Long Key, Florida

Long Key State Park

Long Key, Florida

Long Key, Florida
Phone: (305) 664-4815

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $38 1/2015

Latitude: 24.8052156451165
Longitude: -80.8453148603439

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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Tom & Marilyn

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This is, perhaps, our favorite Florida State Park. We stayed here in 1988 and remember our site on the ocean, as seen from our motor home windshield. Still is that way except the Australian pines are gone but most sites are well shaded with shorter trees and undergrowth. Ocean view is the same, and only about 50 feet from the RV! All sites have 30 amp service and water hookups. They are wide enough for slide-outs on both sides and our patio awning. Surprisingly, in spite of a lot of rain we had very few bugs during our stay in September. Our rate is based upon a senior Florida resident. We would have rated the campground higher if it had 50 amp service; however, the ocean view does offset that. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Four of us stayed in long Key State park RV campground for one night total. RV sites are all ocean view and have beach access. Reservations can only be made 1 day in advance on Reserveamerica.com, which was a bit of inconvenience, since we had no definitive plans during our trip and did not want to make plans ahead. When you travel in RV you most probably would like to be more flexible with the schedule. Same day reservations would be a huge plus. One night was $36 plus tax, so it totaled in $43. There is a gate with the security code to enter both the park and the campground. Bathrooms were convenient, spacey, clean. There were 2-3 showers with hot water and good water pressure, which was a big plus. RV sites are a little bit too close to each other.Water and electric hook ups on each site. Overall it was a nice campground. Beach had lots of seaweed on the shore and was quite shallow, but the view was amazing!We were there in the middle of May and there were some mosquitoes, but not that many. Fire pit had a grill, but the grid itself was set up very high, so we had some troubles with the dinner. Overall would recommend staying there. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the older parks that is due to be shut down for repair later this year. It is still a nice park. The complaints about sand and sea weed are true. But when your rig is parked ten feet from the beach and 25 feet from the ocean kind of hard not to have sand and sea weed. As said all sights were sandy but did not see and that I would worry about getting stuck in. This is truly water front camp sights. As close as you can camp with out being in the ocean we loved it here. There is a paved bike trail off the Hwy that is really fun and a lot of scenery as you can ride south to the next key across what was old Hwy #1.Quite fun if you have never ridden across a few miles of open ocean on a bicycle. The staff is really good and do well keeping up one of the older parks. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with fantastic views of the ocean just steps from your RV site. The only negatives are it is a long reach to the electric and water connection so you may need a longer cord. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Long Key SP is for die hard campers who want the full on out door experience. It's a State Park after all, so to stay here and complain about the bugs and seaweed smell is a little untoward in our opinion. The sites are typical state parish, with no paving and usually sand or crushed coral stone backing literally right up to the water. Most sites have sea grape trees or palm trees on them or between sites. Some sites are close together and some allowing some privacy. Its a place you have to stay to find your preferred sites first. Yes the seaweed does smell, especially at low tide but welcome to camping on the ocean! Complainers are more then welcome to find a nice manicured, environmentally controlled campsite elsewhere. The water is very shallow going out and if you bring a boat, plan on a hike out rafting your gear. The nearest boat ramp is a mile or so up the road and its private and they charge. There are fire pits and YOU WILL LIKELY NEED EXTRA WATER HOSE AND ELECTRICAL CABLE to hookup, also some boards for your jacks because of powdery sand. The bugs can be an issue as well so be prepared. However kayak rentals are available and wading through the shallow waters is enjoyable as well as the fishing by kayak. Otherwise one can wander the beaches, however swimming is not generally enjoyable unless one walks out a ways and finds a sandy area. This is a SP suited to fishermen, kayakers and those who have boats to get out on the reefs a few miles out. If you are looking for a swimming destination for the kids then focus on Curry Hammock or Bahia Honda SP, both of which have lovely beaches, particularly Bahia Honda. Certainly be prepared to camp on the slightly rough side at Long Key. This is not a place for the faint of heart looking for a sterile, concrete campsite, however it is the Florida Keys unabashed and ruggedly unmodified only to allow campers to literally back right up to the water and get the full force of the sights and smells of the beautiful Florida Keys. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

There is nothing to do in this park. The fact that you have to pay to enter every park in the state even though you are paying at another park is a turnoff. You do not know what the park offers until you have paid and entered. Sites are right on the ocean, but the water is very very shallow way out. At a lot of the sites you need an extra cord for your electric and water. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent two weeks here on a tent site with a Class B camper van. The only issue for the van was that the site was not level, but it was certainly liveable. This is an excellent campground with each site being on the water. When the tide is in, you can simply step off the campsite to the water. The tide does go out a long way and it is very shallow, so tough for swimming. Lots of boaters had their boats just moored offshore: just be careful to get it out far enough or it will be sitting on dry land! The washrooms were excellent, clean and had great privacy for showers. There was plenty of firewood available for a donation with nice fire rings on each site. This was an absolute favorite campground, as I spent over 2 months in the Keys. I would definitely return here! It is extremely difficult to get a site, even if booking 11 months in advance. There was a lot of turnover as people were in and out for a night here and there, taking up cancellations. I don't think there's a bad site in the whole park. Great beachcombing and trails. A jewel of the Keys for sure. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 326
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

A decent park but could use some updating. Many sites are very soft sand, so bring your boards for your jacks. It was rainy when we stayed so the bugs were intense when the wind stopped blowing. Also the smell of decomposing vegetation is overwhelming right after a rain. Smells like rotten eggs. The water is within 8-10' of the campsites during high tide. Several campers anchored boats in front of their sites out in the ocean. Boats were 40-50 yards from shore, but you could still walk out to your boat in knee deep water. I might stay here again. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

60 sites 3 bathhouses, canoe and kayak rentals, 2 trails observation tower and beachfront camping. Sites were long enough for most RV's. All are cordoned off with pickets and a good amount of vegetation between them. Water and electric boxes are shared between campsites so be sure to bring extra lines and cords. Some campsites are shadier than others, mostly those in the 22-35 range. Friendly rangers, very clean bathhouses but no AC in them, firewood for $3.00 donation. Some sites stayed wet with puddles at entrance after rain showers. No TV available from park, bring your SAT dish. Bugs were bad-lots of no-see-ums and sand fleas. Beach was the most littered we have ever come across, we picked up 2 kitchen sized bags a night on our walks. Most litter comes from the ocean and boats because of the Gulf stream. It really put me off from beach walking in this park. Park road at entrance is smooth and repaved but when entering the locked campground area the road turns bad which made bike riding on it uncomfortable. No waves on beach pretty much just good for floating or bring your boat or jet ski. Boogie boards or surfboards would be useless here. Beach is not big enough to set anything up on it basically is wide enough to walk between campsites and water. All paraphernalia must be kept on your own site. No playground in park or any large areas to play. Park borders US 1 where people can run, bike, and walk to the next bridge south. Lots of road noise as it is only 50 yards away from campsites. The 2 newer bathhouses were large and showers had a separate dressing area. Older one was very small and outdated. No laundry even though there is space for it at the newer bathhouses. We walked the Golden Orb trail which was partly underwater in several places. Come prepared to wade through it if it has rained recently. Lots of birds in park, we also saw crabs and many interesting insects. Park has a nice boardwalk that leads up to an observation tower, hard to see anything from it though as it is too low. If you like quiet book only during week as lots of people come to party all weekend and sometimes ignore the quiet hours posted. Pets are allowed in park but not on beaches, but most people ignored that rule as well. I think that we would stay at Curry Hammock SP next time which is about 12 miles south. It has a nicer beach and quieter neighbors. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park with the usual professional rangers but there are some important things to note about Long Key SP that one should definitely consider during the summer. Like most state parks during the summer bugs (no seeums, mosquitoes, and horse flies) can be a major problem for some. We found the bugs to be really excessive, but that's what one would expect in a state park in the summer, but just be aware. You need a very long water hose and power cord hookups. Some sites share power and water off the same box, and our site required a 50 foot capability to hookup. If we only had 25 feet, we couldn't have stayed. Dogs are not allowed in the water or on the beach. This is a standard thing I think at most state park's with beaches, but it was a bummer for our Lab to have to look at the water and not go in. The seaweed on the beaches at Florida Keys State Parks in the summer can pile up and smell something awful. When the south breezes blow, the seaweed can literally make beaches unusable sometimes. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Fine little park, right on the ocean. Great fishing and kayaking. Sites are narrow and our rig had to be positioned right up to the fence on the beach as the hookups are a distance away. Our 50' electric cord just made it. Camping on the sand can be messy,we forgot our outdoor rug, so lots of sweeping was in order. We would return for another visit. We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are all ocean view. They are narrow, sandy and very clean. Watch out for the ants! For the money this is by far one of the best places to stay in the Keys. We camped here on our way down to Key West and enjoyed it. We'll be back next year! We camped at Long Key State Park in a Motorhome.

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