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Old 05-14-2015, 04:49 AM   #1
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Bahia Honda State Park, Keys

Looking for opinions from people who have stayed at the Bahia Honda park. How were the sites, beach, facilities etc.?
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We have not stayed there but have been there to visit friends. It is a beautiful park with one of the few sandy beaches in the keys. Sites are large and level. They are hard packed gravel. Facilities are also very good. I would stay there anytime.
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We have stayed there. You should, by all means spend at least a night there. It is a Classic, it is in Paradise, it has beauty beyond description.

Very near there is "No Name Key" the No Name Pub is a sure bet for a good ,Unique Meal & a guarantee to see the "Key Deer"

It is not a Glamorous Park, but the amenities are adequate- It is a do not miss, in my opinion, for raw natural beauty.
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Looking for opinions from people who have stayed at the Bahia Honda park. How were the sites, beach, facilities etc.?
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The answers you have gotten so far are all true. The beaches are really great for beginner snorkelers. The only possible downside is that certain weather conditions which are impossible to predict can bring the "bugs" out.


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For the advanced snorkelers, they run a boat, out of Bahia Honda, to the reef.
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Bahia Honda is indeed a beautiful park, but I'm afraid the responses may have given you the impression that all sites are "large and level". The level isn't a problem but large and accessible, for a big rig, is not a given by any means. It's an older park.

Curry Hammock, just north of Marathon (which is just north of the seven mile bridge - Bahia Honda is just a little south of the bridge) will be easy access for most any size rig on the majority of the sites.
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.. and unless you are lucky, getting a site at either BH or CH is a real challenge.
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.. and unless you are lucky, getting a site at either BH or CH is a real challenge.
+1 on that. I looked a few weeks ago and it was fully booked a year out. You might get lucky looking for cancellations.

Also, I don't think Bahai Honda has full hook up (no sewer). At least it didn't when I was there 10 - 15 years ago. Still, a beautiful park.
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Thanks all for the replies. Looks like we're headed to the Keys!

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Thanks all for the replies. Looks like we're headed to the Keys!

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There are tons of beautiful places along 95 in Fl. Check out St Augustine. West Coast Ft Desoto.
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.. and unless you are lucky, getting a site at either BH or CH is a real challenge.
Challenge? got to be a magician or extremely lucky
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I just got back from 2 weeks at Bahia Honda in April. It is a GREAT park. We had a waterfront site and could walk over the rocks and kayak or snorkel from our site. The bathhouse is clean and very acceptable. The dump station is centrally located (try not to get a site near the dump station). The park has a beach swimming area with concessions and a snorkeling tour that leaves from there. The tour goes out to Looe Key preserve and the snorkeling is great there. We actually went out there with a tour operator out of Big Pine Key (Strike Zone charters). Bahia Honda also has a great sandy beach at the upper end where the tent camping is located. There is a marina and also a campground marina with a dock (campers with boats just left their boats there during their stay). This is a good location if you want to visit Key West (1 hour) or take charter fishing from Marathon. Our rig is 38 feet and we had no problem navigating the campground. Most motorhomes pull in toward the water. Make sure you bring enough water hose as the water supply is at the front of each site ( I used my 25 foot hose and another 15 foot hose). I had no problem with length of power cable. Already scheduled to go back next year!!
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We love Bahia Honda and all the SPs in the Keys, but know two things: 1, beaches anywhere in the Keys are not generally vast expanses of sand. Lots of coral and mangroves, i.e., natural. And 2, you need to book a year out.
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Challenge? got to be a magician or extremely lucky
You have to know how to manipulate Reserve America system by booking at 1 second after midnight, exactly 11 months in advance. I personally don't care to compete for a spot, nor commit to being somewhere that far in the future. RVing is supposed to be about freedom. I just wish all reservations made would be 100% non-refundable. Then maybe some people would not make reservations they have no intention of keeping.

I've been there and it is not that great. I got stuck in front of the dump station and the bath house. Stinky and noisy. The no see ums can be unbearable at times. There are many nicer places in Florida with better beaches.
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