First let me state we enjoy the Florida State Parks. Especially Top Sail, Bahia Honda and Henderson. But this park did not live up to those standards. First making reservations through Reserve America was a little misleading with the pictures of the sites. It appears the photos there are at least 10/15 years old. The sites have overgrown with small trees, scrubs and weeds. This causes a safety problem because of the amount of snakes in this park. You can have a snake within feet of you at your campsite and never know it unit you happen to step into the weeded area. Little is done to maintain the sites other than to rake the gravel when someone leaves. With all the overgrown vegetation what little breeze there is stopped. When we were there the typical daily high was in the mid/upper eighties with a heat index of 104! Without any air movement it's extremely uncomfortable. We had electrical problems with the power pedestal. The 20 amp outlet failed. The showers were clean, but the men's shower did not have any hot water and the women's shower did not have any cold water. Then the worst of our experience. We were swarmed with a massive amount of ants. The ants literally cover the outside of our RV. This was the first time in 12 years of camping that we were forced to leave a campground because of insects. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We agree with the previous review but as for the "shuffling", that's the price you pay when reservations are made for specific sites. With that said, this was the first time we were able to book this site. We had site 11 which had plenty of shade but still were able to get satellite reception. Our only disappointment was that we had no view of the ocean because of the sand dunes. I believe that is the case of all sites. Restrooms are built up on stilts to protect them from high water from hurricanes (as is in most Florida State Parks). Plenty of hot water-solar/electric heat. We had a great stay of one week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Find another place to park your RV in the Keys with hookups that's not a slum for $40/night other than a state park. You can't. Curry Hammock is awesome. The park is small, quiet, & clean. The staff even rake the gravel at every site. The park has a nice beach, but lousy swimming even at high tide. You can drive 15 miles down to Bahia Honda and pay $10 to swim/snorkel off what is probably the best beaches in the Keys. Still cheaper and better than anywhere else. No TV service, but we had 4 bars of 3G on Verizon at Curry Hammock, only 1 bar of 1X at Bahia Honda. My only complaint about Curry Hammock is my complaint about all Florida State Parks...the Reserveamerica.com reservations system is awful. We booked the days we wanted but were going to have to shuffle sites 3 times. The park staff was able to move us into a site where we only had to shuffle once. We noticed on RA.com the park was booked for the weekend we were there, but there were several open sites. Book the days you want even if it's on multiple sites and hope there are openings where you don't have to move when you arrive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are no bad sites in this small park. Certainly, the ocean-front sites are lovely but we have no problem booking anywhere here (already booked for next year - this is a high-demand park). The nearby beach is small and subscribes to conservation principles which keep detritis on the sand. The water is calm because of an offshore reef which absorbs the Atlantic wave action. Keep an eye out for Man-O-Wars, however. Sunsets/sunrises can be spectacular! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our second stay here. Again - we enjoyed our stay here as this is a top class campground. Book early and get your self one of the few sites facing the sea. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not sure what happened with the last reviewer, but we found the camp hosts to be the nicest and most helpful we have ever found. The rangers were not really personable, but they were still professional. There is an outside shower just under the bath house near the beach access that is available for washing your feet, or showering off the sand and salt. Very accessible and in full view along with a dish washing counter and area. Sure, the natural flora and fauna is starting to take hold, since there was none after they cleared the area when they built this new park. It is a state park and is meant to be natural. I did not give them a perfect "10" due to not only no sewer hookup, but no coin laundry at the bath house like most other state parks. Makes it tough to stay more than a week. The only coin laundry is all the way into town. We made a lot of trips with our little grey water portable tank to the dump station. No TV signal on a roof top antenna, but it is the Keys, and this park is very remote. Not the park's fault. My AT&T cell phone and internet worked just fine. One thing I wish they would change is the Hawk Watchers that totally take over the bath house in September and October. They are constantly in the way with their tripods and equipment, making it uncomfortable to get by them to use the showers. Park needs to re-locate them to a different spot, they don't belong at the bathhouse. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Do not believe the photos you see on the Reserve America website. They are way outdated. The sites are much overgrown since those pics were taken. We had to move a picnic table to be able to let out our slides or they would have hit the trees and shrubs. The campground host became belligerent because we moved the picnic table but it was the only way we could get past the overgrown brush. We reserved an oceanfront site according to Reserve America website, but when we arrived we couldn't actually see the ocean because the brush was too overgrown. And the smell was horrible from the sea grass on the beach. C.H.S.P. was the only state park in Florida that we went to that would not allow you to walk on the grass, or use their water to rinse the sand off of your feet. They are very strict about everything and the CG host patrols the park like a constable trying to catch campers violating (his so called) rules. We were glad to get out of there, and won't be going back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park right on the ocean. Sites are well spaced. Only negatives being no TV reception on antenna and no sewer hook-ups. Near resort type stores and restaurants. Charter fishing near by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a gem of a State Park, very well maintained, road is paved, pad is gravel, water, electric but no sewer, 50amp, easy access, big rig access, space and privacy around the RV, shade trees, the c/g is located behind the dunes along the oceanfront, beautiful clean beach, shallow waters just perfect for a kayak or canoe, picnic table, barbecue, showers and composting toilets which are very clean and do not smell, no WiFi, very quiet and peaceful both day and night, good gate security both day and night, Publix and Winn Dixie 7 miles down the road, lots of great restaurants close by, plenty of sightseeing. The staff are friendly and helpful and do a great job of keeping this c/g so immaculate. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground right on the Atlantic Ocean. About half the sites are ocean front with just native vegetation between. Most sites are well screened with good privacy. Short walk to beach. Can launch kayaks from here too, and there is a fabulous kayak trail through mangroves that's worth the trip by itself. Friendly and helpful staff. Small park so hard to get a reservation, no sewer connections either, but that's quibbling. It's great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here almost 2 weeks for the first time and loved this park. We are looking forward to our return next year. Camp hosts and rangers were the best. Bathrooms and showers were very clean, though sometimes the smell in the vault style toilets was unpleasant. We had site #14 which gave us a sweeping view of the waterfront with our Class A motorhome on the back in. On survey of the park we found sites 9, 13, and 19 to be on our favorites list. Our site was perfect for toting our light canoe down to the beach to enjoy the no motor zone for easy and enjoyable paddling. Only thing I did not like was the mosquitoes. They were really awful, even though they area was sprayed by helicopter and twice by truck..the little biters were vicious. Did miss not having anywhere to go for Wi-Fi and this park does not supply a washer and dryer as many state parks do. It was a gaffing 4.00 a wash load at the only laundromat in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A newer state park created in 1991. The sites are well laid out with privacy in between I would rate from good to very good. The sites will accommodate just about anything you can bring, plenty of maneuvering room. Only a few sites have an ocean view, check the park map on RA for those ocean side. There is a one way system in the park so some sites are naturally left back in others right. Some sites are "7" shaped which allows you to pitch a tent or dining fly off to the side. The sites are level and topped with some very fine gravel. Underneath the gravel the ground is like concrete so if you wish to stake out awning supports, it's tough driving in the pegs. We liked the park, the bike trail runs through it on the opposite side of US 1. We rode it to Pigeon Key and back one day. Very enjoyable stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at Curry Hammock for 2 nights in May. We had no reservation for the first night so we were lucky to get a spot. There were only 2 spots available on the day of stay and they go fast. We made reservation for the 2nd night through Reserveamerica.com. Reservations can only be done 1 day in advance. The price for the RV site was $36 plus tax, which came up to $43 per night. The campground is on the beach, but there is only one access to the beach. Although the beach was nice, there was lots of seaweed and water was very shallow and grassy. It's a great beach for sun bathing, but not for swimming. Some picnic tables on the side under the shade of trees. There is one large building with showers and bathrooms, which were all clean and spacey. Kayaking tours with rangers are offered. Unfortunately we did not have a chance to go. Campsites are clean and nice, a little bit too close to each other, but not too bad. They are filled with whitish gravels, there is a table, grill and electric and water hook ups. Dump station is on the way out and is easily accessible for free. Campground is very well maintained, people were very friendly and quite. There are small tables with the names and short facts about local plants, which I thought was very nice and interesting. Overall had a great time! We will come back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the best maintained state parks in the Keys. The sights are large and very well maintained.Marathon is just a few miles south with Major stores such as Kmart,Winn Dixie & Publix. If you like to bike there is a bike trail that runs along Hwy #1. Also good Kayaking with kayaks to rent in the park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean and Quiet. Great place to go kayaking. Quiet sites with plenty of room between sites. The sunsets were beautiful. We will definitely come back. The bathhouse was good and I will be interested to see what the update looks like. The only place to find water deep enough to swim in is in the park area where they launch kayaks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this park. We were fortunate enough to have a great waterfront, #14. It is very well spaced. Lovely beach and great kayaking. We are hoping to go here again, very soon! The only thing that would add to this park as everyone has said would be septic hookup: but the dump station is very easy to get to. We Loved it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We paid for this campsite almost a year ago so I don't recall the nightly rate so I guessed at it. Only reason I gave it a '9' rating is that there are no laundry facilities which some state parks now have. Other than that, park is absolutely beautiful, there are 3 campground hosts who take very good care of it and the sites are almost all very private and spacious. We stayed in Site #25 and it was very nice. We used to think Long Key was one of the best, but this park is far superior AND much closer to town than Long Key. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a treat! If this campground had sewer connections, it would have been a 10 for us. Was clean, tidy and the gravel freshly raked. We had a site with a grand view of the sea. Has super bathrooms. You will more than likely have to book early to get a space here (especially in the first row towards the sea), but if you do make it we will be surprised if you don't like this campground. We will be back: definitely. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to go canoeing or kayaking. We saw several iguanas in the mangroves in the park. Very quiet sites with white gravel base instead of messy sand. We will definitely come back. My only negative comment is that the washrooms had chemical urinals’ and toilets. They were kept spotless, but you could still smell them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the best state campgrounds in the Keys. All that is missing is sewer hook ups and paved sites. Very nice and well maintained park. Our site was freshly raked before we arrived. Our site had a large 25'X25' attached picnic or tenting area. Sites are large and deep enough for larger rigs. Some rules are rather restrictive, probably due to the park being so new. No fires are allowed except in BBQ's, and no washing out of boats anywhere in the park. No boat launch in park for anything motorized. A soft dirt beach was available for kayak's or canoe's. Very nice overall. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites have a gravel base instead of sand with a nice buffer of vegetation between sites. There is no shade in park as it was built only 4 years ago. Those on the beach side do not have direct access to beach but can see it from their sites. Short boardwalk between sites #13 & 15 to beach. Beach was clean and wide with some seaweed on it. Campground looks pristine. It has all the latest Eco friendly systems in place. There are plenty of color info signs to tell you what the native plants are in the campground loop. Each site has w/e and a stand up grill but no campfire pit. 1 bathhouse that was very clean though it did smell a little from the composting gases. Day use area has a playground, kayak rental, fishing, and picnic pavilions with a large grassy area. Day use area is adjacent to camping area separated by a wooden fence. Info states that there is a walking trail but we did not see it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
About six of the sites were directly adjacent to the beach; others are close by. It was good swimming beach. Kayaks are available to rent and there is some beautiful kayaking through the mangroves nearby. There are some hiking trails across US highway 1 that are part of this park. Only downside is there is no shade. Restrooms and bathhouses were always clean and were close to the sites which are arranged in a circle around the bathhouse and restrooms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First let me tell you that this campground was very clean. They claim ocean front, but you are actually several hundred yards from the ocean and separated by dunes covered in shrubs. You are not allowed to walk on these shrubs and have to walk a good ways to find the beach access. Once you arrive at the beach you will find the shore covered in dead grass. If you dare cross the grass you enter the sea,the bottom of which is covered in slimy, slick, grass. They have kayaks, but they are way overpriced. There really is no place to fish. The snorkeling is pretty non-existent. The bathrooms are clean, but have no air and are "composting toilets". It is the out- house principle and they stink. I would not recommend this park unless you like watching the grass grow. I also would like to mention that their is no store in the park, so bring it with you when you come! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great little park! We were camped on the water and enjoyed the view and kayaking. Close to Marathon so shopping was convenient. We travel in a motorhome and had a nice "L" shaped site, large and all pebbled, no sand. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful well maintained Florida State Park. It is not very big so getting a site here will take some early planning. We just managed one night on our way out of the Keys. The restroom facilities are clean and new and the maintenance is top notch. The views from nearly all the sites is terrific. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Probably the prettiest park that we've ever stayed in. The camp hosts are so friendly that the park seems like one big happy family. The bath house was great, clean and large. Kayak rental and fishing was super fun! Hope we can come back sometime soon. Marathon is a short drive with plenty of stores and restaurants. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Curry Hammock, listed as Marathon, has 28 sites. We stayed at Curry Hammock State Park for just one night and it is delightful. We had a water site. The park is clean and they imported a lot of white sand for this summer. Our site was just a walk away from the ocean and there are some trees for shade in parts of the park. Bathrooms are clean but the toilets are upgraded pits, but there are showers. This park has only been open for about 4 to 5 years. It is always closed after Memorial Day until November, but this year they are staying open all summer. It did not show on the computer yet so if you want to go during this summer call for now. We did have reservations the second weekend in May, but there were still sites available. There are over 1000 acres and there are thatch palms where the white-crowned pigeon finds his habitat. Two miles of the Overseas Railroad trail for hiking and biking to Marathon goes through the park. It’s a great place to kayak and canoe. We did snorkel but I can’t say it was as good as Bahia Honda. Plan to return. Was very peaceful with a nice breeze even on a hot day. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely the best volunteer hosts in the Florida State Park System. Sites are spotless upon check-in as are the restrooms and showers. The beach was recently recontured to better attract nesting sea turtles but in the process providing a more natural looking beach. New in 2008 is the park now being open 365 days a year (previously closed in the summer). Very reasonable kayak rentals from he rangers office. Curry Hammock was completed replanted with native plants and trees only some 3 years ago so there is NO shade. Camping in the summer, while available. may well be uncomfortable in the afternoon unless you have very good air conditioning. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park and facilities are spotless. Sites were large and level. Many of them have an "extension" giving you a large bonus area for your picnic table or whatever. The camp hosts rake the pea gravel as guests leave in preparation for the new arrivals. Fishing was good and kayaking was fun. Access to the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail for bicycling or walking is just across the highway. It was a little dicey walking our bikes across, but we waited for an absolute clearing in both directions and crossed safely. Grocery stores (Winn-Dixie and Publix) and shopping (K-Mart) are about 5 miles south. The "no-see-ums" will bother you and bug spray is recommended. Although there was no shade, the 50 amp electric allowed us to use our air conditioners when necessary. The camp hosts were friendly. We loved this park and will look forward to staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 2 weeks here. This the best maintained park we have been in. We did not have a water front site but had a good view of the water. Great place to kayak from. Good hiking and bike trails. No pull through site but very easy to back into. No WiFi but Verizon phone worked well. Wish they had sewer hookups. Not a problem if you are only here for a couple days. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful state park. Easy drive down to it even with a 40' MH. Sites are large back-ins. No sewer but a dump which is easy to get to. Ocean right at your finger tips or toe tips. Will come back for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely beautiful state-park campground. Easy to maneuver back-in sites with ample space for our 40' rig, and 50amp throughout. We were in site #16 which was ocean-front and I MEAN ocean-front. You are literally 10 steps from the beach. The beach is primarily crushed shells, so it's a little rough on your feet. And yes, there is sea-grass, however this is prime bonefish area, so you can swim over 100 yds out and it's still 4' or shallower. We swam and snorkeled. Bring your blow-up raft or kayak as there's an island within paddling distance. The showers and bathrooms were spotless and odor-free. All-together a really lovely area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We lucked out and were able to get a 2 night reservation here at the last minute. This is a great campground. Located right on the water and within easy driving distance of Marathon. As previous reviewers have stated there is no shade - yet. This campground was built in 2004 and planted with all native vegetation which is doing well but still growing. The ocean was right out our door, not really a swimming beach as is full of sea grass but very nice to look at. We had no problem getting our coach - 41 feet - into our site and we could have fit in almost any site within the campground. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an awesome place to camp. While there are not any trees at the campsites, this was not a problem as there is a constant ocean breeze that blows, we did not need to use the air conditioner during our stay. It is a small campground, it is very quiet, and it is immaculately clean. This is a rare find in the keys, there is a small beach and several picnic tables located right on the beach. Some campsites are located right next to the beach, those do not have the larger side sand areas for tent use, but again you are right next to the beach. The State of Florida did an excellent job in the design of this small campground. All sites have a gravel base, even though I had a site literally 15 feet from the beach, I did not have sand issues in my camper. There are not any sewer sites but you can use a blue tote and go to the dump station. The bathhouse is centrally located and easily accessible to all campsites. The water pressure is a bit low for showers, but again you are in the Florida Keys and fresh water is a precious item here. The bathroom does not have flush toilets, but it does have an elaborate water treatment recycling system built in and odor was never a problem in the bathhouse (I still rate this campground a 10). Sunrise on the beach is an incredible site. Pets are allowed, but they are restricted to certain areas and this is strictly enforced. Although this is a small campground (28 sites), there were 3 park hosts so there is someone watching over the campground at all times, and the Florida Park Rangers also make frequent rounds here. This may account for the reasons that this is such a quiet, clean place to camp. There is a day use area right next to the campground that has a very nice large playground for children and covered picnic tables for families. Several people were camping in tents. Many of the non-ocean front sites have a larger sand area which is a great place to pitch a tent, I did see several that camped in a tent on the ocean front gravel sites also. The location of this campground is perfect. You are about halfway down the keys, so it is about 50 miles to Key West and about 50 miles to Key Largo, so everything is easily accessible to you. This campground rates a perfect 10. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This State Park is one of Florida's newest campgrounds, it is a rather small campground offering only 28 sites. But all the sites are extra large and they all offer a view of the ocean if you are not lucky enough to get an oceanfront site. All the facilities are very clean and up to date. The park offers a small beach, swimming area and a play ground for the children. There is unlimited biking and walking due to the Over Seas Highway biking/walking trail route which is directly across the street from the park entrance. We had a great time fishing and kayaking right off the campground beach. If there are any drawbacks to this park it is that there are no shade trees in sight, but this was no problem the time of year that we were there (January). I imagine it would be another story in the dead of summer. And remember down on the Keys fresh water is a precious item, so they do seem to have some form of flow restrictors on the shower heads: not a lot of pressure. Overall this is a wonderful park, but remember if you plan to visit in the winter months, you will need to book it way in advance. It is hard to get a site, like all the parks in the Keys. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. Large,level sites. Beautiful view of the ocean. Our site was about 50ft. from the beach. Just beautiful. Large nice,clean bathhouse. Very nice day use area with playground. We had great weather in December. Close to 80 everyday. The cg had a security gate. We will definitely try to stay here again when we return to the keys. Only reason for the 9 is no sewer and no laundry. However, we will compromise for this view! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made reservations 6 months ago, and on the day of our arrival (after driving 1200 miles to get there) were told if we weren't arrived by 5pm on check in day that we couldn't set up. After my wife talked to them, we were told we could park out front, with no hookups, overnight "as a favor"...but still paying the $90 overnight rate. Of course we'd have to move first thing in the morning. We spoke to them again, and seeing that we were staying here for 7 nights, they decided to make an exception and that the host would be there for us when we arrived. When we arrived (at 5:30pm) I was reminded at least a dozen times what a huge inconvenience it was to arrive late (yet his fifth wheel is at the entrance). I was then guided to site 10, out of 38 very tight sites. That's right, I drove across country 1200 miles on multiple highways and cities- but their "policy" states that I can not navigate to site 10 without an escort because obviously I can't count to ten. There are no family friendly facilities here, playground, etc which is okay. There is no bathhouse which is okay. Laundry facilities are coin op and nice. The is a tiki bar to sit at, but no drinks served, etc...it's a sitting spot. You can not swim from their dock, the water is 2 ft deep. You can't fish from their dock, signs prohibit it. The site was level. The whole place is gravel, no asphalt or concrete anywhere. The view is incredible, but the sites are close. All sites will hear road noise from Rt 1, which I imagine applies to all campgrounds in Marathon. Management staff gave our neighbor heck for driving their Harley's in the gravel to get them off their huge toy hauler which was the only way to get them off, then they lost their cable outlet because a Class A came in, and there was no provisions to have cable to both sites. I definitely will NOT stay here again purely due to their arrival policy - because the last thing I need after a long (stressful) drive is someone telling me that despite four college degrees and after navigating 1200 miles across country that I can't count in a logical fashion to find site ten, that I can't be one minute late to checkin, nor be told a dozen times what an inconvenience I am being as a customer staying for a full week. How incredibly disrespectful and demeaning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Best price in the keys with best sites perfect for big rigs like us in a 43' 5th wheel. Loved the cooled pool, foliage between sites, dock, pier with tiki hut, and reliable wifi! Excellent location close to shops and restaurants. Easily accessible to Key West without all the traffic to deal with everyday! Only con was we had a waterfront site but they are setup for motorhomes so we had water and electric lines running under our 5th wheel that we had to step over constantly, but super nice owner did provide an extension for our electric. Glad they did have an extra sewer hookup on the correct side for us though! We will be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice level gravel sites, a bit close, but the park managers guide you in. Good, well-maintained park with a nice pool and a gulf-side marina with tiki hut to enjoy the sunsets. No laundry. We were there in the height of the season, so the prices were a bit steep. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park. Small, well maintained CG. Has 10 marina/waterfront sites, 2 ultra premium waterfront, and a mix of others just back from the water and small marina. Good in and out for big rigs. Gravel throughout with level sites. All sites have picnic tables. Clubhouse with a nice laundry facility and one restroom (toilet only) for the entire park. It is is open 9 am to 8 pm. There is a nice pool as well. Cable TV is provided and so is a very iffy Wi-Fi. We gave up on Wi-Fi after the first day as the data rate was almost nonexistent. In fact, if there was a good Wi-Fi I would rate the park a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great rv park! Very clean, nice view, good price. We've been upgraded for free. I don't know what reason but they gave us the best "standard plus" site they have! Was really nice from them. The only minor issue I had was that I was washing my rv and I've been told to stop that I didn't read the rules or I need to pay 25$ for water. Nowhere in the rules says that but anyway I understand that water is precious. A bit far from Key West, 1hour 15min, but we knew it before. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is based on pay for two nights one night free. It is a small park but has a great view of the Gulf if you have a water view site. It is tight but you can manage with a 45' motor home. Has a nice Tiki hut where people gather and have happy hour. Nice small clean pool. Management very friendly and escort you to your site. Bike paths near by. Great restaurants within a seven mile drive or less. Will return in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this resort for several nights in February 2013. The RV park is exceptionally clean and great water views. Owners tore down everything except 3 palm trees in 2009 so everything is new and modern. Real nice heated pool. We decided to book a month for next January to start our winter off on the right foot. Very hard to get sites without booking in advance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Third stay here, and it keeps getting nicer. Nice clean park. Wish there could be a bit more shade, but it must be hard to grow things in coral rock. Good area, but a bit far to grocery, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small beautifully kept park. They are out every morning raking the sand and washing down the dock area. Entire park is gravel and well laid out. Office escorts you to your site, very friendly. Little pricey, but you pay extra to be right on the water. Pool is small, but crystal clean. We were there for 2 days and met the friendliest people. Would stay there again next time in the keys. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park which I think is overpriced but, when compared to other parks in the "KEYS", it's a good deal. Clean, well maintained and managed. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Park is all gravel except for a small "beach" (not) area for horseshoes. Small Tiki bar on concrete pad next to fish cleaning station. Not appealing for evening cocktails while fish are being cleaned. It was great for morning coffee except for fish carcasses floating around. Boat docking in protected area from Gulf of Mexico bay. No access to water except for small pool which was always full of kids having a great time. We loved watching and hearing the kids having fun but missed some adult time in the pool. We would stay here again if in the area. Rate reflects one week stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was clean and the staff friendly. Wi-FI worked well at campsite. The pool is clean but very small. It is ocean front but has no beach access. Location is next to highway one and has a lot of traffic noise. There not much to do nearby and the closest public beach had a very bad odor. Our biggest complaint is about the surface. The entire campground is covered with coarse gravel and even with a ground cover it is not comfortable. We will not camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is situated 45 minutes from Key West. There are two beaches of note nearby, one of which caters to dog owners. The owner is firm but friendly, the staff is friendly too, and the park is beautiful. Great for boat owners, too. Only wish was that the water frontage here was actually beach frontage. There is always the pool though! My husband and I celebrated Christmas here and our family appreciated seeing us on one of the three web cams on site. The owner and staff put together a great pot luck gathering for us that day as well. Made some great friends here as we stayed for an entire month. Would certainly come back if we head this way again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Immaculate park right on the gulf. Sites are level, and, along with the driveways, gravel. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Tropical landscaping is beautiful. The park does not have showers and the restroom is open only when the laundry room is open. The sparkling pool is kept at 87 degrees. The dog walking area is small and next to the highway. If your dog needs more exercise there is a very nice doggie park in Marathon (ocean side of US 1, turn in at 75th Ave, park will be on your left). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet, clean, new, so a little barren: could use more landscaping. Very attentive management. A little farther from Marathon than we expected: about 10 miles to groceries, drugstore, etc. But the peaceful setting was worth the drive. (Came here after leaving a very loud campground last stay.) Some good restaurants close by: you do not have to drive to Marathon for good restaurant. Very nice. Would return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a GREAT surprise! We were very nervous about camping in the Keys as we have seen and were made aware of some of the other "campgrounds" in the area. This is a true campground located in the middle of the Keys on the Gulf. There is one live-in that is barely noticeable and well maintained. The campground is landscaped beautifully and grounds are very well cared for. Staff was friendly and EXTREMELY helpful. They provide two lounge chairs on waterfront sites for a little laying out in the sun or gorgeous sunset watching. The pool is a salt water pool that is kept cool which was refreshing after spending the days on the water in the sun. We ate dinner at the Tiki area several nights and after the kids played cornhole and lawn golf while we played horseshoes, all provided by Grassy Key. They offer a marina which we used for a couple of jet skis and we felt very secure leaving them in the water over night. Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed staying here. The only reasons we did not give it a 10 are the following which may matter to some- sites are tight and there is no shade or grass. There is no bathhouse (which they advised up front so we were aware). Sulphur cleaning system for the pool got a little stinky in the evening. Main road traffic could get a little noisy as it is a small campground (not enough to disturb our stay and could not hear it from inside the camper) Our ONLY disappointment was the waterfront sites are view only, they made a small sandy area at back of the sites with the lounge chairs but it is not beach/water access. Overall we were thrilled, even our kids said this is one of their favorites and we will definitely return! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Big rig friendly, newer park with good electric and strong wi-fi. All gravel sites; friendly staff. This park was rebuilt after a major storm and lots of money was spent. Spotless laundry, game/TV room. On the waters edge you have docks, and seating areas on the water front. We stayed a week and enjoyed the easy access. You can walk to the local cafe called The Wreak if you arrive late and not in the mood to cook. We did a movie one night at the local (5 miles south). Would stay here again. No tree issues. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, spotless campground. Looks good for boaters; level, all gravel sites. No speed bumps. Super clean laundry and mostly friendly staff. Nicely landscaped pool and grounds. I have a few concerns. When I arrived, the front my RV was covered with bugs. I mean covered. Management did see this, and I think it would have been nice for them to suggest if I wanted to wash them off it would be okay. I did ask permission and given a cool reply, "just the front". The bugs were coming off even if I had to do it somewhere else. There are several security cameras. I felt like I was being watched although none were pointed at my RV, I don't think. I might stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great little RV park located on the gulf side with boat access and dockage. It's a nice clean and well maintained campground. All new RV Campground and it shows. Spent a week here and will return again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our first time there. Very clean sites if you can deal with all stone. The location in the keys is OK, 15/25 miles away from anything. The people in the office very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small campground and most of the sites are very tight. The few water front sites have more room. The pool is very small but what you would expect for a small campground. The interior roads and camp sites are large rock. The dog walk is on the swell next to the highway. The Wi-Fi was good. Not sure if we will go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Place is small and gravel is the size of golf balls. However, very clean and the management is nice. Man made beach area on the gulf side but no access to water. Good place to stay if you're pulling a boat. Activities at the little clubhouse were well attended. Pool was little but nice. Location is fine. Very close to Curry Hammock and about 1-1/2 hrs. to Key West. Plenty of shopping within 10 miles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for two weeks in February 2010. Weather was unseasonably cold so we were not able to use the pool, beach etc except 2-3 times. Beautiful new park for self contained units only. Park managers screen potential guests so there are no problems with junky units or questionable guests. About half of the guests were there for several month blocks. Not a cheap place to stay but nothing in the Keys is cheap. You get what you pay for and GKRV delivers. Would like to go back in a couple of years but doubt if it will be affordable by then. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects weekly rate. Small campground with rock sites and roads, pretty tight spacing. There's a busy, noisy road right outside. Park is kept neat and immaculate. Small pool area is very nice and clean. Nice marina and gathering area with a Tiki on the bay. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is at mile marker 58.7 on highway 1 in the Florida Keys. Our $112 rate for one night includes high season and a waterfront premium site. I put $99 in the nightly rate because it will not accommodate more than 2 digits. There were no baths, showers, and nor a place to walk the dog. Pets are allowed, but not on the docks. The driveways and sites are all coarse very well kept gravel. There are no grassy areas at Grassy Key. The bay, docks, pelicans, water and palms are beautiful. Cable TV is excellent with an abundance of channels. The hook ups are in excellent condition. The Wi-Fi response was excellent from our site. You really need a vehicle to travel to any shopping or restaurants. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a relatively new park and the owners have obviously made a serious effort to have a quality RV Park. Very polite and professional staff. We had a waterfront site and it was a reasonable sized site. Everything was first class but there was one issue which ruined our stay. The weather had been quite cool and a lot of fish had died. These dead fish along with 75 to 100' of weeds were trapped against the sea wall and they stunk so bad that we chose to leave after one night and find other accommodations without the smell problem. They were kind enough to refund our money and we were on our way. I am not sure if the "smell" issue was a fluke or if it is ongoing. I rated it an "8" based on the smell issue being a fluke when we were there. Without the smell I would give it a 9 and if the smell is a regular issue I would have to give it a 5. There were no washrooms or showers but all sites were full service so that is not an issue for most people. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean park, staff is wonderful. Also very small, cramped, and perfect if you are elderly. I wondered when I was watching the webcam before we came here, why I never saw anyone moving around. It's because it is a resort for older people who are basically inactive. It is very quiet there, so if you are aging and want an "over 55 park" this is your place. I just felt like I had checked into a retirement home, or care facility. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a month in October so the daily rate actually reflects the discount for a month stay, not counting the extra charge for electricity. This was the cleanest park in the Keys we have ever stayed in. The park managers made it an even more enjoyable stay. The pool was immaculate; the marina and all sites beautifully maintained. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very clean and well kept campground. The sites are very spacious and there is plenty of room for slides. The hosts are very accommodating. We are looking forward to coming back in December. The view is beautiful. We were in a different campground at milepost 70 and did not like it so we moved here. We would have given it a ten if there were baths, showers, and a place to walk the dogs. But we will return. Very convenient area to see the Keys. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Honestly this is a model campground. It is the best place we have been in the Keys. The place is super clean and professionally organized. The new pool is great with chilled water at the perfect temperature. The waterfront sites have great views of the bay and are worth every penny. We look forward to many returns. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have been to Grassy Key RV 3 times and it just keeps getting better. The host are friendly and very helpful. If there is a negative it is close to the highway and noise. It is located at approximately mile marker 57. If you are driving south it is easy to miss as the sign is behind a tree so slow down as you get near the mile marker. Very clean with a small marina. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park if you want to relax. The park has gone through some major renovations so if you were there prior to last year and didn't like it you may want to take a look and try again. The staff in the park is very friendly and accommodating. Sites are good size and the hookups are in ok condition. Maintenance is quick to respond to issues. Dog walk area not very good so that is why they didn't get a 10 otherwise they would. We needed a rental car and the staff was more than willing to drive us to the airport to pick it up, unusual in most parks. The park is very clean and the pool can't be beat with the salt water system instead of using chemicals. Access in and out of the park was good; the staff will direct you into and out of the site and make sure everything is ok with you. There are docks on-site so if you have a boat this is a great place. There are issues with the free Wi-Fi as you can’t keep the connection going from most of the park. If you need to get on-line your best to go to the club house where the signal is a little better and it is free. There is gravel throughout the park with new plants between sites that in time should give some privacy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Decent park with clean restrooms. Plan on having your weekends filled with music coming from 5 different campsites up until 10 pm. This it the least expensive park around and unfortunately it attracts the campers looking for a cheap place to stay with 15 people on one site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our rate was for off-season/Good Sam. We had a waterfront site, which I recommend. Awesome sunset views! Waterfront sites sit at a seawall which is a good spot to snorkel. We saw lobster, manatees, stingray, small tropical fish, sea cucumber and a small sand shark from the seawall. Restroom/showers are brand new & beautiful. Some sites are not as level as others, but not unmanageable. 50 amp/water/sewer/cable were good. Spray for ground bugs as we had a major attack inside of some kind of ant within an hour of setting up. There are small efficiencies to rent if someone wants to come with you & you don't have room. Many sites have a cement pad and roads are paved. Clearly work is being done to improve the park & that is always good. Sea grass odors can be overwhelming at the waterfront sites. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The roads are paved, sites are grass or gravel. Hook ups were well placed and worked. Sites have a small patio, some have shade. The park was clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very good location. Very friendly staff. Our site was in the middle. They are very close together there, but we had room to put out our awing. The premium sites are very wide and long. The owner has plans to upgrade alot of the sites to wider and longer. Park was clean and well kept. Rate reflects Passport America for 5 nights and regular rate for the last 2. Owner might not take Passport America in the future, but will continue Good Sam discounts. Would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our second stay, and the owners continue to make great improvements. This year: totally renovated beautiful bathrooms. We like the old section for its tropical foliage, but some sites are a bit tight: not a problem for our 22’ Class B. This park is like a bustling village with a very pleasant atmosphere. Many seasonals, other short- term visitors. Many people gather down by the long waterfront docks to watch sunset each night. Staff could not have been nicer or more efficient. There was even a very well-attended complimentary burger party at the waterfront pavilion on a Friday night, with campers bringing covered dishes. We'll be back again for an even longer stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most sites are grass with plenty of room. Most have satellite access. Staff was very friendly. They require a pet deposit of $30, refundable if you and your pet behave, which is very reasonable, considering some pet owner's irresponsibility. Nice swimming area. Excellent Wi-Fi. Not crowded, but probably will be in January and February. Cost reflects Passport America rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here a month and I really loved this park. It's very clean and the staff is very accommodating. The pool area is very nice, it's heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. The older section is tighter but we have a 40 foot motorhome and my husband pulled right in with no problems. The newer section has plenty of room and they planted 30 new trees during our stay, so there should be more shade. The snorkeling was amazing. They have a nice little swimming area. In all the places we have stayed they, by far, have the fastest WiFi. The only draw back is it's about 10 miles into town, but during the busy tourist season I can see where that would be a huge plus! We will stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I liked this park mostly for its location. It had Gulf water front property. The water was very calm and warm. I didn't technically use the bathhouse but only because it freaked me out. The doors were propped open with a cinder block so you could walk up and look in. The lack of any privacy made me nervous. There was also a ton of sand fleas, plenty at the sites but even more in the fenced pet area. The sites weren't concrete but the ground was generally even. Price reflects Passport America. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects Passport America Rate. When we first checked in we paid for 3 nights at $27 per night. The clerk told us a special summer rate was in effect. Since the park was more than half empty she gave us a site that was more in the middle of the park but the patio was a broken up concrete mess and there weeds every where. We decided to stay an additional 2 nights and when we went to pay there was a different clerk in the office who said she was the manager. She immediately was abusive to me because we had been given (and had paid for) an incorrect rate and put into the wrong area of the park. She then tried to charge me the difference in the two rates. I told her no but I would pay the rate that she claimed was the correct rate which was $39.50. I then said that if we didn't have plans for the day that we would leave. She said that would be fine with her! Really nasty! Another drawback was the laundry room. It was very hot out but the laundry was not air conditioned so I did not use it. The only saving grace to this park was the lovely couple across the road from us. We shared a drink with them each night we were there. We will never stay at this park again. I have never been treated this rudely. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects PA discount, really $44 w/tax. Just north of Marathon on Grassy Key. Nice location on water (bay) and all sites have cable included. There are new sites (no shade trees) that we actually would have preferred - our 38' FW had a bit of trouble getting around the corners as we exited. Wonderfully nice front desk people. Strange dog policy - you have to leave $30 (cash) as a deposit and if you get any warnings (i.e. dog off leash, don't pick up, etc...), then you lose your $30 (or so they say). We got our $30 back, and it's probably just a rule to keep people more aware, but was strange. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
PA rates are offered even during the winter for selected spots in the old area of the park (near the highway). These sites are serviceable but are not well maintained. The new area and near the water are much larger sites and well laid out. The management crew are fast and friendly. WI-FI at our site was better than in most parks. We would stay again if PA was available. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in what was considered the "premium" area where the sites were spaced a little better and have a new concrete pad. Rig and truck parked on grass but this wasn't really an issue, and the site was fairly level. No view of the water from these sites, but the sites that are on the water were smaller and closer together. The older part of the campground was also closer together and a lot of the concrete pads were broken and falling apart. Wi-fi was decent and worked most of the time, decent array of cable channels, clean laundry room, clean pool, nice fenced in dog walk area. The park has a nice wood dock and a boat ramp to get into the water, pretty sunset views and good location to Marathon for groceries and restaurants. In general I didn't like the Marathon area, but I did like that this RV park is so close to several beach areas for swimming and kayaking. Cocoa Plum was just right down the road and allows dogs on the beach. Sombrero beach wasn't too far, and we found some great mangrove trails from there for kayaking. Also not too far from the Bahia Honda State Park. Overall I enjoyed my stay at the park and would go back there again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price is based on Passport America rate for 5 days. This is a delightful park with very helpful staff. It is a great place to explore both the Upper and Lower Keys. It is very close to The Turtle Hospital and the Dolphin Research facilities. Both are worth spending time visiting. The sunsets from the dock are incredible. The roads are paved and there is grass at the sites. There is cable. We will stay here again and will recommend it highly to everyone. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A nice, friendly campground in a busy winter hangout. We got Passport America for five nights and then paid "retail", for two. A very nice, new pool there. I'd go back. Wind on the oceanside sites forced some folks to move, so be aware. No trails unless you drive a bit. Excellent shopping in nearby Marathon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located just north of the 7-mile bridge. This is a lovely retreat from the tourist-intense culture of the Florida Keys. Campsites are level and roomy, though there aren't shade trees. The campgrounds are located on the Gulf Side and there is a great dock area for swimming and boating, as well as simply relaxing and watching the water. Waterside locations are slightly more expensive. I stayed here four days using it as a base camp while touring the Keys. The staff was very friendly, providing me information including the location of a great dog-friendly beach on the Atlantic side of the town. There is also a nice pet area. I snorkled on the beach in February, and the water was wonderfully warm. I saw fish and touched sponge, but you are warned to leave the local lobster colony alone. There is a $25 refundable fee if you have a dog. I drove off without remembering to get it back and found it in my mail when I arrived home. In summation, this is a great place to spend time in the Keys. It is in the middle of the Keys and is an economical alternative to other areas. While the state parks in the area are less expensive, it is nearly impossible to get sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice and clean. Nice new pool. This campground has been improved since 2010 when we stayed there. Nice location in the keys. Used Passport of America to get half off. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Jolly Roger Travel Park is an excellent place to stay in the middle of the FL Keys. We camped here for 10 days in the new section of the park, Lot 70. The staff is excellent; they greet you the minute you arrive and direct you to your site. The campers are friendly and it is a pet-friendly park, as long as you obey the pet policy, which is completely reasonable. There is a dog park where we met great people and their dogs. It's just 5 miles from a Dog Beach, Coco Palm Beach. Took our dog there almost every day. My only suggestion would be to have two washers in the laundry repaired so that they fill to capacity. They do accept Passport America in Jan., Feb., and Mar. which many Fl campgrounds do not. Would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 2 years ago mainly because it was in the Keys and the only park that accepted PA (5 nights). We returned to find it much improved: new heated/chilled pool, a new section of larger sites, laundry/shower/rental building repainted. The men who escort you to site and give instructions for parking are great--wish we could take one with us! Gorgeous sunsets from the shore or docks. I think at least half the guests had dogs. A nice clean park that is well-maintained and has the best rates in the Keys. Would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I found this park on the Passport America site, and then came here to confirm whether it was a place I would want to stay. This was the only park we found in the Southern Florida Coastal area that honors Passport American in January, February and March. In fact they honor it all year round! The daily price I show is the 50% discounted rate. You can only use the discount for 5 days, but that is perfect for our purposes. This is an older, but being improved continually. They have a new pool, and have added a bunch of new sites compatible with big rigs like ours: we are 62' long with our car hauler trailer. They had us drop the trailer at the entrance and then after we were situated in our site they brought the trailer over to our site with a tractor. Perfect! They have free, quite fast WiFi, and the park is well maintained. We would definitely stay here again in the future! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here 3 years ago and found a lot of work has been done to improve this park. They added grassy sites, all so nicely landscaped, and a new swimming pool Now all which needs improvement are the showers which are pretty impractical. There is no soap/shampoo holder, no hooks for towels or clothes, and no seat except in open common area. I understand this is their next project. Iit will make this park tops as the staff, the looks, the friendly guests, and the amenities make this park very attractive. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had a very good stay here on short notice after realizing we had booked one night too few elsewhere. Our first use of Passport America, and rate was by far best available for the Keys in winter. PA guests stay in older section which is fair and everybody wins. Our site was narrow (between the concrete patio and the pump out fitting) but fine. No problem backing in because the park manager guided us in within minutes of our arrival and came back to help with the cable hookup. Staff was very helpful and pleasant. Beautiful pool. Clean bathrooms, big laundry room. Nice pier where you can sit on a bench to watch sunset. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate posted reflects Passport America discount. We were pleasantly surprised when we pulled in to this park. It was far better than we expected and we would definitely stay here again. The heated pool is new and nicely landscaped. Our site was an acceptable size, we had no problem with WIFI, staff were very friendly and helpful. There are approx. 40 new sites, all with grass, patios and paved roads. The older area has sites with shade, grass and patios as well. The waterfront area offers a place to snorkel,fish, launch boats or relax and watch the birds from the boardwalk or covered pavilion. A perfect place to watch the sunset. I would have given the park a higher rating if the few older, mossy trailers near the front of the park were not present. We did not see any one around these trailers, but they did distract from the overall appearance of that part of the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was nice, but had a lot of full time RV's. Park was clean and the staff was great. If you are looking for a park with WI-FI this isn't the one you want. The WI-FI here is slower than the slowest dial-up there has ever has been. For the price of this park they should either have a better WI-FI or remove the statement, that they have WI-FI in their ad. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at Jolly Roger for just one night, under the Passport America rate. The campground is clean, the manager is super friendly, and we wish our schedule would have allowed us to stay longer. We will return again for a longer visit next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate quoted is Passport America. Limit 5 days per year. Convenient and reasonable (for the Keys). In process of installing a pool. Boat launch and moorage. Higher rate for water front sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in a second row, but this ocean view site is as far away from the noisy road as possible. The view was the best. The site was very unlevel with large, broken concrete patches. The whole place looks pretty run down, there was even a decaying rat beside the laundry. It was the first time we felt bothered by all the dogs. The staff is very friendly. Regarding value for money, the place is totally overpriced. We will never come again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for one week to use as a central site to visit all of the keys. Great place, friendly staff. We had a site 15 ft. from the water (absolute oceanfront) with an incredible view. Ocean sites were very wide with plenty of room and level. Sites are hard sand packed with grass on both sides for your RV. Very quiet park and pet friendly. We had to put a deposit down for our pet and when we left the park we forgot to stop and pick it up. Friendly staff mailed us our deposit back. Very honest and helpful. Close to restaurants and shopping. We would come back here again. There is no pool, but they have a swimming area roped off along their shoreline. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Passport America discount. A 'nice' park, but not really a 'great' park. Facilities are a little run down. Don't like the shower curtains used as toilet stall doors: very uncomfortable feel. Having to push a button almost every 15 seconds or so for shower water grew a little tiring. The pull-through sites in the middle of the park are tight: felt like I was crowding my neighbor when I put out the slide. Not sure I'd stay here again, considering no pool. The swimming area left a little to be desired. We camped here in a Motorhome.
J.R. is adequate but not exceptional. About half of the "park" is not used and looks pretty bad. Sites do have 20, 30, and 50 amp power service, water (low pressure as is all the keys), and sewer. There are no activities here other than dock fishing and snorkeling. Marathon is the address but you are really about 6 or 7 miles north of Marathon. Some shade in certain spots. Gulf side spots are very close to water with accompanying salt water spray. Passport America is honored for 5 days only and certain spots only. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Owner is out of state. This is a reasonable place to stay if you want full hookups and reasonable rate. Just 60 miles to Key West. We might stay here again if we come down the Keys again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This CG is hard to rate. In the beautiful keys, great out here. But we have noticed that pretty much all the RV parks down here are on the main highway, need to be as there is just not a lot of land available. Noisy highway, but nice laid back park, staff was very friendly, everyone in the park was nice. Tight spots on the interior but some good wide sites. Price is Passport America, so we did not get a premium site. Beautiful Gulf coast location. We would stay again. Great Verizon service. Did not use the Wi-Fi, but heard it was good. One thing, they do not have a sign "up the road" to tell one you are there, we drove right by there, good thing there was a out of business facility a 100 yds down the road to turn around. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a site on the seawall that was really nice. The sites on the interior were not very good. The Wifi was fast most of the time. The people in the office were very helpful. Sites are close together which is normal for the Keys. I would return in the future if I could have a seawall site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very old RV park. Laundry room clean but dryers are so old they don't dry very well. Sites on beach are very nice with a few small palm trees. The remaining sites are just layer out on grassy areas and some have shade. Lots of snowbirds so they have lots of stuff layer out all around their RV's that made it look very messy. Some sites have a lot of junk around them (boats and parts). Office folks are very nice. There is a wading area next to the fishing pier. Wi-Fi was terrible. Half the dog walk was used as a parking area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We decided for our first trip to the Florida Keys to stay in Marathon. This would give us about a 1 hour drive in either direction to visit Key West and Key Largo. We chose Jolly Roger for our 2 week stay because it was priced better than most parks in the area. Our site was a pull thru and was not near trees, so it was easy in and easy out for our big rig. Some interior sites would be a bit more tricky to maneuver. Our one neighbor's sewer hookup was so close it was right next to our patio/picnic table and the other neighbor's awning was a foot from our living room slide and way too close. Water pressure was poor and the electric went out several times. The staff are just as nice as they can be, but despite their helpful attitude, it doesn't change the fact that this is a very old park. To upgrade the restrooms/showers and laundry would take a major cash injection. While it was not the staff's fault, the sewage smell from the rotting seaweed along the seawall was pretty bad. We were glad we didn't pay the big bucks for the gulf view sites where the odor was unbelievably strong. We loved the Keys and will definitely come back, but unless this park undergoes some serious facility improvements, we will pay the extra money and stay somewhere else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff did EVERYTHING to make your stay comfortable. Customer Service is their priority. No pool, but great swim area in the gulf. Just an old-fashioned park with great, friendly people. Plenty of organized activities, large area to walk and bike, laundry on premises, shade trees, ocean front spots, very well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
WiFi not very good. Grass RV parking. Concrete patio. Stayed total of 3 nights. Really enjoyed the park and our stay. Laundry room could use some attention to dryer functionality. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for 3 nights while we were visiting the Keys. The park location is great for that, as it is located right off US 1 about half way out to Key West. I thought it was a little expensive as there were no Passport America sites available, so we ended up on the seawall in spot 169. All of the seawall sites (most expensive) are right on the gulf water and are very scenic. However, our site had very poor cable TV reception and the AC voltage was constantly fluctuating between 117 and 105 just before causing the electrical management system in the motor home to reset the breakers. The AC power in the park is not very strong and we could only use one appliance at a time. The restrooms and showers are located on the first floor of an old hotel unit next to the office. Although they were fairly clean, they were very small and had shower curtains for stall doors. I suspect this was because if they used a solid stall door, they would be too small to use. There are two stalls, but one was always clogged when I visited the Men's room. I will not return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 5 nights over Christmas. We had a pull through site on the interior. The site was grassy and level with a cement patio. All the picnic tables were new and areas of the park were being renovated. The bark park was closed because of sand burrs, but a burr free area was provided for dog duty. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our fellow travelers were good neighbors. The sites are oriented perpendicular to the bay so the RVs are in line with the wind. We were here during a little cold front and could hardly tell the wind was blowing because of the orientation. You need to drive to the beach or groceries, but who cares, you're in the Keys. There is an off-leash dog park a few miles down the road. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Older park but kept very clean. Has easy access, very nice staff, good for cycling. Has a nice beach about 5 miles away (Sombrero Beach). Will definitely return in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staff was great!! Thanks to one who taught me something about unhooking a 5th wheel that I did not know. Not only did the staff lead us to our site but helped us get backed in, unhooked and level. We had a great waterfront site with beautiful views of sunsets and the gazillion lobsters along the seawall. They have a nice boat dock if you want to fish or if you have a boat with you and there is a nice area for swimming or snorkeling. They provide cable and good internet WiFi. The location provides a good central location for other activities and services. We have stayed at other RV parks in this area and this will be our first choice for future visits. If the park had a pool we would give them a 9. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staff was very nice. We got a beautiful water front site, were planning on staying there 2 nights and stayed 8 nights. It was clean, pet area was NOT good. We took our pet and always always clean up after him. But these so called pet runs can be very hazardous to your pet. Be sure and wash their feet off after you go in one of those. But overall, it was a great park and like I said, the staff is great. We WILL go return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 3 weeks at this park. It was very enjoyable. Staff was very helpful, and take whatever time is needed to discuss questions, and other needed information. The park has great views of the gulf, especially if using a seawall site. The sites that are not on the seawall are all unique with a wide variety of different trees. All amenities worked fine, with the cable TV (almost like satellite availability) and the WiFi was the best we've used in our 3 months of travelling. The rate was an off season rate, normally would be $77 which is considerably lower than a lot of other parks, that didn't appear to be as scenic (a.k.a. desert park). Apparently, they are going to be upgrading some sites in the near future. We have a 30' travel trailer, but there were lots of big rigs. This would be my #1 choice on a return visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved that this park had vegetation and trees. Many we saw in the Keys looked like desert sites: all sand and gravel, no shade. This park also had a very attractive waterfront area. Marathon is a good location for visiting, since Key West and Key Largo are each about an hour's drive. We would definitely consider staying again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I just spent a week here in early March 2010 and had a seawall campsite. The weather was poor (high winds and cool), so I really did not get a chance to enjoy the waterfront (gulf side) but it would have been lovely. The staff was attentive to the area, very friendly and assisted you to your campsite. The wind, tides and waves splash water and sea grass up on the seawall AND onto the RVs, but the staff was quick to clear it off with a tractor. Since it was so windy and cool, I did find a public beach down the road on the ocean side. The sites off the water were much more protected, and if I were to go again, I would opt for those. The laundry was clean but more dryers were out of order than working. Now the reason I will not return: the showers! I think that paying $77 a night should warrant a shower. The setup for these is ridiculous since you have to pull a chain to make the water come out with no control over temperature. I totally understand the need to conserve water, but this makes no sense at all. Since the sites all have sewer connections there is nothing to prevent people from having long hot showers inside their rigs. It really inconveniences those of us who travel in smaller units (mine is a Class B camper van) and I believe I paid enough to have a decent shower! To me it is unacceptable and until they rectify that, I won't return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here several times. It is one of the few parks in the Keys that accepts Passport in the winter. Free Wi-Fi, a plus. Staff very friendly. Location is halfway between Key Largo and Key West, so very convenient for exploring the Keys. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is nothing to write home about with this park. Very pricey for what you get. This park has markings of an old trailer park. With some work, this could be a very nice park. They are working on some improvements with the common areas down by the water. The laundry room needs some TLC quickly. We will not stay here again unless they make some major improvements. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here on our PA rate so they parked us close to the road, but we were glad they did because winds were high (coldest winter in 25 years, too), and the folks along the ocean took a beating. Sites are very closely packed, but most have concrete pads (ours did), and are clean and well maintained. They're obviously designed for big motorhomes. We had to get an extra water hose to reach all the way back to the spigot, and it felt like camping in the city: skyscrapers all around us with the rigs. The sun went down early! But the people were very friendly, and they gave us more assistance parking than any other place I've been. I didn't NEED the help, but the guy knew the spot already and got us spot-on to the ideal location. That's a nice touch. Each site has a picnic table, although it's considerably smaller than the ones you find in state parks. Like some other reviewers have commented, I did get that occasional sewer smell. No idea: the whole island chain is only feet above sea level. There could be dozens of reasons for it. We put up with it. Laundry facilities were large and we were glad to have them, although they were somewhat more expensive quarter-wise than we've spent elsewhere. Everything in the keys is more expensive, so this didn't feel excessively out of line. We did notice a lot of dogs when we came. The owners were better than most, but it's still an annoyance to have a child napping and a dog yipping away, especially with the sites so closely packed together. Dogs aren't the campground's fault, they're the owners', but as I said: close proximity in this park may test your patience if you're unlucky enough to be next to a yippy-dog owner. Wi-Fi service was: acceptable, and it was free so we got what we paid for. They don't have much bandwidth, so during off-times it works great, but when the other campers all get online after it gets dark, it slows to a trickle. We ended up using our mobile broadband card much of the time. They were experimenting with a new service when we arrived. They had a propane vendor come on site, with a sign-up sheet to get your tanks filled. This is a great idea, and I hope they continue it. During the summer we don't use it much, but in winter camping we go through it like crazy, and I travel with extra spare tanks. As it turned out, we ended up not getting our tanks filled from the vendor, because they charged a delivery fee. That seemed out of line to me, since they were apparently charging everybody the same fee, and their truck was already on site. The delivery fee on top of filling my little 20lb tanks would have doubled the price. The delivery guy was at least kind enough to mention this himself, and suggest that I take my tanks to their filling station in town. But still, if I had had 30s or larger on there, I would REALLY have appreciated this service. I hope Jolly Roger keeps it up. I don't understand why more campgrounds don't do that. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects PA rate including taxes. We stayed here 5 nights near the road which is where PA members are parked. No worries for us we were pleased to have the PA rate at this time of year for 5 days. The staff were friendly and efficient. The park is dated but apparently changes are in the works. It is almost exactly halfway between Key Largo and Key West so very convenient for exploring the Keys. Sites are tight but have concrete pads so your rig stays clean. Seawall is nice to walk along or sit on to view the sunset. Water pressure is very low so fill your tanks if you want a decent shower. The Wi-Fi and cable TV worked really well and the pot luck on Friday night was fun. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We checked into this park and they were fumigating their bathrooms and small hotel complex so can not comment on them. We were there on the passport america rate so they put us in a spot close to the road instead of the waterfront even though park was mostly empty. There was Night work going on on the road so I was a little unhappy but figured arguing with management would get me no where so I let it go. The Park was pretty clean we would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. Friendly helpful staff. The only negative is the showers. The mens requires pushing a button every 30 seconds and the womens requires holding a chain down to get water. No control on temperature. Good waterfront location with a nice dock and some snorkeling. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a tough park to review. Mostly everything in the FL Keys is quite expensive except the state park campgrounds (which you need to reserve a spot 11 months in advance to get into the state parks in the keys). Jolly Roger is probably a "best buy" @ $56/day ($65 for an "interior plus" site, pay for 6 days and get the 7th day free). However there is a state/local sales tax of 11.5% which makes the final price $62/day. They also have much less desirable (close to US-1) Passport America sites at better rates. 50 amp electric, sewer, cable and Wi-Fi seemed to work OK. When we arrived, the park had a strong malodorous smell of rotting seaweed (sulfur smell). We had to keep our rig "sealed up" with all windows and vents closed to help reduce the awful smell. A cold front had just passed and winds were strong from the north, pushing the sea grasses up and over the seawall bulkhead and filling into the boat ramp. In some places the sea grass had piled up several feet high. Once the winds subsided, I ask the management when they were going to take care of the problem. After some terse discussion, I suggested they get a "front-end loader" and dumpster to remove the rotting seaweed. Apparently, they had complaints from others as well and eventually did clean up the mess (and the associated odor). Water pressure was very low. We needed to fill our tank and use our water pump during our stay. Our site had previously been a permanent site and the sewer connection was located underneath our chassis, making our sewer hookup difficult and dirty. Also they put us next to a derelict trailer, missing an axle being held up with a bottle jack and no apparent repairs were being performed. Quite a bit of "sprucing up" of the park still needs to done. That being said, I believe the new management is really trying to turn this campground around and would give them a try again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very friendly and accommodating. We had major truck problems and they allowed us to delay our arrival not once but twice. The sites were tight but manageable; the traffic from the road was loud as we were near the office (which made for good wifi!). Clean laundry area. Interesting waterfront area for sitting. Passport rates honored at this time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is fine. Shady. Friendly group of campers that seem to party a lot. Dog friendly, and there is an actual dog beach nearby. We don't use bathhouses so can't comment. Biggest problem, as noted by others, is the WiFi. They claimed they had just put in a revamped system, but if so they need to try again. Very weak, really not usable except up near the office where there is little comfortable place to sit anyway. If this is important to you, ask hard questions before booking/selecting site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the shadier campgrounds in the Keys. Many of the other campers were really friendly, and it's a dog-friendly place. There is no beach but you can drive or bike 3 miles to Curry Hammock State Park to get to one. You can boat or fish or swim (if you have aqua shoes) right at the campground. There was a big sign in the bathrooms that said they were for "campers and tenters without their own facilities," which we ignored. The bathrooms were old, with shower curtains on the toilet stalls as well as the showers. The showers in the woman's room had pull chains to run the water--when you let go, the water stopped. Not a problem if it's warm out. The faucets had sort of lukewarm water and were push button. The Wi-Fi works near the office. Our daughter, 12, was $5 extra per night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, friendly staff, friendly people in the park. No permanent mobile homes. We had a water view and it was a large site. Most sites have plenty of room. Nice quiet area, dog friendly, good roads, easy in and out. Would definitely stay here again. Only drawbacks would be the sandspurs and the Wi-Fi didn't work at all sites. It worked for a while then quit. They didn't get it fixed while we were there but you could go to a site closer to the office and it would work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground in the middle Keys. We stayed there just before the "prime season". The cost was $20 per night with 50% off PA rate. This could not be beat for the area. The cost does go up in December. Mgmt was both friendly and helpful. We are making arrangements to go there again next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older campground that used to be a Mobile Home Park but after a hurricane wiped it clean they made it an RV park only. You will not find pads for the RV to sit on and some sites are not very level but the friendly staff and great location make up for it. The park overlooks the Gulf and you can walk the sea wall at night looking for lobster. The snorkel area is fun and the park has activities that help you meet your neighbors. I will come back next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
RV Parks in the Florida Keys are extremely expensive, especially during season, and this is actually one of the more reasonably-priced ones. We decided to splurge for this month and got a really nice spot with a view of the Gulf of Mexico out the big back window of our fifth wheel. The park has lots of trees and grass and most of the sites are quite spacious. Marathon is about midway in the Keys, so you have the opportunity to go either west to Key West or east to Islamorada and Key Largo, although it’s still quite a distance either way. The staff here is extremely friendly and helpful, and they have a few activities such as potlucks and free hot dogs for lunch on Fridays. They advertise wi-fi, but only within a short distance from the office. Maybe the number of RVers constantly gathered at the picnic tables around the office with their laptops will eventually convince them they need to add some booster antennas. The laundry was busy almost continuously, with 4 washers and 4 working dryers (out of 8 total dryers). Maybe that was because of the extremely low water pressure (it took half an hour just to fill the washer tub). In fact the water pressure was so low in the entire park that we just kept our water pump on all the time. But it was fun watching the pelicans gather around the fish-cleaning station whenever someone came with their catch. And every night several of the campers would gather at the edge of the water to watch the sunset, a Keys tradition. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a neatly kept place with spacious, shaded, and grassy sites. Originally a mobile home park, it is now purely an RV campground. The docks, marina, and swimming/scuba areas are nice features, and the staff are friendly. We liked it so much we extended our stay by a day. We paid the Passport America rate for full hook-ups, which was a great bargain for the Florida Keys! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We went to this campground intending to stay two weeks and ended up staying six weeks. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The sites are large. We were able to keep our trailer on site with us. They helped us find a propane delivery service. The water pressure was low, but we got used to it. The guests gather by the pier in the evening to watch the beautiful sunset. They are very pet friendly and have a bark park that was close to our site. We enjoyed this travel park and we're looking forward to our next visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
In the process of upgrading. Some maneuvering to park but there is assistance. Boat ramp and small harbor: for an additional $300 per month. We will have been here over 2 months. Nice seawall for lobster watching. About 4 miles north of Marathon proper and grocery stores. You really need a toad to get around. Kayaks available. Swimming at the seawall, it's shallow and safe for snorkeling. Wi-Fi at the office only. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
This campground is OK but nothing special. It's worn and needs attention -- cement and tiles are broken, most dryers don't work, and in general the infrastructure is crumbling -- although there are some signs of work being done. We did enjoy watching fish off the seawall. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pros = location mid-point in Florida keys, staff helpfulness, functional and well located hook ups. Cons = bad odor on waterfront (vegetation at low tide), tight roads and spaces for large rigs (cars on edge of roads by necessity). Nothing special for amenities. Given limited space in the Keys, probably fair value for what you get. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I hesitate to rate this park for fear it will be so full we cannot get a reservation. We've been coming here since 2000, every year but one. This is a laid back, friendly park that is located in a pretty part of this world. They have many activities planned, but the beautiful part is the scenery. Nearby is a great restaurant called the Sunset Grille and Raw Bar, which we have frequented quite a few times. The 7 mile bridge is right here and a great place to walk or ride a bike. It's just like another home to us!!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Where to start, First off I paid for an ocean view, premium site and I would of had to get on the roof of the camper to see the water instead we stared at a wall of mangrove trees out of the back and a bunch of stored campers in front, of course they were full and we could not move. Don't get me wrong, they do have some out of this world views in many spots and they paid the same price I did. There is no sewer in the park and the people who left from our spot before we arrived felt compelled to dump gray water before they left and since the sites are all grass it made somewhat of a mess. They do have a honey wagon that drives around pumping poo all day for $10 a pump. Lots of very old trailers and motor homes but lots of high end stuff as well. Site was not level, blocks are a must, levelers will just sink in the ground. Had low voltage on 1 leg of the 50 amp, leg 1 was 124 volts, leg 2 was 106. Told the ladies at the office and they said they would look at it, didn't happen so we left 4 days early with no refund. Not going back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We frequent this RV park on an average of 6 times a year. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. A previous review complained of a sewer smell, couldn't be further from the truth. They must have the wrong park. I do wish they had a pool, but you can use the pool at the sunset grill next to the campground.....we have a boat so enjoy staying on the harbor sites with the boat right behind the RV, just hop in and head out for a day of fun on the water in the Florida Keys. Enjoy our morning coffee on the water at sunrise and a glass of wine at sunset, doesn't get better than that. Just a hop skip and a jump to Key West. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We typically visit this campground around Easter time. It has an Inn that supplies campers with very old pool tables and ping pong tables. They serve breakfast and lunch also. The Inn does close after Easter but is great place to keep the kids busy. The beach is nice (rocky because after all, it is the Keys) and a floating dock (we call it the bird poo dock) is great for tanning or diving. There are not a lot of shade trees although you may find some near site 19. Great place for families. Just before the 7 mile bridge, and gorgeous views of the sunset. Bathrooms are clean most of the time but very old. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff, sites were level, grass, pad for picnic table. Restrooms and showers need upgrade. Can't say they were dirty, just need attention. Location was great. Tiki bar was good and prices were reasonable. Great place if you are fishing. Now the bad news. Offensive odor most of the time, lots of road noise, no TV reception, no pool. I thought the $70/night was a bit high for what they offer. I would stay here again but think there are other places nicer for same or less money. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Practically all sites are on grassy surfaces, although there are some near the marina area that were gravel. We had an "ocean" site, but had hammock trees behind us so we really couldn't see the water. The restroom/showers were very nice and cleaned regularly. The WiFi signal was the strongest we found on any of the 9 parks we stayed at on this trip. Their Tiki bar was quite active and we attended one of their sunset cookouts. The other guests we met were very friendly and found that many of them have been coming to this park for years. While we aren't into fishing several of the other guests are and told us the fishing was great. We are daily walkers and found the Old 7 Mile Bridge, which is very close to the park, a great place to walk. Even though this place is right along US-1 you can utilize the Old 7 Mile Bridge and sidewalk into Marathon for biking. There are no sewer hookups, but they provide a pumpout service practically any time you need it. They could use some road improvements within the park as it rained one evening and there was standing water, especially around the Tiki bar area. The location of this park is great for exploring the rest of the Keys and it's less than an hour to Key West. We would definitely stay here in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pretty waterfront setting with water views from many areas. There's marina sites if you have a boat. There's also a club room a and tiki bar. The park is pleasant with some trees and grass. Sites are widely different, so be sure to get one that works for your rig. The park was very quiet. Wifi was very good - no cable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I love this place. It is funky, fun, friendly, and has beautiful scenery. The weather was warm and in fact it got too hot a few days. They have lots of nice activities on a regular basis and the staff and campers are so friendly. The rate is based on a month long stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Location great for access to water and Marathon. We had oceanfront site that we pulled into so we had clear view of ocean from our front window. Open oceanfront area at tiki hut for great sunsets. It was awesome. Bathroom/showers small but clean and adequate. Staff very friendly and helpful. Site is dirt but had no problem leveling the RV. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff is friendly. The sites are grass and sand with paved roads. The showers were clean with good hot water. The Tiki bar and sunsets were fantastic. We had some power problems when the weather got hot, low voltage. Our rate reflects a stay of a week and the discount. They have several different types of sites depending on the location. Check their rates. They only had 3 of the 4 washers working; they need more, and there always seemed to be a line there. Quiet location. They have pretty good Wi-Fi but the only cable is available in the club house and Tiki bar. No cable hook ups at the site. Verizon MiFi worked great. No sewer but for $10 they'll come around and suck you out or you can go to the dump station. Nice park, nice staff, good location in the central Keys for access to points of interest; reasonable rates for the Keys. Best bet if you can't get into the state parks. I'd be happy to stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rating is for the quality of the campground, not the value. Great location, clean & convenient, plus it is actually a campground rather than the more common Keys mobile home park with RVs packed in. Pros: friendly and helpful staff, shaded sites available at extra cost, some sites are relatively far back from US1 so reasonably quiet. Cons: Expensive, no sewer hookups, dump station is challenging to access, honey wagon available at extra cost, very pricey for what you get, so a poor value. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice family park. Everyone has been very friendly to say the least. Beautiful marina sites that you can have your boat at your campsite. A great little Tiki Bar right on the water where you can watch the "green flash" as the sun sets over the 7 mile bridge. The Kyle Inn has good, inexpensive food and great little breakfasts. There are resident hermit crabs and iguanas that we were lucky enough to see. The ferry for Pigeon Key leaves right from the marina, so that is a GREAT day trip. The only down side (if you can call it that) is there are no sewer hook ups, but they will bring a tank to your RV and pump your tanks for a small fee, or you can bring your rig to the dump station for free. It is a nice touch that you can store your RV there and call them and they will bring it to a spot for you and set it up so all you have to do is pull in! I will definitely return to this park, it is definitely a hidden gem! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay here every winter. The quoted rate is for an ocean site with 28% discount for a three month stay. There are no sewer hook ups but they do have a honey wagon for $10, free once a week for long term. The dump station is difficult, but with care you can do it. Cable TV is only available at certain sites through Comcast, not the park. No TV stations within range of your antenna so satellite is a must. Wi-Fi was upgraded with new APs. Deep water boat ramp, take care it is short and fish cleaning station. The Kyle Inn has inexpensive but good breakfast and good dinners Tuesday to Saturday. Tiki bar on the beach is open nightly. There is scheduled entertainment and bingo. The beach has very limited shallow water and drops off sharply and deep. Some of the ocean sites do have access to shallow sandy water but it can be mucky. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They treat us like family. They are working very hard to improve this CG. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful camping experience I will always go back. The people were so friendly it was like one great big family. I was sad to leave. I have camped a lot of places but Knights Key tops my list. Easy access in and out of harbor with any size boat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park has nice level sites, water and electric but no sewer. The dump station was one of the worst designs possible: sharp curve, on a rise, low brick wall on driver's side which can't be seen from the drivers seat. On the passenger side, there is a significant drop (large enough to possibly roll the coach), and to top it off, the dump is raised. Suggestion: widen the road and rip out that brick wall. Good location for exploring the Keys, but don't miss the turn to the left just before 7 mile bridge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This location could not be beat: we were right at the end of Seven Mile Bridge on Marathon and could go north or south along the Keys to different attractions. The rate was good at $52 a night for the area, but was only that low because of the show special at the Hershey RV show. When you look at the site map and look at sites that appear to be next to the water, look again and make sure there are not trees to the rear of the site. We didn't do that and found that the "trees" to the rear of the site were Mangrove trees completely blocking the view of the bay. So yes we were backed up right up to the water / trees. No we couldn't see anything but the trees. Overall though, in spite of the wind and the cold, (The worst winter in memory we were told over and over), it was a good trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived here in the heat of the day, and asked the lady which ones were available and what the price range was. We had a long, hot setup time, so we picked the place we thought was the best and started setting up. As you may know, setting up a popup trailer is a pretty detailed venture and about halfway through the setup, sweating like hogs, a lady drove up on a golf cart and told us that this site was $70 per night. I was quite irritated, as she had highlighted all the available spots with a range of prices between $45 and $56, and this spot was one of them. Well, I told her that it was not our fault and she said she could not give it to us for $56, because all the rest of the campers couldn't get it for that price (one big rig). I told her we would stay and my husband and I decided that was way too much money, to not even have a view of the ocean! We packed it all back up and moved to another spot. While we were setting up, the fire ants attacked my husband, and I mean, with a vengeance! There were fist sized holes in the ground where these humongous side crawling crabs came out. The smell of the seaweed was revolting! It smelled like a sewer, ALL THE TIME! The little bar (Kyle's) was closed and the internet only worked when you were right in front of it. The white sandy beach, is some pretty white sand spread out over a concrete block, with a ladder to go down into the water where all the smelly seaweed is and not able to see the bottom. We were so disappointed! Won't ever stay there again, much less on the ocean side of the keys. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
There is a lingering odor near the park. It always smelled like sewage, especially if the wind was blowing in your direction. No sewers in the park. Not the best park we have ever visited. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for one week, so pricing reflects the weekly rate. Park was clean and well-maintained and staff friendly. WiFi available from a private vendor on-site, but only on a seasonal basis. A bit pricey at $25 per week and coverage was somewhat limited based on his single antenna. A big plus for this park was proximity to the services of Marathon and the fact that it costs quite a bit less than those in Key West. The three negatives were that there was a huge amount of dogs, hence a lot of barking, an occasional smell of raw sewage (whether this sewage smell was from a stagnant pond nearby or human waste, I couldn't say. We did notice a similar smell while passing several other RV parks in the Keys), and that fact that there were no sewer hookups, necessitating a $9 per dump charge (unless you want to unhook everything and drive to the on site dump). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed oceanside 2001 and 2002, opted to not make reservations and took chance they would have a site in January for us. We had the infield site in 2003, less expensive, easier to set up with less rock. The campground is fabulous! Sites are roomy, seasonals and transients all seem to be happy and enjoy chatting with everyone. The Tiki Bar on their little Sunset Beach is a fun gathering place to watch the awesome sunsets. The staff is really nice and although there are no sewer connections, for $8 or $9 the mobile tank will come and pump you out whenever you need to. It is a laid back campground, catering to boaters with a marina, fishing, sightseeing, etc. The 7 Mile Bridge is very nearby for biking or walking to little Pigeon Key Museum. The place is great and more wide open then the KOA up the road. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is an awesome CG with camping friends that have been returning for about 25+ years. It is not cheap, but because of the location at mile marker 47 on US Rte. 1, it demands it. Here for a month, set up a satellite dish and relaxed in the sun. Marathon is one of the best locations for good restaurants, shopping and things to do. The rates are reasonable if you pay up front for 3 months and that will get you a waterfront site too. Pay $9/week to get pumped out. It is a deal. It is a vacation spot I will never, ever forget. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park with access to Gulf of Mexico. Sites were small making it difficult to get into. However the staff was very helpful helping us. Very quiet park with friendly staff. Would stay here again and do hope to do just that. We were there for almost one month. The showers/bathrooms were always clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The staff is rude and unfriendly. No assistance to find our site. No TV, no WIFI, pool was dirty and not heated. Terrible odor from the sewer treatment park next door. Have been RVing for 35 years. This is the worst park we have ever stayed in. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 3 / 10 ]
We checked in to this place because it's by the keys. An affordable place, but we bet you can stay at much nicer places over there. The sites were pretty small and we barely could fit our 22 foot RV in. Imagine it with your bigger rigs. Lots of extended stays around. That didn't do the campground any good. They offered no wi-fi but we found some free connections anyway. The restrooms and showers were ok. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.