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Old 09-17-2012, 06:30 AM   #1
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Campgrounds in the Fla. Keys

Going to the Keys in Jan. Have reservations at KOA Sugerloaf. Anyone have experience there. On the web some of these campground look fabulous until you get there. Any other campgrounds you might suggest.

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:21 AM   #2
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We have stayed at the Sugarloaf KOA for the last 5 or 6 Easter vacations. We love it but we know what to expect.

We like that it is close to the water, get to meet a lot of people, kids around so my kids have friends, entertainment at night and 20 miles from Key West.

On the flip side, you have to realize that sites can be tight, it may be crowded and it can be noisy. But EVERYWHERE in the Keys can be tight, crowded and noisy.

We like the sites in the 150 range which are a little roomier. However they are right across from the bar.

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You already have reservations. You're way ahead of a lot of people as Keys' sites will up fast for the snow-bird season. Some CGs are tight and I don't like the closeness, but that's me.
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Curry Hammock State Park in Marathon. What a place!!! One side of the campground faces the water, but these sites are like golddust - hard to get hold of.

Book early as the number of sites are limited.

We also like John Pennekamp Coral Reef State park, although some give it mixed reviews. We never had reasons to complain when we have been there.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:23 PM   #5
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We won a few free nights at Sugarloaf KOA and used them last year before the season. Sites are tight at Sugarloaf ( not a problem when we were there in the summer) , will be packed the time of year you are there. We found that the staff was very nice. Mangrove Moma's restaurant is across the street, good local seafood. From Sugarloaf, its not a bad drive to KW.
We go to the Keys several times a year and usually stay at Curry Hammock, Blue Water or Boyd's . Big Pine Fishing Lodge and RV is also high on the list but since we now travel with our dogs, we can't go there because of the dog restriction due to the key deer that frequent the park.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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We stayed at Boyd's last March on the recommendation of someone who used to live in KW. It was pricey and close quarters, but we were right on the point, and our bed slide out the back of the TT was over the water. It's close to KW proper, so an easy drive to town. The runway for a base is right there, and pilots were training and flying overhead. We thought that was neat - DH is a pilot. It wasn't non-stop, just at certain times.
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We recently stayed at Bluewater Key at it was great. The only problem is that the park is located at mile marker 15 and we didn't tow our car. We were told that the bus stopped right outside the park and it went directly into town; well it wasn't that practical and we wound up getting a car rental instead. The park was more expensive than many others but the sites are just fabulous, each with its own dock and a tiki hut as well. We'll do it again in a heartbeat.
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I agree with the luckys

Bluewater is fabulous. It's at mike market 14.3 o. Route 1. Not a bad drive to key west. The bus system is about reliable as anything else on key west. So bring your towd.

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The lots are lush with tropical plants and trees, on the water. You have your own private tiki bat and covered deck. Worth the money.

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