Anne & Tom Explore Florida travel blog

Our site on Pine Island

We had another Prius for exploring

There were many Palm tree nurseries on Pine Island

Still moving slightly more northward, we headed to Pine Island which is closer to the mainland and parallel to Sanibel Island. We had really wanted to camp on Sanibel, but Periwinkle Park (the only RV campground on the Island) is re-reserved by the current campers right before they leave for the next year and only when they die does anyone have a chance to get in during the winter time frame. So, we thought to try the nearby Pine Island instead. The Pine Island RV Resort is a former KOA, only recently under new ownership. We had a hard time finding the entrance because of a very tiny sign and drove all the way down to St. James City at the South end of the Island. Now, St. James City is nothing but a few houses and fishing charter establishments. Actually, unlike Sanibel, Pine Island had nothing but many palm tree nurseries, a closed museum, a hardware store, a CVS drug store and a Win-Dixie. We crossed this off as a place to stay in the future after our three days.

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