Spent New Year's Eve/Day at this location. This KOA is also an Encore property, and caters to seasonal and annual campers (snowbirds). There are lots of *permanent* mobile homes here, and the feel is more of a retirement community than a camp site. If you are travelling with children, this may not be the campsite for you. My son (10 yrs old) didn't find any children here to play with. The pool area is simple but adequate. I was a bit disappointed that the hot tub/spa was closed/under construction and it wasn't noted on the KOA web page as such.
The folks that work here are friendly and helpful. The campground itself is more like a very large parking lot. There are a few ponds/lakes toward the back of the campground. If you want a shady site, there aren't too many available. The campground did accommodate my request for a shady site, but most spots are in the full sun.
The campground is super quiet at night.
The campground offers fire pit rentals for $5 per night. I requested one upon checking in, but there weren't any available. One became available on our last night there, and one of the campground workers brought it to our site and told us we could use it for the night free of charge. Firewood is available for purchase at the campground. There is a small store with some groceries available on property. There is a Winn Dixie supermarket about 5 miles away that stays open until 11PM. Firewood is available for purchase at the campground.
As for Pine Island itself, if you don't fish, kayak or boat, there isn't much to do. There aren't any beaches on the island. While visiting the area, we went to Sanibel Island and stopped to look at Periwinkle Trailer Park. Next time we will be staying there, as there is much more to do on the Sanibel/Captiva Islands.
- Also Known As:
- Koa Fort Myers / Pine Island Hotel Saint James City