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Ortona South

Located on the Caloosahatchee River section of the Okeechobee Waterway, Ortona South Campground provides visitors with a taste of tranquil, serene country life. The tropical atmosphere provides an excellent location for friends and family to camp, fish, walk, ride bicycles or enjoy hours of quiet contemplation.

While enjoying nature's beauty, visitors can watch boats and manatees going through Ortona Lock as they travel the Okeechobee Waterway. Alligators, ospreys, and otters are frequently seen in this area.

The Ortona South Campground offers 51 sites with electric and water hook ups. The campground is open year round. Attendants are on duty and the campground telephone number is 863-675-8400. The nearby town of LaBelle offers grocery stores and restaurants. The nearest hospital is East Pointe Hospital in Lehigh Acres.

Ortona South Campground and St. Lucie South Campgrounds are part of the same water resource project and fall under the same 14 day in any 30 consecutive day period regulation. Campers cannot stay at Ortona South for fourteen days and then camp St. Lucie South for 14 days without camping elsewhere for 16 days. Campers also cannot use different names to get around this regulation.

Campground Amenities

  • Fishing piers
  • RV sites with electric & water hookups
  • Trailer dump station
  • Showers & restrooms
  • Clothes washers & dryers

Additional Information

  • Park Hours — The Ortona South Campground entrance gate is open 7 a.m. to sunset. All visitors are required to leave at 10 p.m. Quiet hours are observed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The Ortona North Day Use Area is open from 8 a.m. to sunset.
  • Camping — Camping is permitted in designated areas only. Check-out time is 11 a.m. and check-in begins at 12 noon. Campsite fees are $30 per day. Camping is limited to 14 days within a 30 day period.
  • Pets — Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Pets must be penned or kept on a 6’ leash at all times.
  • Campfires — Fires are permitted in grills and fire rings only. Please extinguish all unattended fires.
  • Litter — Campers are expected to keep their site free of litter at all times. Dumpsters are located throughout the campground for your convenience.
  • Parking — Vehicles must be parked on camp pads or in designated areas.
  • Trailer Dump Station — A dump station is provided for the disposal of waste water or similar material. Dumping "gray water" onto the ground is prohibited. Dump fees are $20 for waste generated prior to camping, and campers are allowed one free dump per week or per stay.
  • Reservation — Campsites can be reserved up to 180 days in advance but no earlier than 3 days in advance. For reservations call toll free at 1-877-444-6777 or visit the reservation web site.
  • Ortona North Boat Launch Ramp — There is no fee to launch.
  • Fishing — Day-use fishing is restricted to the fishing piers.

  • America the Beautiful Senior and Access Pass /Golden Age/Golden Access — The lifetime pass entitles cardholder to a 50% discount of user fees at a federal project. Visitors who possess proper identification that they are a U.S. Citizen, either 62 years or older or receiving handicap disability assistance are eligible for the program.

Directions

Directions to Ortona South Campground

Campground Office is at N26º 47' 15.00" W81º 18' 28.98". The physical address is 2410 Dalton Lane SW, Moore Haven, FL 3347

Phone: 863-675-8400

From LaBelle, travel 10 miles east on Highway 80, turn north on Dalton Lane and follow into campground.

From Clewiston, travel 9 miles north on Highway 27 to Highway 80. Follow Highway 80 west for 14 miles to Dalton Lane, turn north and follow into campground.

Contact Info

863-983-8101

SFOO@usace.army.mil