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12 RV Parks near Long Key, Florida
Feb 2019 - $190.00
The campground is not near very much so be sure you have supplies; there is a little camp store on site. It has been redone since Hurricane Irma and is clean with paved roads and coral rock sites. Easy access. Water surrounds the campground and there is a marina and restaurant. Whether you like this campground or not will largely depend on your site. Some are roomy and have water views. Others are very tight. We had a premier pull thru site, 333. Premier would not be the adjective we’d use. The sewer was on the driver’s side practically under the coach. The electric and water were on the other side so everything had to run under the coach. It worked okay but a strange setup. We did have plenty of room on our passenger side with a concrete pad and table. But on the other side, the people next to us were about a foot away. Then another small rig that we felt sure was going to hit our slide out was backed in behind our neighbor and close to us. We were all crammed together. Because we didn’t have a lot outside around the table, it became a walkthrough for other campers. The “beach” is sandy but not down to the water. There is a ladder to access the water from the beach for swimming and an elevated pool. There are a couple of wifi hotspots but wifi at your site will cost you. As are all of the campgrounds in the Keys for the winter, they were busy and filled almost to capacity even mid week. - Team Asphalt
Feb 2019 - $20.00
Staff was so friendly; they pick up your trash at the curb. We didn’t do much in the park besides catch some small fish from the dock. - Derek Lidbom
Dec 2018 - $201.00
We came down to the Florida Keys to enjoy 4 days during the Christmas holidays. And we didn't mind paying the $226.13 (site on the water with tax and resort fees included) per night because of the location. This site wasn't worth the price. Poor design to cram these units in here like this plus the roadways are in dire need of resurfacing. The entrance is beautifully landscaped as we drove in. The park's roadways in Shark's Circle are unkempt and ponding water is standing everywhere. The sites are too close. In fact my awning can't be fully deployed because it will hit my neighbor's bump-out. The power and fresh water connections are on the wrong side of each staggered site. The electric pedestal/water bib is on our concrete patio space. The overhead power poles are in the way of our parking our toad. We tried to book a site at a couple of other parks but they were full. Now we know why this park has vacancies. The saving grace is the nice tiki bar/restaurant on the water and good cell service so we could connect to our "Hot-spot." Their WiFi is not working here since Hurricane Irma hit last year. We have a small coach so we typically do not need help parking our rig. However, I watched for an hour some of the campground staff try to assist other campers decide how they should pull in or back in because of the electrical/water connections being on the wrong side of every staggered site. Electrical cables and water hoses were too short so campers (such as me) had to crawl under their vehicles to make connections on the wrong side of their site. - SteveDahl
Dec 2016 - $30.00
Heads up, per their website, Long Key will be closing for a year starting the fall of 2017 for beach reclamation.
Wow - where else can you park right on the ocean? Clean. The scenery was awesome!! Shallow water with sea grass that washes up. There are jelly fish and man-of-wars, so be careful. The old bathrooms/showers were 'old' and in need of updating. Still clean though. The new bathrooms down the road were very nice.
Sites vary in size (length and width), so do your homework. Each is separated from the next sites by vegetation. Each site had water & electric, however, I noticed that each pair of sites shared a central utility location at the back of the site which means for the odd numbered sites, the hook-ups were to the right (looking from the road into the sites) and the even sites were to the left. I noticed this as many motor homes had to pull straight in for even sites (versus back in) so they could hook up (or had to use extension cords and hoses). In our TT, we can only back in and do not have extension hoses/cords, but fortunately had an odd site with the hook ups to the on the utility side of the camper.
Camping at Long Key is all about being 'on the ocean', and for that, Long Key is priceless! - brentp
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
Jul 2019 - $45.00
We rented a space near the sea wall, and that was an excellent place to be. We met some really great people who were very helpful since I was a new RV owner. We were close enough to jump into the water, walk to the pavilion, sit on the chairs by the dock and watch the sunset from the picnic table at our site. It was a bit of a walk to the pool and the temp was in the 90's. It was a little rude that the guy in the office drove by me in his golf cart after sending me back to the RV to get a paper. He could have given me a ride back to the office! Anyway, this is a great park, and we had a great time. - MimiM
Jul 2019 - $43.00
Friendly staff that go over and beyond to assure you have a pleasant stay. A true gem in Marathon, Florida. I give this place a 10+ across the board. You will not be disappointed. Great fishing in the gulf or Atlantic side. - DanielandMarcela
May 2019 - $95.00
Stayed at Jolly Roger with our FMCA chapter rally. Expensive but you're in the Key's during "the season". Solid utilities, clean restrooms and pool, good wi-fi and a staff that couldn't be nicer while caring for our group. If that's not enough, just go for the sunsets from the new tiki hut. The campground has recovered nicely from the hurricane a couple of years ago with a new seawall and grounds improvements. Our harbor H2 spot was a pull in offering a beautiful view of Florida Bay thru the windshield. Close to Marathon and all the sights and restaurants it offers. Jolly Roger continues to be a enjoyable campground or our group would not return year after year. - ex777driver
Sites: 85 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 4 Reviews
Mar 2015 - $60.00
Wish I'd read the earlier reviews about this place. It was almost impossible to get our 32ft fifth wheel into this space. Had it not been for 2 really helpful guys aiding me with the maneuvering, I would have given up and asked for my money back. It took almost 45 minutes of pulling and pushing and scuffing of tires to get the rig spotted, and at that point my truck was almost at 90 degrees to the camper. My two helpers said this happens all the time because the staff don't forewarn people that this is an old site that is mostly residential and the pitches are not big rig friendly.
Will definitely avoid this place in future. - Richard Bambridge
Feb 2013 - $42.00
Very nice park with access to Gulf of Mexico. Sites were small making it difficult to get into. However the staff was very helpful helping us. Very quiet park with friendly staff. Would stay here again and do hope to do just that. We were there for almost one month. The showers/bathrooms were always clean. - kayaker1
Dec 2012 - $65.00
The staff is rude and unfriendly. No assistance to find our site. No TV, no WIFI, pool was dirty and not heated. Terrible odor from the sewer treatment park next door. Have been RVing for 35 years. This is the worst park we have ever stayed in. - cap'n greg
May 2019 - $61.00
Very obliging service giving us an escort to the site. It was very well maintained. An impressive resort with white gravel sites, blue gravel roads and lovely landscaping. Lovely staff and were escorted to our site. There is also a small marina. The internet was very good. Overall and impressive campground. - The Aussie Cozzies
Feb 2019 - $120.00
This small, quiet RV park is conveniently located about half-way between Key Largo and Key West. The road and sites within the park are gravel and the waterfront and premium sites will easily accommodate a 45' motorcoach and tow. During our two-week stay, there were no sites available in those categories, so we had a Standard Plus site (#27) with a picnic table. We fit, although we completely filled the site front to back. After checking into the resort, we were escorted to our site, and then help was provided as we backed in, a courtesy we very much appreciated. As this park sits right on the Gulf side of Florida, there is a dock where guests can conveniently launch kayaks or dock their large boats, after launching them at a public boat launch a few miles down the road. Other resort amenities include a saltwater pool, a very nice sitting area by the water, and laundry facilities. While staying at the park, we thoroughly explored the area: Key West, Coco Plum Beach, and Curry Hammock State Park, plus kayaking in both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. One delightful experience was the visit by a manatee which swam into the park basin and stayed for several days. So amazing! - HRTravelers
Dec 2018 - $113.00
This RV spot is good...if you want to stay inside your RV. It is not a RESORT. It is set up to cost you $$$$ for everything and the RULES are ridiculous, for a spot near water. Our biggest complaint is the $$$ that is charged for having a Zodiac, PaddleBoard or Kayak. Keep your hard earned money or take it to a resort that makes things right, not one that MUST be RIGHT! Non Satisfaction and No Money Back. The worse customer service in our past 9 years of winter travels. - WesternCanadianDeb
Jan 2018 - $43.00
What an amazing little FL state park located in the keys! Extremely difficult to get reservations, but if you are lucky enough, you are in for a real treat. 25 reservable sites and none are bad. Prime spots are on the ocean front, but it's an easy short walk to the beach from anywhere in the park. Some sites have a large tenting area which is also great for outdoor sitting. The park did take a significant hit from Irma, but is better than before. New gravel with new hookups. Limited vegetation, which means limited shade, but you also enjoy amazing ocean views. Excellent kayaking, and a walking trail across the highway which we didn't enjoy due to loud traffic noise. The park itself is surprisingly quiet though. Very dog friendly with waste bags and dog treats at the ranger station. Clear sky for satellite reception and good AT&T & Verizon service. We hope to be back, but with the difficulty getting reservations, we're not counting on it. - Jerry and Betsy
Aug 2017 - $45.00
This is a nice park that was built in 2005. There is only one loop so limited number of sites. Convenient beach access and boat ramp with picnic tables, pavilion etc. Sites are all level gravel. Some sites bigger than others; our 44' with toad was doable but tight. Easy back-in sites. Utilities were good. No sewer except at dump station. A lot of crabs and lizards-some big ones-live there. They had temporary trailer mounted bathroom/shower area while the bathhouse was being remodeled. These temporary units were very clean and had A/C. While we were there the bathouse reopened. It was very nice but no A/C therefore very hot and muggy. There is no overflow parking. - RMD3819
May 2017 - $50.00
This is the second time we have stayed here at this wonderful small State Park. Staff was friendly and helpful at check in. Interior roads are paved and big rig access was average. Our site was very spacious, plenty of space for our towed, lots of privacy between sites, shade trees, picnic table and barbecue. Our pad was a level gravel back in, and it was very quiet and peaceful both day and night. The campground is located with vegetation between the site and the beach, so you only get a peak of the water. Bathrooms were undergoing renovations, and work should be finished soon. There is a security gate 24/7, which we liked. Pet friendly and plenty of places to walk your pet. Plenty of food stores, restaurants and sightseeing close by. We will definitely stay here again. - tobyjug
Mar 2017 - $85.00
A real treasure in the Florida Keys, based on some of the other RV parks we saw between Key Largo and Key West. We lucked into a site for 3 nights during the winter season on short notice, which in this case was 3 months. Many people from up north enjoying extended stays down here. The facilities are somewhat old, but adequate. Many of the sites are on the tight side, but we got a fairly roomy shaded site. It was only 30 amp, but that was what was available. No sewer, but a "honey wagon" comes by and will dump for a small fee. Personnel were friendly. Rumor has it that the owner has sold the property and the park will close this spring. Too bad. This was quite a place in the Florida Keys. - one_strange_texan
Jul 2016 - $62.00
The park was nice. We enjoyed our time here with our son. We had a site by the water and that was a treat at all times. We were able to walk into the water, although it was not sandy it was like clay. It was fun. There was a nice breeze. The men's restroom had a strong urine odor for the majority of the stay. And the toilet stalls were not big enough. My son was concerned of anyone walking in while he used it. This is when we asked that he not go there anymore unless there was an emergency. The showers were clean but the curtains were too narrow and there was no privacy to change in either restrooms (female or male). Another good point is that you can just bike or walk to the bridge and fish. My son enjoyed that a lot. There is a grill within walking distance. I did not go to it so have no recommendations on that. I guess that I would come back at some point. There is not much for kids to do here and there is no pool either. I did like that there is security at the entrance and the garbage gets picked up in the morning at your site if you do not want to go for a walk. The beach, well that was not very attractive, it was more like a jump into the ocean with no clarity as to what is underneath. Some people like that, I like to see what is there when I jump. Overall , it was nice. - AngelY
Jun 2016 - $60.00
My comments are not up to date and guessing on the rate as we paid by the month. We have been coming to this place a lot since 2001 when we got our RV. We have stayed on the water and in the infield section. We last were there February 2014 and really like this place. Sadly, it has been sold and will be developed into a resort so the park will be gone. We have reserved a site this coming winter. Thank goodness. It is not a fancy rv park and not a resort type facility, but the staff is great, the campers are almost like family and I cannot wait to return. Thank goodness they come and pump you out or we'd have to leave in 4 days. - LindaVA1