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Bahia Honda State Park

Big Pine Key, Florida


36850 Overseas Highway (MM 37)
Big Pine Key, Florida 33043
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Sites: 86
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 24.66020
Longitude: -81.27365

Elevation: 13' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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54 Reviews

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 76

Date of Stay: January, 2019 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We tried for two years to get a reservation at this very popular park before we got lucky. We were not impressed. While the views are spectacular and the kayaking good (depending on the weather) the constant road noise from the nearby highway ruined it for us. Sites are a real mix. Some large, beautiful water front sites to small, short, narrow sites. The showers are in a trailer, and they stunk. Literally. Nice beaches and convenient to Key West. We won't rule out staying here again, but if we can't get reservations, we won't be disappointed. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

One year after Hurricane Irma, Bahia Honda still isn't quite 100% back on its feet, but what's there still made for a wonderful trip. The Sandspur loop & beach -- i.e., half the park -- are still closed. The bathrooms & showers are in portable trailers. Most importantly, the Atlantic-side beach is pretty short on sand. Oh, and also, the noseeums were pretty bad some nights. So why a 9? Well, there aren't too many parks where you can walk from your campsite to snorkel expansive sea grass beds; to kayak on the ocean and Gulf; to drive to Key West in under an hour; to enjoy beautiful weather with 82-degree ocean temps in late November. Or fish, or take a boat tour, or or or -- plenty to do here, all on "island time". Even at 50%, this is a gem, and it sets a pretty high standard for Keys camping. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 45

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

If you go to Key West and enjoy hole-in-the-wall dining try B.O.s Fish wagon in the corner of a parking lot. Miscellaneous flotsam is the decorrect, but the fish tacos are top notch. For casual, but more refined try Key Colony Inn's lunch either the Snapper Almondine or Snapper del Mar can't go wrong.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 52

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to see in nearby Marathon Key and Key West, but almost no parking for big rigs. I do not tow, so I had to park at the K-Mart parking lot and ride my bike to the turtle hospital, which was not to be missed. Also, I discovered it is too far at Bahia Honda for Enterprise to pick you up for a car rental.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

The park is a unique place situated less the 40 miles from Key West. As it has been said, it is very hard to get in this park. We have been lucky enough to get in several times. It is our favorite park in the Keys and possibly our favorite park in all of Florida. It is hard to put in to words why we like this place so much. You have to come here to see for yourself. One thing for sure the employees here are top notch. From the park manager to all the rangers. They all make you feel welcome and are very helpful if you have a problem. Especially the petite one with the long blonde hair (didn't want to say her name and get my review removed). My favorite thing to do here is to hike up the trail to the old Bahia Honda bridge. The view from here is breathtaking! Right now half the bridge is blocked off so you can't go all the way to the end. I hope it opens back up before our next visit. The kayaking is also fun here. You often can see all kinds of sea life. I've seen manatees, sea turtles, stingrays, tarpon, sharks and many other fish. The water is so clear it is amazing. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

It's become quite difficult to book a site here, particularly if you don't have a fiber optic internet connection. I expect this will be a lot worse in years to come, as we learned that 2 Keys RV parks are closing for the building of a hotel and condo. As usual, the park and camping facilities were fantastic, except for some really brutal no-see'ums that even came through the trailer screens. Nothing seemed to work, even the Park store's secret product. No amount of DEET seemed to help either. Campers should be sure to have potable water and electric extensions when camping here, and many of the utilities are not placed where you would expect. Access into the Park can be quite difficult with only one entry lane. Mid to late morning, and early afternoon are the worse times, and traffic will back up on the highway lanes of folks trying to get in. This makes a run over to the Store on Pine Island very time-consuming when campers have to wait for entering day visitors to get back in. We've been coming here for years and love this wonderful place and it's superb staff. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Buttonwood
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Recently spent a weekend at Bahia Honda as a getaway with my wife. It was a fabulous environment overlooking the beach. There was quite a bit of sand. It was crowded but very private. Very friendly campers and staff. Bathrooms were not the best maintained. Great beach and snorkeling. They have a beautiful and relaxing nature trail as well. I enjoyed my stay here and would recommend taking there snorkeling tour the guide was very knowledgeable and hilarious. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Near beach
Site Surface
Concrete, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Fabulous location in the lower keys. Hard to get a reservation and easy to understand why. Native plants provide screening between sites. The entire island is the state park so security is a given. Kayaker's paradise, great beaches, dark skies for star gazers. Relish the days you are able to spend here. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Key Deer refuge less than 10 miles away so drive around Big Pine Key if you can break away from all there is to do here.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

The area is amazing. It's the Keys! We took a trip to Key West and it was a very convenient drive.

Be prepared for BUGS! The "no see ems " are insane and will chew you up!.And, the smell was very "fishy". Some days worse than others. We live in Florida, so bugs and smell are nothing new to us. Just fair warning.

This is the first place we've been in with ZERO TV channels. None! And the cell service was pretty poor too....AT&T and T-Mobile. But if you want a place with beautiful views, great relaxation and good fishing.... This is your place! Enjoy! We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here in a 35 ft MH towing a jeep. We were fortunate to have had two nights on the water. Absolutely breathtaking views and the sunsets gorgeous. We had to move to campsite 36 on our third night. No views but shaded and somewhat private. This campground is very difficult to get reservations but would love to return and stay on the water again. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Lovely beaches on both ends. Also a nice butterfly trail and a trail to the original old highway 1 trestle bridge which affords great photo opts. Fishing, snorkeling all available at this park.

You are also only an hour drive to Key West.

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Review Count: 496
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 67

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

The only real downside here is the location of the dump station. As mentioned before, it is in the middle of the CG next to the bath house. A lot of people were driving to the bath house and going thru the dump station the wrong way to get there. Also, parked cars made getting into the dump station tight. Our site just had new stone put down and it was large and sharp edged. Walking on it hurt the feet. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 5 in Buttonwood
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

If time permits, the day trip out to Dry Tortugas NP is outstanding. They serve both breakfast and lunch on the high speed ferry.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Absolutely beautiful! We camped in site 15 Buttonwood on the water. That was the best snorkeling spot in the whole park! I would have given it a 10 if they had sewer hookups. Also, the dump station should be located on the road leaving the park, not in the middle of the campground in my opinion. The poor people camped next to it have to put up with the smell and engine noise of those using the facilities. I would not recommend using the campsites near the cabins. Those sites are extremely small and the bugs are horrible. The other campsites on the beach are nice and tucked into the shade which you will need in that heat. I can see why it is so hard to get a site here. We lucked out and booked a week when someone else cancelled. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Roads are very tight pulling a 30' trailer and backing into the sites. Sites are very close together, however, you hardly know that your neighbors are there due to dense vegetation between sites. Water service is at the front of the site and for every other space is on the wrong side of the campsite. Bathrooms showed their age, but were tolerable though the showers could use a good cleaning with bleach to get the old mold discoloration off. Beaches are very small compared to what I expected from the brochures. Of course the main attraction here is the location. It is 37 miles from Key West and all the activities along the way. I definitely recommend the snorkeling trip to Looe Key that you can take directly from the park. The staff at the park were all extremely friendly and helpful as well. If this park were located anywhere else I would probably give it a lower rating, but of course it is all about location in the Keys. We camped at Bahia Honda State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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