Sunday, January 6, 2013

FL - Seminole Campground

We stayed at Seminole Campground for the week while visiting my parents for Christmas.  Very convenient since it was only about 5 miles from their house. Nice campground in a great location for visiting the Fort Myers area.  Very much an RV place, with sites close together, but the sites were really long and much of the landscaping is nice and natural.

Our site was along the Popash Creek which runs through the campground and feeds the Caloosahatchee River.  Lots of Spanish Moss hanging from the trees and just a general old Florida feel here.  Apparently the campground changed hands a few years back since there are some not so great reviews from a few years ago, both online and among my parents' friends.  I trusted the recent reviews and was not sorry...whatever they've done is great.  The facilities were nice and clean and the staff was very nice and friendly.  They pick up your garbage and recycling from your bin at the end of your site and the man doing pick up had to have stopped a dozen times a day!  There were lots of seasonal campers here and they could not have been a nicer group of people, everyone we chatted with was very friendly.  Oh, and there is a little breakfast-lunch trailer in the common area which looked and smelled great, but since we had Grandma and Grandpa's cooking nearby we didn't try it out :)

They also had a nice walking trail and dog park on the other side of the creek, which Kansas enjoyed every morning.

During our visit we hit the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
Fort Myers Beach:

The Shell Factory, which is dog-friendly and ever so kitschy:

And Manatee Park, which was the coolest thing ever - canoeing and kayaking with manatees in the wild!  So cool!