4.3 Poor
     
Key Largo, Florida

Calusa Campground Resort and Marina

Key Largo, Florida



Key Largo, Florida
Phone: (305) 451-0232

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $78 5/2016

Latitude: 25.1073821194083
Longitude: -80.4297387599945

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

16 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is NOT a campground. It's a colony of 5th wheels parked permanently with enough space to park a boat or a car by their side. Most people have converted this space into some sort of living space that varies from carports to tiled and permanent structures. The property is divided by a canal lined with boats. The place is tight, over crowded, and incredibly noisy since playing music VERY LOUDLY in the RVs, boats, and monster trucks that cruise the narrow roads night and day seem to be the main pastime.

So if you come all the way to Key Largo looking for relaxing days, lovely sunsets and gentle tropical nights, STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE.

If you want to party, scream instead of talk, and pretty much experience what it is to live in a foreign colony, then you will love it.

Whatever you do, stay away from site 325. Even party people must sleep at some time, but this people play think they are running a 24/7 salsa club and the speakers are kept at their capacity all day long.

We were looking forward to enjoying the sunset. There is no place reserved for this purpose.

It is not a dog friendly place. You have to pay $5.00 fee per pet and there is not one inch of green space for the dog to do its thing. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
361A
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $78.00
Overall Rating:      

This CG is a gated resort of 98% permanent units. From a bicycle ride-around, I'd say that there are only about a half-dozen available "camping" lots. Reservations highly recommended. Day use visitors are mostly there for the marina to launch boats. Staff are nice but oriented to their long-term residents. Lots of people-noise, particularly loud music. Available sites are level, gravel with FHU/30/50 with a concrete patio. No fire rings. Sites are very tight and roadways are narrow - no pull-thrus. Parking my 40' fiver was challenging and I was on a corner, giving me some wiggle room. Nice pool but no available car parking (golf cart parking only). I recommend bicycles. We were in site 323, back-in, right on the water with breath-taking sunset vistas - well worth the parking hassle. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
323
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Key Largo is a laid-back, vacation village with a permanent population of just over 10K people. Everything is situated on both sides of US route 1. There is no "downtown". There are local eateries but no big chains, a couple of big chain hotels plus local inns. Publix and Winn-Dixie grocery stores nearby. A few gas stations but not all have diesel. Local diesel was $2.159. Dinner at the Pilot House was a bit pricey but we'll worth the money. Fall-off-the-bone ribs, literally.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

The site's are very tight because of the patio being in the middle of the site. The roads are too narrow to try to back into the sites because of the many permanent residents parking ever where. Loud music played until the wee hours of the morning. The pool however was very large and nice. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Impromptu trip south to get out of the cold landed us here for 5 nights. Upon arrival the staff in a golf cart lead our motorhome through the VERY tight maze to the wrong site thus returning to the beginning to start all over again. Upon backing into the site, traditionally my wife gets behind the wheel and I get out and direct the maneuvering into the site and glad I did. Just in time I discovered huge “cleats” anchored in the ground probably from a former permanent tenant and the likes of which would really have torn up any tire that should run over them. There were 6 in two rows and now we were trying to maneuver to avoid them yet keep room in the very tight spot to open our slides. That alone I would not stay here again. Regarding the tight maze of road talking to a neighbor they showed us the bay door that got ripped out of their rig upon their arriving, maneuvering their rig and they hit the rocks making a sharp near impossible corner. No I would not stay here again ever. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was very tight with mostly permanent residents. We were parked close to a construction project where they were building a vacation residence. The folks next to us had 3 dogs. They left them out and walked away. Two chihuahuas were nasty and went after a child who walked through the space. There was a German Shephard that was not friendly. After numerous calls to security, they first left a note on their trailer that they were in violation. A subsequent complaint brought animal control. After rounding up the two yappers, the animal control officer found a name and phone number on a dog tag and called them. They came and were told not to leave their dogs alone and not to leave them outside for the night. Animal control left and they let the dogs outside. Security told me they were leaving in the morning. I asked them and was told they would be there another week. We asked for a refund and was given it. We left. No, I would not go back again. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $105.00
Overall Rating:      

This is what I would call a "crappy" campground and not worth the money. Poorly run and maintained. Very old and not kept up. Bathrooms are shoddy as well as the laundry room. We were told by previous person on our site that it is extremely noisy and crowded on the weekends...we are leaving before that. Maintenance people do not speak English. I do not recommend this place. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $95.00
Overall Rating:      

A big rig does not mean 40ft but should be referred to as a 45ft RV. We tried to get inside the park and had to retreat for fear of risk VS reward. Campground rash was visible everywhere especially on the trees and buildings where RV’s had made contact trying to make the turns. We were forced to make two 3 points turns to make it around the park to get to the so called big rig sites. Once we arrived at the site assigned to us it was too narrow to open our slide outs. This is a very old mobile home travel trailer park thus the reason for it being so tight to get around. Would recommend 38ft or less RV for access however you’re still going to be faced with the problem of using your slide outs especially if your neighbors have their slides open. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

After staying at another Key Largo Campground and leaving before our stay was up, we found Calusa to be a welcome surprise. Clean, well kept, with a gorgeous new salt water pool and marble showers and ample laundry. Sure the folks speak Spanish but where don't they in the Keys?? They're a fun loving and sometimes a little loud group, but we loved it so much, we are back again. Security is tight and shopping is close by. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

The pool area and restrooms were very nice and location is great. It was nice during the week but Friday-Sunday were crowded and extremely loud. Lots of loud music and few English speaking patrons. We will probably look elsewhere next year. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

We almost canceled our reservation when we saw the reviews here but we are glad we did not. We stayed on one of the waterfront lots (215 or 216) and we got here on a Sunday night. I think it is pretty busy on the weekends. There is a largely Hispanic long term residential population at the front of the park but I felt very safe. The pool is still under construction but I saw people working on it and estimate it being done within 60 days. Staff was very helpful. Have never had a site with a better sunset view and the kids could fish right off the back of the site. Would definitely stay here again during the week. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $80.00
Overall Rating:      

Incredibly (potentially) gorgeous site, right on the bay, but almost impossible to get in it with a big rig. Peaceful and calm: at first. Then came the Labor Day invasion! Uncontrolled children running everywhere, boom boxes blaring incredibly loud, and no consideration of people who did not want to hear loud music till late at night, or even at noon. We left early. We will not return. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

We knew before we arrived the pool was under repair. Not pet friendly: you must take dogs outside the park, then there is nothing there either. Internet $, does not work too well. Park is for park model/perm trailers. Entrance road very narrow with low hanging branches. Management is not surly but not happy with temporary MH, it's mostly transient people here, was not happy with that. Security people were not very friendly. All in all, the place is an overpriced poor facility. I would never stay here again, nor recommend to anyone else. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is in the midst of being a condominium and an RV Park. There is constant construction everyday, except the weekend,and there are NO organized activities. Most things are in a poor state of repair except for the rec bldg which appears to be new. We planned on making this our base of operations for a month and are very disappointed. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $99.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate was $102, but only two digit box, so $99. Great sunset views. Best spot is 322. Ours nice, 324. Most of this park is permanent park model homes, few RV travelers. From our location to the pool required a car, most residents use golf carts to get around. This place is not dog friendly at all. There are signs: "Do not walk dogs on this property", when we inquired in the office about a dog run. They said we must take go outside the front gate, there is no place to walk dogs on premises. We came back from glass bottom boat ride at John Pennecamp (well worth it), we came to site, got the dog and back out front, out of park to walk him. About 5-10 minutes later, my wife comes back to the entrance gate but it will not open. She goes to the office where staff accused her of handing the card through the fence to get a second car into the park. When she explained she took the dog for a walk, the employee told her you are only allowed to go through the gate once in fifteen minutes, but she would let her in this time only. Wow! So, if you have a dog, find another campground. This place may be pet tolerant, but certainly not pet friendly. There are no waves here and no beach. No swimming access that I found, other than the pool. Pool nice sized, but full of children in the afternoon. Bugs at dusk are horrible. Bite bad, during the day, bugs were not a problem. We will not stay at this park again. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2008 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park and there were no mosquitoes. Staff was very pleasant. In fact, we stayed here twice on our holiday. We would return. We camped at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina in a Motorhome.

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