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Old 08-31-2011, 03:47 AM   #1
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Alligator Alley

Anyone ever try to spend the night at rest stops on Aligator Alley?
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Apparently, no one that lived to tell about it....eh?

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Old 08-31-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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why,,they do have night time security,on west side of Floida ,many Walmarts,from Ft Myers to toll gate..
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I thought I remembered a campground somewhere along the road or maybe in the parking lot at the Indian center.
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No campground along alley,exit 101 south on 951 about1.5 miles on left can,t remember name this is closest to alley.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:13 AM   #6
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We have not, but we have spent time at Monument Lake Campground on Tamiami Trail (US41), it was very nice campground, no utilities but inexpensive. Another CG a little east of it has 30A electric, also very nice. Both these are federally operated campgrounds in the Big Cypress Nat. Preserve.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
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I hate to drive the alley never mind sleep there. I don't think I'd feel safe enough to do that. There are a lot of shall we say "undesirables" hiding out down there and you would make a good target...
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"If the Gators don't get you the locals will" . Pay the money and sleep well and maybe even wake up.
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Thought I remembered seeing something, looked at RV Park Reviews :: Home and found Trail Lakes CG at Ochopee, east of naples but not sure how far.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:30 PM   #10
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alligator alley

yes we stopped there in november 2007. we stopped at one of the rest areas and it was fine . well lighted rest area . we did not plan it but hubby was feeling bad and had to stop but it was nice . had no issues with anyone . it was clean and had lots of wildlife sounds to put you to sleep . slept with window open . would do it again , if i can find exactly where it was will repost mile marker
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Yea, two years ago on the North side. Got real stormy and wanted a break. Got the slides out and grill out and had a great time. Took bread down to the water and fed a gator. We were the only ones in the parking area. Security came by and advised us to look real good when exiting the coach.

The one with the fire station on the south side.
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Took bread down to the water and fed a gator.
I'm not "picking" on you, Bullheaded, but your comment about feeding a gator just opened the door.

We live in Florida on a fresh water river that has alligators......just like virtually all water in Florida. Gators are dangerous.......particularly in the wild. The one thing that should never be done is to feed a gator or for that matter other wildlife. Gators when fed by people then associate humans with food. And that can lead to gators causing harm to humans. We natives have to call a licensed gator trapper to remove (and harvest) gators that start hanging around homes that are on the water. So, please, don't feed the wildlife.
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I'm not "picking" on you, Bullheaded, but your comment about feeding a gator just opened the door.

We live in Florida on a fresh water river that has alligators......just like virtually all water in Florida. Gators are dangerous.......particularly in the wild. The one thing that should never be done is to feed a gator or for that matter other wildlife. Gators when fed by people then associate humans with food. And that can lead to gators causing harm to humans. We natives have to call a licensed gator trapper to remove (and harvest) gators that start hanging around homes that are on the water. So, please, don't feed the wildlife.
Some Gator just ate a 90 year old woman here in SW Fl. You should never feed them especially yourself!
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alligator alley

wer we stayed the night was everglades visitor center in alligator alley mile marker 35.7. if i am not mistaken there is also boat ramp there .
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