W.P. Franklin US Army Corps of Engineers Campground

Fort Myers 17850 North Franklin Lock Road , Alva, FL 33920

Contact:
239-694-8770

Located on the Caloosahatchee River section of the Okeechobee Waterway, W.P. Franklin North Campground has a tropical atmosphere that provides an excellent setting for visitors to camp, fish, boat, or enjoy hours of quiet contemplation.

Downtown Fort Myers flea markets, grocery stores, malls, the historic Thomas Edison/Henry Ford Home, and the beautiful Gulf beaches are all within 15 minutes of driving time.

On the north side of the river, the W.P. Franklin North Campground offers 30 Class A Tent/RV sites and 8 Cruiser (boat) sites, all with electric and water hookups.

Campground Amenities

Additional Information

America the Beautiful Senior and Access Pass/Golden Age/Golden Access - The lifetime pass entitles cardholder to a 50% discount of user fees at a federal project. Visitors who possess proper identification that they are a U.S. Citizen, either 62 years or older or receiving handicap disability are eligible for the discount.

Directions 

The physical address is 17850 North Franklin Lock Road, Alva. FL 33920. Campground Office is at N26º 43' 26.19" W81º 41' 33.98". 

Phone:  239-694-8770

From I-75N, take Exit 141, SR80, and travel east to SR 31. Turn N on SR 31 N and travel 4 mi to SR 78. Turn E on SR 78 for 5 mi to North Franklin Lock Rd. Turn south on Franklin Lock Road and follow into campground.

From I-75S, take Exit 143, SR78, and travel east to SR 31. Turn N on SR 31 N and travel 2 mi to SR 78. Turn E on SR 78 for 5 mi to North Franklin Lock Rd. Turn south on Franklin Lock Road and follow into campground.

 

The US Army Corps of Engineers also has a Day Use facility at  W. P. Franklin South Recreation Area on the south bank of the Caloosahatchee River accessible from Hwy 80. There are picnic tables, two reservable picnic shelters (35 person max), boat ramp, restrooms, Visitor Center, playground, observation platform for vessel watching, horseshoe pit, sand volleyball court, Dam tours when available, and water safety activities.

 

Overview

General Information: Open Year-Round

Location: Riverfront

Suitable for Ages: All Ages

Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Dates Closed: none

Closest Airport: Southwest Florida International Airport

Disabled Traveler Information: ADA Compliant

Guest Information: Family Friendly, Reservations Suggested

Pet Information: Pet Friendly

Activities: Boating, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking

Facility Amenities: Boat Ramp, Campfires Permitted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Grills, Hot Showers, Overnight Docking, Water Access

Number of Slips: 8

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