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Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground)

Everglades National Park, Florida


Homestead
Everglades National Park, Florida 33034
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Sites: 108
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 25.40205
Longitude: -80.65518

Elevation: 40' (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 no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • 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 no
  • 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 no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • 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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12 Reviews

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

we stayed here 3 nights, it so quite here. Bugs are bad if you don't wear bug spray. had 15 OTA tv channels. this is a first come first served campground. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B 7
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to take the Nike Missle base tour and walk the Anighinga trail.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here during the first few days of off-season, which runs from April 15 until November 20. During this time, the site check in is self service - the station at the front of the campground is not manned. Note that the visitor's center closes at 5pm during off-season, so get here earlier if you have any questions.

So here is a breakdown of the off season process (since I couldn't find much information myself):

- When you drive in, there is a brown box on the station with a lid attached to it that is full of registration form/pay envelopes. Grab a few if you're not sure how long you'll be staying. The station is swarming with what appears to be bees, but don't worry, they're just giant horseflies (just slightly less terrifying).

- Drive around until you find a site you like - the majority will be open. They look small, but will fit a standard sized RV or trailer. There's a map on the side of the station that shows the sites & has them color-coded by length (we saw later that the "tiny" site we pulled into with our 30ft RV was, in fact, color coded for 31-38ft). Based on the map, sites seem to be able to handle 15ft to 45ft vehicles.

-Once you pick a site, fill out the envelope you got earlier, fill with cash (exact change only), tear off the top "receipt" to put in the vehicle window, seal the envelope, and stuff it in the slot labeled "pipe safe" next to the station. The people that work for the park call this the "iron ranger", the sign at the station calls it a "deposit box", the actual location says "pipe safe" - they're all the same thing.

-If you have a tow vehicle, you are allowed to park it on the grassy part of your site

The camp has 108 sites total, but only the first 15 are open during off season. Sites are very clean, with no hookups - just a fire pit and picnic table. LPK is close to all the good trails, and is better than Flamingo in my opinion. Note that there are no showers, only toilets, so tent camping might be more difficult. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Stop by the Anhinga Trail up the road - it's the top trail in the park for seeing the largest variety of wildlife. You're pretty much guaranteed to see at least one gator while walking it.

We were personally told by a park employee that the campground is rarely monitored in the summer, and that intermittently someone will swing by and collect payments from the payment box...but not very often. Do with that what you will.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

A basic but beautiful park with spacious sites. Park is in a forest. Abundance of birds provides a nice background sound. Would give 10 points if it had showers. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Very poor TV & Verizon phone & data. Rate is with Golden Age pass. No reservations. Water and dump available. Most sites are full sun. Park closes in summer. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 484
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 63

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

$8 is Golden Age rate. Nice big and wide campsites. Big rig access is limited. Most of the paved pads are about 30' deep, some have plenty of room behind the curb stop. So backing in up to a 38' MH and having room to drop jacks is no problem. There are also a couple of pull throughs which are wide spots in the road. They will take longer units. A water line runs to each bath and there is a threaded water spigots on each of the loops. We could have reached one from our site number 10. No problems with bugs during the day, but watch out for the little ants. BEWARE, know your snakes and watch out as they are in the CG. Diamondback, Cottonmouth and Pythons were seen during our stay. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Great National Park, no hookups but has a dump station, nice level sites, some shaded sites, nice pond. Mosquitoes are bad at night. Lot of wildlife and hiking trails in the Everglades. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Talk about getting away from it all! Everglades National Park has no hook-ups, no cell phone coverage, no highway noise, and no bright lights! If you need a break from city life, this is a great place to go, and the Everglades are pretty amazing. I should warn you though that the signage for the park and campground is minimal. We arrived in the dark and stopped at the Ernest Coe Visitor’s Center to get our bearings. Although we were sure we had found the Everglades National Park, we couldn’t find a sign that indicated where we were or the name of the building. We did continue down the road and eventually found our campsite, but a few signs and a map with a “You Are Here” dot sure would have helped. Our RV space turned out to be a little short, and the rangers were upset when we parked our truck on the grass. Again, this problem probably occurred because we arrived at night, and the spaces are varying lengths. We probably just needed a longer slot, but it was hard to read the campground map and find a good space in the dark. We also used this campground as a base to explore the Keys. Unfortunately, it was a long drive to Key Largo (about an hour), but this park was much cheaper than any of the competing parks that had open spaces. Most every place we called was booked up for the season and were at least three times the price. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are huge. No hook ups though so stayed only a week. Very comfortable. Easy access to activities in park and there are lots of them. Wish we could have stayed longer. Had to get out the dish for TV and no web or telephone. About 13 miles into town for shopping. Want to see gators up close and personal? Don't worry. They're not in the campground. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

This National Park Service campground is located approximately five miles west of the Coe Visitor Center, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida. All roads and sites are blacktop. There are a variety of level pads to meet the needs of any size rig up to thirty-feet. There are no hookups, but water and a dump station are located at the entrance to the campground. Modern restrooms without showers are located throughout the grounds. There is no cell phone reception. The beauty of this campground is its peace and quiet. We used Golden Age Passport. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 150
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice National Park campground with large sites and slash pine trees. We camped near the pond, and the guy at the next site over ran his generator a lot but we could barely hear it. The bathrooms are basic and there is a sink to wash dishes outside. We tried to stay here a second night but it was full; Flamingo is a bit louder and has fewer trees. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2008 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Large grassy sites with tables and fire rings in a beautifully maintained campground - what else can you ask for? The paved roads made for good bike riding, the restrooms were immaculate and if there had been fewer mosquitoes; this would have been a perfect spot be sure to take repellent. No hookups, but many water spigots and a good dump station. Our rate reflects a Golden Age Passport and was quite a good deal for Southern Florida. The stars at night and the sunsets are worth the visit. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 153
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great campground located less than 6 miles inside Everglades National Park on the CR 9336 side. Flamingo Campground is 38 miles further down the road. This campground is located in the Slash Pines and all sites are surrounded by native plants. It is a very scenic setting whereas Flamingo is out in the open with very little that can be called 'scenic' Another plus for this campground is that it is less than 3 miles from the Royal Palm Visitor Center which was full of wildlife during our stay ( lots of alligators, birds and turtles. ) There is also a campfire circle in the campground with Ranger programs held several times a week. Generator hours at 8am - 8pm and there are about a dozen sites that will accommodate 'big rigs' ( we are 41 feet & had no problems ) The dump station is also easily accessible. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Long Pine Key Campground (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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