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12 RV Parks near Marathon, Florida
Mar 2018 - $179.00
We had a bad experience staying at this park and would not recommend it. The lady in charge is very rude with very poor customer service skills, not willing to work or listen to you. We have stayed at many RV parks and this place is not worth the money, from amenities to customer service. We will never use them again! They only allow 6 people per site and if they "think" you have more than that they will wreak havoc and by the way they did not even attempt to confirm the amount of people per site just assumed. Really horrible experience and we were forced to cut our vacation short. Just horrible. - Lizz48
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
Sites: 200 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 24 Reviews
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
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
Jan 2018 - $43.00
What an amazing little FL state park located in the keys! Extremely difficult to get reservations, but if you are lucky enough, you are in for a real treat. 25 reservable sites and none are bad. Prime spots are on the ocean front, but it's an easy short walk to the beach from anywhere in the park. Some sites have a large tenting area which is also great for outdoor sitting. The park did take a significant hit from Irma, but is better than before. New gravel with new hookups. Limited vegetation, which means limited shade, but you also enjoy amazing ocean views. Excellent kayaking, and a walking trail across the highway which we didn't enjoy due to loud traffic noise. The park itself is surprisingly quiet though. Very dog friendly with waste bags and dog treats at the ranger station. Clear sky for satellite reception and good AT&T & Verizon service. We hope to be back, but with the difficulty getting reservations, we're not counting on it. - Jerry and Betsy
Aug 2017 - $45.00
This is a nice park that was built in 2005. There is only one loop so limited number of sites. Convenient beach access and boat ramp with picnic tables, pavilion etc. Sites are all level gravel. Some sites bigger than others; our 44' with toad was doable but tight. Easy back-in sites. Utilities were good. No sewer except at dump station. A lot of crabs and lizards-some big ones-live there. They had temporary trailer mounted bathroom/shower area while the bathhouse was being remodeled. These temporary units were very clean and had A/C. While we were there the bathouse reopened. It was very nice but no A/C therefore very hot and muggy. There is no overflow parking. - RMD3819
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
Mar 2018 - $90.00
Great small campground. I think only 30+/- campsites, but very well maintained. The sites are a little close together and that's why a 9 instead of 10 rating. BUT, we had an very enjoyable visit. Beautiful sunset gathering area looking out over the Gulf. Dog walk area with lush green grass. - Russell01
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
Jun 2018 - $73.00
The staff was so friendly. We had a problem with our cable and they immediately came out and fixed it. The staff is so nice, so friendly, so accommodating and wanted to make sure everything was fine. We camped with another couple who also had their travel trailer. I was thoroughly pleased, site was clean, everything was fabulous. This is my second trip there and clearly plan on going again. - Apollo girl
May 2018 - $80.00
Nice campground with access to swimming in the ocean. Nice pier for fishing. Great sunset views. Not so good, spots at seawall get flooded after heavy rains to the point where it's difficult to get in and out. Park plans to fix this problem. Lack of supervision after 5 pm results in noise on the pier and Campground. We stayed for several weeks and did not see anybody clean the sites once. Washer/Dryer very expensive and again nobody cleans neither the room nor the machines. Otherwise enjoyed the sunsets. - Roadkraut
May 2018 - $90.00
Very nice park Bayside, with great facilities on the water, including a pavilion, tiki hut, tables and benches to enjoy the beautiful sunsets. We upgraded to a Harbor site (H1 - H6) and enjoyed the beautiful view out the windshield as these are pull in sites. Large coaches with power cords toward the rear - make sure you pull forward enough to reach the pedestal as it is quite a ways forward. Very helpful staff did all possible to ensure a pleasant stay. We don't have pets so can't comment on the alleged strict policy. Several well behaved dogs observed throughout the park. Nice pool and bathhouse. We visit every year and feel they made several upgrades when making repairs from Irma. Parking on gravel but several new patios and tables out your front door along with new landscaping. Internet and cable TV worked well or open skies allowed for SAT reception. We'll be back next year. - ex777driver
Sites: 399 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 90 Reviews
Aug 2017 - $78.00
We have camped all over the US, and this is the only place we will NEVER return to. Quiet time is supposed to be at 10 pm, but that is when the regulars are just getting cranked up! All of our immediate neighbors had loud music playing, hollering back and forth, and using lots of profanity. Most were permanent members and owned the surrounding sites, which were packed to the max. It was difficult to maneuver our 5th wheel thru the roads to exit because of the tents and storage trailers on many of the lots that hung out into the roadway. facility has a marina and beach, but the beach was always littered. When many of the permanent folks left on Sunday evening, a lot of litter was left too. People walked thru our site periodically, simply because ours was not packed. Spaces extremely tight with no privacy. - Doxie Mom
Jul 2017 - $106.00
We booked Sunshine Key because we are newbies and like to try new places however we do so against our better judgement. Many people told us not to waste our money and implied the place would not be up to par. We like to form our own opinions, so we went anyways. Upon arrival we went to the office and paid our balance. We initially called and asked if we could have visitors and were told by Encore that we could. We asked the office and were told that we were not allow visitors because we had 6 people in our RV. That really bothered me because I would have never invited friends to come over if I knew they would gonna know their word. We then went to our site which was one of the best, if not the best. It was oceanfront and a beautiful view of the old bridge. We toured the campground on our golf cart with intention to locate the nearest bathrooms and we were not impressed. The entrance to the showers have NO DOOR which is a safety concern. The 3 individual showers have loose drains, missing curtains and are just filthy. The light bulbs flicker and it's not well kept at all. Aside from being a safety concern it's also a sanitary concern. Overall, we enjoyed our stay because we showered in our RV and the site had a beautiful view. However, we would not readily return considering the above. Let's just say Sunshine Key isn't on the top of our favorites. The following day we went back to the office and asked again if my sister could come visit and they approved she could for the day. I wasn't able to host everyone but at least she got to come. - dbltheprincess
Apr 2017 - $25.00
The restaurant/snack bar is closed in April for the season, due to the snow birds leaving. The pool was open. Office personnel are very nice and efficient. Has nice sitting room adjacent to the main office with free coffee. Has free WiFi for those at Pool area and Office area. I could not pick up the Wifi with my external range extending antennae at my site. So I paid for the camp commerical option. The signal was five bars out of five bars..excellent signal but extremely frustrating very slow internet. I tried the 3 wifi locations. Very slow "for pay internet" . Cable TV was excellent. Grounds are clean. Very safe feeling. I got the Passport America discount. Be warned not to drive your rig to Key West, they have a restriction to prohibit over sized vehicles parking on city streets...it was a $75 fine. There is a public bus that stops in front of the RV park...but when it drops you off, it is on the other side of a busy 50 mph speed limit highway. You will have to sprint over to the safe side...and not trip or fall...or you are a goner. There a personal chauffeur service for around $50 per person to take you to Key West from the park. I only gave a 7 to the park due to the poor 'for pay' internet. I will use this park again, when I can, as long as I get the Passport discount. I forgot to mention they have a very nice marina and a chevron gas station adjacent to the Park. - Joe O
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
Mar 2017 - $45.00
Our site # 18, gravel, backed up to the water. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Private sites with foliage between the sites. Spent two glorious weeks there. Will go back if we can get in. - Field Trip
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