W.P. Franklin N

Lake Okeechobee

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W.P. Franklin Campground is a tranquil, tropical getaway located on the Caloosahatchee River, 10 miles from Fort Myers, Florida. Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating and canoeing, as well as cruisers sites for sleeping on their boat. Onsite are 29 RV sites, 8 boat sites, a boat ramp, fishing pier and trailer dump station. The campground is surrounded by the Caloosahatchee River and is part of the 152 mile Okeechobee Waterway. Nearby attractions include the U.S Army Corps of Engineers visitor center, Fort Myers, and Gulf of Mexico beaches.


Visitors flock to W.P. Franklin Campground for its well-kept facilities and location on the Caloosahatchee River, where campers can fish, boat and take it easy in sunny southwest Florida. The campground, about 10 miles east of Fort Myers, provides visitors with a taste of tranquil, tropical country life. Nearby Telegraph Creek, offers exciting opportunities to canoe Florida's backcountry swamps and view wildlife.


Fishing for both salt and fresh water game fish is popular, as is boating. A unique feature of the campground is its cruiser sites, where campers sleep on their boat while enjoying the perks of the campsite facilities.


The 29 RV sites and 8 boat sites are equipped with 50 amp electric and water hookups. A boat ramp, fishing pier and trailer dump station are conveniently onsite.

Natural Features

The campground is almost completely surrounded by the Caloosahatchee River with just a narrow stretch of land connecting it to the shore. The Caloosahatchee River is part of the 152 mile Okeechobee Waterway that spans South Florida from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

Nearby Attractions

Visit the U.S Army Corps of Engineers visitor center across the river in the W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area. Visit downtown Fort Myers for flea markets, grocery stores, shopping and the historic Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates, or spend a day exploring the sandy Gulf of Mexico beaches, about 45 minutes from the campground.
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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area
Lake Okeechobee
Loop North
Koreshan State Park
21.3mi 55%
Loop East
Koreshan State Park
21.3mi 55%
Loop Middle
Koreshan State Park
21.3mi 55%
Loop West
Koreshan State Park
21.4mi 55%
Ortona South
Lake Okeechobee
24.1mi 50%
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