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Cleveland, Ohio
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Need A Restroom

My husband and I stay in Naples for two months and like to take side trips. We want to go to Miami but I hesitate to use alligator alley because of the lack of bathrooms. I won't get into the details, but a medical condition makes it difficult to travel without access. Is another route more bathroom-friendly?

Thanks in advance.

Pompano Beach...
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1. Re: Need A Restroom

There are rest stops on Alligator Alley and they have bathrooms. There are only 2 or 3 but Alligator Alley is about 150 miles long. Once you exit Alligator Alley headed east there's a gas station on the Indian reservation. My husband and I took at trip to Sanibel when I was 7 months pregnant so I remember those them restrooms well : ) They are well maintained .

Edited: 7:45 pm, July 08, 2012
Pompano Beach...
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2. Re: Need A Restroom

If you'll need more restrooms than that you could take the Tamiami Trail which will also get you there. By the looks of the map there seem to be more exits than Alligator Alley. But when you get into the Preserve it doesn't look like there are exits. So you might still have the same issues. Good luck whatever route you take!

Cleveland, Ohio
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3. Re: Need A Restroom

I've been on Alligator Alley and even though there are a couple, like you said, it's a long ride and they aren't close enough. I've never tried Tamiami Trail and wasn't sure exactly how to inquire into the number of bathrooms. I'll check further. Thank you.

Naples, Florida
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4. Re: Need A Restroom

Hi Garden - Check a previous post which outlines stops / sights and restrooms along Tamiami Trail from SR29 (the road leading to Everglades City) to Krome Avenue which is the crossroad as you begin to enter the city -

tripadvisor.com/…40274625

Once you cross Krome Avenue there are multiple fast food restaurants and gas stations along 41/ Tamiami Trail all the way into Miami.

Prior to SR29 starting in Naples at the crossroads of Tamiami Trail (41) and Collier Blvd (951) there is a gas station at that corner. Going south towards Everglades City / Miami...next - at the corner of 41 and County Road 92 (the back entrance to Marco Island) there is a gas station, followed by Collier Seminole State Park. Next stop would be Port of the Islands Marina, also a hotel and restaurant at that location

http://www.portoftheislandsmarina.com/

Followed by SR29 (road leading to Everglades City) where there is a gas station.

Hope that helps

Patti

Naples, Fl
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5. Re: Need A Restroom

Another possible off the wall suggestion is consider renting an RV. Camping World in Fort Myers has rentals available, if this will allow essentially unlimited potting breaks.

Clearwater, Florida
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6. Re: Need A Restroom

There are several stops available along 41.

There is a gas station/Subway at 41 and 29.

A couple ranger stations/ visitor centers with restrooms available. One I *think* is called the Monroe Station, at about mile marker 55.

Oasis Visitors Center at about MM 51.

There are also a couple Indian restaurants/gift stores along the way.

Also the Casino at 41 and Krome Ave/997.

Miami, FL
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7. Re: Need A Restroom

If restrooms are your concern, take 41. There are many places to stop. Visitor Centers all have restrooms. Also the tourist stops will also let you use the restroom.

Cleveland, Ohio
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8. Re: Need A Restroom

Thank you all for the help. Patti - your posts have just the detail I was looking for. Much appreciated!

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