Curry Hammock State Park

     


Marathon, Florida
Phone: (305) 289-2690

Sites: 28
Avg. Rate: $33

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Latitude: 24.7461297595632
Longitude: -80.9825420379639

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 31
  • Good 5
  • Average 1
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 0

39 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

ETB

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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_are coming

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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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Diane Yeager

Review Count: 75
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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tobyjug

Review Count: 193
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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BigPa

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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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nosticks

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Katya1909

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Wink

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the best maintained state parks in the Keys. The sights are large and very well maintained.Marathon is just a few miles south with Major stores such as Kmart,Winn Dixie & Publix. If you like to bike there is a bike trail that runs along Hwy #1. Also good Kayaking with kayaks to rent in the park. We camped at Curry Hammock State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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