Monday, August 6, 2012

Waterway Preview

We are at the Corps of Engineers campground at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam on the Caloosahatchee River (map). This is the westernmost lock on the Okeechobee Waterway which connects the east and west coasts of Florida. We have previously stayed at the easternmost lock, as well. Unless we get one with too much draft, we expect to return to both some day in a boat.

There are 30 RV spaces here (and 8 boat-in spaces), and while far from full, we were surprised to find perhaps a dozen rigs here when we arrived. Perhaps that's due to the $24 nightly rate (no tax), which is pretty good for sites with 50 amps. The CoE does a good job outfitting and landscaping its facilities, too. We got a nice site right along the river.

When we arrived we remarked that this is only the second place we've stayed since arriving in Florida (or maybe since hitting the east coast) that is new to us, the other being Southgate Mobile Village in Vero Beach, which would not have been an option when Opal was with us since dogs are not allowed there. The route from South Bay to Fort Myers, Florida 80, is also new to us.

As nice as it is here, we have a midday appointment in Fort Myers to look at a DeFever 52, so we will vacate our site in a few minutes and move along. I expect to be in Sarasota this evening so we can look at another boat there tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. That looks like the same spot we have used before! Nice little campground. Good luck with your quest to find a boat!


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