4 Parks near Big Pine Key, Florida
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
Feb 2016 - $44.00
Recently spent a weekend at Bahia Honda as a getaway with my wife. It was a fabulous environment overlooking the beach. There was quite a bit of sand. It was crowded but very private. Very friendly campers and staff. Bathrooms were not the best maintained. Great beach and snorkeling. They have a beautiful and relaxing nature trail as well. I enjoyed my stay here and would recommend taking there snorkeling tour the guide was very knowledgeable and hilarious. - ExperiencedCamper1
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
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
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