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  • Published on Jun 17, 2014
    Camping in the Florida Keys

    Camping in the Florida Keys

    The Florida Keys have always been a popular tourist destination.  With its long stretch of coral reefs that line the coast of Key Largo all the way down to the ever popular Key West, the keys are a must see on your vacation itinerary. Although many people believe that the Keys can only be accessed by boat, RV’s are accessible to the islands via the 7 mile bridge. We have compiled a list of the top campgrounds on the Keys that are RV friendly.

    Key Largo- The first key in the long chain is Key Largo, made famous by the popular Beach Boys song “Kokomo”, one of the top RV parks is at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.  Boasting over 120 miles of living coral reefs, it is one of the more popular dive spots in South Florida.  The state park features miles of sea-grass, mangroves and swamps for you to explore and discover the vast array of wildlife that inhabit the area.  Guests can take tours of the area via their glass bottom boats; there are numerous diving and snorkel trips from beginners to master divers; and you can rent canoes and kayaks to explore the waters yourself. 

    Dolphin Cove is also a popular tourist attraction in Key Largo.  For a fee you can swim and interact with bottlenose Dolphins for an experience the whole family can enjoy.

    Islamorada- The “Purple Isle” as it is called is THE sport fishing capital of the world.  Fisherman travel from all over to try their hand at catching award winning fish that the waters around the keys are populated with. The Island also carries with it a lot of history.  You can explore the island via horse and carriage or by the Floating Pink Cadillac...yes, that's right, it's a car turned boat and it is as fun as it is amusing to experience. 

    Long Key state Park is one of the many places to camp along the “Village of Islands” and most are RV friendly.  All offer a wide variety of fishing activities (of course), snorkeling, diving, and swimming for all ages. 

    Marathon- Marathon is the next island in the chain and can be accessed via the infamous 7-mile bridge, where the movie True Lies was filmed.  The island has many shops to check out so you can take home a piece of your vacation. 

    At Long Key State Park on Marathon, it’s one of the only campgrounds that allow campfires.  Guests can go fishing, snorkeling, swimming on the natural shorelines, and explore one of the many nature trails on the island.  Pets are allowed so bring the whole family!

    Key West- The last and most popular stop is Key West.  The farthest point in the keys resides only 90 miles from Cuba and has the most in the way of tourist activities. From an active nightlife at the many bars and restaurants, to the shops, museums and galleries that highlight the island’s history, there is plenty to do for everyone in your family.

    Sugarloaf Key KOA is an oceanfront campground that offers activities for its guests to enjoy away from the active nightlife.  Swimming, boating, snorkeling and fishing are among the many activities offered as well. 

     

    So whether you are picking just one island to visit or if you are planning to visit all of the Keys, be rest assured that there is a campground for you and your RV at all of them. Make reservations ahead of time because campsites fill up fast!

    RV Connections

    Before you make the long trekk down to the keys, stop by RV Connections in Panama City to get your RV serviced.  Our certified technicians will ensure your RV is in top condition to make the trip across the 7 mile bridge.  

    Call today to make an appointment! Call 866-441-GORV or 850-763-6910.

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