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W. P. Franklin North Campground

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17850 N Franklin Lock Rd, Alva, FL 33920-3106
+1 239-694-8770
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Picnics at the Locks

I actually didn't know this was called a campground, since I never actually "camped" here or swam... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2017
New England - USA
Well maintained campground

This is a beautiful location in a secluded area of South a florida. There's a small beach on the... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Alva, Florida
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17850 N Franklin Lock Rd, Alva, FL 33920-3106
+1 239-694-8770
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

I actually didn't know this was called a campground, since I never actually "camped" here or swam in the river. I have visited this location several times during the day with friends from our senior community. We all picnic together here in a group during...More

Thank KayTee9
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful location in a secluded area of South a florida. There's a small beach on the river. Quite and clean, located at the most westward lock on the Caloosahatchee River that crosses the state going east and west through Lake Okeechobee. It's...More

Thank sanditoes11
Reviewed October 14, 2016

nice park, clean and quiet, beautiful views One peeve, they close the gate to the entrance around 7pm sometimes earlier, not sure what the reasoning is for that, but kind of stupid, if you want to go out to dinner or whatever, you have to...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed August 26, 2016

very nice clean campground. Bath houses are always clean. All campsites are on the water and have concrete pads at each site included is a fire ring grill and covered picnic table. Only thing I can see that would make it better would be to...More

Thank hrt56
Reviewed August 17, 2016

We always enjoy camping here at the lock - it is a beautiful place and so well maintained - and their volunteers are so nice. If anyone has not yet visited or camped here at Franklin, you must.

Thank Geraldine S
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Lovely place to camp, well maintained federal campground. So clean, wonderful sites with great views. We were there in July, very hot and humid and lots of bugs. Would love to go back at another time of year. Another campground where everyone is very considerate...More

Thank IrishTraveler3264
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Picture perfect campground. Every site is on the water with a great view. Beautifully landscaped, with paved sites. Covered picnic tables, good power, very serine.

Thank paul h
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing work of engineering. You can camp here but be aware other know of this little gem so it is well attended. You really need to come here and check it out, enjoy yourself, experience nature, check out the manatee. Life is...More

Thank Artisticquilter
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Small 30 lot campground at the Franklin Locks. Beautiful well landscaped - paved sites - sheltered picnic table at each site. We were in Site 18- on the first night I looked down at the shoreline and there were 2 manatees eating vegetation. Really neat...More

Thank suze39_39
Reviewed June 26, 2016

This really is a pristine campground. The campsites have Concrete driveways and pads. The picnic tables are covered. Almost every site is on the waters of the Caloosahatchee River. The beautiful lawn all over the grounds was so luxurious, my dog couldn't quit rolling in...More

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Alan L
July 10, 2016|
Response from Artisticquilter | Reviewed this property |
I suggest calling them direct. Due To weather conditions and other factors.