W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area

The W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area location is in Alva, Florida
33920. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

1660 S Franklin Lock Road


Phone number


Campground information Alva, Florida


WP Franklin South Recreation Area is a day use area located on the Caloosahatchee River adjacent to the WP Franklin Lock and Dam. Visitors can watch boats traversing the 152 mile Okeechobee Waterway that spans South Florida from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy the exhibits at the visitor center or just relax with a picnic lunch.


Boating, canoeing and kayaking on the Caloosahatchee River are popular activities. Anglers can try their luck with catching both freshwater and saltwater fish.


This day use area has a visitor center, boat ramp, volleyball and horseshoe courts, a playground and several covered picnic sites. Flush toilets and drinking water are also available. There are two group picnic shelters available for reservation. Each shelter has water and electricity, six picnic tables, a large charcoal BBQ grill and can accommodate up to 50 people.

Nearby Attractions

Lee County Manatee Park is six miles west on Palm Beach Blvd. Hickeys Creek Mitigation Park is two miles east on Palm Beach Boulevard, Gulf of Mexico beaches and the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge are 30 miles to the west.

Frequently Asked Questions About 1660 S Franklin Lock Road Alva, FL

How do I make a reservation with W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area?

To make reservations at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area, you can call the office at 239-694-2582.

Where is W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area located?

The W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area is located at 1660 S Franklin Lock Road in Alva,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area have tent or RV camping?

W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 239-694-2582 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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