Florida Keys RV parks in Big Pine Key, and Sugarloaf Key benefit from their beautiful natural surroundings and their close, yet removed proximity to Key West, FL.
There's also a varied mix of campgrounds to satisfy any of your Florida Keys camping needs.
Some of these parks are strictly RV oriented, while others cater to all forms of Florida camping.
The common thread these Florida Keys campgrounds share is the beautiful water that surrounds them.
The possibilities for recreational activities is boundless, and the scenic value is breathtaking.
Like anywhere else, there are restrictions at Florida Keys RV parks and campgrounds you'll need to be aware of before making reservations.
It's better to find out in advance what you can and can't do, so you'll know if your rig, and your pets are compatible with their campground rules.
For example, outdoor rugs like these below are very popular with RV'ers for their site's concrete patios. They keep the area clean, and 'pretty' up the campsite.
However, if the RV space doesn't have a concrete patio or a sand/gravel 'sitting area', and is primarily grassy, you may not be allowed to place this extra camping perk in your RV site.
For your convenience, the following Florida Keys RV parks and campgrounds are arranged in geographical order from northeast to southwest.
Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina
38801 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key
Southbound on US 1, at Mile Marker 39 Gulf side
This Florida Keys RV park is an Encore/Thousand Trails property but non-members are allowed.
A full scale Florida Keys RV resort, this complex boasts a fishing pier, fish cleaning station, 172 slip marina, and onsite dive center.
One of the more spectacular Florida Keys RV parks, this resort sits on it's own private Key.
You'll find that the combination of water, coconut palms, and lush vegetation make this a true camping Florida Keys paradise. The sparkling heated pool is surrounded by tiki huts and tropical landscaping.
The camping sites are full hookup with 30/50 amp service, and the majority of the campground sites are pull-thrus with them being a mix of sand and grass. Some camping sites are on the water and are predominantly sand/gravel. WiFi and major cable are also available.
Other campground amenities include an outdoor amphitheater, heated pool, banquet facility, groceries, RV supplies, restaurant, restrooms and showers, laundry, ATM, and propane.
Florida camping activities include boating, fishing, snorkeling, volleyball, ping pong, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, and planned activities.
Pets are welcome but the standard pet restrictions apply.
Bahia Honda Key State Park
36850 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key
Southbound on US 1, Park is at Mile Mark 37 Ocean side
This beautiful State Park, known for it's three spectacular beaches, has good interior paved roads with campground sites being gravel.
Bahia Honda State Park has tent and RV sites available, plus a handful of cabins that can be rented. As a State Park, it also has it's own set of campground rules including no slide-outs in some areas, a maximum length restriction of 40 feet, and a 14 day maximum stay.
This is one of the lesser developed Florida Keys RV parks, and you'll find that campsite facilities vary throughout it's sections. There are some camping sites such as at Buttonwood where you'll be able to get big RV sites and 30/50 amp service plus water. Other areas such as Sandspur and Bayside are still beautiful, but they are more primitive. They also have length and height restrictions.
Pets are allowed as long as they are on leash and well behaved.
The State Park is broken down into 3 different camp site areas: Buttonwood, Sandspur and Bayside.
Sandspur is a hardwood hammock area and has a maximum length of 14' with low clearance.
Bayside has a height restriction of 6' 8" because vehicles must pass under the Bahia Honda bridge.
Larger units will only be able to stay at Buttonwood, which is the more developed RV portion of Bahia Honda State Park. It's at Buttonwood where some water edge camping is possible.
Pets are welcome as long as they are on leash, well behaved and picked up after.
Campground amenities include restrooms and showers, security, dump, ramp, dock, public phone, kayak rentals, and snorkel equipment rentals.
Camping activities include fishing, boating, bicycling, snorkeling, hiking, bird watching, planned activities, and enjoying Bahia Honda's 3 popular beaches - Sandspur, Loggerhead, and Calusa.
Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge
33000 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key
Southbound on US 1, Park is at Mile Marker 33 Ocean side
Interior campground roads are fair and graveled, so go slow and expect some bumps. Camping sites are a combination of grass and dirt, and slide-outs and pets are not permitted in the Park.
This Florida Keys campground has a number of tent sites and the RV camping sites are full hookup with 30 amp service, and basic cable. There is WiFi hot spot only and a modem is in the campgroun office. There are also cabin rentals available.
Camping services include restrooms, showers, dump, laundry, groceries, ice, RV supplies, ramp, dock, marina, rentals, heated pool, rec hall, game room, playground, bait sales, propane, and public phone.
Florida camping activities include fishing, boating, snorkeling, shuffleboard, horseshoes, hiking, and planned campground activities.
Sugarloaf Key West KOA
251 SR 939, Sugarloaf Key
Southbound on US 1 at Mile Marker 20, turn SE (left) at the Junction of US 1 and SR-939, Park is .3 mile on the left
One of the more popular Florida Keys RV parks, this large KOA (Kampgrounds of America) is a popular camping destination due to it's relative proximity to Key West. It has well maintained paved interior roads, numerous tent and RV sites, along with several RV rental units.
Campground sites are a combination of grass or dirt, and some are shaded. Most are full hookup with 30/50 amp service, major cable, and WiFi.
Campground services include restrooms, showers, laundry, boat ramp, dock, full service marina, scuba tank refills, boat, canoe & kayak rentals, bike rentals, fishing tackle rentals, heated pool, spa, public phone, playground, ATM, groceries, RV supplies, restaurant, tiki pub, firewood, propane and large doggie park where Fido and Fidette can finally burn off some energy.
Camping activities include fishing, boating, diving, snorkeling, volleyball, and planned activities.
This is one of the premier Florida Keys RV parks that focuses on fun for the whole family including Fido so make sure you bring along appropriate pet toys and camping gear!
Lazy Lakes RV Resort
311 Johnson Road, Sugarloaf Key
Southbound on US 1 at Mile Marker 19.8, at the junction of US 1 and Johnson Road, go .25 mile east (left) on Johnson Road
One of the larger Florida Key RV parks, this 28 acre RV park has a mix of tenting and RV sites plus 3 rental units. Some of the sites are also lakefront and most of the sites are back-ins. There are a few side by side hookup sites as well.
Some camping sites are shaded, they are graveled, and are full hookup with 30/50 amp, major cable and WiFi.
Camping amenities include proximity to Key West, fishing in 7 acre saltwater lake, fishing dock, clubhouse, heated pool, restrooms, showers, laundry, and public phone.
Campground activities include fishing, kayaking, billiards, ping pong, horseshoes, and planned activities.
Your choice of Florida Keys RV parks in the Big Pine Key or Sugarloaf Key area are varied enough to accommodate just about any camper's needs. The amenities are extensive, adding to the possibilities of things you'll be able to do.
This means there'll be more than enough activities to keep you busy throughout your Florida Keys camping vacation. You may discover that your biggest problem will be simply finding the time to sit quietly and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and spectacular views!