Upriver RV is located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee river in Fort Myers, Florida. The price point is high, as are most parks in southern Florida, but it lives up to its Resort status for the most part.
RV Park Cost: $222 ($74/night)
Discounts Used: Good Sam
Address: 17021 Upriver Drive North Fort Myers, Florida 33917
GPS: 26.711625, -81.785575
- River access
- Nice New Pool
- Large Sites
- Very Small Laundry and Bathrooms
- No Wireless on Site
One of the cool features of Upriver RV is that a canal from the river extends into the park and you can rent cabins on the canal that come with their own private dock. While there are no RV spots on the water line it is still accessible to anyone in the park. The rest of the park is surrounded by dense everglades vegetation and makes for a nice environment.
The park amenities were mostly in good condition. We sprang for one of the premium sites which had a full concrete pad and patio as well as brand new hookups. It was only about $8 per night extra and was the only pull through option when we made our reservation. Not all the sites were as new or as well appointed but nor were any of them especially sketchy like we have seen at other Florida RV parks.
They just put in a new pool and it was one of the nicer once’s we have seen. We were too busy during our brief stay to make use of it but it featured two large pools and a very large and well-appointed deck area. The library and game room were also large and comfortable. Unfortunately, wireless internet was limited to their pool and clubhouse areas. The clubhouse did have decent places you could plug in and work but is not available late at night.
While the bathrooms and laundry were conveniently located int he park at multiple locations, they were very small and not especially nice. The laundry lacked a good location to sit while using it, and the bathrooms/showers rate as adequate. If you want to shower I suggest heading over to the pool.
Normally I’d be very disappointed with the price, vs the overall quality of the park, but in south Florida, every park is charging these kinds of prices. Upriver RV has its ups and downs, but I think overall it get’s a passing grade due to the parts of the park they have recently renovated.