Florida Keys Camping

Florida Keys Camping | The Ultimate Guide to Camping in the Keys

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Florida Keys Camping —we are covering campgrounds in the Keys from Key Largo down to Key West, and everywhere in between.

The Florida Keys is a breathtaking string of tropical islands stretching 120 miles off the southern tip of Florida. Sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, the Keys are a world-famous spot for fishing, boating, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

There are five distinct regions of the Florida Keys: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, the Lower Keys, and Key West. The following list of Florida Keys campgrounds is broken up by region.

There are two primary seasons experienced in the Florida Keys. June through October (off-season) is known for hot and humid weather. November through May (on-season) sees drier and cooler weather—hence why it’s such a popular winter escape.

Florida Keys Camping: Campgrounds in Key Largo

Key Largo is the upper portion of the Florida Keys. It is well known for snorkeling and is home to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Key Largo Kampground & Marina

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Location: 101551 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL

Camping Fee: Starting at $40 per night

Website: keylargokampground.com

Key Largo Kampground spans 40 acres beside the Atlantic Ocean and offers tropical flowers and beautiful foliage. This camp sits on a marina on the edge of a coral reef and has RV camping and tent camping, as well as boat dockage.

The most basic tent sites come with no hookups, but tent sites with electricity are available. Full hook up RV spots are waiting and ready. For a little extra dough, you can secure a water view or waterfront spot.

While you’re here, take a dip in the warm Gulf Stream waters, go snorkeling or scuba diving, or try your luck at ocean fishing. Key Largo is Florida’s “Dive Capital,” and is home to more than 25 dive shops and charters. Along with plenty of water activities, the camp also offers basketball, volleyball, bocce ball, shuffleboard, and horseshoes.

Key Largo Kampground amenities include Wi-Fi, trash dumpsters, a dump station, bathhouses, and laundry facilities.

Reservations: To make your reservation call 1-800-526-7688

Calusa Camp Resort

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Location: 325 Calusa St., Key Largo, FL

Fee: Starting at $61 per night

Website: calusacampground.com

Take your pick from canal spots, Bayfront sites, or inland camp sites. There are boat docks and ramps on-site for easy water access. Plus, pull thru sites are available.

Amenities at Calusa Campground include restrooms and laundry facilities. There is always something fun going on for the holidays—from St. Patricks day to Halloween, and New Years too.  Local attractions include dolphin tours, fine dining, and so much more. Experience all Key Largo has to share at Calusa Campground.

Reservations: Call 305-451-0232 to make reservations

Kings Kamp RV Park

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Location: 103620 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL

Camping Fee: Starting at $40 per night

Website: kingskamp.com 

Kings Kamp offers tent sites, RV sites, motel rooms, as well as their famous Conch House Cottage for rent. Located a short 200 yards from the Cross Keys Waterway, enjoy easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and John Pennekamp State Park.

Each tent site comes with water and electric, as well as picnic tables. There are charcoal style grills throughout the park, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t have tent camping gear? You can rent it here!

RV sites are located right on the Florida Bay and beside the Marina for easy boat access. Boat dockage can be arranged on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Sites can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet in length. 30 or 50AMP electric available.

The camp’s natural beach is the perfect spot to lounge, go for a swim, or take your kayak out on the water. Creature comforts like Wi-Fi and hot showers are available. Pets are welcome but certain restrictions apply.

Nearby dive boat charters offer day and night scuba diving and snorkeling trips where you’ll have a chance to explore the John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park—which contains the only living coral in the US.

Reservations: Call 305-451-0010 to make your reservation

Pelican Cay RV Park

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Location: Monroe County; 299 Morris Avenue, Key Largo, FL

Camping Fee: n/a

Website: pelicancayrvpark.com

Pelican Cay offers peace and quiet for tent, RV and trailer camping. RV sites come standard with electric, water, and sewer hookups. The park and marina can accommodate all sizes of vessels—from RVs to boats.

Reservations: To make reservations call 305-451-5223. Walk-ins and same-day appointments welcome.

Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina

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Location: 70001 Overseas Hwy, Layton, FL

Camping Fee: n/a

Website: rvonthego.com/florida/fiesta-key-rv-resort/

This 28-acre resort is situated on its very own island, surrounded by the beautiful (and warm) Gulf of Mexico. Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina caters to RV camping, but they also offer waterfront cottages for rent. Pick between creek, lake, canal, river or ocean front RV sites. Hook up your RV, rent a room in the hotel, or rent an oceanfront cottage—there are many ways to stay here.

An on-site marina, ocean views, and plenty of play space make this campground one of a kind. Resort amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, boat ramp, restaurant, beach bar and more. From fishing to basketball, there’s never a shortage of fun things to do here. Pets are welcome and Wi-Fi hot spots are available throughout camp.

Reservations: Check rates and reserve your spot online, or call 877-570-2267

Florida Keys Camping: Campgrounds in Islamorada

Islamorada is a six-island community with a lot to offer campers! For one, it’s the “sportfishing capital of the world.”

San Pedro RV Resort & Marina

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Location: 87401 Old Hwy, Islamorada, FL

Fee: n/a

Website: suncommunities.com/community/san-pedro-rv-resort-marina/

[3/2018] Temporarily closed due to hurricane damage, check here for updates

Welcome to a sunny paradise with epic saltwater fishing opportunities and an on-site fish cleaning station. There are 43 RV camping sites with full hookups and incredible oceanfront views. Plus, you can enjoy direct access to a small marina with ten boat slips. Waterfront sites available with 30-50AMP electric service. Additionally, this park offers manufactured homes for rent and sale.

Amenities include a variety of planned activities, mailboxes, boat ramps, and a dump station. This pet-friendly resort offers a dog walk because, after all, your dog is part of the family.

Nearby attractions include the Sea Marine Mammal Adventure Park, as well as Founders Park—a white sand beach and waterfront marina with boat ramps, bocce ball courts, tennis courts, baseball fields, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Reservations: To schedule your trip call 844-729-6714

Little Rabbit Key (+ Other Backcountry Camping in the Florida Keys)

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Location: Monroe County, Islamorada, FL

Fee: $15 (backcountry permit) and then $2 per person/per day

Website: nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/backcamp.htm

Want to “rough it” and go backcountry camping? There are several backcountry camping opportunities in the Florida Keys, including Little Rabbit Key. You can check the status of all backcountry camping sites in Florida here. There are ground sites, beach sites, and elevated camping platforms to pick from. Most sites can be accessed via canoe, motorboat, or kayak. No backcountry sites are accessible by vehicle.

Florida Keys camping – backcountry sites include:

  • Little Rabbit Key
  • North Nest Key
  • Shark Point Chickee
  • Johnson Key Chickee
  • Cape Sable

Most backcountry sites do not have restrooms and the ones available are not regularly serviced. You must have a backcountry permit for wilderness campsites. The permit processing fee is $15, in addition you’ll pay a $2 per person/per day camping fee.

Reservations: First-come, first served. Learn how to obtain a backcountry camping permit

Long Key State Park

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Location: 67400 Overseas Hwy, Layton, FL

Camping Fee: n/a

Website: floridastateparks.org/park/Long-Key

This 965-acre Florida State Park sits right in the middle of the Florida Keys. Once upon a time, this was Henry Flagler’s Long Key Fishing Camp, a popular luxury destination in the early 20th century. Today, the land serves as a full-service campground with ample fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Every single one of the 60 ocean-front campsites offer picture-perfect views of the Atlantic Ocean.

There are plenty of fun activities to partake in around here, from canoeing and kayaking to hiking the surrounding natural trails. Snorkeling, picnicking, swimming, geo-seeking, and bird watching are all popular pastimes here. Take a stroll along the 1.1-mile Golden Orb Trail, where you’ll have the chance to see five unique natural communities.

Campers enjoy access to three different restrooms with hot showers, as well as a dump station. Quiet and well-behaved pets are welcome. 

Reservations: Learn more and make reservations at Floridastateparks.org, or call (800) 326-3521. Reservations can be made up to 11 months in advance.

Florida Keys Camping: Campgrounds in Marathon

Marathon is the middle portion of the Florida Keys. It is a popular destination and home to one of two airports that fly into this part of Florida.

Jolly Roger RV Resort

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Location: 59275 Overseas HwyMarathon, FL

Camping Fee: Starting at $73 per night

Website: jrtp.com 

There are a variety of camping sites offered at Jolly Roger RV Resort. Even the most primitive tent sites still come with water and electric, and waterfront tent sites with no hookups are available. They also offer premium spaces with full hook ups, including cable. All sites are spacious, shady, and have grassy areas. Large RV spaces offer 50AMP electrical service.

Prefer to ditch the tent or RV? You can rent one and two-bedroom efficiencies starting at $95 per night.

Amenities include free cable and Wi-Fi, as well as a serene swimming pool, ball park, covered group pavilion, and boat docks and harbor sites. Boat slips start at $11 per day.  Gulf swimming and snorkeling opportunities will keep you busy for days. Plus, campers enjoy access to clean restrooms and laundry facilities. Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome.   

Reservations: Book your stay by calling 305-289-0404

Grassy Key RV Park & Resort

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Location: 58671 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL

Camping Fee: Starts at $59 per night

Website: grassykeyrvpark.com 

Grassy Key RV Park & Resort has been fully remodeled and redesigned with special features to accommodate big rigs of all sizes. Pick between waterfront, premium, and standard sites, all of which come with water, electric (50 and 30AMP), cable, and sewer. Enjoy free Wi-Fi hotspots at the clubhouse, as well as around most of the camp. Although, with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico surrounding you, it might be tempting to ignore your electronic gadgets for a while.

Bringing your own boat (BYOB)? Renovated dockage makes it super easy to take sail on the Gulf. Just a short journey away waits the glittering waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Grassy Key RV Park amenities include a pool, beach games, picnic tables, laundry facilities, and more.

Reservations: Reserve your spot by calling 305-289-1606

Curry Hammock State Park

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Location: 56200 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL

Camping Fee: Starts at $36 per night

Website: floridastateparks.org/park/Curry-Hammock

Curry Hammock State Park offers a 28-site campground situated right beside the water with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Each site has access to a gravel parking lot where you can park cars and RVs. Many sites also have an attached sandy area to pitch a tent. Each site comes with a picnic table, charcoal grill, water, and 20/30/50AMP electrical service. There’s a dump station on site.  Maximum RV length is 70 feet.

Birding, shallow water fishing, hiking, canoeing or kayaking, snorkeling, bicycling, wildlife viewing—there’s never a shortage of things to do here. Check out the playground for kids, or bike along the 1.5-mile nature trail that weaves along the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail.

Sign up for a ranger-led activity to get even more out of your experience. You can learn more about ranger tours by calling 305-289-2690.

Stay clean thanks to shower stations and restroom facilities. There’s also a dump station on site for campers. Pets are allowed but must follow rules and be kept on a leash.

Reservations: Make reservations by calling 1-800-326-3521. Book ahead of time because sites go fast, especially in the winter.

Florida Keys Camping: Campgrounds in The Lower Keys

The Lower Keys is made up of a string of tropical islands, such as Summerland Key, Sugarloaf Key, and Big Coppitt Key.

Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge

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Location: 33000 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL

Camping Fee: $43 per night (starting at)

Website: bpkfl.com

Located at Mile Marker 33, Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge is ideal for boaters and adventurers of all types. There are both RV and tent campsites available, including rustic spots with no hookups, as well as electric full hookup spots, and canal sites.

There are motel efficiencies available for rent as well, starting at $134 per day for a 1 room efficiency. Boat docks are available, but dock space is subject to availability.

Amenities include a fish cleaning station, trash and recycling centers, drinkable water, restrooms with showers, and laundry facilities. Activities are posted throughout the camp and include things like group exercise classes, water aerobics, natural trail hikes, and crafting opportunities. Plus, Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge is well-known for its hoppin dance parties—including a 50s Dance and even a Mini-Lobster Season Hop!

Reservations: Book your stay online or call 305-872-2351

Lazy Lakes RV Resort

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Location: 311 Johnson Rd, Summerland Key, FL

Camping Fee: Off-season primitive tent camping starts at $50 per night

Website: lazylakesrvresort.com

Lazy Lakes RV Resort offers daily, weekly, monthly, and long-term rentals. There are 99 RV camping sites, including premium peninsula and pull thru sites with 50AMP electrical services. Lakefront sites are available, as are full hook ups with water, electric, and sewer.

Amenities include a heated pool, laundry facilities, restrooms, direct TV cable, Wi-Fi, ice and soda machines, as well as propane tanks. There’s a clubhouse with pool table, horseshoe pits, and a fishing dock—just to name a few things that’ll keep you busy during your stay here.

 Reservations: Book your reservation online or call 305-745-1079

Royal Palm RV Park

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Location: 163 Cunningham Ln, Big Pine Key, FL

Camping Fee: $45 a night

Website: royalpalmrvpark.com

Royal Palm RV Park is located just minutes from the white sand beaches found at Bahia Honda State Park, as well as the Key Deer Refuge.  This is an adult only retirement park, so, not the place to bring your kids or your pets.

Advertised as a “friendly, reasonably priced, clean park with plenty of activities,” Royal Palm has 34 sites. Each site has full hook ups, and can accommodate RVs up to 34 feet in length.

Amenities include card games on Tuesdays, coffee on Fridays, monthly ice cream socials, shuffleboard tournaments, and festive themed get-togethers. They also celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays with special dinners and events.

There are plenty of nearby attractions including miles of bike paths, as well as kayaking, snorkeling and fishing opportunities. Want to see some gators? Head on over to the local Blue Hole where you can spot wild gators in their natural habitat. Of course, proceed with serious caution!

Reservations: You can make reservations as far ahead as 11 months. Call 305-872-9856 to book your stay.

Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina

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Location: 38801 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, FL

Camping Fee: n/a

Website: rvonthego.com/florida/sunshine-key-rv-resort-marina/

[3/18]: Sunshine Key remains under construction to repair hurricane damages. Get updates here

There are 399 camping and RV sites available at Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina. This unique resort with an adjoined marina gives you ultimate access to tropical island fun. Perfectly positioned on the 75-acre island of Ohio Key, there are countless water activities to partake in. Plus, the gorgeous Bahia Honda State Park is just 1-mile away.

Resort amenities include a clubhouse, boat docks, RV storage, laundry facilities, showers and bathrooms. You can access high speed internet for a minimal fee. Activities include volleyball, tennis, bocci ball, swimming in the resort pool, horseshoes, pickelball, and more. Additionally, the camp hosts dance classes, co-ed water aerobics, creative arts and crafts, as well as bingo and other planned activities.

Reservations: Book your stay online or call 877-570-2267

Florida Keys Camping: Campgrounds in Key West

Welcome to the southernmost city in the US—situated just 90 miles from the coast of Cuba! This five-mile island offers a lot to do, including several Key West campgrounds. Looking for a vibrant nightlife scene? Key West is famous for Duval Street, which is packed with bars and nightlife.

El Mar RV Resort

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Location: 6700 Maloney Ave., Key West, FL

Camping Fee: Starts at $80 per night (off season)

Website: elmarrvresort.com

There are two different categories of sites available at El Mar RV Resort, including spots on the water and spots that are located off the water. It’s around $10 more per day to stay on a waterfront site. Rates are based on 2 adults per site. Each extra adult is $10 per day.

Reserve a spot for a day or for the whole month. There are 11 secure and private RV sites, all of which come with a 45’ x 85’ gravel site pad with patio. Sites also come with cable TV, Wi-Fi, city water, and full hook ups with 30/50AMPs electrical services.

This park is on the small side but it has a lot to offer in terms of beautiful sunsets, views of the Atlantic, and peace and quiet.

Reservations: Call 305-294-0857 to book your stay

Boyd’s Key West Campground

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Location: 6401 Maloney Avenue, Key West, FL

Camping Fee: Starting at $61 per night

Website: boydscampground.com 

Campers, RVs, and tents are welcome at this relaxing oceanfront campground located just minutes from Duval Street. Many sites face the ocean and offer spectacular views. Sites come with picnic tables and full hookups, 50/30AMP electricity is available. Boat ramps and docks make it easy to set sail.

Boyd’s lush tropical paradise has been in operation for over fifty years. Take a dip in the camp pool, or take advantage of local snorkeling, fishing, and diving opportunities. Amenities include four well-maintained bathhouses, a lounging beach, 24-hour security, free wireless Internet, and a heated swimming pool. There is a dump station, ATM, coin laundry facility, and a dishwashing station for your convenience.

Reservations: Call 305-294-1465 to make your reservation

Leo’s Campground & RV Park

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Location: 5264 Suncrest Rd, Key West, FL

Camping Fee: Starting at $54 per night

Website: leoscampground.com

Advertised as the most affordable campground in Key West, Leo’s Campground offers RV sites with full hookups, tent sites with electricity, and primitive tent sites. Take your pick from 9 gravel tent sites. All sites come with a grill and picnic table. Don’t have your own tent? There are tents for rent on-site.

Leo’s can accommodate RVs up to 42’ in length. Back-in gravel sites come with a picnic table, and hookups for water, sewer and electric—most sites offer up to 50AMP. Cable TV is also available, as is Wi-Fi.

There are plenty of walking paths and common areas, as well as a common grill. Games like corn hole are ongoing, and there’s even an iguana feeding area on the premises. The bathhouse offers hot showers and is situated right across from the tent area for easy access. Guests can take advantage of on-site laundry facilities and Wi-Fi.

There is a dog park at Leo’s Campground, but pets are only welcome in RVs and at an additional charge. Pets are not permitted in the tent area.

Reservations: To make reservations call 305-296-5260, or email info@leoscampground.com

Geiger Key Marina

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Location: 5 Geiger Rd, Key West, FL

Camping Fee: Starting at $100 per night

Website: geigerkeymarina.com

Take a step back in time at this “old Florida Fish Camp” that serves as a popular restaurant and RV park for camping in the Keys.  They offer waterfront, non-waterfront, and premium waterfront spots. Don’t have your own RV? There are four different RV models available for rent directly from Geiger Key Marina.

Bringing your boat as well? There are boat slips you can rent per day, week, or month. Boat trailer storage is offered for RV guests with a boat slip.

Leashed and quiet dogs are welcome. Laundry, showers and restrooms, as well as a dump station are available to guests. If you need more reason to check this Florida Keys campground out, take a peek at their restaurant menu! 

Reservations: Call 305-296-3553 to make reservations, or email info@geigerkeymarina.com

Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA Holiday

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Location: 251 State Road 939, Sugarloaf Key, FL

Camping Fee: n/a

Website: koa.com/campgrounds/sugarloaf-key/

 [3/18] Sugarloaf Key is in the process of rebuilding a new and improved campground. Check back regularly to see when they will reopen.

Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA offers cabins for rent as well as plenty of spaces for RVs, campers and tents. Back-in 50/30AMP spots with full hookups available, with enough space for slide outs and awnings. Water, electric, and limited cable offered at most sites. As for tents, there are primitive tent sites located in shady and spacious areas, perfect for campfires and fun.

Bathrooms are available throughout the camp, but if you prefer a little more privacy, there’s the option to rent a deluxe cabin with its own bathroom and full shower. Deluxe cabins also come with a partial kitchen and linens, plus pets are allowed for an additional fee.

Fishing, snorkeling, and paddleboard adventures—there is just so much to do here, including a private beach, on-site café, and seasonal planned activities. There’s even a waterfront Tiki Hut Pub and a bike rental shop where you can reserve gear to keep the kids actively entertained. Amenities include a year-round pool, Wi-Fi, pavilion, snack bar, and propone ($). Bringing your dog? Fido is sure to enjoy the interactive dog park.

Reservations: Make reservations online or call 305-745-3549