RV Park Review – Cypress Trails RV Resort, Fort Myers, FL
An up-scale ownership-rental resort ~5 miles from Fort Myers in central-west FL
- Site quality = 4.5/5
This sites here are just about as nice as you can get at a private park, with only one very minor ding. Sites are all extremely large, flat concrete (or paved) sites with plenty of space for any-sized RV & tow. Full hookups (50/30/20A, sewer, water) plus cable TV AND hard-wired internet (you get a modem on arrival so you can hook-up to it. NO bandwidth limits either -> sweeeeet!). Layout is pretty typical private park side-by-side arrangement, but you do get a choice of either “lake-front” sites ($50-$100/night depending on season) which get full lake views, and also allow you to park face-in if you have a Class A, or “interior” sites ($50-$90/night depending on season) which are back-in only with no lake views. The only ding? The park is still under development so the older and newer sections vary quite a bit in how much vegetation/privacy you get at your site. In the older section the landscaping is very developed so there are plenty of nicely private sites, whereas in the newer section there is almost no landscaping (yet) so sites are very open with zero privacy. This will likely change as landscaping gets added and the park matures.
- NOTE1 -> Site Selection: If you come here as a short-term rental you’ll be renting from an owner so there’s no guarantee exactly which site you’ll get -> it totally depends which sites are in the rental pool and available. There is also a 3-night booking minimum.
- NOTE2 -> Rig Limits: ALL types of rigs are welcome here (Class A, Class C, 5th wheel, trailer etc.), but there is a 24-foot minimum limit. Also rigs older than 10-years of age are required to submit a photo for approval before arriving.
- NOTE3 -> Sales: Since this is an ownership park with 100% ownership goal, you will likely be asked if you want a tour upon arrival. The sales tour is not required (I double-confirmed this) so you can simply say “no” if you are not interested in buying a lot. We took the tour and it was very low-key and relaxed. There’s no hard pitch here.
- Facilities = 5/5
Excellent on-site facilities. Several modern restroom areas by the pool which were impeccably clean and have nicely modern tile, flush toilets and huge (large walk-in) showers. Couldn’t find anything to critique here.
- Amenities = 5/5
Absolutely top-notch amenities here. There is literally everything you could want in a high-end resort including large on-site pool, modern gym/fitness center, pickle-ball courts, bocce courts, tennis courts, shuffleboard, billiards room, clubhouse, book-swap, game room, laundromat (lovely, large machines) etc. In addition there is a large pier on the lake where you can fish/paddeboat/kayak plus there is a HUGE and absolutely gorgeous natural preserve (the largest I’ve ever seen at any private park) where you can hike. And of course there’s the free internet, not only at your site, but also at several WiFi spots in and around the clubhouse. Superb amenities!
- Location = 4.5/5
Good location to explore Fort Myers. You are just ~5 miles from downtown with easy access to everything there is to see/do (shopping, eating etc.) down there. Also you are right next to several large RV dealerships (La Mesa RV, North Trails RV etc.) as well as Camping World (same exit as the park in fact). The only slight ding? You’re inland here so it’s a bit of a drive to the coast & beach areas (~25 miles/40 mins).
- Pet friendliness = 5/5
Great place for doggie! There is good space in camp, spacious side-walks everywhere (for walking around camp) and doggie waste stations & poo bags throughout the campground. In addition there’s ~1 mile of hiking in the on-site nature preserve as well as a lovely gated off-leash dog-park with separate sections for large & small dogs. Perhaps the biggest doggie genius item? A little pool/splash-area at the dog park -> what an awesome idea! Another big positive? No breed restrictions here, which is very unusual for a private park. Only potential ding? There is a 2-pet limit.
Overall rating = 4.8/5
BONUS ALERT = A 5-star resort with hard-wired internet at your site!
Video Overview: Want to see it in living color? See our ~16 min video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VY82-yrACE
Summary: We were passing through this area to visit friends and were offered a few days of stay here in return for our usual (impartial) review, so we grabbed the chance. This campground is billed as a 5-star resort and I have to admit it delivers. Campsites are huge concrete (or paved), flat sites with enough space to park any-sized rig, full hookups (50/30/20, sewer, water) plus cable TV aaaand hard-wired internet at every single site (with unlimited bandwidth…yeah!). The latter is very unusual and means you get free, no-holds-bared internet at every single site! In addition there is just about every amenity you could ever want -> a large onsite pool, modern gym/fitness center, pickle ball courts, bocce courts, tennis courts, shuffleboard, billiards room, clubhouse, book-swap, game room, laundromat (lovely, large machines), free WiFi (at clubhouse) etc. Plus there is a large pier on the lake where you can fish/paddeboat/kayak and a HUGE and absolutely gorgeous natural preserve (the largest I’ve ever seen at any private park) with ~1 mile of hiking trails. It’s quite impressive. Dogs are catered for here too. There are sidewalks everywhere, poo bags & pet waste stations, and a large off-leash doggie area with separate sections for small/large dogs and a super cute little pool/splash-area (simply genius). No breed restrictions either, although there is a 2-pet limit. The only minor dings? This is an ownership-based resort and their goal is full (100% ownership) which means the lots are owned and rented out to folks like us who come to stay for short-term, so you can only rent sites which are in the rental pool. In addition the park is only just entering it’s 3rd season, so parts of it are still under development and you’ll notice that as you drive around. The sites in the older (more mature) section of the park have very nice vegetation/landscaping and generally very good privacy where the sites in the newer (just developed) area are very open with little/sparse landscaping and limited privacy. Also, although they allow any type of rig in here (5th wheel, Class A/C, trailer etc.) they do have a 24-foot minimum size limit and a 10-year age limit (although they told us they waive this for well-maintained rigs with a photo). Other than these few minor dings I’d say this is about as “fancy” as you get in the RV world. It’s a really nice park in a good location to access the West-Central area of FL, it’s open to all ages (including families with kids) and it offers everything you might want in a resort-type RV campground. We don’t typically stay at this kind of park, but I have to admit it was nice to spoil ourselves for a few days with access to a pool and good internet, plus I really appreciated the on-site nature reserve (truly unusual at a private park) and the nice, little doggie bonus items (dog park,dog pool, etc.). We enjoyed it and would certainly recommend it to other folks looking for an upscale resort in the area.
Extra Info: FREE hard-wired no-limits internet at every site (you get a modem on arrival so you can access it) -> it worked great with excellent download speeds, but so-so upload speeds. Good usable Verizon cell signal (2 bars LTE), but poor ATT (only 1 bar 4G). Sites are Full-hookup plus cable TV and cost $50-$100/night depending on season and location (summer vs winter, and lakefront vs interior). 3-night booking minimum. There are also monthly discounts ($800-$2200/night depending on season/location). See current pricing HERE.