15 Parks near Big Pine Key, Florida
Jul 2013 - $32.00
Very nice facilities. One thing we look for are friendly faces and management. And this place certainly had some great people!!! Highly recommended!!! - JuanCarlos
Jan 2013 - $33.00
We stayed here the entire month of January. People are very friendly and helpful. It's convenient to the Winn-Dixie and 2 drug stores. Key West is only 25 miles away. There are so many Key deer around, they are almost a nuisance. We enjoyed petting and feeding them. We had no problem parking our 40' rig on B-6. They have cable and Wi-Fi, and they both work great. The electric and cable is included in the price. We would stay here again. - Dennis Reid
Oct 2009 - $20.00
We weren't sure about this park when we arrived. We ended up in the back which is tight navigation. But once we got set up, we were happy. The pool is small and needs chairs but is clean and refreshing. The Key Deer come around every morning and evening and just hang out. The bus stop to Key West is just 1/2 block away. For the Keys, this is a reasonably priced campground. Sites are small but that's most sites in the Keys. The cable and Wi-Fi worked fine and the people are nice. We would camp here again. - RV Gypsy
Oct 2016 - $43.00
I reserved one of the waterfront sites almost a year ago, and had been wanting to come here for a long time. Positives are being right on or close to the beach and marina, as well as large, private sites because of vegetation. Also easy to drive in so you face the water and easy to back out. Also good Verizon service. There is also a bus stop at the entrance if you want to take the bus to Key West and north to Marathon. Negatives are road noise from the Inter-coastal highway bridge which is directly across from my site and blocking some of my view. Another negative is the lack of laundry facilities. - judy_online
May 2016 - $38.00
The park is a unique place situated less the 40 miles from Key West. As it has been said, it is very hard to get in this park. We have been lucky enough to get in several times. It is our favorite park in the Keys and possibly our favorite park in all of Florida. It is hard to put in to words why we like this place so much. You have to come here to see for yourself. One thing for sure the employees here are top notch. From the park manager to all the rangers. They all make you feel welcome and are very helpful if you have a problem. Especially the petite one with the long blonde hair (didn't want to say her name and get my review removed). My favorite thing to do here is to hike up the trail to the old Bahia Honda bridge. The view from here is breathtaking! Right now half the bridge is blocked off so you can't go all the way to the end. I hope it opens back up before our next visit. The kayaking is also fun here. You often can see all kinds of sea life. I've seen manatees, sea turtles, stingrays, tarpon, sharks and many other fish. The water is so clear it is amazing. - misnowbird
Apr 2016 - $43.00
It's become quite difficult to book a site here, particularly if you don't have a fiber optic internet connection. I expect this will be a lot worse in years to come, as we learned that 2 Keys RV parks are closing for the building of a hotel and condo. As usual, the park and camping facilities were fantastic, except for some really brutal no-see'ums that even came through the trailer screens. Nothing seemed to work, even the Park store's secret product. No amount of DEET seemed to help either. Campers should be sure to have potable water and electric extensions when camping here, and many of the utilities are not placed where you would expect. Access into the Park can be quite difficult with only one entry lane. Mid to late morning, and early afternoon are the worse times, and traffic will back up on the highway lanes of folks trying to get in. This makes a run over to the Store on Pine Island very time-consuming when campers have to wait for entering day visitors to get back in. We've been coming here for years and love this wonderful place and it's superb staff. - Bernalillo_Girl
Mar 2015 - $63.00
Nice campground about 20 miles from Key West. Very narrow access roads with some trees on the edge and vehicles parked so it is difficult to turn corners and back in. We have a 32' 5th wheel. They will park it for you for a fee. They have a nice pool and laundry, cable works good, Wi-Fi is okay. Showers and restrooms cleaned daily. Key deer visit the camp sites daily. - Charlie M.
Feb 2015 - $40.00
BPKFL is unlike any other campground we have ever stayed. Many of the campers have been coming for 20 years or more and some are second generation campers. Many of the campers are snowbirds who camp for months. I'm normally bothered by this because the sites tend to get junky looking. That isn't the case here. People have their decorations, but they are done in either a tasteful or silly way, so they actually add to the community feel. Although there are many snowbirds there are also children and young folks. Sites are very tight, and many rigs require tractor help to get situated. The sites are somewhat larger in rustic. Generators are not allowed so most campers in rustic use solar panels. Solar panels are adequate for most purposes, but cannot support air conditioning, so it can get pretty hot and muggy even in Feb.
We stay in rustic. In rustic there is a wonderful, welcoming sense of community. Many folks are there to fish. We don't but our neighbors kept us supplied from their daily catch. The activities are wonderful and frequent and just about everyone participates. Pie night is not to be missed-a dollar for real homemade pie and ice cream!
The bathrooms are immaculate. The staff is constantly cleaning. The pool is beautiful. There is a small beach for sunning and relaxing, but it is not really a swimming beach. There is also an observation deck overlooking a national wildlife refuge, often full of birds.
For any sort of extended stay you need to book a year in advance. Campers on site are given the option of renewing for the following year, so people trying to make long term reservations will generally have to go on a wait list until things sort out.
No dogs are allowed because the endangered Key deer wander around the campground.
We have booked 5 weeks for next year. - Carol49
Jun 2013 - $57.00
This is our favorite place ever. Super clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Lots of events for all ages. Key Deer are amazing! Even if you don't have a boat there are rentals on the property. Lots of places to bike. Close to everything in the lower Keys. We can't say enough about how much we love it here. - Ritzroamer
Apr 2016 - $80.00
This a great RV park located close to key west. Everyone was very friendly. Spacious dirt, concrete, grass sites with patio. - Melissa Hiatt
Apr 2016 - $45.00
Check-in was fast and friendly. Sites were tight to turn into with a 36 ft 5er; had to back out of my pull-through site because there were too many vehicles and rigs hanging out of adjacent sites. This is a huge resort with mostly all 6 month stay snowbirds, each has their site loaded to the max with stuff.
Very nice pool, beaches are poor, nice pier for viewing sunsets.
For-pay Internet, we did not sign up for. Had to share my water spigot with the neighbor, very low pressure. Cable TV was free.
Key West was 39 miles south, not much to see nearby attractions. - Diablo
Jan 2016 - $70.00
This was our third stay at Sunshine Key and you simply can't beat the location; its own island, close to shopping and restaurants, only 5 minutes to Bahia Honda State Park and only 45 minutes to Key West. The staff is generally very nice and professional. The downside is the park itself. It is truly in need of maintenance. The pool is the best part of the resort. The side roads are partially covered with rock, not pebbles so difficult for walking and riding. Some spots have been filled in on sites and roads in an attempt to prevent extreme flooding, but to no avail. The buildings are in need of attention in general and could use updating, paint and basic tlc. The dock also needs repair and the swimming/fishing pier recently rebuilt is not the best carpentry job I've ever seen. The swimming steps have been removed so the entire area has been taken over by fishermen. The north beach is often covered with a very smelly seaweed, so the whole area is unpleasant. They have added security cameras and the place has improved over 5 years ago but still needs work. They offer a fair amount of activities and the sites are sufficient for 40' RVs with slides. We will go back if the prices haven't gone up too much and hope for more improvements. - rebelsmom
Mar 2016 - $85.00
Venture Out is a Gated Condominium resort with on the water RV sites that have a private boat dock and several lower cost dry lots. Clean, quiet and safe. Lots of rules for campers with kids and pets, strict enforcement. Verizon Aircard works OK with 1-2 bars on 4G LTE. Golf cart use allowed. Top rated Marina open to public with clean dry boat gas and convenience store, boat ramp, and fish cleaning area. Condos are available for rent to accommodate family and friends who want to visit you in paradise. RV Sites have Full hookup with 50 Amp service but does not include TV or wifi. No local TV broadcast. Wifi is available at Rec Center. Some RV Sites are tight and toad may have to be parked in the overflow lot for extra fee.
Contacts for RV site / Condo rental-
Water Front Key Realty
Rentals@DolberryRealty.com. - MIL-SAT
Oct 2015 - $68.00
Some beautiful, very nice waterfront sites with breathtaking views. Fairly close to Key West. Our site was tight for parking, but once parked it fit like a glove. No WiFi. Cable, provided by site owner was dismal. Only one TV station in Key West, but a little pre-planning goes a long way. This is a trailer park that has RV spaces, but most are excellent. Best RV park value in the Key West area. - Scenic Cruiser
May 2015 - $0.00
Full disclosure. We own an Rv lot at Venture Out, and obviously we like it well enough to have purchased one.
There is free Wi-Fi, but it's at the clubhouse only.
As far as pets. Two pets are allowed. Cats are NOT allowed to roam, and will be trapped and removed, so BEWARE. I don't think the park adequately explains this to people and I want people to know not to let your cat outside.
Dogs are not allowed to walk with you around the property. You can walk from your lot to the gate and outside the park, to where there is a dog walk area along the main road.
Yes, the sites are small. It's the Keys and land is very expensive. Some RV sites may be difficult to maneuver your RV into, so be aware when booking a site. There are "dry lots" and waterfront lots. The ocean view sites are spectacular, but can be pretty windy. The canal lots can have spectacular ocean front views, or views of the seawall behind you. Not all are the same. Be aware when booking a site.
The park rules state only one motorized vehicle per site (other than a motor home). If your RV and vehicle don't fit on the lot, you have to park the vehicle in the overflow lot. BEWARE of this when you reserve a site. The overflow is $2-$4 a night depending on the size.
New rules effective may 15, 2015. Venture Out has become so popular and many people spend their entire winters here, bringing all their toys, which include extra cars, motorcycles, boats, cargo trailers. This has resulted in a parking nightmare. The community Board of Directors has mandated the parking rules be enforced. Effective now, you will only be allowed to park in the overflow lot, a maximum of two weeks in any 6 month period. - krnlueck
May 2016 - $102.00
Basically a big gravel lot with pedestals and some trees. No pull-through sites. Some sites are double wide. All sites are full hookup/30/50 but utilities are at rear of sites. Better bring extra "stinky tubes" and 1 long or multiple water hoses. Nice pool with a hot tub. Well-stocked store with food, hardware, and trinkets. An open air pub with pizza and wings as their restaurant is only open during the winter, tourist season. Staff seems friendly enough. Laundry is $1.75 wash, $1.00 dry. Propane available at $7.29 per gallon. Showers/bathrooms updated and clean. They have Wi-Fi repeaters all over the place but connecting to the Internet is a challenge. There are primitive tent sites in a treed, shady area. No weekly or monthly rates, only Value Kard (KOA membership) discounts. - StephenK
Oct 2015 - $100.00
People are very friendly. There is a pub on the premises! Store is currently undergoing renovation, so their supply is extremely limited. Fabulous location and weather! - Momtotwo
Jul 2015 - $85.00
This was our first trip to this campground. We chose a waterfront site with full hook-up. The site was excellent and we shared it with several iguanas. The dog park was clean and there was no "stuff" left behind from previous dogs. The staff were friendly and helpful supplying information about Key West. We will be bringing our boat the next trip and there is separate boat parking close to campsites; launching is free if you are staying there. We will definitely come again! - j&b
Feb 2016 - $90.00
Terrible RV park. Very tight. Junky. No cable even though they advertise it to be available. Management does not enforce leash laws. Unbelievable they can charge these prices. Keep on going. Don't stop here!! - robertsdj
Dec 2013 - $110.00
This is an older park, only about 18 miles outside of Key West. It's an older park but the folks are quite friendly. There seem to be a lot of permanents there, and quite a few seasonal renters. I wouldn't recommend a big rig, since many of the turns are quite sharp, and one of the roads is a dead end, with no way of turning around. In other words, if you want to check out the park, go by car, bike or on foot. Just don't drive your rig in and expect an easy way out. There is always something going on at Lazy Lakes or at the adjacent KOA, which apparently has a full bar and is open to LL visitors. It was expensive for us, but everything in the Keys seems to be expensive. It was nice to spend Christmas in the Keys, though. Our rig is 38' long. - Gus the Fireant
Feb 2012 - $80.00
Very nice quiet campground. Sites are gravel roads are paved. Pool is great. The Wi-Fi worked good for us. We enjoyed our evening walks around the Lake. You will need bug protection. Staff and fellow campers were all very friendly. It appears there are a lot of permanent campers here. We would stay here again. - lostagain
Jul 2016 - $95.00
We have stayed here now for several visits and usually during their off-season and have been thrilled with this park. This is an owner rental program park, and there are two different groups to rent from. A group of owners broke away from the original rental program and formed their own, and we always rent from this group. They are friendly, very accommodating and are always there to answer any questions and take care of any issues. We were a little disappointed in the overall upkeep of the park, which seemed a bit lacking in attention by the maintenance crew. The pool was extremely cloudy leaving us to wonder if the chemicals were being done correctly and if the pool was actually safe to swim in. The front gate broke while we were here, so the controlled security was not there, but for the most part, these things happen, and we still felt safe. This is a beautiful park....and we WILL stay there again and again! So close to Key West, and many nice restaurants. - Bluebird Owner
May 2016 - $135.00
This is a super park which has sites that are privately owned and rented out. We had a tiki hut with TV, refrigerator, and ice maker. Also dining table and couch and chairs. We were on the water with a private boat dock and a swim ladder. Only 14 miles to Key West. The staff was great and assisted in parking and hooking up. Although it was pricey it was worth the extra cost. Would stay again. - tlrpilot
May 2016 - $105.00
One of a kind beautiful on the water campsites. We had
our own Tiki hut and dock. Spotlessly maintained, helpful
courteous staff. Very nice pool.
A few too many barking dogs this visit,
and they allowed a group of four very loud
motorcycles to stay there. However we'd certainly go
back on our next visit, and hope for an improvement. - macandphyl
Jul 2016 - $62.00
The park was nice. We enjoyed our time here with our son. We had a site by the water and that was a treat at all times. We were able to walk into the water, although it was not sandy it was like clay. It was fun. There was a nice breeze. The men's restroom had a strong urine odor for the majority of the stay. And the toilet stalls were not big enough. My son was concerned of anyone walking in while he used it. This is when we asked that he not go there anymore unless there was an emergency. The showers were clean but the curtains were too narrow and there was no privacy to change in either restrooms (female or male). Another good point is that you can just bike or walk to the bridge and fish. My son enjoyed that a lot. There is a grill within walking distance. I did not go to it so have no recommendations on that. I guess that I would come back at some point. There is not much for kids to do here and there is no pool either. I did like that there is security at the entrance and the garbage gets picked up in the morning at your site if you do not want to go for a walk. The beach, well that was not very attractive, it was more like a jump into the ocean with no clarity as to what is underneath. Some people like that, I like to see what is there when I jump. Overall , it was nice. - AngelY
Jun 2016 - $60.00
My comments are not up to date and guessing on the rate as we paid by the month. We have been coming to this place a lot since 2001 when we got our RV. We have stayed on the water and in the infield section. We last were there February 2014 and really like this place. Sadly, it has been sold and will be developed into a resort so the park will be gone. We have reserved a site this coming winter. Thank goodness. It is not a fancy rv park and not a resort type facility, but the staff is great, the campers are almost like family and I cannot wait to return. Thank goodness they come and pump you out or we'd have to leave in 4 days. - LindaVA1
Dec 2015 - $110.00
The check in lady & twice a day garage pick up was the things that were good about this park. Paid for water front site that turned into a mud hole at low tide with the smell of dead fish. No one there to help find my site & the site required backing in on the blind side, site was level. Bath rooms always had water on the floor, showers didn't have an place to put clean clothes while showering. Bath room had a 25 foot extension cord nailed to the wall to run a window AC...would not stay there again. - TBrown
Feb 2012 - $110.00
A little pricey for our standards, but I guess not when you compare it to other RV parks near Key West in the height of the season. Stayed here at the end of February because we could not get into any of the Florida State Parks in the Keys. We had visited the "Fish Camp" restaurant here before, but never camped. They did a lot of work on the RV sites since our last visit - It seems they have cleaned out most of the semi-permanent residents, and are catering more to the shorter stay business. They have put down lots of hard packed gravel on the roads and sites, a new brick walkway along the canal, new electrical service, newly remodeled bathrooms and showers, and some of the sites have permanent "tiki hut" shelters and palm trees for some shade. The access is tight - we had to get some other campers to move their cars so we could back into our site. Once in the site, it was relatively roomy - there were quite a few big rigs there. It is true that the electric pedestals and water spigots might end up at the wrong side of your site, it's nothing a proper extension cord or hose won't fix. The staff and other campers were very friendly. The main walkway through the sites is the brick walk along the water, so be prepared for people walking back and forth across the waterfront end of your site. Some of the campers staying in the non-waterfront sites said the bugs were bad at dusk, but we had no problems out by the water in the breeze. The park is right at the end of one of the runways of the nearby Naval Air Station, so you will get an air show (and the noise that goes with it) all day long. You sort of get used to it, and they stop around sunset. They have rental kayaks available, and there are plenty of places to explore. There is a public beach a mile or so down the road, but like most places in the keys, it is more of a shoreline than a beach. The restaurant is a popular local gathering place - especially at happy hour - the food is very good and fairly priced. They have live entertainment on the weekends. No problem with the dogs, but as already said, the only real place to walk them is out along the road - there are no real grassy spots. The Wi-Fi was only reliable when you got up close to the main building, but they do have tables there where you can sit with your laptop. Some campers said they had trouble with the cable TV, but we got like 50 stations without the converter box that they will loan you if you need it. - WiliWali
Jul 2011 - $56.00
We stayed for 3 nights during the week. Sites are roomy and clean. If waterfront, can swim/fish right behind site. Office staff very friendly and knowledgable about surrounding Keys. Treated like a native (from fla.,but not a local) at the bar. Everyone was really friendly and the food was excellent. Should have stayed a week to catch weekend BBQ. Will definitely return. Pet walk, way out front kept me from giving a 9. - phnz1
May 2011 - $55.00
I gave the rating a nine only because it does not have 50 amp service. Other than that it is a ten. Oh yeah: a 50 amp system (like mine) will operate both a/c units as long as not too many other electric appliances are running at the same time. (ie: electric water heater, microwave, and hair dryer.) Yes it is tight, unpaved, and the hook-ups are set up for back in only even on the waterfront, but if you are smart enough to carry sewer, water, cable, and electric extensions you can still see the water from your windshield. If you want service on a silver platter and a space all to yourself, this is NOT the RV park for you. However if you want to experience the unspoiled, laid back, natural atmosphere coupled with the RV comradely of your fellow RVers as we do, this is the place! The gang at Geiger are the best. We feel as much at home here as we do at home. Our experiences every year here, are fantastic. Bring a kayak or canoe as I do and really explore. - giezerglide