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Some RV Parks Remain Temporarily Closed in Florida After Hurricane, Says FRVCA

As of Tuesday, October 11, Florida RV parks and resorts are still temporarily closed as a result of damage from Hurricane Ian, according to information gathered so far from the Florida Campground and RV Park Association.

“I’m happy to report that many of the RV parks and campgrounds that were impacted by Hurricane Ian have reopened and have power,” Bobby Cornwell, executive director and CEO of the Florida Campground and RV Park Association, said in a press release.

Most of the RV parks that remain closed are in the Fort Myers and Ft. Myers Beach areas. Also, majority of the affected parks are in Lee and Collier counties, Cornwell said.

“We are reaching out to our members, but it’s hard to get exact numbers because there are some park owners we haven’t been able to reach.”

Cornwell said it will take a while to determine how much time the affected parks will need to reopen. Some have reopened relatively quickly. Others will require more time.

He also said that there are a few parks that received extensive damage due to the storm surge and will require a total rebuild. The good news, he said, is that the majority of RV parks in southwest Florida are open and have power, and most will be open for business to accommodate returning Snowbirds and other visitors this winter.

Cornwell said the Florida RV Park and Campground Association has set up a disaster relief fund to assist park operators who are struggling to rebuild. Donations can be sent to the Florida Campground Association Disaster Relief Fund,  1340 Vickers Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303.

Additionally, some RV parks have set up their own GoFundMe pages seeking donations to help their staff members recover. Some RV park staff members lost their homes during the hurricane. 

Following is a listing of Florida RV parks and resorts that have been affected by Hurricane Ian along with their websites, which you can monitor for more information about these parks and to contribute to their own disaster relief funds: 

Parks That Are Temporarily Closed by City:


Fort Myers

Fort Myers Beach



North Fort Myers


Port Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Sanibel Island

St. James City



Partially Open Parks (Some amenities and facilities may be closed):

RV Parks Scheduled to Reopen This Week:

Recently Reopened Parks:

For questions or an update on a park’s operational status, you may contact the Florida RV Park and Campground Association at (850) 562-7151 or visit www.campflorida.com for a listing of Florida RV Parks.

Park updates are also being posted on www.facebook.com/campflorida.

Information about the latest trends involving campgrounds, RV parks and resorts is available from the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, which markets privately owned and operated parks in Florida through CampFlorida.com, the travel planning website

The association also publishes a free printed camping guide, which can be ordered through CampFlorida.com.

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Vera Light
Vera Light
February 18, 2024 12:34 pm

It’s essential for visitors to check with specific RV parks for the latest updates on closures and reopening dates. Supporting the parks through relief funds or GoFundMe can help in their recovery.

March 18, 2024 10:36 am
Reply to  Vera Light

Being in the loop about park statuses is key. Helping out with relief funds or GoFundMe can make a real difference. It’s all about coming together to support these places get back on their feet. By rallying together, we can ensure these RV parks bounce back stronger than ever! By the way, do you enjoy traveling and exploring new places as much as I do?

April 18, 2024 8:32 am
Reply to  Be_Brave942

Traveling and exploring new places bring so much joy and excitement, don’t they? It’s always an adventure to discover new destinations and make unforgettable memories along the way. Let’s stay positive and support these parks together! 🌟

April 9, 2024 3:24 am

Florida’s RV parks are bouncing back after Hurricane Ian’s wild visit. It’s heartwarming to see the support rolling in for their recovery. Cheers to restoration and relaxation ahead!


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