Ortona South C.O.E. campground
Located near La Belle, FL. on the Caloosahatchee River
The C.O.E. operates the Ortona Lock and Dam for the Okeechobee Waterway at this location. The waterway extends (East-West) from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
We camped at Ortona last weekend with the Scamp
. This was our first visit and we were impressed with the location, the scenery and the amenities of this well maintained park.
The weather was gorgeous all three days. Blue skies, no rain; with temps in the low 80's daytime and low 60's night-time. We camped waterfront and were able to watch the boat traffic and locks operation. We spotted many different types of wildlife from our campsite. The most notable were an eagle and a river otter. There were flocks of hummingbirds and many different types of butterflies around the flowering shrubs.
We will be returning to this park in the future.