Marathon, Florida

Curry Hammock State Park

Marathon, Florida



Marathon, Florida
Phone: (305) 289-2690

Sites: 28
Recent Rate: $17 4/2015

Latitude: 24.7461297595632
Longitude: -80.9825420379639

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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) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • 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
Amenities
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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40 Reviews

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judy p

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

      Campsite

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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ETB

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

First let me state we enjoy the Florida State Parks. Especially Top Sail, Bahia Honda and Henderson. But this park did not live up to those standards. First making reservations through Reserve America was a little misleading with the pictures of the sites. It appears the photos there are at least 10/15 years old. The sites have overgrown with small trees, scrubs and weeds. This causes a safety problem because of the amount of snakes in this park. You can have a snake within feet of you at your campsite and never know it unit you happen to step into the weeded area. Little is done to maintain the sites other than to rake the gravel when someone leaves. With all the overgrown vegetation what little breeze there is stopped. When we were there the typical daily high was in the mid/upper eighties with a heat index of 104! Without any air movement it's extremely uncomfortable. We had electrical problems with the power pedestal. The 20 amp outlet failed. The showers were clean, but the men's shower did not have any hot water and the women's shower did not have any cold water. Then the worst of our experience. We were swarmed with a massive amount of ants. The ants literally cover the outside of our RV. This was the first time in 12 years of camping that we were forced to leave a campground because of insects. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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gatordan

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

We agree with the previous review but as for the "shuffling", that's the price you pay when reservations are made for specific sites. With that said, this was the first time we were able to book this site. We had site 11 which had plenty of shade but still were able to get satellite reception. Our only disappointment was that we had no view of the ocean because of the sand dunes. I believe that is the case of all sites. Restrooms are built up on stilts to protect them from high water from hurricanes (as is in most Florida State Parks). Plenty of hot water-solar/electric heat. We had a great stay of one week. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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bigpigtx

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Find another place to park your RV in the Keys with hookups that's not a slum for $40/night other than a state park. You can't. Curry Hammock is awesome. The park is small, quiet, & clean. The staff even rake the gravel at every site. The park has a nice beach, but lousy swimming even at high tide. You can drive 15 miles down to Bahia Honda and pay $10 to swim/snorkel off what is probably the best beaches in the Keys. Still cheaper and better than anywhere else. No TV service, but we had 4 bars of 3G on Verizon at Curry Hammock, only 1 bar of 1X at Bahia Honda. My only complaint about Curry Hammock is my complaint about all Florida State Parks...the Reserveamerica.com reservations system is awful. We booked the days we wanted but were going to have to shuffle sites 3 times. The park staff was able to move us into a site where we only had to shuffle once. We noticed on RA.com the park was booked for the weekend we were there, but there were several open sites. Book the days you want even if it's on multiple sites and hope there are openings where you don't have to move when you arrive. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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snabo

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

There are no bad sites in this small park. Certainly, the ocean-front sites are lovely but we have no problem booking anywhere here (already booked for next year - this is a high-demand park). The nearby beach is small and subscribes to conservation principles which keep detritis on the sand. The water is calm because of an offshore reef which absorbs the Atlantic wave action. Keep an eye out for Man-O-Wars, however. Sunsets/sunrises can be spectacular! We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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Danes on tour

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Our second stay here. Again - we enjoyed our stay here as this is a top class campground. Book early and get your self one of the few sites facing the sea. We will return. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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nautifish

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Not sure what happened with the last reviewer, but we found the camp hosts to be the nicest and most helpful we have ever found. The rangers were not really personable, but they were still professional. There is an outside shower just under the bath house near the beach access that is available for washing your feet, or showering off the sand and salt. Very accessible and in full view along with a dish washing counter and area. Sure, the natural flora and fauna is starting to take hold, since there was none after they cleared the area when they built this new park. It is a state park and is meant to be natural. I did not give them a perfect "10" due to not only no sewer hookup, but no coin laundry at the bath house like most other state parks. Makes it tough to stay more than a week. The only coin laundry is all the way into town. We made a lot of trips with our little grey water portable tank to the dump station. No TV signal on a roof top antenna, but it is the Keys, and this park is very remote. Not the park's fault. My AT&T cell phone and internet worked just fine. One thing I wish they would change is the Hawk Watchers that totally take over the bath house in September and October. They are constantly in the way with their tripods and equipment, making it uncomfortable to get by them to use the showers. Park needs to re-locate them to a different spot, they don't belong at the bathhouse. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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macee416

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

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Do not believe the photos you see on the Reserve America website. They are way outdated. The sites are much overgrown since those pics were taken. We had to move a picnic table to be able to let out our slides or they would have hit the trees and shrubs. The campground host became belligerent because we moved the picnic table but it was the only way we could get past the overgrown brush. We reserved an oceanfront site according to Reserve America website, but when we arrived we couldn't actually see the ocean because the brush was too overgrown. And the smell was horrible from the sea grass on the beach. C.H.S.P. was the only state park in Florida that we went to that would not allow you to walk on the grass, or use their water to rinse the sand off of your feet. They are very strict about everything and the CG host patrols the park like a constable trying to catch campers violating (his so called) rules. We were glad to get out of there, and won't be going back. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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tobyjug

Review Count: 193
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a gem of a State Park, very well maintained, road is paved, pad is gravel, water, electric but no sewer, 50amp, easy access, big rig access, space and privacy around the RV, shade trees, the c/g is located behind the dunes along the oceanfront, beautiful clean beach, shallow waters just perfect for a kayak or canoe, picnic table, barbecue, showers and composting toilets which are very clean and do not smell, no WiFi, very quiet and peaceful both day and night, good gate security both day and night, Publix and Winn Dixie 7 miles down the road, lots of great restaurants close by, plenty of sightseeing. The staff are friendly and helpful and do a great job of keeping this c/g so immaculate. We would stay here again. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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Diane Yeager

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park right on the ocean. Sites are well spaced. Only negatives being no TV reception on antenna and no sewer hook-ups. Near resort type stores and restaurants. Charter fishing near by. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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BigPa

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground right on the Atlantic Ocean. About half the sites are ocean front with just native vegetation between. Most sites are well screened with good privacy. Short walk to beach. Can launch kayaks from here too, and there is a fabulous kayak trail through mangroves that's worth the trip by itself. Friendly and helpful staff. Small park so hard to get a reservation, no sewer connections either, but that's quibbling. It's great. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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nautifish

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Stayed here almost 2 weeks for the first time and loved this park. We are looking forward to our return next year. Camp hosts and rangers were the best. Bathrooms and showers were very clean, though sometimes the smell in the vault style toilets was unpleasant. We had site #14 which gave us a sweeping view of the waterfront with our Class A motorhome on the back in. On survey of the park we found sites 9, 13, and 19 to be on our favorites list. Our site was perfect for toting our light canoe down to the beach to enjoy the no motor zone for easy and enjoyable paddling. Only thing I did not like was the mosquitoes. They were really awful, even though they area was sprayed by helicopter and twice by truck..the little biters were vicious. Did miss not having anywhere to go for Wi-Fi and this park does not supply a washer and dryer as many state parks do. It was a gaffing 4.00 a wash load at the only laundromat in town. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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Vacation Bound

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We just love this state park. The campsites are level and cleaned after each camper leaves. Plenty of room and right on the ocean. We will be back again. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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Katya1909

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

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

We stayed at Curry Hammock for 2 nights in May. We had no reservation for the first night so we were lucky to get a spot. There were only 2 spots available on the day of stay and they go fast. We made reservation for the 2nd night through Reserveamerica.com. Reservations can only be done 1 day in advance. The price for the RV site was $36 plus tax, which came up to $43 per night. The campground is on the beach, but there is only one access to the beach. Although the beach was nice, there was lots of seaweed and water was very shallow and grassy. It's a great beach for sun bathing, but not for swimming. Some picnic tables on the side under the shade of trees. There is one large building with showers and bathrooms, which were all clean and spacey. Kayaking tours with rangers are offered. Unfortunately we did not have a chance to go. Campsites are clean and nice, a little bit too close to each other, but not too bad. They are filled with whitish gravels, there is a table, grill and electric and water hook ups. Dump station is on the way out and is easily accessible for free. Campground is very well maintained, people were very friendly and quite. There are small tables with the names and short facts about local plants, which I thought was very nice and interesting. Overall had a great time! We will come back! We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Motorhome.

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nosticks

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

A newer state park created in 1991. The sites are well laid out with privacy in between I would rate from good to very good. The sites will accommodate just about anything you can bring, plenty of maneuvering room. Only a few sites have an ocean view, check the park map on RA for those ocean side. There is a one way system in the park so some sites are naturally left back in others right. Some sites are "7" shaped which allows you to pitch a tent or dining fly off to the side. The sites are level and topped with some very fine gravel. Underneath the gravel the ground is like concrete so if you wish to stake out awning supports, it's tough driving in the pegs. We liked the park, the bike trail runs through it on the opposite side of US 1. We rode it to Pigeon Key and back one day. Very enjoyable stay. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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