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Old 03-24-2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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Key West Campground

Any recommendation for a campground near Key West. Traveling with two young children, so amenities for their entertainment is important.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:46 AM   #2
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State parks down there seem to be impossible to get. I've been trying "long key" park every day with no luck. There is fiesta key by Islamorada. Not as nice as the state parks (or as cheap) but at least you could probably get in.
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You may want to spend a night or two near Key West and get that segment of the trip out of the way. After that move to a CG that is farther up the keys for the remainder of your trip. Kids will love the roosters walking around Key West (major issue with the locals)... we had one sitting on a stand behind me while we were eating.. they do not bother you.

There is not much for kids to do at the state park CG's, so you may want to look into the private ones, they are more expensive.

We stayed at Curry Hammock state park last December for a week. 30 feet to the Atlantic ocean. This December we have a week at John Pennekamp Coral reef state park in the upper keys.

You just need to keep trying each morning as the updated databases become available at 08:00:01 AM, per the Reserve America and one of the other website's managers. We always tried at 12:00AM with no luck.

People are always cancelling reservations, that is how we got ours.

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SUGAR KEY KOA, deffinitely not cheap. $100 a night, right on the water
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John Pennekamp is excellent as well as Bahia Honda. Good luck, reservations fill up fast
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You may want to spend a night or two near Key West and get that segment of the trip out of the way. After that move to a CG that is farther up the keys for the remainder of your trip. Kids will love the roosters walking around Key West (major issue with the locals)... we had one sitting on a stand behind me while we were eating.. they do not bother you.

There is not much for kids to do at the state park CG's, so you may want to look into the private ones, they are more expensive.

We stayed at Curry Hammock state park last December for a week. 30 feet to the Atlantic ocean. This December we have a week at John Pennekamp Coral reef state park in the upper keys.

You just need to keep trying each morning as the updated databases become available at 08:00:01 AM, per the Reserve America and one of the other website's managers. We always tried at 12:00AM with no luck.

People are always cancelling reservations, that is how we got ours.

Good Luck,

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Thanks...the DW booked us at Boyd's today....seems close to Key West.
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SUGAR KEY KOA, deffinitely not cheap. $100 a night, right on the water
Will have to look where this is, maybe a good first night spot.
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When you get to the Keys look for the narrowest bridge connecting the Keys and pull over after you cross it (some have an area you can park). Take the kids out and have them throw a stone (may have to bring your own) from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Not many people/kids can say that they have done that, ahhh but I can.
That and a buck and a half will get me a cup of coffee.
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LOL ..not at Starbucks...Nice state you live in BTW.....(in Feb.)
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When you get to the Keys look for the narrowest bridge connecting the Keys and pull over after you cross it (some have an area you can park). Take the kids out and have them throw a stone (may have to bring your own) from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Not many people/kids can say that they have done that, ahhh but I can.
That and a buck and a half will get me a cup of coffee.
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Thats pretty cool, kids will love that
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