Koreshan State Park RV & Campground Guide
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You'll transport yourself back to the 1800s when you visit Koreshan State Park. Here, a grand mansion looks out over Victorian gardens, and silent paths wind through ancient oak trees. This was once the home of the Koreshans, a religious group that created their own colony in Estero, Florida. As you wander through the lush grounds and historic buildings, 11 of which are on the National Register of Historic Places, you’d never guess that Fort Myers and Naples are a short drive away. The Estero River runs through the park, drawing anglers and paddlers from miles around.
Spring 60-85 F
Summer 75-92 F
Fall 70-85 F
Winter 55-75 F
San Carlos Park, FL
Three Oaks, FL
Estero Island, FL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Koreshan State Park
Koreshan State Park experiences high temperatures for most of the year, so an RV makes for a cool and comfortable place to retreat each evening. Don’t own an RV? With RVshare, it’s easy to find an RV rental to transform your camping trip into a glamping trip.
Koreshan State Park Campground
With 60 campsites, the Koreshan State Park Campground is a beautiful spot to relax for a few days. With plenty of thick foliage, this campground provides some peace and privacy. The Estero River lies just a few steps away, and every spot offers electricity, water, a fire ring, and a picnic table. Let your kids play on the playground and use the handy laundry facilities to do a quick wash and dry. Keep in mind that RVs must be 40 feet or shorter. Campsites cost $26 per night, and you’ll also need to pay a reservation fee of $6.70.
Woodsmoke Camping Resort
If you’re looking for room to spread out, head straight for the Woodsmoke Camping Resort, which lies just three miles north of the park. Set on a 30-acre parcel of land that includes two lakes and plenty of trees, this is a place you’ll look forward to returning to each evening. Take a swim in the large pool, fish in the lakes, or get in a workout at the fitness center. With a dog walk, boardwalk and playground, your whole group will find plenty to do. Post about your trip using the free Wi-Fi network or do some washing in the laundry room. With full-hookup, pull-through sites that accommodate RVs up to 80 feet long, this park welcomes all types of RVs. Rates start at $59 per night.
Calusa Cove RV Park
Known for its relaxing vibe and beautiful shaded sites, Calusa Cove RV Park is perfect if you’re looking for peace and quiet. Every site is spacious and equipped with full hookups. Spaces are scattered throughout the cypress and live oak forest, with a handy fishing lake nearby. Nightly rates start at $50 for 30-amp service and $55 for 50-amp service.
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What to Do at
Koreshan State Park
Inside Koreshan State Park
The centerpiece of Koreshan State Park is the historic site. While you’re there, take a tour of the buildings and spend time wandering through the beautiful grounds. Nearby, there’s a picnic area next to the river with grills and a playground. If you’re feeling up for an adventure, bring a kayak or a canoe and launch from the park’s boat ramp; if you paddle three miles to the west, you’ll reach the lovely Estero Bay. A short hiking trail runs next to the water, and another trail, which is popular among runners, winds through a pine forest.
Outside Koreshan State Park
Koreshan State Park sits on the outskirts of Fort Myers, a bustling city in Western Florida. The stunning Gulf of Mexico coastline is just a few miles away, offering plenty in the way of beaches and swimming. If you’re willing to make the drive, you can explore some of the state’s most exciting wilderness areas.
Dig into a spicy tuna roll and a plate of pad Thai at 9 Thai-Sushi. It’s located just a few minutes from the park, making it a convenient dinner destination.
Location: 19976 S Tamiami Trail, Estero, FL 33928
After you work up an appetite with a day of boating, fill up at Rodizio Grill. This Brazilian steakhouse serves a huge variety of meats, all carved at your table.
Type: Brazilian Steakhouse
Location: 8017 Plaza del Lago Dr #101, Estero, FL 33928
Molon Labe Souvlaki
With a menu packed with authentic Greek dishes, Molon Labe Souvlaki is ideal for lunch and dinner.
Location: 10801 Corkscrew Rd #327, Estero, FL 33928
Grab an enormous breakfast at Skillets, which is known for its delicious combinations and big flavors. At lunch, pick up a massive hot sandwich to go.
Location: 10950 Eagle Village Dr Suite 330 C, Fort Myers, FL 33913
With its upscale interior and delicious food, Divieto Ristorante is perfect for a romantic evening out. Be sure to start your meal with a delicious seafood antipasto and something from the extensive wine and beer menu.
Location: 23161 Village Shops Way #101, Estero, FL 33928
With a grocery store and a number of other small shops, Corkscrew Village is an ideal spot to stock your RV. As a bonus, it’s less than a mile from the park.
Location: 21301 S Tamiami Trail, Estero, FL 33928
Get bargain prices on name-brand goods at Miromar Outlets. You’ll also find a food court and a kids’ play area.
Location: 10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928
University Village Shops
University Village Shops features a collection of trendy stores and excellent restaurants, making it a fun place to hang out for an afternoon or evening.
Location: 19800 Village Center Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Trek Bicycle Store
With its high-end bikes and well-made accessories, Trek Bicycle Store has all of the supplies for your Florida biking adventures.
Location: 8001 Plaza del Lago Dr Suite 101, Estero, FL 33928
Find antiques and other gems at Collective Consignment, which carries a big and ever-changing collection of goods.
Location: 24241 S Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
Get a glimpse of the legendary Florida panther in its natural habitat at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the two easy hiking trails as they wind through wet prairies, hardwood hammocks, and pine forests, keeping an eye out for the deer and birds that make their home there. The best way to learn is on one of the refuge’s spring interpretive tours, which include lectures, swamp hikes, and buggy tours.
Location: Immokalee, Florida
Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Hike into the Everglades at the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Here, a well-maintained boardwalk takes you through a marsh and into a grove of old-growth bald cypress trees. This is a fantastic place to spot the otters, alligators, and turtles that live in the swamp below. Be sure to pop into the visitor center first to find out more about the area.
Location: Naples, Florida
Little Hickory Island Beach Park
Relax on the soft white sand at Little Hickory Island Beach Park. Quiet and secluded, this beach is ideal for relaxing in the sunshine and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the park’s picnic table, and enjoy the stunning views while you eat. If you’re an angler, this is a great spot for surf fishing.
Location: Bonita Springs, Florida
Raptor Bay Golf Club
Play a relaxed round of golf at the Raptor Bay Golf Club. With two nine-hole courses, this is an ideal spot for beginners or anyone who wants to chill out on the green. Stick around after your game for dinner or a cocktail in the clubhouse.
Location: Estero, Florida
Estero Bay Preserve State Park
Explore a section of untouched Florida wilderness at Estero Bay Preserve State Park. Bring your bike and do some mountain biking on the Estero River Scrub Trails or hike 16 miles of trails throughout the park. This area is a paddler’s dream — you can explore more than 7,000 acres of mangroves on the many shallow waterways. In fact, you can launch right from Koreshan State Park.
Location: Estero, Florida
How to Get to
Koreshan State Park
Koreshan State Park sits just west of Highway 41. Take 41 south from Fort Myers or north from Naples. You can also access it from I-75, which runs parallel a few miles east.
Entering Koreshan State Park
Koreshan State Park opens at 8 a.m. and closes when the sun sets. If you’re planning to visit the settlement in the park, be prepared for its closing time of 5 p.m.
Koreshan State Park Per vehicle, 1 person : $4.0
Koreshan State Park Per vehicle, 2-8 people : $5.0
Koreshan State Park Extra passenger, cyclist, pedestrian : $2.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Koreshan State Park
The best time to visit Koreshan State Park to avoid the crowds and wet weather is during the winter. But no matter what time of the year you visit, check out the Sunday farmer's market that happens year-round.
Koreshan State Park is located in Naples, FL, a tropical savanna with dry winters. During the summer, expect very hot temperatures, high humidity, and significant rainfall.
Over 100 bird species call Koreshan State Park home. Park visitors might also encounter bobcats, gray foxes, river otters, and alligators when walking on nature trails along the Estero River.
Koreshan State Park welcomes RVs up to 40 feet long. You'll find 60 sites available at the campground for RV camping or tent camping. Reserve a space early to guarantee a spot.
Reservations are highly recommended at this popular state park. They can be made up to 11 months in advance and are $26 per night plus additional park fees of around $6.70.