Is there anything more American and family-oriented than camping? As a summer activity or a month-long vacation, camping is great fun to be had by all – particularly in Southwest Florida, where glamping in curated campgrounds is more convenient than ever. At Shady Acres Travel Park in Fort Myers, FL there are plenty of reasons to love camping in Florida.
Eight Things to Love About Camping in Florida
At many RV campgrounds in Florida, some rules don’t allow children on the grounds, and some parks even suggest that all visitors be over the age of 18 to 21. At Shady Acres, we believe that camping is an activity for everyone – including children who want to get in touch with nature and have fun during the summer. Our mission is to make our park as family-friendly and family-oriented as possible, so many of our amenities are geared toward family activities. Some of these amenities include:
1. Great Campgrounds
The scenic campgrounds at Shady Acres are found right in the heart of Mother Nature. Between 375 hook-up sites for RVs and can-do campers, there are countless wonderful views to be found on our 30-acre campgrounds. From the deeper woods and shady pines to areas that give you easy access to prime fishing locations, our great campgrounds are perfect for every family.
2. Easy Access to the Gulf
Whether you love water sports like swimming or kayaking, or you intend to be sunbathing on a boat as much as possible, having easy access to the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico is a must-have when you’re camping in Florida. Our campgrounds make it easy to get out onto the water, both day and night. You can cool down, have fun in the sun, or boat around in the welcoming Gulf waters.
Easy access to the Gulf also gives you easy access to excellent fishing spots. You can fish off the docks or fish in the ocean to find the freshest catches of the day. For campers who like to mix it up with days on the water and early-morning fishing, these fishing spots are easy to reach with a short drive or a hike to one of our sister parks.
3. Convenient Pool Access
At the very center of Shady Acres are our fully tricked-out pools and jacuzzis. All campers have convenient pool access during operating hours, which makes it easy to stay cool during the balmy Southwest Florida days and nights. Our pool is packed with all the amenities you need, including a bathhouse and poolside loungers for easy sunbathing, so all you need to do is bring your swimsuit, your favorite pool toys, and a good book to read under the sun.
4. Friendly Wildlife and Pet-Friendly
Campers will be delighted to catch sight of some of the friendly wildlife that sometimes wanders through the campgrounds. From early birds to the occasional curious deer, there is all manner of cute critters to see at Shady Acres.
More importantly, Shady Acres is one of the most pet-friendly campgrounds in Florida. We welcome all pets to our park and work to accommodate their needs. At Shady Pets park, there is plenty of space for playing with your pet off-leash. Our dog part has fun agility equipment and watering stations so your pet can stay hydrated during the summer months. We also offer pet laundry so your pet can be just as clean and comfy as they would be at home.
5. Fun Attractions for the Family
Our park has tons of fun attractions for the entire family. One of our favorite features is a life-size chess game, which can be accessed by all visitors young and old. At our Sports Complex, we also have shuffleboard and horseshoes boards, as well as a cornhole game set up for easy entertainment. There are even golfing features for those who want to perfect their swings before visiting a local golf course.
Our recreation center is a cool escape from the Florida sun where you can find all manner of seasonal activities for you and your family. We also have a fitness center so you can keep up with your workout even away from home – no need to miss leg day while you’re camping!
6. Other Activities
Other fun attractions are only a short drive away. Our convenient location between Fort Meyers and Naples means you’re only 20 minutes away from the city center to find clubs, restaurants, and plenty of shopping opportunities. You’re also only a short drive away from some of the best attractions in Naples, including the wildlife conservatory and the famous Bird Gardens. If you want to learn more about the other activities you can do outside of the park, don’t hesitate to stop by our Town Hall office for recommendations.
7. Steady WiFi Connection
No matter how long you’re camping, your home away from home needs to have steady internet access so you can stay in the loop and more easily plan your day. Shady Acres offers a complimentary WiFi connection to all of our guests so you can connect all of your devices conveniently. Easy access to the internet makes it easier to work when you need to, especially if you plan to stay for the summer.
8. Fire Rings
When you think about camping, is there anything more iconic than gathering around a bonfire and roasting marshmallows to make ‘smores? At our campgrounds, we have three conveniently placed fire rings that are ready to accommodate your bonfire plans safely. Our fire rings are made with safety and comfort in mind and have wooden chairs to make your fireside lounging more comfortable.
Whether you’re glamping from the comfort of a luxurious RV set-up or you’re taking an old-school approach to camping, spending the summer camping in Florida is an excellent idea for family bonding. Shady Acres Travel Park has all the amenities you need to make the summer a memorable one, including fantastic campgrounds, a convenient location with fun attractions, and a steady WiFi connection. Contact Shady Acres today to make your reservation!