9 RV Parks near Long Key, Florida
Dec 2016 - $30.00
Heads up, per their website, Long Key will be closing for a year starting the fall of 2017 for beach reclamation.
Wow - where else can you park right on the ocean? Clean. The scenery was awesome!! Shallow water with sea grass that washes up. There are jelly fish and man-of-wars, so be careful. The old bathrooms/showers were 'old' and in need of updating. Still clean though. The new bathrooms down the road were very nice.
Sites vary in size (length and width), so do your homework. Each is separated from the next sites by vegetation. Each site had water & electric, however, I noticed that each pair of sites shared a central utility location at the back of the site which means for the odd numbered sites, the hook-ups were to the right (looking from the road into the sites) and the even sites were to the left. I noticed this as many motor homes had to pull straight in for even sites (versus back in) so they could hook up (or had to use extension cords and hoses). In our TT, we can only back in and do not have extension hoses/cords, but fortunately had an odd site with the hook ups to the on the utility side of the camper.
Camping at Long Key is all about being 'on the ocean', and for that, Long Key is priceless! - brentp
Apr 2016 - $43.00
We spent a wonderful two weeks in an oceanside site (all sites in this park are oceanside). Our site was rather narrow, and if we had slides we would not have had room to fully deploy our awning. Since we don't have slides, the only problem the site presented was a tight squeeze to back the rig in. Other sites seemed to be wider, so it will be luck of the draw for you, since reservations are so difficult to procure. Once in place, we had a great time. The ocean is shallow and calm in this area, but the beach is covered with seaweed, which the park demands remain in place to preserve the natural ecosystem. We still managed to have room for chairs even at high tide. One discouraging note was the presence of rats after dark. One night we were sitting next to the picnic table after eating dinner, and watched as a bold rat climbed onto the table only five feet from our chairs and checked out our empty dinner plates. Other nights, the rats were seen running along the fence rails and in the trees. This is the only reason the park didn't get five stars for cleanliness, since the bath houses and rest of the areas were impeccably clean. - HabaneroMike
Mar 2016 - $38.00
This park is my least favorite state park in the Keys. The park manager needs some lessons in customer relations. The rangers here are the least helpful in all the parks we've stayed in. Most likely due to the poor management.
As far as the park goes there is not a lot to do here. The water level is so shallow you can walk out quite a ways and it doesn't get past your knees. Plus, although the bottom is sandy it is kind of mucky. If you where your flip flops in the water the mucky sand sucks them right off your feet. It feels like you're getting stuck. It is very weird being that everywhere else in the keys that we've been has a nice soft sandy bottom.
There is a lot of erosion going on so the availability of campsites that would fit our 30ft RV is becoming less every year. There are 60 sites in the campground. In the past there were at least 38 sites that would accommodate our RV. Now there are only 18.
The only reason I would camp here is because my husband likes to fish off the Long Key bridge. It is located only about a mile from the park. - misnowbird
Apr 2017 - $66.00
The cleanliness problem was in the bathhouse, which was not kept clean. Also, there were too few trash bins available around the grounds. Otherwise the place was quite clean and satisfactory. When we arrived the person who led us to our site was unclear and unhelpful about whether we would have to unhook our tow dolly and, if so, where we would put it. They announced both a movie night and later a game night, neither of which happened. The beach setting of their bar and restaurant, "Lobster Crawl," is delightful; we went there twice. The food was okay, and the service, except for one surly bartender, was good. The pool and pool area are clean and attractive. Very inconveniently the water and power hookups are on one side of the site and the sewage on the other. Water and power lines had to run under the van. - Samuel J
Jan 2017 - $100.00
Very Nice and clean sites, very helpful. beautiful views!!! The store had a good variety products for our needs. The restaurant had a good variety and good food. Every employee was very nice and helpful. I will definitely be back in the future. - Mike And Jan
Jul 2016 - $90.00
We stay for two months in the winter, so we might have a different point of view from someone coming down for the first time. Yes the sites are very close to gether, but we don't come to Florida in the winter time for the size of the site. The weather is wonderful, the food is out of this world. And the vast majority of the people that work in Fiesta Key are very very nice. The people that you meet (Your neighbors) are also terrific. So, when you add up the beautiful weather, the terrific people and the incredible food. That's why we like Fiesta Key so much. Plus.... Location, location, location! - WMSmith
Jul 2017 - $62.00
We are in love with this place, people would talk about it, but until you feel it in person, you won't understand. I felt like I was home, place was awesome, the pool has rules and people follow them, pool is amazing, excellent/best pool I have been in . The grounds are well kept and staff is amazing, friendly and very helpful. I love this place to say the least. - Nilda Gutierrez
Jul 2017 - $70.00
Very nice park. We parked on the seawall and enjoyed watching the sunset from our site. Staff was very helpful and happy to make suggestions of local attractions and restaurants. Wifi was tolerable. Restrooms were very clean. I did not use the laundry room. I would return here if in the keys. - jillhodges
May 2017 - $36.00
This was a very nice park! Wanted to visit the Keys, so looked for a central location. PA discount made this possible! PA users get an interior vs waterfront site, which was fine by us! Nice level, grassy site, not crowded together (this time of year!), still only 200' from the water. Small concrete pad for picnic table. During busy season you would be touching your neighbors slide, tho. Staff did a nice job since they weren't crowded to leave vacant sites between campers. Nice docking/launch for boats (we have a kayak), safe area to swim/snorkel. FHU including cable all worked fine. WiFi at the site - sometimes spotty - but adequate. Management says they were upgrading that while we were there. Good Verizon cell/data, no OTA except 2 Spanish (Cuban?) channels. Marathon has good grocery/Walgreens/etc., also free/clean public beaches (no sandy beach at resort). Office staff and fellow travelers very friendly. About 1.25 hrs to Key West - nice ride. - Loggenrock
59151 Overseas Hwy Marathon, Florida 33050 (map) | (305) 289-0011
Sites: 85 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 4 Reviews
Mar 2015 - $60.00
Wish I'd read the earlier reviews about this place. It was almost impossible to get our 32ft fifth wheel into this space. Had it not been for 2 really helpful guys aiding me with the maneuvering, I would have given up and asked for my money back. It took almost 45 minutes of pulling and pushing and scuffing of tires to get the rig spotted, and at that point my truck was almost at 90 degrees to the camper. My two helpers said this happens all the time because the staff don't forewarn people that this is an old site that is mostly residential and the pitches are not big rig friendly.
Will definitely avoid this place in future. - Richard Bambridge
Feb 2013 - $42.00
Very nice park with access to Gulf of Mexico. Sites were small making it difficult to get into. However the staff was very helpful helping us. Very quiet park with friendly staff. Would stay here again and do hope to do just that. We were there for almost one month. The showers/bathrooms were always clean. - kayaker1
Dec 2012 - $65.00
The staff is rude and unfriendly. No assistance to find our site. No TV, no WIFI, pool was dirty and not heated. Terrible odor from the sewer treatment park next door. Have been RVing for 35 years. This is the worst park we have ever stayed in. - cap'n greg
May 2017 - $70.00
This is a beautiful, small and quiet RV park roughly at the mid-point of the Florida Keys. I ended up staying for 6 nights while exploring the area for the first time. Plusses for me were the impeccably kept grounds, boat dock/sitting area on the water and the helpful staff, who helped me get into my site and provided lots of good information about the area. Only negatives for me were the hedge near the road that hides the entrance/exit from the road (probably done to cut down on the highway noise) and the wi-fi performance, which was not that reliable. However, I would definitely return. - Phaeton40AH
Apr 2017 - $74.00
Great camp site, everything was very clean. Fishing pier and area to swim where one could snorkle. Nice laundry room, but a little expensive, but consider you're in the Keys and everything is a little high price. Dolphin research center was a great place to visit. Would have liked to have been on the water front area campsites, but all were taken. - Richard Tucker
Apr 2017 - $114.00
Beautiful location, pool, clubhouse, laundry, office and sites are immaculate. Very well kept up. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Only slight negative was our site was not completely level, side to side. Would stay here again any time we can. - BWolfAR
May 2017 - $50.00
This is the second time we have stayed here at this wonderful small State Park. Staff was friendly and helpful at check in. Interior roads are paved and big rig access was average. Our site was very spacious, plenty of space for our towed, lots of privacy between sites, shade trees, picnic table and barbecue. Our pad was a level gravel back in, and it was very quiet and peaceful both day and night. The campground is located with vegetation between the site and the beach, so you only get a peak of the water. Bathrooms were undergoing renovations, and work should be finished soon. There is a security gate 24/7, which we liked. Pet friendly and plenty of places to walk your pet. Plenty of food stores, restaurants and sightseeing close by. We will definitely stay here again. - tobyjug
Nov 2016 - $56.00
Don't believe the pictures online... We stopped there for a few nights on our way to the Keys. The park is in a great location and fairly clean, great beach and a great sunset views. The only issue we had is that the park is way overgrown (picture Jumanji) you can't even see the ocean from your site and the ocean is only yards away :( - RET CWO4 USCG
Aug 2016 - $29.00
The sites were very spacious and clean. There are other campers within view but still far enough away. There are iguanas everywhere and will come around the campsite, they're curious but won't come close enough to touch (which is s good thing). We had a few crab holes around the site which was cool to see that far up from the water. The bathrooms were clean but were having work done to them when we were there so the water temperature was touch and go.. the work should be done by now though. There's a small park with a beach area within walking distance and I believe they rent kayaks from there. There's shopping, grocery and fast food nearby and some really nice restaurants with awesome sunsets. Key West is a short drive away, with the money we saved by staying at the park and not in Key West we were able to take many day excursions. - 2Austins
Mar 2017 - $85.00
A real treasure in the Florida Keys, based on some of the other RV parks we saw between Key Largo and Key West. We lucked into a site for 3 nights during the winter season on short notice, which in this case was 3 months. Many people from up north enjoying extended stays down here. The facilities are somewhat old, but adequate. Many of the sites are on the tight side, but we got a fairly roomy shaded site. It was only 30 amp, but that was what was available. No sewer, but a "honey wagon" comes by and will dump for a small fee. Personnel were friendly. Rumor has it that the owner has sold the property and the park will close this spring. Too bad. This was quite a place in the Florida Keys. - one_strange_texan
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
Mar 2017 - $15.00
This is a very spacious campground with three loops, of which one has electric (reservations are recommended for electric sites). Solar showers here were great, with very hot water, with one downside: they are located in the primitive camping loop. The mosquitoes here pretty much ruined the camping...I've never seen mosquitoes in such numbers in my life. Every time we opened the door or walked to the restrooms it was a battle. However, the national park is well worth it, just bring netted clothing, hats, and repellent. - Pinkflamingo71
Jan 2017 - $15.00
I will always remember this campground at the southern tip of the Everglades as full of mosquitos and black vultures. Mosquitos are so bad that unless you have a screen house you will not be sitting outside. Lots of bug spray and be prepared mosquitos will get in your camper. Vultures will potentially land on your car/camper and have been known to eat the rubber. They also don't seem to be afraid of dogs at all - amazing!. Campground had water and electric hookup. Easy walk to the water, but would be a little bit of a walking hike to Flamingo marina.
Never saw the campground host. We reserved online and chose our own site when we got there. - Scooterd16
Jan 2017 - $30.00
No water & sewer hookup in RV section. Electricity only. Water fill at all restrooms. Only restroom without hot water is in the most expensive part of campground. (RV electric sites). Hot water is solar heated - so plan to have a hot shower mid-morning to dusk. Spacious sites Not all have fire rings Great staff - every one that worked there was super friendly & knowledgable. There are so many mosquitos that you won't do any outdoor living. You have to stay moving to avoid getting eaten alive. Especially when bird watching. The Flamingo visitors center could use a lot of TLC - this is one of the largest National Parks - it should be at least mowed more & landscaped. - kettlebelle