First off you have to realize right off the bat that this is the "keys" and your going to pay more for A LOT less. The spots here are extremely tight and you'll be very acquainted with your neighbors!!
Check-in is a bit confusing as the office is past the front gate, so you have to park and then walk all the way through the gate and find the office. The staff is very friendly and seem to try and please. We checked in, got our spot, only to find someone already parked in it. They were accommodating and gave us a spot close by of equal value that was empty but talking to folks around camp, this is a COMMON occurrence.
The bar/restaurant is nice with a small variety of pub style food.
Pool is decent, large and has a separate kiddie pool, its a salt water pool. Lots of chairs but only shade is on the high top tables.
Beach is OK, if you want to sit and sunbathe or just sit at a hightop table and relax. not enough sand to play in, and rocky sand anyhow. They advertise a ladder to the water which is true but they also let everyone fish from there so you'll have play in the water while you dodge poles and hooks and nets!!
Los Of stuff they say is on their Fix-it-list, but in 8 days we saw not one bit of work being done.
NOT a lot of staff around, which has its pros and cons. One is they are not constantly all over you personal space telling what to do and not to do; on the other hand it allows others to break any rule they want. Things like glass on the pool deck, pets in the pool, fires at campsites, etc.
So overall pricey but nice! - Chicopiloto
Our first stay, but not the last. Very please with overall park condition and efforts to improve. Park is an old KOA park so some sites are short. We are in a 31' motorhome, site length 35', however width is sufficient for slides and parking beside rig. All sites have concrete pad. Interior roads are paved and in good condition. Nice walk around park and concrete along water front. Good restaurant on site. Pool is very nice. Encore is making efforts to update this rv park. On site restaurant has limited but varied menu. Prices reasonable. The park takes up the entire land with water all around. Will definitely stay here again, already making plans. - WAM
Encore is working on improving this park and it is a good thing because it needs it. We found the staff to be unorganized, and at times rude. Change maker in Laundry room is broken, went to office for change and made us feel like we were bothering them.
We had a pull through site which was large and had plenty of room. It was confusing as to which site we were in, and others had same problem. The sites around us needed gravel, they were muddy. There were trailers that had not moved in years and were not road worthy.
Location is great, but encore really needs to improve this campground, there are a lot of issues. - SJake
Another fantastic state park in the Florida Keys. The only down side is how hard it is to get reservations, especially if you have a large rig as less than half the sites can support something 35' or longer. All sites are right on the water, as in walk out of your door and 30 feet down a private path into the ocean. The water is very very shallow for a long way out making for fun casual wading. The facilities were clean and well managed. While we generally prefer Bahia Honda State Park to this one, both have their charms. I think the rate is $38, but all in after taxes its is $43. - ShellOnWheels
One of the nicest parks that we have visited on this recent journey. The restrooms and shower facilities were spotless, well maintained and plentiful. They were ADA compliant and placed very conveniently along the linear campground. The ocean front sites are wide and well screened from each other by sea grape plants almost completely shielding you from neighbors. I heartily recommend this facility to anyone. - jmudd
Peerless. Admittedly, this park defines roughing it. 30 amp power, fresh water, clean newer restrooms, great ranger and staff but no Wi-Fi , no TV, no cable, barely a cell phone signal. Think of it as staying on your own slice of desert isle. Back your RV within 10 feet of the beach with just a picnic table separating you from the water. Site comes with fire pit. Ranger sells wood at entry. Sunrise every morning. Walk through secure gate to watch sunset on the other side of the island. If you are looking to bond with the family this beats Disney. Most sites have sea grape bushes that separate them by about 15 feet. Tip: If you have big rig go to Google maps and make sure there is enough space on the far side so you have enough angle to turn. - Tom & Marilyn