Calusa Cove RV Park

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$50.00 USD per night, starting at.

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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: 05/01/2024

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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

Big Rig Friendly

Water Hookups

Back-in RV Sites

Sewer Hookups

Paved Roads

Pet Friendly

Slide Outs

50 Amps

30 Amps


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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: 2.9

david wesley

So peaceful, yet close to everything you need to shop, laundry, restaurants. We have full hookups. Just zero amenities like a pool or tennis courts, which I am content without. Best prices in the area.

Anthony Rendle

DO NOT STAY HERE!!! I wish I could get my money back. We did not stay at Calusa Cove. It looked run down and unsafe. We had an issue with the site when we pulled in and I could not contact anybody. Phone is shut off. Address is to a private residence. One of the people that LIVED there, tried to contact the owners for us as well. Nothing. I would give NO stars if I could.

Rick Klein

Great location, quiet with power and sewer hookups. Note: If you are experienced and are not into amenities, checking in hassle, and do not help this is the perfect place.

Alan Hageman

They have had plenty of time To get the amenities reopen. They are not. If you just need a place to stop overnight it’s ok. If you want to stay longer, I wouldn’t. Other parks available. I’ve asked for a refund!

James Bates

Absolutely nothing there. Like boondocking in a ghost town. No office, no tables, no contact. Lots of strangers just walking around that shouldn't be there. Kids running through at all hours of the night. Construction in the next lots cutting down all the trees. Have to drive through a Construction site to get there. Otherwise, the site was relatively clear of debris and the utilities worked. Didn't get much for the money except for a place to park and hook ups.

Sharon Forsyth

We stayed at Calusa Cove for about 2 weeks. thank goodness they had an opening, as it is high season and we are remodeling our house, so we needed to move out for a bit. To call it a Resort is way far away from what it is. We did have a full hookup which is great. They do advertise that it is a 'no frills' park and that is the truth. There is no wifi or internet and for some carriers it is in a 'dead zone'. It is a gravel parking lot and lots of trees. Good for shade, but bad to try to get big rigs in and out. The price is extremely high for what you get. I have stayed at the luxurious Gulf Waters RV Resort....and Resort is what it is....for the same price per night. The RV Village just behind Calusa has so many amenities, same price per night as Calusa that has 0 amenities. I said, they were there when we needed it and I am thankful for that.

William Thornton

Small and quiet. Fit our needs perfectly as we didn’t need lots of amenities - just FHU’s Very accommodating.

Joe Zaccaro

A very quiet and heavenly adventure nestled in groves of palms, mangroves and cypress oak trees. Very quiet and very dark, great for watching the starts and the ISS pass overhead. I saw the ISS 4 times while camping in this remote piece of heaven.

Michael Somerhalder

Very difficult to review properly, as it depends on what you are looking for. We just needed an inexpensive FHU campground near my mom in Ft Myers. We needed nothing else, so Calusa Cove was perfect. No frills, no amenities, but full hookups for a fair price. Probably a 5 star stay for us, but could be a 3 star stay for someone who wants a bathhouse, or laundry, etc. Just know what you are booking, and you could love it like we did!

Michelle McFadden

Very small. Space 60B was difficult to maneuver into as there is a tree in the way. I have a 27 ft Class C with one large slide. I had to encroach on the neighbors a bit but they were gracious! Laundry is closed. No personal checkin. I'm sure there must be garbage somewhere? It was quiet and off the highway. Fairly close to beaches... about 20+ mins. No table. Felt the cost was too high for what you get.

Joey Matula

I booked three nights. On the second day I received a notice to check out by 11 am. I immediately emailed them a response and sent a copy of my paid invoice for three nights. No response from them at all so I left early to avoid the stress. Zero communication until I reached out the following day to let them know I would be leaving a review. All they could do was say sorry. Horrible customer service.

Rebecca Holthaus

True to the advertising, there are no amenities. However, the campground is quiet and the sites are spacious. It is set back in a beautiful area that we enjoyed walking in.

Keri Foster

I have enjoyed staying here at Calusa Cove. There aren't any amenities, but that is fine with me. I enjoy the quiet, and simplicity of the campground. Was only supposed to stay three months, but booked another three months to run consecutively because I have enjoyed staying here and it's a fair price for full hook-ups, and cheaper than renting a place. Company has always been responsive to my emails, in a timely fashion, and the campground is clean.

Sharon Thompson

Small park . Very quiet . Easy in easy out .

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.