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Koreshan State Historic Site

Estero, Florida


3800 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, Florida 33928
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $$$$

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 6:30pm

Hours above shown for Eastern Time Zone

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Latitude: 26.43125
Longitude: -81.81475

Elevation: 18' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only yes
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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35 Reviews

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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 43

Date of Stay: March, 2019 - $13.00
Overall Rating:

We spent 4 nights here. Found the campground area to be generally overgrown, sites were closely spaced and we needed 4 wheel drive to get into the site's loose sand. The positives were the nearness of several beaches and the historic area at the park. We had good Verizon service and great OTA tv. We would camp here again if we could get a different site. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Lovers Key State Park, it's only $8 to get in and a great spot for shelling.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2019 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Nice trail along the River to the historical spot and also good conditions for kids to Canoe and Kajak. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Check in was a bit tedious and we could hear quite a bit of traffic but would stay here again in a minute despite. Knowledgeable staff and beautiful grounds / hiking. Canoe/kayak (rentals available). Fire pit for s’mores and grilling. Learn some history along the way with a tour of the Koreshan commune - very interesting if you enjoy learning about other people’s culture. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Sand, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice small campground with some easy trails and an interesting park along a river. You can rent kayaks. Convenient location. Very natural setting and good spacing. Might be challenging for really large rigs. Bathrooms and showers were fairly clean and could use some updating. Site was not level but doable with levelers. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Very friendly staff. Lots of vegetation to provide privacy at site. Park is gated at night to provide security. Easy to leave after hours with an access code for re-entry. There is a river at the campground with nice trails. They have a farmers market every Sunday. Some old historic building on site as part of the park. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
034 west
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Another very nice Florida State Park. My site was reasonably private with what looks like a fairly new electrical post (30 amp for me), water spigot, picnic table, and a fire ring. I drive a class B camper van without slides. A larger RV would find this a pretty tight space. This was a level site with a dirt surface. Because of recent rains, it was slightly muddy but I think it drains pretty quickly. A layer of crushed rock would have helped. The highlight of this park is the Historic Site donated to the state by the Koreshans. I took a very interesting self-guided tour which I highly recommend. Due to an impending tropical storm, I cut my visit short, but I would return again under better weather conditions. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

This park is very close to restaurants, shopping, beaches, and tourist sites. It may be the cheapest camping option in the area.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We chose this park as it was close to friends. Good price for this part of Florida. It was tight maneuvering the loop to get into our site (#50 - listed as 34' max but we got into it with our 36' MH - had to park car sideways in front of it). Best for smaller rigs or tent campers. The CG is VERY primitive/rustic with a lot of dead and overgrown shrubs and trees. Sites are very close together, separated by underbrush and we did hear noise from our neighbors later into the night, even with windows shut and AC on. It was very warm while we were there and I was concerned that we would encounter snakes or other critters while out walking our dog. We did hear what sounded like a large animal in the underbrush while walking at night so headed in the other direction. This park is a bit too rustic for our taste- we would probably not stay here again. There is kayak rental available as well as a boat launch area. Likely good for family fun. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Kayaking, picnic, wildlife watching, Kreshan settlement tours. Not far to beaches or shopping.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park in a great location. The site was long enough to back in the rv and towed trailer. The historical village is very interesting. We really enjoyed it. It is a shame the FL state parks don't have sewer hook ups. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We were told it has been recently updated - bathrooms were older but well cared for. The sites were well maintained. Our site was long but a bit narrow because of a big tree in the spot, had many low branches & upon leaving, low branches could not be avoided. We would go back in a New York minute! Loved how secluded you feel but had grocery & restaurants within 5 minutes! We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The bamboo forest on site is a must walk - from the campground to the settlement is the prettiest of walks & the staff really maintains it well. The docents at the settlement itself are so informed & our son sat and chatted and asked questions for at least 10 minutes per house. Visit the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary & the Rookery Bay National Estuary - they are each about 30 minutes away But why we come to this area of Florida!!!

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Since the last review in Jan. 2016 Koreshan has gone thru some updates. There is new water and electric service on all the sites and it is at the front of the sites. Extra water hose may be needed to make your connection, ours was fine. Vegetation has been cut back to make the sites a bit more wider. We stayed with some friends in their motor home which had no slides. I will be bringing my 30ft TT in March and it has a slide on both sides. As I walked around checking out sites, I am confident if you have a slide on each side, you will have no difficulty using them. The CG is very dark at night so be sure you have plenty of lights. Restrooms and showers were clean and roomy. Looking forward to being at Koreshan again in March. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

CG is off of US41 and Corkscrew Rd. Plenty of shopping and dining in any direction.

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Good screening between site so not for big rigs unless you are OK getting paint scratched & not using slides. Sites deep & narrow. Paradise for kayakers; less than 1/4 mile to launch on Estero River then 4.5 miles to Estero Bay & Gulf of Mexico. Campground well back from US41 so minimal traffic noise. Delightful overall. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Doug's Seafood is the bomb!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We were excited when we found this campground because southwest Florida is jammed with concrete, overcrowded cities of motorhomes and this was like stepping back in time. It is wooded and rustic. The sites are very private but the foliage providing the privacy also makes the sites tight. There were some bugs but we were in the middle of a jungle setting so if you can't take a few bugs, stay out of Florida, or don't camp for that matter! Stay in a hotel. The most fun of this campground is the fact that when you drive out you are surrounded by shopping and restaurants. We loved the juxtaposition of it all! We will probably return if we come back to this area. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We found this campground to be just right for our needs. We have been visiting southwest Florida for years and last visit we came just for the museum but saw the campground and decided to give it a try this year. It is older and may not be everybody's cup of tea but we enjoyed our stay very much. The site was private because of the foliage and the grounds were clean. The area has grown so much in the past few years so it is a nice balance to stay in a rustic setting but be within minutes of shopping and great restaurants. Jeff's Chinese in the plaza across the street was very good. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 98

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

I am so sorry to have to give this campground such a low rating, but there is a big problem. When we arrived in the early afternoon and hooked up, the voltage was 117 amps, so all seemed well. We turned on our air conditioner and went for a bike ride. When we returned another camper had pulled in next to us and was running the AC. Our electrical management system had shut down our coach for low voltage. I looked and the voltage was going down as low as 100 volts. That is far too low to run modern appliances. I went up to the front desk and was told that it was an old system and that was just the way it is. When I asked about a refund, she said probably not and that the park manager was not available. On the way back to the RV I came across a maintenance person. He came by and decided that changing out the plug might help. He was very nice, but changing the plug had no effect. We backed without air conditioning. Finally, after dark, the voltage went up enough that we could turn on the power but could still not run the AC without having the voltage go too low. So, we were very glad we had made only one nights reservation. All of the positives noted by other reviewers are spot on. However, we would not stay here again unless they upgrade their electrical system. I would also note that I think it would be very difficult to get a big rig into most sites. We are only 27 feet long and it was tight. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This is a rustic park, but there is so much to offer in the surrounding area that any possible inadequacies are made up for by the conveniences nearby. It was rainy and hot, but we just went shopping and sightseeing during the days and enjoyed the nights in the campground. Within a few minutes you have every restaurant you could want and high end shopping at Coconut Point. Drive into Bonita Springs for Gulf access, it is much nicer than heading over to Ft Myers Beach. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. We camped at Koreshan State Historic Site in a Travel Trailer.

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