8 Parks near Tavernier, Florida
Mar 2016 - $90.00
Tight, Tight, Tight. Pulled in the entrance when I arrived just to find out my campsite required us to come in the exit. Friendly people helped us get into a very tight campsite. Overall the park is very clean. The the main road was recently paved. Beware of the entrance it has concrete walls that have a 10 foot opening. - Rusty S
Dec 2014 - $90.00
Stayed four nights near the water, gulf side. Small campground, great staff. Boat ramp, pier, large covered picnic/gazebo. Great spot for watching sunsets. Clean campground/beach. Saw a manatee and dolphins. Stayed in the A row between two permanent campers at the end. The one that was there woke us up at 2am banging on something with their friends, didn't leave until 3:30. Had to put the ac on to cover the noise. Several times during the day their music was so loud we had to move down to the gazebo to have a normal conversation. Should of moved after the first incident. Would go back if they weren't there, or maybe stay in the C row away from them. This could be a great place to chill. Met some really nice people there. Nice central location in Key Largo. - Kamper123
Jan 2013 - $64.00
The park is very tight, which includes both the roads and the sites. The park is old and funky with a noticeable lack of street appeal. Once inside the wall, you see that there is regular maintenance going on and there is nothing to fear. The pavilion on the water is nice; as are the residents, many whom are snowbirds. Note, because the spaces are small, you are subjected to your neighbor's habits. We were sited next to chain smokers and couldn't ever open our windows on the left side. Park management is very nice and they do a great job getting you in and out of the tight park. The internet service is surprisingly fantastic! - Maxine and Cinder
Apr 2016 - $79.00
Imagine a huge white gravel parking lot with diagonal hedges in rows. If you are not in one of the 14 waterfront sites, you will be camping on this gravel between these hedges. The waterfront area is well landscaped and lovely. The pool overlooks the Buttonwood Sound. When we were there, both the pool water and the air were 84 degrees, not very refreshing. Our campsite was an end unit where the road turned left in front of us. Because the units were set out on a diagonal, the right side of our site was barely long enough to accommodate our car, while the left was longer than our 30 foot motor home. Knowing now that the park is being closed and turned into condos (or hotel depending on who you talk to), the park has a very temporary look to it. Outside of the waterfront (which is lovely) this is just a lot of gravel. If you are considering this before it closes in September 2016 - get a waterfront site or look someplace else. - ShoreXplorers
Mar 2016 - $100.00
Too bad this place is closing after the season. I thought it was a cute place. - tonymaldonado
Feb 2016 - $110.00
The check-in was very easy. We were offered an escort to our site but declined as it was very easy to find and get into. The campground is very clean and the sites are long enough for some of the rv's to keep their toy haulers hooked up with no problem. Very few of the sites have a view of the beach/water and the beach is very small. We discovered at check-in that the campground has been sold and a hotel will be constructed on this site. - John & Bobbie
May 2016 - $78.00
This CG is a gated resort of 98% permanent units. From a bicycle ride-around, I'd say that there are only about a half-dozen available "camping" lots. Reservations highly recommended. Day use visitors are mostly there for the marina to launch boats. Staff are nice but oriented to their long-term residents. Lots of people-noise, particularly loud music. Available sites are level, gravel with FHU/30/50 with a concrete patio. No fire rings. Sites are very tight and roadways are narrow - no pull-thrus. Parking my 40' fiver was challenging and I was on a corner, giving me some wiggle room. Nice pool but no available car parking (golf cart parking only). I recommend bicycles. We were in site 323, back-in, right on the water with breath-taking sunset vistas - well worth the parking hassle. - StephenK
May 2016 - $70.00
This campground is NOT a campground. It's a colony of 5th wheels parked permanently with enough space to park a boat or a car by their side. Most people have converted this space into some sort of living space that varies from carports to tiled and permanent structures. The property is divided by a canal lined with boats. The place is tight, over crowded, and incredibly noisy since playing music VERY LOUDLY in the RVs, boats, and monster trucks that cruise the narrow roads night and day seem to be the main pastime.
So if you come all the way to Key Largo looking for relaxing days, lovely sunsets and gentle tropical nights, STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE.
If you want to party, scream instead of talk, and pretty much experience what it is to live in a foreign colony, then you will love it.
Whatever you do, stay away from site 325. Even party people must sleep at some time, but this people play think they are running a 24/7 salsa club and the speakers are kept at their capacity all day long.
We were looking forward to enjoying the sunset. There is no place reserved for this purpose.
It is not a dog friendly place. You have to pay $5.00 fee per pet and there is not one inch of green space for the dog to do its thing. - Catalina W
Dec 2014 - $62.00
The site's are very tight because of the patio being in the middle of the site. The roads are too narrow to try to back into the sites because of the many permanent residents parking ever where. Loud music played until the wee hours of the morning. The pool however was very large and nice. - Traveling Fool
Mar 2016 - $65.00
Camped here two weeks in February 2016 and LOVED it! The campground is an older property and well maintained. Beautiful new pool area, Wifi lounge, two small (non swimming) beaches great for launching kayaks, or just spending a lazy afternoon at the beach. (Boat launch also!) The people that run the place, and all the staff could not have been more helpful. My vehicle sat for all the two weeks that I stayed here, because we rode our bikes everywhere. Groceries near by, Kmart and many other stores in the plaza 1/4 mile away. Bike trails run all along the business section, so you can explore and shop from your bike. LOVE Key Largo and LOVE this Kampground!!! - JeffKruzic
Jan 2016 - $38.00
We stayed here for 2 weeks and were able to use a tent site because we were very small plus had no A/C (park's rule). This was a lot cheaper for us. The interior roads would be tight for anyone with a large trailer. The tent sites are pea gravelled and all have table and bbq grill (no ground fires permitted). Bathhouses (2) are clean and well maintained. Pool is lovely with new decking and chairs. Beach area (2) are small and not for swimming, but can launch kayak/canoe. Activity room for dances/potlucks etc. This park has mostly permanent units of which some are rentals to snowbirds. Chickens roam freely (very cool!). Great location. Security at night. We would definitely return. - littleleftie
Feb 2014 - $64.00
Pricey in the winter months. The campground is clean and has medium to large lots. Many are shaded. There is a sandy beach where kayaks can be launched easily. The campground is not directly on the ocean. There is a barrier island between it and the ocean. There are many permanent residents who keep their lots up nicely. Bicycle paths are close by and a Publix food store and KMart is within walking distance. About a mile from John Pennekamp Park. Good Wi-Fi connection, and cable TV is part of the deal at no extra charge. Staff is wonderful and accommodating. Gated entrance with security guard. - urlookingood
Feb 2016 - $38.00
Campgrounds in the Keys are pricey, so snagging a site in a state park is like winning the lottery. John Pennekamp Coral Reef SP is VERY busy with a near constant coming and going of campers. The sites are full hookups. Sites are close with vegetation between them and to the rear. The park staff provides nature walks. The visitor center has a small aquarium that is a nice surprise. While there are some trails to walk among the mangroves, this park has a lot of concrete and pavement. While I'm glad I stayed there, I will search for other parks in south Florida that offer more space and give a me a feeling of being in nature rather than such an urban environment. - SunStar203
Jan 2016 - $43.00
Beautiful state park with lots of outdoor activities. Short walk to kayak launch on Largo Sound with mangrove trails and access to the ocean. Swimming and snorkeling a slightly longer walk away. On the down side, campsites are fairly narrow with minimal screening between sites. It's Florida's most popular state park so expect a LOT of day-use people, especially on weekends. - BigPa
Apr 2015 - $43.00
The camping sites are very close with no views. The park is very busy with boaters, folks going on snorkleing and diving tours. There is a glass bottom boat tour which we took but the ocean was rough the day we went out and we saw very little on the tour. We had spent the previous three nights at Bahia Honda State Park in the lower keys and this park was a bit of a let down after visiting such a jewel park. - budolemiss
Dec 2015 - $70.00
We have stayed here twice but will not stay again.
Campground is old and needs a lot of work. Sites are right on top of each other! While I do understand that RV Sites in Florida are "small", the sites here are "smaller".
Majority of "Campers" are either "Seasonal" or "Residents". - Mcpowder
Mar 2014 - $65.00
This is a very friendly campground and the manager, is terrific. The sites are extremely close together, it's basically a trashy looking campground, extremely difficult to access the highway or move in and out of the campground. We very much enjoyed the other campers and the view of the water. It is not a place I will be running back to but if in the area, I would not have a problem staying there again. - Sunshine8363
Apr 2012 - $45.00
This campground was good for a weekend get away, with the ocean view it was nice. However the park itself was a bit to noisy for me. - Chris B.
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
Jan 2016 - $100.00
Old run down park that needs lots of TLC. The spots are very close together - they have RVs back up next to each other so bedroom slides are sometimes just a few inches apart. It was very muddy and we witnessed several RV's have a difficult time getting out of their spots. There are two hot tubs but both are small and old. WiFi is offered in two spots and both are poor if there more than a few people using it. Make sure you have surge protectors on your electronics. - Wuzfuz1
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
Jan 2015 - $38.00
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. - ShellOnWheels