We stayed here in an RV on a last minute trip to the Keys for 4 days. The $75 a night was very expensive for this Cuban hobo camp. Yep, you heard me right: hobo camp doesn't describe it enough. Junk semi-perms, outdoor pluming and trashy camp sites abound. The staff (mostly Cuban) appeared to own, operate and occupy the choice water front sites. They were friendly, but oddly rude as they ran you down with their electric golf carts. They posted “NO TRESPASSING SIGNS” at the entrance to their sites even though the beach (no real beach exists) access ran between them. Each of these large choice water front sites contained a trailer and about 3-5 tents housing multiple families generating noise all night long. Our slip was directly across from a group of these characters, and I was in amazement at how these pseudo mob wannabes presented themselves and carried on as if they were the center of the universe. The pool needed a paint job and a good cleaning. There was trash everywhere. No attention was paid to cleanliness at all. Dogs were using the pool grounds as a bathroom which was disgusting. There was a huge Cuban pool party the weekend we were here (I expect every weekend) and most everyone was drinking beer from glass bottles in and around the pool. “NO GLASS” signs were posted which they all ignored. Loud music poured from the pool area and lewd and lascivious behavior was everywhere. To be honest I could go on and on for hours about how ridiculous this place is, but I will just say: if you are interested in a quality family camping experience, you may want to look elsewhere. Happy camping.
A nice, friendly camp ground. They take cash or checks only. It has 50amp, water and sewer, and no cable. They do book up during the high season, so book early. Just an FYI, they are adjacent to the water treatment plant on the island, but we did not smell anything. It was as if it didn't exist. The beach is about a mile away...you can walk it, but driving makes more sense. More importantly...and I don't think I'm alone here...the Dairy Queen is just across the street. :-)
All in all, a nice little park that shares grounds with a FL State Park. The location is excellent to view the Shuttle launch or cruise ship departures. The grounds are mostly all grass or dirt, so bring plenty of leveling gear. More sewer sites would make this place great to camp long term. The Cape Canaveral beach is only a few feet away.
We were vigilant in finding out for ourselves if this park was worth the stay. Our stay was very nice. The grounds were kept nice, bathrooms clean and the pool well managed although needing a couple of small details to be perfect. One of the great things we noticed about this park was the range of camping diversity. Selection of camp sites ranged from grassy primitive sites all the way up to paved pull-through. Once on the grounds you would never know that one of Florida's busiest highways and so many restaurants were just a few hundred feet away. All in all it was a great experience. We will be returning: our kids are already planning their next trip.
This park reminded me of the refugee tent camps set up along Interstate 95 in Miami in 1980. To say it was a dump would be an understatement and being too nice. The permanent campers had every type of dumpy building add on, tacky awnings of every weird shape and color, and exposed sewers. The waterfront sites where primarily only occupied by Cubans associated with the park or their families having several dumpy looking tents set up where normally one family would camp. These full time residents sped through the park on golf carts ignoring safety and rules. The trash was plentiful, the staff rude, and the pool down right disgusting. No attention was given at all to any rules or safety. There was a huge Latin pool party where most all attendees were drinking beer from glass bottles inside the pool. Couples were making out and getting lewd in full view of children. The park was full of potholes, mud holes, and debris. For a whopping $75 a night this place was a tremendous dump. The only real thing this park has going for it was location. Past that, RUN! It’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt here. I feel sorry for their insurance company, if there is one.