Florida Keys campgrounds in the Marathon FL area benefit from being close to both ends of this beautiful chain of islands.
These Florida Keys campsites typically are more affordable to stay at, and in the case of the Florida RV resorts, they're full service and very nice.
When camping Florida Keys, no matter which park you choose, you'll need to confirm that your rig will fit.
Also don't forget to ask about your pets. Sometimes there are restrictions as to the number of pets allowed, or restrictions on pet size and/or pet breed.
You'll most definitely need to plan on making your Florida Keys camping reservations as soon as possible. This will ensure that you not only get a camp site, but that it's a spectacular one.
Fiesta Key RV Resort
70001 Overseas Highway, Long Key
South on US Highway 1, Park is located at Mile Marker 70 Ocean side
This is the site of the old KOA
This Florida Keys RV resort has water front as well as ‘inland' sites. The majority of the sites are relatively narrow but long, so RV's with multiple slides will need to confirm that they can be properly accommodated. Some of the shorter sites are slightly wider and so are better suited to rigs with slide outs on both sides.
Campsites are also full hookup with 30/50 amp and cable. The rigs park on gravel, and the remainder of the site is grass. Most of the pull-thrus also have concrete patios so you can put down your outdoor patio rug. Being level, it's easy to arrange your seating and also set out a nice place for Fido or Fidette to lie.
Other amenities at this Florida Keys RV resort include WiFi at the restaurant and tiki bar.
Part of the Morgan family chain, this is one of the Florida Keys RV parks that has a true resort style atmosphere. Amenities include game room, heated pool and hot tub, marina, boat slip, community fire pit, laundry, showers and restrooms, gift store, restaurant and tiki bar.
Florida Keys RV resort activities include horse shoes, shuffleboard, volleyball, planned activities, fishing and boating.
Pets are welcome but they must have proof of current rabies vaccination. They also must be on leash and picked up after. A doggie walk area is provided but there is no 'fenced off leash' area available.
Long Key State Park
67400 Overseas Highway, Layton
Located at Mile Marker 67.5
This popular State Park set at the beginning of the Middle Keys, has good interior roads and a maximum stay of 14 days. There are 10 tent camping sites, and the park's 60 sites are primarily packed dirt and shaded.
The maximum length for an RV is 45 feet and the sites have 20/30 amp plus water. At Long Key State Park there are also restrooms and showers, a dump station, and public phone.
Long Key State Park is popular for it's numerous outdoor Florida Keys activities which include boating, fishing, swimming, playing on the beach, hiking the Golden Orb Trail and padding the Long Key Lakes Canoe Trail.
Jolly Roger Travel Park
59.275 Overseas Highway, Marathon
Southbound on US 1, campground is at Mile Marker 59.5, Gulf side
Situated on Grassy Key, this is one of the few Florida Keys campgrounds that has numerous sites and relatively affordable pricing. Not only is it reasonable, there are a host of Florida Keys activities to enjoy.
At this RV resort Florida Keys tropical magic excels. The combination of lush landscaping and a variety of amenities make this a worthwhile Marathon Florida RV resort to consider.
There's also a mix of sites including tent sites, and pull-thrus. This Florida Keys campground also has a number of back-ins, with some sites being directly on the water.
Most campsites are shaded by palm trees, and the sites are a good size, capable of comfortably accommodating buses and large rigs.
The camping sites are also an even mix of packed dirt and grass with concrete patios. They're full hookup with 30/50 amp, high speed internet, and major cable.
Other amenities include restrooms, showers, laundry, boat ramp, dock, pier, fish cleaning station, picnic area, tiki hut, shade shelters, heated/chilled swimming pool, and a doggie play area.
Florida Keys activities include fishing, boating, snorkeling, outdoor games, and playground.
Pelican RV Park
59151 Overseas Hwy
Southbound on US 1, at Mile Marker 59, Gulf side
On Grassy Key, Pelican RV Resort, a Carefree RV Park, has 85 grassy full hookup sites with patio and picnic tables.
About 1/3 of the sites are pull throughs with the balance being backins. Size varies with some of the sites being quite spacious.
If you have a large RV with multiple slides you'll want to inquire as to whether any of the larger spaces are available. They are sites 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, and 85. Some of these sites are quite large, especially site 85.
Amenities at this Florida Keys RV Park include 300 feet of waterfront plus access to this Florida RV Resort's 16 boat slips, boat ramp, fishing dock and cleaning station.
During the winter months Pelican RV Park has planned activities designed for adults and programs geared for children.
This Florida Keys RV Resort also has a heated swimming pool, several tiki hut picnic pavilions, laundry facilities, rec hall, plus boat and trailer storage.
A small motel with 9 rooms can also be rented for those on a Florida Keys vacation who don't have an RV, or for those who are visiting someone in the Park and need a place to stay.
Grassy Key RV Park and Resort
58671 Overseas Highway, Marathon
Southbound on US 1, at Mile Marker 58.7, Gulf side
This is one of the few Florida Keys campgrounds that has no tent camping sites. It's a true Florida Keys RV resort in every sense of the word, with comfortable sized pull-thrus and back-ins.
Some of the RV campsites are on the water, others have water views. The park is beautifully landscaped with lush coconut and bottle palms, giant birds of paradise, bougainvillea, and other tropical vegetation.Each RV campsite has full hookup with 30/50 amp service, major cable and WiFi. This Florida Keys RV resort is well manicured. The park and the sites are all gravel, so you, your rig and your pets stay clean. You can also bring pet travel beds, toys and other travel gear with you to help keep your pet comfortable and safe.
Another plus is that the sites are landscaped with tropical plants and greenery, and this helps add to the resort feel.
Amenities include restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, security, and RV supplies. There's also a clubhouse with meeting rooms and mini-kitchen, an outdoor tiki area, white sandy beach, and a pool surrounded by beautiful, tropical landscaping. Boat dockage is available but there is no ramp. However, a public boat ramp plus a marina are just a short distance away.
Florida Keys activities include boating, fishing, snorkeling, planned activities, and horseshoes.
This is a pet friendly park without the usual tight restrictions. As long as the pet is well behaved, on leash, and picked up after, Fido and Fidette are welcome. There's also a nice doggie walk area where they can get out and stretch their legs, play with their toys, and make new friends.
Curry Hammock State Park
56200 Overseas Highway, Marathon
Southbound on US 1, Park is at Mile Marker 56.2, Oceanside
Located on Little Crawl Key, Curry Hammock is a popular State Park that fills quickly. It has 28 ocean view sites, with gravel pads, water, and 20/30/50 amp service. The sites are sandy, tents are allowed, and picnic tables and BBQ grills are provided. The maximum combined RV length is 70 feet.
Campground amenities include dump station, toilets, showers, picnic shelters, and playground.
Florida Keys activities include fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, playing on the beach, hiking, bicycling, ranger programs, wildlife and bird watching.
Motor boats are not allowed, and there is a 14 day maximum stay.
Pets are permitted but must be restrained, well behaved and picked up after. They are not allowed on the beaches, in the picnic shelters, restrooms or shower areas.
Knights Key RV Resorts & Marina
#1 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon
Southbound on US 1, Park is at Mile Marker 47 just before Seven Mile Bridge
Featuring spectacular bridge and water views, this Florida Keys RV park has harbor, ocean, "inland" and tent sites. The RV campsites include a picnic table, water, and electric which can be 30 amp or 30/50 amp service. The tent sites have a picnic table. There is also a pump out service available for a fee.
The camp sites are partially grass, and some are shaded. They are either on water or have a water view.
The boat ramp is free of charge for guests, and harbor sites have dockage with some capable of accommodating up to a 27 foot boat.
Amenities include marina, boat ramp, dockage, WiFi, BBQ grills, restrooms, showers, laundry, restaurant and tiki bar. The restaurant and tiki bar are only open during the peak winter months and there is no cable or SATV in the park.
Florida Keys activities include fishing, boating, playing on the beach, snorkeling, bird watching, planned activities, and live music.
Pets are allowed in air conditioned RV's only. They must be well behaved, on a 6 foot minimum leash, and picked up after. They are not allowed on the beach.
You'll find that it will be hard to choose between these Florida Keys campgrounds. Each excels in their own unique way, while providing you with all the right ingredients for having the very best Florida Keys camping vacation when in the Marathon Key area.