2 Parks near Long Key, Florida
Apr 2016 - $42.00
Passport America use restricts site selection to the back-in section that doesn't have sewer connections. Absent PA, this place is too expensive. The sites in this area are very close together. 4 sites share a utility connection point so it is on the wrong side for two users and requires running long power cables and hose. It does have good cable TV. No WIFI, but AT&T data worked fine. The showers were clean but really need updating, and had no amenities at all: no soap dish, stool, even no clothes hooks.
The original site we were given was unusable because neighbors had encroached. Several sites were open so we moved. Management was certainly helpful, but the place really needs an escort service to insure that incoming campers set up correctly. Given how tight the spaces are, conflicts must be frequent.
The site was too narrow to get our big awning out, but it was so windy that we wouldn't have used it anyway. I had to trim a couple of limbs to clear the slides. Our mirrors hung over the end of the site which was supposed to accommodate 45'.
The park has three large tent camping sections that were very busy, a small marina where boats on trailers were coming and going and a small restaurant and bar. All together a very busy place on the weekend: lots of kids riding bikes, radios, grills going, family groups , etc.
That all said, the setting is spectacular, with panoramic views of the ocean complete with gorgeous sunsets. Our site was one row back from the waterfront sites and we had water views. - bobcovey
Jan 2016 - $100.00
Old run down park that needs lots of TLC. The spots are very close together - they have RVs back up next to each other so bedroom slides are sometimes just a few inches apart. It was very muddy and we witnessed several RV's have a difficult time getting out of their spots. There are two hot tubs but both are small and old. WiFi is offered in two spots and both are poor if there more than a few people using it. Make sure you have surge protectors on your electronics. - Wuzfuz1
Jan 2016 - $60.00
The office team was friendly during check in. We did have a problem with our water hookup, but the maintenance team responded very quickly and soon had the problem resolved. What they could not do anything about was the very low water pressure. The grounds were attractive, even after all the rain they had recently had. The biggest drawback was the sites were so tight. I literally could not open my awnings because they would have touched the RV next to me. I could not even walk around my motorhome without going onto my neighbor's site because the vegetation separating sites was jammed up against the side of my motorhome. It was a place to park. An expensive place to park. I am not sure I will be back, even with the friendly folks on staff. - MFTDoc
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
Jan 2015 - $38.00
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