12 Parks near Marathon, Florida
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
Dec 2015 - $110.00
The check in lady & twice a day garage pick up was the things that were good about this park. Paid for water front site that turned into a mud hole at low tide with the smell of dead fish. No one there to help find my site & the site required backing in on the blind side, site was level. Bath rooms always had water on the floor, showers didn't have an place to put clean clothes while showering. Bath room had a 25 foot extension cord nailed to the wall to run a window AC...would not stay there again. - TBrown
59151 Overseas Hwy Marathon, Florida 33050 (map) | (305) 289-0011
Sites: 85 | Latest Rate: $60.00 | 3 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
Feb 2009 - $55.00
We checked in to this place because it's by the keys. An affordable place, but we bet you can stay at much nicer places over there. The sites were pretty small and we barely could fit our 22 foot RV in. Imagine it with your bigger rigs. Lots of extended stays around. That didn't do the campground any good. They offered no wi-fi but we found some free connections anyway. The restrooms and showers were ok. We would not stay here again. - Barry & Diane
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
Sep 2015 - $38.00
We stayed here for a week. Very quiet small campground. All sites are easy to get into and very large. Bushes between the sites.I have an ATT hot spot and no problems getting service. The entire park is a small park with little traffic. Would stay here again. - Wandering
Apr 2015 - $17.00
Wonderful park in every way. Interesting reading negatives re: TV, Wi-Fi, full hookups, etc. Sewer not part of Florida SP with exception of ones that were previously private, e.g., Top Sail. The private parks on the Keys are expensive with close sites. Curry Hammock is a gem. - judy p
Dec 2016 - $110.00
Ok We have stayed at Grassy Key a few times. We love Marathon restaurants and bars and this park has a very convenient location to all of them. Many of the RV parks in the keys are very old and not terribly attractive so for us it's best to pay the extra and feel safe. Our 45ft class A with tow easily fits in most spots. Only downside is the gravel which hurts your feet and pets have a tough time also. - hjt777
Dec 2016 - $104.00
Open gravel lot with some scattered vegetation. Overlooks Grassy Key Harbor for bayside views. Nice common area next to water. Very quiet except for background traffic noise from highway. Level, gravel, somewhat small sites - not quite long enough for 44' motorhome with toad parked sideways. A lot of overhang into the "street" by the toads and tow vehicles - moving of which is generally required to get rigs in and out of sites. Somewhat narrow sites - felt more cramped here than elsewhere in Florida. Power ok, water pressure low (40psi static dropping to 25psi with water running), sewer ok. Wifi pretty useless, unable to connect. Note 1GB per week limit. Verizon 3-4 bars with sluggish to adequate speeds. TMobile comes and goes - sometimes no signal, sometimes 1 or 2 bars. Did not check speed. No issues with satellite access. No recycle. Good road bike riding adjacent to park - small amount (1/4 mile) of street riding to reach the Florida Overseas Heritage trail. We would likely stay here again when in the keys. - SeaLandSkyPhoto
Dec 2016 - $120.00
Absolutely gorgeous campground. We would give 5 stars if it had a bathhouse. There was restroom only in community room. Gravel throughout and extremely well maintained from landscaping to pool. Bring mat for gravel. For those with dogs, the gravel can be tough on them. Very rigid about check-in time despite ease of maneuvering in and out of spots. We would stay again. - VA Campers
Feb 2017 - $94.00
Due to location, popularity, & folks willing to pay, they get to charge outrageously exorbitant prices. Interior roads very tight, as is site spacing. Bath/shower not kept up well, shower needed wipe down & toilet needed attention due to blowout. Heavy sewer smell encompassed the park. Sugar ants were problematic. Pool was well maintained but not enough chairs. State parks are more reasonable in price, will stay at one of them if we return, Bahia Honda SP looked nice. - rvrrat520
Jan 2017 - $90.00
First time there! Stayed 10 days on an interior site. Friendly staff. Grassy sites! Well maintained. Close to food, shopping, Key west 1 hour away. We'll stay here again! - Rudedude
Dec 2016 - $90.00
We stay here for the Christmas Holidays each year as they have everything we need. Docking for our boat, right on the gulf and right in the middle of the Keys. More office staff wouldn't hurt as it takes awhile to check in and out when they get busy. Laundry and book exchange are clean and secure with plenty of security cameras EVERYWHERE! That's a good thing. - Blackhat6mike
Jan 2017 - $24.00
Nice park with level gravel full hook up quasi-pul lthru sites. It is tight for big rigs to get into and out of "pull thrus" Lots of backing etc. Nice marina and docks, small manicured beach, and pool. Most sites occupied by snowbirds down for winter and very friendly. Cable is good along with cell phones. ONLY free wifi at the clubhouse/pool. You can purchase other wifi for your site. Well worth the Thousand Trails price, but probably not regular rates. - teepee51
Nov 2016 - $50.00
We have been going to Sunshine Key RV Resort for the last 3 years and every year it gets better. This year we were greeted by the maintenance man as we pulled in. Super accommodating guy who wants your stay to be as great as it can be. He helped us get into our site then wanted to know if we needed help getting set-up. He said it was his day off and he wanted us to relax and enjoy ourselves. He told us about the best beaches in the area and about the best places in the area for happy hour.The park is well maintained with a great marina. The pool is awesome with activities on most weekends. We stayed here for 2 months and can't wait to get back. - Jeff & Laurie
Apr 2016 - $80.00
This a great RV park located close to key west. Everyone was very friendly. Spacious dirt, concrete, grass sites with patio. - Melissa Hiatt
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
Nov 2016 - $40.00
We stayed here a week and enjoyed seeing the area again after several years. Site had a ton of mosquitoes and no-see-ums (flying teeth). Despite this we would stay again. Pricey for a State Park, but reasonable for the Keys. No OTA tv and Verizon was spotty. The area is beautiful though. Truck barely fit sideways in front of the trailer. - jtl2
Nov 2016 - $15.00
Great location in the lower Keys. 10 miles north to Marathon and 37 miles south to Key West. Also Bus Stop outside the main gate on US 1 to go either way. Large level campsites with privacy vegetation between sites. Water connection is at the street by the site number so bring plenty of water hose. Lots to do but the weather was rainy and windy so not much going on. - Hey You
Oct 2016 - $43.00
I reserved one of the waterfront sites almost a year ago, and had been wanting to come here for a long time. Positives are being right on or close to the beach and marina, as well as large, private sites because of vegetation. Also easy to drive in so you face the water and easy to back out. Also good Verizon service. There is also a bus stop at the entrance if you want to take the bus to Key West and north to Marathon. Negatives are road noise from the Inter-coastal highway bridge which is directly across from my site and blocking some of my view. Another negative is the lack of laundry facilities. - judy_online
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
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