I was very afraid of the experience we were going to have after reading the reviews but, we checked in Front desk staff very friendly. Our site was nice and had a cement slab for our outdoor living space facing the water. Large sites with a combination of grass and pea gravel under the RV. Water pressure is a bit weak, but not too bad. The park was pretty clean. There are a few camping sites that are segregated from the RV sites. No long term permanent sites that I could see. I only saw one site that had the bamboo curtain set up. There are some old "hotel" buildings that look kind of sketchy, and some cute "caboose" trailers on the water that are new. Our experience here was all in all pretty good. People were nice. There was a marina so we could launch our boat. Marina store had lots of basic supplies. There is a restaurant on site which we did not try, so cannot comment. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place could use a lot of work and it sounds like Encore is going to overhaul the RV Campground this summer. Not a minute too soon. We stayed here a week in February 2014. We found the campground via a Passport America promotion and stayed 50% off for a week. I believe 50% off is still too much money for the RV Campground. The spot they sent us to was too small and after 1 1/2 hours of problems, we finally were given a spot that fit our RV (36' Class A) but learned later someone else was already paying for the space for a money but out of town. The laundry list of issues with the campground include: Awkward spaces with a concrete patio in an odd place; hard to pull in a RV close enough to the hookups. The campground spaces are also very muddy and have an odd 'smell.' Laundry room is often filled with broken machines; one day there was only one washer operating (out of ten). The change machines rarely worked, and the front office did not have enough quarters on hand. Electrical/Water issues: at least twice we lost power/water to our space with no warning. They are 'fixing' the electrical/water, but a little notice would be helpful. The office was chaotic/understaffed. One of the office personnel was incredibly helpful, although you could tell she was overwhelmed by the chaos. Quiet hours: 11 PM to 8:00 PM; this involved a few late night 'parties'. Resort Fee: This RV park is part of Encore; we were already spending $50 a night. I had to pay an extra $3 per night for our stay for a 'Resort Fee'. In Las Vegas, a Resort Fee covers the TV and WiFi but here it covers ... (WiFi was an additional charge). High number of permanent/snowbird residents who have settled into the RV park, full patios, etc. This RV park had water, sewer, electric and cable hookups. There was a laundry room, which was clean but very expensive. They have a large playground, which our kids enjoyed. Would I recommend this park? Maybe. Would we come back? Probably, because of the location not the RV campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I called to make reservations and had questions about the condition of the campground. I was told I would be happy with it and I was. Friendly office people, park was clean, and great ocean views.The new new owners are working hard to make this a top notch park. Great Verizon 4G. It is located at mile marker 70. I'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park could be great but it seems the management is not paying attention to upkeep and maintenance. Restrooms and showers need upgrade but adequate. Very nice pool but in need of routine cleaning. Deck had trash around, lounges were dirty, pool needed cleaning and some repair, same with the hot tub. Decent cable, WiFi was for fee but I had no trouble getting signal with my hot spot. Great marina for boaters. This is an older park that is in need of attention but I found it adequate for my needs. The only real down side was the location. I would stay here again. BTW if it rains have boots available, drainage is not great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Because of prior reviews, we were very wary of staying at this park. But it was only for two days and since it was free for us (ROD), we thought we would give it a try. Boy were we pleasantly surprised. Because it is the end of September, the park was almost empty. There were pull throughs and sites directly on the water that were empty, but because we were ROD, we were given a back-in site away from the water. That was OK because we still have a great view of the Keys. The staff was friendly, the park clean, the pool was open, as was The Grill, that sits at water's edge. We had plenty of room for our slides and awning, but if the park was crowded I can see that it might be a little close. There were two laundry areas and both were clean. The one I used has a great view of the ocean. I don't think we'll come back in the summer, but will definitely come again in late September and October. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Camped on ocean site. Awesome views and sunsets. Restaurant and marina on property. Lots of people keep their boat in the marina while camping there. I was there the end of the summer and it was a party atmosphere and a little loud with music and people drinking a lot. They have a summer program where they give good rates to people from Miami etc. to keep their RVs there all summer and camp and party there there on the weekends. I didn't feel comfortable with my son walking around the campground without me though because of drunk people walking around. You have to drive pretty far to get to a grocery store and the place is a little run down. However, the ocean views and sunsets make it worthwhile and if you are a boater, fisherman or drinker you will love it there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only great thing the park has is the view, that's it! The staff from the minute you get there is rude. You don't get a welcoming feeling. The staff has no customer service training. We were only staying two nights and signed paperwork like if we were leasing an apartment for a year. It was ridiculous! The staff told us over the phone the cabin was for six occupants. When we got there the cabin only had one room with a full/queen size bed. The upstairs was no second floor; it was just a bunk (an adult cannot stand up, it was strictly for sleeping) with two twin mattresses on the floor. That is only enough beds for four adults. The sofa was not a sofa bed. In order for the other two adults to sleep, we had to inflate an inflatable bed that did not even fit in the living room (that's how small the space was). We had to move the table into the kitchen in order to sleep at night. My husband rented a dock for his boat. As he was parking he noticed the space he paid for was taken. He brought it up to the staff there, and the issue was never resolved. The pillows were missing covers; the staff never replaced them. Luckily we had brought extra pillows. They were ridiculous about towels; only eight towels for six people for two nights. No pool towels we had buy our own in the nearest Walgreens over 10 miles away. The convenience store inside the park was nearly empty and only opened from 7am - 5pm. The checkout time was at 11:00AM; we asked to stay a few more hours if possible since there was no one else coming the same day. The park wanted to charge us $95.00 for staying in the house until 6:00PM and $10.00 per person for using park facilities. We decided not to stay. We left the kitchen utensils and cookware clean and in it's place. We made the beds,and put all the furniture back in place. The towels had been washed and dried with the exceptions of the ones used that morning. We took out the trash and left everything spotless despite the fact that they did not even have a broom or a mop/swifter to clean with. Two days later my husband had a cleaning charge. When my husband called to dispute this charge because he knew it had to be a mistake the manager himself told my husband that we were lucky he had not charged us more. He made offensive and racial comments. After my husband tried to reason with him, he made a comment about us that we knew he was mistakenly charging us for another cabin's mess, but still refused to return the money. We are now in dispute with the credit card company in hopes to retrieve the cleaning fee that was charged to us in error. They overly charged us for the cabin, and their service was awful. If you are planning to stay in a home in the Keys or a campground, take your money somewhere else. Even the campground was awful. The sites are to close together and there is no electricity. Everyone has to share one plug by the bathrooms to inflate their beds. The Wi-fi is only available at the restaurant; there are no activities, and again the staff is rude. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
What a nightmare! We planned a tenting/boating trip to the Fiesta Key campground, and were expected to prepay in full over the phone before we arrived. That should have been my first clue. For two nights of camping plus 2 days of boat dockage we paid $163.00. This is incredibly high! Once we arrived, we were appalled to see the sites were not even large enough to put up two tents! Then we promptly discovered that there were no grills, fire rings or any place to cook our food. We tried to make the best of it. That evening there were violent storms through the keys. We were up all night trying to hold our tent together. In the morning with the weather forecast looking terrible, we decided to pack up and head home. The camp staff refused to give us a refund for the $81.59 worth of boat dock and tent site that we COULD not use. We were very upset, but felt like we were getting absolutely nowhere with the staff. We spent the next week playing phone tag with staff at the Morgan RV Resort Headquarters office. No one was helpful to us. No one would offer to refund our money or offer a camp voucher. I feel like this is almost criminal. We saved a while to take a trip to the keys and ended up spending nearly $200.00 for nothing! Worse than that the Morgan RV resort company has the absolute worst customer service that I have ever encountered. I intend to continue writing reviews in hopes that no one else will have the same experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We also had some concerns after reading the reviews but, decided to rent a cottage anyway as we have never been to the Florida Keys. We were totally surprised with the beautiful location of the park. We stayed in a new waterfront luxury cottage that had all the amenities you could possibly need. The staff was friendly and willing to accommodate you in any way. The restaurant has good food at reasonable prices. The evening entrainment was enjoyable. The park management is working hard to make improvements and we could see progress in all areas of the park. We look forward to visiting again and as a Ideal Resort member would not hesitate to recommend. Morgan RV offers membership in its Ideal Resorts with various benefits at various cost. The Platinum Level that I have offers as a benefit staying at any of their park cottages for $48 a night. Other plans offer a Park Hopper Level for members with motorhomes, campers, etc. The Membership options/rates can be obtained from Morgan RV. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
We were nervous about staying here after reading the previous reviews, and our check-in/reservation experience didn't settle our concerns. Even though we had confirmed our reservation several times, including the morning of our arrival, they messed up the reservation. The people at the resort blamed the people, management, in New York, and the people in New York blamed the people at the resort. If it wasn't for the messed up reservation we would rate this place higher. They have some deferred maintenance that needs to be dealt with and the people need an attitude adjustment. But if you put all of that aside the location is great, the sites are decent size and grass, the Tiki bar, and their staff was great. We (2 couples) camped in 2 motorhomes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is worn out to say the least! The sites are too close together, good luck if you and your neighbor both have slide outs! We were moved 3 times trying to find a site that everything worked at. The manager called the cops on a customer that was upset when he showed up and his site wasn't available (he made the reservation for 2 months 2 YEARS in advance). The person at the kiosk was rude to put it nicely. The "general store is only open until 3pm. There are no activities, just abandoned buildings. The hot tubs are not working and the pool is only open until dusk! (Even though it has flood lights on it all the time anyways). The docks are a lawsuit waiting to happen with boards loose, missing or so warped you trip on them. There are never quarters in the change machine so it's hard to do laundry. The staff stays in the bar after hours and gets drunk and loud, them walks around making jerks of themselves. Spend your money somewhere else, this place is a joke. Too bad they have let it go down hill so much, the location is amazing. That is all it has going for it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
First off, this is not an RV Resort. This is an old KOA, layer out I suspect in the 70's. Sites are tiny, the only way anyone can stay there is if they do not put others next to you. Staff was very nice, nice views, clean. Has old motel units, and new park models. Marina, pool were nice. Internet only if you go to their restaurant/bar, and then quite slow. Awfully expensive for this level of facility. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has grass site's a with concrete patio. The sites can sometimes be close together. That is when your slideouts are out, and they put someone next to you. Last weekend my slide was ten inches from the rear end of a motorhome. The campground is run down. It used to be a KOA they sold five years ago. Then KOA ran it for some corp. Than was sold to Morgan RV. Every year they say there going to spend a lot of money and fix it up. But that never happens every year it's more lies. On the weekends it get's noisy and there is loud music. There are some seasonal people from Miami, that have Golf carts and trailers with lean to set up. They turn up the Latin music. Quiet time is 11PM but that doesn't mean anything. There are rules, but nobody here enforces them. Small kids from Miami also drive golf carts in the park. Not sure if I want to come back. There is nothing to do here, no activities. Morgan's web site says activities coming. But that been on there for three years. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful site and it has possibilities, however, our neighbors have no sewer hookup as they were promised as it was capped. The RV spots are extremely narrow and some along the waterfront are staggered, so you need a long cord in some spots. The price is listed at $99 (above) but that is because $119 was not being accepted. I guess that RV sites are supposed to be lower than $100. Those that reserve in advance go through the corporate office and pay full boat, which at this time is $119. For those of us that were drive in's, we were offered a price of $49 and then there is about a 12% hotel tax added. Our neighbors were furious that they paid $119 for what we paid $49 and go no where with customer service. The park is pitifully worn out. It needs a full make over but I think they will try to patch this place together. Everything has a charge, including dock fees, even though you are already paying over $100 per day. There is a bar and grill but the food is not so hot. There is no Wi-Fi except in the grill and last call at the bar is 8:30. The pool and nonworking hot tubs are closed and locked at dusk. Why have them at all? Special privilege is given to workers children who run wild on the property, and play in the main driveway, even at night. I do think there are better parks in the area, like Pelican RV and Long Key State Park. There really is nothing to do at the Fiesta RV park, no activities, no swimming after dusk, and the heated pool was not heated the first 5 days we were here. It's boring and the staff is unfriendly. I had to ask 3 days in a row for a copy of the cable TV stations available. The reason - the manager had not purchased any ink for the ink-jet. POOR MANAGEMENT. We cannot recommend anyone to stay here. It's still pretty danged empty, but I fear that with the attitudes of management, nothing will be fixed anytime soon and this place will remain empty. It's a shame as the views from the waterfront sites are fabulous. BTW - the $49 per night is only good through January 30th. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was very nice. This park is old and needs a lot of work! The pool was not heated, hot tubs did not work, and the only WiFi was at the bar. The only place for kids to watch TV or hang out together, was at the bar! Gift shop was closed and the camp store shelves we empty! This could be and has been, a great park if had better management or a parent company that cared. The sites are very close if in a motorhome with slides. The days someone was beside us, there was no room to put out awnings. Some sites smelled like sewage: not sure if this was from carelessness of guest or staff. Overall, if this park was cleaned up and the family areas reopened, we would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is not being maintained. The pool was not heated, the hot tubs were not working, the lights in the bathroom did not work, the sewer hookups were not working just to mention a few of the problems . We paid more than the advertised price and when we asked for a adjustment in the price they would not honor it. I would not waste my time and money staying at this campground. There are many other campgrounds in the Keys that are a better price with more options. I will never go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were very disappointed in this park. Our rate was over $100 but I could not put 3#s in the box. We way overpaid for this park. It was partially flooded and was not mowed. It was almost completely deserted except for just a few of us, and from first glace it was obvious why. The waterfront sites did not have hook up and sewer on the same side. Sites were very skinny with holes everywhere where it looked like pipes once were. This is a health nightmare as most of the pipes did not have caps and certain areas smelled like you know what. Do not be fooled by the "security." There is a gate going in but not out! There is no nightime security so you just go in through the exit. This looks like it was once a nice park and it is huge. Needs serious clean up and owners that care. The phone number rings to some company up north, and it shows in their campground. One last thing: it is in the middle of nowhere, 20-30 minutes to any place you want to go. There are lots of clean and average price campgrounds in the Keys, so pick something else. Try Marathon or a State Park. Good Luck. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For the price ($99 per night) there are better campgrounds in the Keys, in better shape and appearance. If rates were more like $59 per night the sites would still be pushing the norm for the Keys. Many of the sites have standing water in them from rain and/or storm tides and electrical outage and low voltage is common problem. The grounds show their age. Sadly this was our second and final stop here. Hope things change and soon for this RV park. Someone should delete the word resort from their name. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at Fiesta Key in the past and have been very pleased, but we were very disappointed this time. We were charged the most expensive rate of all the campgrounds in the keys and the campground was run down. We had sewage problems and an electrical brownout. The staff at the marina store were great but there was nothing in there, if you need something, bring it with you. The staff at the front desk was uninformed about changes that we had made months before our arrival. We e-mailed many times as per request of the campground and never got a reply. I feel that the campground should not charge such a high rate before the renovations even take place. Not sure if I will return here next year on our visit to the keys. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very old KOA that was bought by Morgan RV Resorts. They intend to refurbish the place and it needs it! Found the electric post would not put out a true 50 amps, the voltage was 113 volts and went down to 108 volts as we put a load on the service. It eventually burned out the electric heating element in our hot water heater. Long way to go to get groceries, Publix and Winn Dixie are at Marathon about 22 miles south. Wal-Mart is at Florida City which could be a day's drive. Very friendly staff and super helpful. Good restaurants for seafood in Key Colony Beach and at Marathon. Wonderful Sunset's from this park, take your camera. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here during lobster season. Great dock spaces, boat ramp on site, and marina store. Only downside is the nearest supermarket is far away. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park, clean restrooms and very friendly! Stay away on holiday, they extend the tent area over to the south side and they don't monitor how many people are on each site. Very rude campers and extremely uncaring about how they left the restrooms. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We had a great ocean view site two rows back from the breakwater. Staff and campers were exceptionally friendly and answered every question. There was a fish dock, a bar/grill, all kinds of sports available not to mention the excellent sunset views. This facility was supposed to have been sold but deal fell through so we were very lucky to get a great site for the five days we were there. We would certainly return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here a few days while we visited Key West. This campground is 70 miles from Key West but daily commute was enjoyable and took about 1 and 1/2 hours in traffic. Campground has a marina, and 2 sides - one more family and lower cost; we stayed in the pull through side on the Gulf. Would stay here again in our motorhome. Plenty of room for Big Rigs as pull throughs were 80 ft or more. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground had very nice landscaping and layout. There is an excellent marina in the campground if you are bringing a boat along with you. The sites are a bit on the narrow side, but that is the only negative comment I could make about this facility. Every other aspect was very good. I would return to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park turned out to be a gem. Although I am sure that it has been very crowded in the past, the land has been recently sold for condo development. As a result, there is little advertising and the campground was less than 50% full in season. I had no problems finding a comfortable site for my 42' coach. The staff was pleasant and helpful and the grounds were clean. I saw almost no kids here which was a surprise for a KOA. According to one of the staff, Fiesta Key KOA will not be taking any reservations past September 3, 2007. I suspect that this will change depending on the softness of the real estate market down on the Keys (which is currently very soft). We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This was not our first stay, and won't be our last. It is a great park, sites are close but comfortable. The most amazing sunsets make the close sites more bearable. The eatery was pretty good, the pool was nice. It is a half way point to the rest of the keys. Try it, you'll like it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campsites at this facility are not pull through. Most of the facility is white gravel so besides dust, it absorbs heat during day. This place is like a sauna! All the sites are angled straight east west and, at this latitude, that means no shade anywhere. Water service, sewage, and electrical are available, but prone to frequent stoppages and outages due to untrained maintenance workers. This causes many electrical devices to get zapped. Bar/restaurant hours vary so do not count on service. Camp store and Marina are very high priced. Boat fuel was found $.50 cheaper at a commercial dock 5 miles east. Manager attitude is horrendous. Your site may be altered while you are away depending on his mood and if he likes you. There is little enforcement of courtesy rules and the pool has a three year old slime around the water surface. Bathrooms were supposed to be cleaned regularly but that seems to have fallen off. And with the site under contract for development, corporate owners have told managers to do whatever it takes to maximize profit. This also means that instead of separte areas for tenters and RV'ers, tens can be added anywhere. We spent the last three summers here in a Class C motorhome and are horrified at the deterioration over that time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were members of the Weekender program at this campground for the last three years. In that time, we watched activities for kids disappear, older employees abused, other employees view campers not as guests, but walking wallets, and management disinterest. The teenage campers constantly violate quiet hours with no repercussions from management. The sites are very tight and they will try to shrink your site area if your camper is smaller than others. Shade is non-existent and the angle of the sites keeps the sun on top of you all day at this latitude. Most areas of the park are gravel, so it just reflects the heat. Electric service has been added by maintenance workers, not trained tradesman, so surges, brownouts, and blackouts are common. This results in electrical equipment in your camper being zapped frequently. Sewage system also has been illegally expanded and is overstressed, resulting in constant sewage smells. Water is in the same condition, if you camp there make sure your water tank is full and sewage empty. They changed their policy to maximize profits in the last year. Instead of separate RV and tent areas, tenters are now being allowed to set up anywhere as long as they want to pay the premium. Avoid any site that is not next to open water. All others are mosquito ridden due to mangroves and lack constant breeze. Restaurant hours are not the same day to day, so be aware service may not be available. Pool has a continuous slime around water level that has not been scrubbed off in three years. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The supply of campgrounds in the Keys is very tight so you can't expect much to start with. This is a typical KOA - zillions of kids in the streets, tight spots, lots of noise, facilities run down and prices high. If you like high confusion, tiny sites and essentially no beach - this is the place for you. We got one of the most expensive sites right on the water - we were so close to the neighbors sides and back that we could hear their normal conversations from inside their RVs to inside ours. Great place for those seeking lots of activities and lots of kids. Adults only seeking quiet better go somewhere else - like Bluewater Key - for the same money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of really nice people staying in the campground while we were there. It's a good thing that the people were nice, as the sites are VERY close together. In some of the sites, adjacent RV's slides overlap. The on site restaurant was good. The closest supermarket is over 25 miles away. Land in the Keys is very precious, but the closeness of the sites makes Fiesta Key OK for short, non-slide RV's. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very crowded campground and the sites are very narrow. Don't believe it when the say they have a beach! It is a patch of sand up against a seawall and you have to climb down into the water. Rocky bottom is good for first-time snorkelers but not for kids or playing in the surf. When you don't have a nice beach, you have the equation: No trees + blazing sun = heat stroke. Feels even hotter when next camper is just a few feet away. Paid $95 for a waterfront site and it really wasn't worth it because site was too short for trailer and truck. Had to park truck across front of
waterfront view or park it far away. Nice to have a restaurant right there in the campground. Staff was extremely pleasant. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Beautiful setting with some sites right on the water with great views. But, this place was REAL crowded and RVs were packed in pretty close together. Good marina on site. Pet area was bad, but servicable. Good seafood close and nice
breeze off the water. Plenty of stuff for kids to do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is, perhaps, our favorite Florida State Park. We stayed here in 1988 and remember our site on the ocean, as seen from our motor home windshield. Still is that way except the Australian pines are gone but most sites are well shaded with shorter trees and undergrowth. Ocean view is the same, and only about 50 feet from the RV! All sites have 30 amp service and water hookups. They are wide enough for slide-outs on both sides and our patio awning. Surprisingly, in spite of a lot of rain we had very few bugs during our stay in September. Our rate is based upon a senior Florida resident. We would have rated the campground higher if it had 50 amp service; however, the ocean view does offset that. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Four of us stayed in long Key State park RV campground for one night total. RV sites are all ocean view and have beach access. Reservations can only be made 1 day in advance on Reserveamerica.com, which was a bit of inconvenience, since we had no definitive plans during our trip and did not want to make plans ahead. When you travel in RV you most probably would like to be more flexible with the schedule. Same day reservations would be a huge plus. One night was $36 plus tax, so it totaled in $43. There is a gate with the security code to enter both the park and the campground. Bathrooms were convenient, spacey, clean. There were 2-3 showers with hot water and good water pressure, which was a big plus. RV sites are a little bit too close to each other.Water and electric hook ups on each site. Overall it was a nice campground. Beach had lots of seaweed on the shore and was quite shallow, but the view was amazing!We were there in the middle of May and there were some mosquitoes, but not that many. Fire pit had a grill, but the grid itself was set up very high, so we had some troubles with the dinner. Overall would recommend staying there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the older parks that is due to be shut down for repair later this year. It is still a nice park. The complaints about sand and sea weed are true. But when your rig is parked ten feet from the beach and 25 feet from the ocean kind of hard not to have sand and sea weed. As said all sights were sandy but did not see and that I would worry about getting stuck in. This is truly water front camp sights. As close as you can camp with out being in the ocean we loved it here. There is a paved bike trail off the Hwy that is really fun and a lot of scenery as you can ride south to the next key across what was old Hwy #1.Quite fun if you have never ridden across a few miles of open ocean on a bicycle. The staff is really good and do well keeping up one of the older parks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park with fantastic views of the ocean just steps from your RV site. The only negatives are it is a long reach to the electric and water connection so you may need a longer cord. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Long Key SP is for die hard campers who want the full on out door experience. It's a State Park after all, so to stay here and complain about the bugs and seaweed smell is a little untoward in our opinion. The sites are typical state parish, with no paving and usually sand or crushed coral stone backing literally right up to the water. Most sites have sea grape trees or palm trees on them or between sites. Some sites are close together and some allowing some privacy. Its a place you have to stay to find your preferred sites first. Yes the seaweed does smell, especially at low tide but welcome to camping on the ocean! Complainers are more then welcome to find a nice manicured, environmentally controlled campsite elsewhere. The water is very shallow going out and if you bring a boat, plan on a hike out rafting your gear. The nearest boat ramp is a mile or so up the road and its private and they charge. There are fire pits and YOU WILL LIKELY NEED EXTRA WATER HOSE AND ELECTRICAL CABLE to hookup, also some boards for your jacks because of powdery sand. The bugs can be an issue as well so be prepared. However kayak rentals are available and wading through the shallow waters is enjoyable as well as the fishing by kayak. Otherwise one can wander the beaches, however swimming is not generally enjoyable unless one walks out a ways and finds a sandy area. This is a SP suited to fishermen, kayakers and those who have boats to get out on the reefs a few miles out. If you are looking for a swimming destination for the kids then focus on Curry Hammock or Bahia Honda SP, both of which have lovely beaches, particularly Bahia Honda. Certainly be prepared to camp on the slightly rough side at Long Key. This is not a place for the faint of heart looking for a sterile, concrete campsite, however it is the Florida Keys unabashed and ruggedly unmodified only to allow campers to literally back right up to the water and get the full force of the sights and smells of the beautiful Florida Keys. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There is nothing to do in this park. The fact that you have to pay to enter every park in the state even though you are paying at another park is a turnoff. You do not know what the park offers until you have paid and entered. Sites are right on the ocean, but the water is very very shallow way out. At a lot of the sites you need an extra cord for your electric and water. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Spent two weeks here on a tent site with a Class B camper van. The only issue for the van was that the site was not level, but it was certainly liveable. This is an excellent campground with each site being on the water. When the tide is in, you can simply step off the campsite to the water. The tide does go out a long way and it is very shallow, so tough for swimming. Lots of boaters had their boats just moored offshore: just be careful to get it out far enough or it will be sitting on dry land! The washrooms were excellent, clean and had great privacy for showers. There was plenty of firewood available for a donation with nice fire rings on each site. This was an absolute favorite campground, as I spent over 2 months in the Keys. I would definitely return here! It is extremely difficult to get a site, even if booking 11 months in advance. There was a lot of turnover as people were in and out for a night here and there, taking up cancellations. I don't think there's a bad site in the whole park. Great beachcombing and trails. A jewel of the Keys for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A decent park but could use some updating. Many sites are very soft sand, so bring your boards for your jacks. It was rainy when we stayed so the bugs were intense when the wind stopped blowing. Also the smell of decomposing vegetation is overwhelming right after a rain. Smells like rotten eggs. The water is within 8-10' of the campsites during high tide. Several campers anchored boats in front of their sites out in the ocean. Boats were 40-50 yards from shore, but you could still walk out to your boat in knee deep water. I might stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
60 sites 3 bathhouses, canoe and kayak rentals, 2 trails observation tower and beachfront camping. Sites were long enough for most RV's. All are cordoned off with pickets and a good amount of vegetation between them. Water and electric boxes are shared between campsites so be sure to bring extra lines and cords. Some campsites are shadier than others, mostly those in the 22-35 range. Friendly rangers, very clean bathhouses but no AC in them, firewood for $3.00 donation. Some sites stayed wet with puddles at entrance after rain showers. No TV available from park, bring your SAT dish. Bugs were bad-lots of no-see-ums and sand fleas. Beach was the most littered we have ever come across, we picked up 2 kitchen sized bags a night on our walks. Most litter comes from the ocean and boats because of the Gulf stream. It really put me off from beach walking in this park. Park road at entrance is smooth and repaved but when entering the locked campground area the road turns bad which made bike riding on it uncomfortable. No waves on beach pretty much just good for floating or bring your boat or jet ski. Boogie boards or surfboards would be useless here. Beach is not big enough to set anything up on it basically is wide enough to walk between campsites and water. All paraphernalia must be kept on your own site. No playground in park or any large areas to play. Park borders US 1 where people can run, bike, and walk to the next bridge south. Lots of road noise as it is only 50 yards away from campsites. The 2 newer bathhouses were large and showers had a separate dressing area. Older one was very small and outdated. No laundry even though there is space for it at the newer bathhouses. We walked the Golden Orb trail which was partly underwater in several places. Come prepared to wade through it if it has rained recently. Lots of birds in park, we also saw crabs and many interesting insects. Park has a nice boardwalk that leads up to an observation tower, hard to see anything from it though as it is too low. If you like quiet book only during week as lots of people come to party all weekend and sometimes ignore the quiet hours posted. Pets are allowed in park but not on beaches, but most people ignored that rule as well. I think that we would stay at Curry Hammock SP next time which is about 12 miles south. It has a nicer beach and quieter neighbors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great state park with the usual professional rangers but there are some important things to note about Long Key SP that one should definitely consider during the summer. Like most state parks during the summer bugs (no seeums, mosquitoes, and horse flies) can be a major problem for some. We found the bugs to be really excessive, but that's what one would expect in a state park in the summer, but just be aware. You need a very long water hose and power cord hookups. Some sites share power and water off the same box, and our site required a 50 foot capability to hookup. If we only had 25 feet, we couldn't have stayed. Dogs are not allowed in the water or on the beach. This is a standard thing I think at most state park's with beaches, but it was a bummer for our Lab to have to look at the water and not go in. The seaweed on the beaches at Florida Keys State Parks in the summer can pile up and smell something awful. When the south breezes blow, the seaweed can literally make beaches unusable sometimes. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fine little park, right on the ocean. Great fishing and kayaking. Sites are narrow and our rig had to be positioned right up to the fence on the beach as the hookups are a distance away. Our 50' electric cord just made it. Camping on the sand can be messy,we forgot our outdoor rug, so lots of sweeping was in order. We would return for another visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are all ocean view. They are narrow, sandy and very clean. Watch out for the ants! For the money this is by far one of the best places to stay in the Keys. We camped here on our way down to Key West and enjoyed it. We'll be back next year! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would give it a perfect 10 were it not for the fact that it is very close to US 1, so the road noise can be really loud. All the sites are oceanfront. The restrooms have showers and hot water. Our site had a buffer of vegetation between it and the sites nearby. There's a short nature trail and the Overseas bike trail runs along the road side. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful park with amazing sites. They have about 60 sites that are literally right on the ocean - beautiful. The only downside is how tight the sites are, especially since we had the loud family next to us. Some sites seem to have a thicker tree/bush buffer between them, although the woman that checked us in said that there were NO trees shading or separating the sites. I know for a fact that the sites in the late 20's and 30's had more of a buffer between them (we were in 43). I would definitely recommend this park and go again (but not on a holiday weekend). We camped here in a Motorhome.
View was everything I expected. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Restrooms were very clean. Our only complaint were the other campers. Drinking out on the sandbars and leaving their beer bottles, and allowing their dogs on the shoreline and in the water which was a definitely no-no. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
$26 plus taxes. Long Key State Park is located on Long Key in Florida. Every site faces the ocean. There are 60 sites but some are for tents only. Big rigs can fit but the road in is narrow. It seems that there used to be more palm trees and underbrush between all the sites; but in the last year much of it has been cut down and cleared for many reasons. For some sites, even though they state partial shade, they are not really shaded. The ocean shore line is rocky but you can find sections to walk out and snorkel and there is a lot of boating in the area. It is a nice park; the bathrooms are clean, and the rangers helpful. In the park there are a few hikes, like the Golden Orb Trail/ Layton Trail/ a nature trail and they even have a canoe trail where you can rent a canoe and they give you a detailed map and pamphlet. We stayed two nights here. We rode our bikes all over the campground as well as the bike trail just outside of the park that goes all the way into Marathon. There are snakes in the park so one needs to watch their step when hiking on some of the trails. Fishing everywhere which is one of the biggest recreational draws of the Keys. It is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail so you do find some interesting and endangered birds in the park. Sea Turtles do nest on the beaches so they ask they you have lights out at night – but it is not patrolled like the South Carolina beaches. Interesting park and we will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent campground in the Keys. All sites are beachfront. Beautiful views. The first 6-7 sites they do keep for tent campers, even though they are rv sites. Some sites have lots of shade and some sites have no shade what so ever. Bathrooms are kept very clean. Beaches were very dirty as most beaches in the Keys are. Sandspurs are really bad so if you take your dog be prepared to be picking sandspurs out of their fur. Camphosts here seem to assume they have more authority than the rangers. Take extra books as book exchanges are very popular here. Fishing is very good if you go out of the campground and fish off the bridge. We plan on going back to Long Key if we can ever get reservations again. Very hard to get into any of the state campgrounds in the Keys as they are so inexpensive. Even though this campground advertises as having a few drive in sites for one night only stays, they don't. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.