There are dumpsters blocking some of the roads. We were greeted by a man on a zero turn mower and shown our site. No office to check in. Looked for someone to ask a question and none of the permanents knew where the staff or office was, so I called the office number and got a recording, this was at 7:40 PM. The next day at 4:30 PM, we sent a text message as directed by the second call to an answering machine. At 6:30 PM, we got a text message telling us to send an email to an invalid email address. Sent a text message back asking for a valid email address or the office hours to talk to staff. At 3 minutes after midnight we got a return text with a valid email address. Bottom line, there is no staff working this park. The place could be nice, in about 10 years, but with this customer service I will never use this park again. In fact, I am starting a “parks off my list” list and this park is the first one on it. It is hard for me to believe that even advertises this park.

Campground Response

Thank you for your review, even though it was only one stars, we do value your input. To respond to your comment that the park is unfinished, you are somewhat correct. During our slow period (summertime) we do improvements to the park. We do apologize if this was an inconvenience. Also the park is only 25% developed and we do have plans to expand. This is evident by the drive-thru the park video and photos that are posted on our website. As for not being able to reach anyone. This is a family owned park and my parents who typically man the office go on vacation during the slow season (summertime). We do have staff and other family members that manage the park during this time. I am surprised that my brother who's number is on your reservation didn't immediately respond to your text. We will look into improving and/or notifying our guest to when the office will be unmanned. Warmest Regards

Armando De Tomas

Lack of maintenance, totally unleveled, full of ants, no table available on the site, no facilities/amenities available, and the only trash collector was on the opposite side of the campground...really not good value for a price that is the same than other much better campgrounds.

Campground Response

Thank you for your review, even though it was only two stars, we do value your input. The grass sites are as flat as mother nature will allow and fire ants are notorious all across Florida. We don't like to add chemicals to our grounds as we are pro-environment. We are presently working on a plan to provide Wi-fi service in the near future to the park. We purposely set the trash far from the campground as possible as it attracts various animals and smells bad. If you would have let us know, arrangements could have been made if you were unable to drive to the dumpster on the 24 foot wide paved road that circles the park. Our prices are competitive for what we offer which is a quite quaint peaceful stay. Warmest Regards

Carine Santiago

An epic vacation! Just a dream! My husband and I were looking all over SW Florida for an RV site for Spring Break 2022. We were blessed to find this amazing Oasis. We are from Bozeman, Montana and really appreciate open space. We pulled into Calusa Cove, parked our RV and just wow! Glamping baby! The open space to walk around with my 2 teenage daughters at night; Being able to take in all the beauty and sounds of nature without a crowd of people; The 5 ft alligator in the pond that bothers no one; The National Park access right behind our RV was spectacular. The owners keep the property very clean and safe. Everyone was so nice and respectful. The views at night are spectacular because you don't get "all" the light pollution from the city (even though you are smack dab in the city). If you are looking for a calm, beachy, outdoor experience, where you are in flip flops and a bikini during all your Florida days and nights, this is the place! Please note, there are no amenities, like a pool, but what you get in exchange for the amenities is - NO multitude of people and crowds, just the delightful beauty of Florida. Check out google maps for the National Forest access road and bring your bikes or E-bikes! P.S. The best advice I received in Florida - There is always someone honking at you... lol I put pic's on Calusa Cove's Google maps page :)

Campground Response

We can't be any happier to hear such praise and appreciate your positive insight to our little piece of heaven. We look forward to your next stay with us. Warmest Regards

April Putnam

We enjoyed our months stay and have extended for another year. Perfect for what we were looking for. Peaceful, private, and quite

Campground Response

We appreciate your positive comment and are ever so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Warmest Regards

Charles Powell

Premium price but low quality! This place is only a good spot to stay if you HAVE to be in the Fort Myers area and everything else is booked. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend this park to anyone. There are no amenities, and even the "office" is on an outside porch of someone's house. The biggest issue I had with this place was the price. You paid top dollar to stay here but end up with low quality lots and an infestation of fleas/ants. I understand they cannot control everything but they didn't even attempt to control anything. You pay for each person that stays in the camper plus each animal that you have but why the extra fees? There isn't anything for you to do there. Not even laundry. Paying the same price you pay for all the other parks around that have a bunch of amenities is just wrong. They are taking advantage of the sold out market. Don't recommend unless you HAVE to, like we did. (not trying to be a Karen, it would have been nice to know what we were getting into.)

Campground Response

Thank you for taking the time to add a review. To address your review, our prices are actually cheaper than the rest of the RV parks in the area and we clearly state that we have "Zero Amenities" and that our Bath and Laundry facilities are closed due to COVID. Yes, you could have paid more and stayed elsewhere but you chose our park, lucky us. We have photos and a video of our park on our website should you take the time to research where you were staying before booking with us. We do spray for fleas and ants and that's part of the cost associated with the extra fee. Plus some people do not clean up after their pets and we need to spend time collecting doggie land mines which is the other part of our extra fee. Wish you all the best Karen.

Brenda Keigher

No internet and no laundry room. No extras at all and way too expensive. $2,000.00 for one month. Would not recommend,

Campground Response

Thank you for taking the time to add a review. We clearly state that we have "Zero Amenities" and that our Bath and Laundry facilities are closed due to COVID. Our most expensive month is February at $1,600.

David Anderson

Expensive for the level of amenities. My wife was bitten badly by fire ants while standing on a small area of crushed stones to help me back into site 10.

Campground Response

Thank you for taking the time to add a review but we clearly state that we have "Zero Amenities". I do feel for your wife as I've lived here all my life and I have learned that the bugs actually rule Florida.

Bryan Manzeck

I do not recommend this park! Site was parallel to their back fence. Very tight getting in and even more difficult leaving. Many long term residents at this park. There was dog poop next to our hookup area on arrival. The first morning, we had even more dog poop around the whole RV. They cleaned it up and said fellow long term RVers were told to clean up after their pets. Park had a weird vibe, we only stayed two nights.

Campground Response

Thank you for your review, even though it was one star, we do value your input. We are working on a plan for the 4 RV sites along the fence. We acknowledge that getting in and out of these 4 RV sites require a little more of an experienced driver. We do have about 25% of the park as happy long term guest. We see this as a positive sign that they are happy to stay long term. We are not a commercial park chain, but a small 30-yr old family owned park. We get the same guest coming each year and we live in the park with some of our family as well. I do apologize for the dog poop but are pleased to hear that our staff not only took care of the issue, but even sanitized the entire area. Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay.

Elizabeth Wood

The check in office is impossible to find without help from another person pointing out where it is. There was an Open sign on the side of the building but it wasn't on. It looks like it's part of the other RV park right next door.. The park itself is no frills which is mentioned on their site. Just a couple loops of road with thr sites along it. Most of the loops are undeveloped. The temporary sites (which we were in) are basically 2 narrow RV spots shoved between permanent mobile homes. Our mobile home neighbors were actively hostile toward me and my kids. Heard one of the neighbors cursing about kids being against the rules and he was planning to sue. No where on the site or campground regulations (which is a completely blank website page) does it mention kids aren't allowed. They had a handyman come over at 8:30pm to start hammering on their back porch. We heard another long term resident using a circular saw at night, in the dark. The site itself that we were in was narrow with a steep hill on the door side of the trailer. The sewer connection was 8 to 10 inches above ground level, so it was very difficult to dump our tanks properly. There was also some sort of animal scratching on our trailer every night (we think racoon).

Campground Response

Where as we don't like to see one star, we do appreciate feed back to improve. Due to COVID our office has been closed and have stated to text our site manager for assistance. As you mentioned and stated on our website the RV sites are all large grass lots and yes most of the property is undeveloped. Most people enjoy that fact. We do apologize that you had a rude neighbor during your stay. That happens sometimes. As for the noise, we have talked to both parties stating that they must follow the rules and regulations on noise. Thank you for letting us know that the rules and regulations somehow were missing on our website. That problem has been corrected. For the rest of your comments, welcome to RV life. Best Regards.