If you're planning on spending time in Key Largo camping, you'll quickly discover that being at the tip of paradise means having an endless variety of Florida Keys things to do and see.
Key Largo diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and jet skiing are just some of the water sport activiteis you'll be able to enjoy on your Key Largo vacation.
On land, there's Florida hiking and biking trails to explore.
There's spectacular sunrises and sunsets, amazing food, and various planned community and local events to enjoy.
However, when you're back at the campground and getting ready to relax, you're likely to encounter one of the more common RV'er problems. TV reception, or the lack thereof.
Most RV'ers enjoy watching some television throughout the day or night and getting reliable TV reception can be a real challenge and a greater frustration.
Not all campgrounds offer cable, and if that's the case, you're only able to pick up what your antenna can bring in.
One option that is portable, affordable, and available on basically any device, is the Amazon channels program, plus they offer a free trial. This means, no matter where you are, you can unwind while watching popular TV shows and movies,
Since my husband and I have done an extensive amount of RV'ing, including full timing, I've decided not to include several of the campgrounds that are situated in the Key Largo area.
This is because they either have minimal space available, offer limited services, or are more of a mobile home park rather than a Florida Keys RV resort or campground.
Some of the Key Largo campgrounds also have a minimum stay requirement of one month or more, as is the case with an Islamorada mobile home park.
This is fine if you're planning a Florida Keys camping vacation for several months or more. However, if you're just planning on a few days or weeks of camping in Key Largo, these choices simply won't work and so they're not included.
Camping at John Pennekamp State Park
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Dept. of Commerce Collection
As someone who's camped and RV'ed for years, I know what to look for when selecting an RV Park or campground. The Key Largo camp grounds I've chosen to include, offer enough of the important services and amenities to make your stay worthwhile.
For your convenience, these Florida Keys RV parks and campgrounds have not been arranged alphabetically. Rather, they're listed geographically from northeast to southwest by their mile marker (MM) so you can put them in relation to each other and the area.
103620 Overseas Highway
Southbound on US 1, campground is on Gulf side at Mile Marker 103.5
On Buttonwood Sound, this Florida Keys campground offers a variety of Florida camping options that range from RV rentals, waterfront RV sites, campsites with water and electric and access to public washrooms. There is one cottage rental and the onsite motel has a variety of room options ranging from single rooms with shared baths to single bedroom suites with kitchen, living room and private baths.
Pets are allowed but there are pet restrictions on dog size and no cats are allowed.
The marina has a boat ramp and is only 200 yards from the connecting waterway which takes boats from the Gulf through to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Florida Keys campground is also close to John Pennekamp State Park and other Key Largo area attractions.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
10261 Overseas Highway
Southbound on US 1, campground is on the left at Mile Marker 102.5
Situated on Largo Sound, guests at this campground have access to Far and Cannon beaches. Some of the other activities available include fishing, snorkeling, boat rentals, hiking trails, bird watching, playground, and access to the marina.
As a State Park, this Key Largo campground has a 14 day maximum stay along with it's own set of rules and regulations which are given to you when you check in. Pets are permitted, but there are restrictions which should be qualified before making your reservation. Breed and quantity of pets will need to be discussed, and as always, the pet must be on leash and not left alone outside.
The interior roads at this Key Largo State Park are paved and gravel and are well maintained. The mostly shady back-in campsites typically have gravel pads with water, and 30/50 amp electric hookups. Dump stations, restrooms and showers, laundry services, public phone, boat ramp, dock, and disabled access are other major campground features.
The RV sites are narrower and smaller which means large rigs with multiple slide outs will have difficulty being accommodated. If you're tenting, in a tent trailer, or smaller Class C or Class A RV, this Florida Keys campground, with all of it's amenities, is a good choice to kick start your Key Largo camping vacation.
Key Largo Kampground and Marina
101551 Overseas Highway
From Mile Marker 101.5, Ocean side at junction of US-1 and Samson Road, travel east 0.3 m on Samson Road
This Key Largo RV parks paved interior roads are well maintained. The Park is a mix of tent and RV sites, with some shaded pull thrus and back-ins. The sites are full hookup with 30/50 amp, major cable service and central internet.
This Florida Keys RV park has handicap access, restrooms and showers, laundry, public phone, and security. Other amenities include ocean access, ramp, dock, heated pool, and recreation hall. Activities include fishing, boating, playground, planned activities, and outdoor games such as shuffleboard and horseshoes.
Pets are allowed at this Florida Keys RV park but you'll need to check on restrictions which include breed and quantity.
Calusa Campground Resort and Marina
325 Calusa Street
Stay in right hand lane and travel southbound on US 1. After passing a Publix grocery store & K-Mart on the left, go through a light and at Mile Marker 101.5 turn right at Calusa which is the next street after light. Go approximately 5 miles on Calusa and you'll find the RV Park on the right. The park is marked but the sign is difficult to see, so watch your odometer and travel slow or you will pass the entrance.
This is one of the truer Key Largo RV Parks in that self-contained units only are allowed. There is also no pet restrictions other than that you must keep your pet leashed and pick up after the pet at all times.
Guests at this gated RV Resort also have access to either Florida Bay or the Atlantic Ocean for any of their boating or fishing outings. There's also a choice of RV sites situated bay side, on a canal or ‘inland'. Bay side and canal sites also have their own private docks which will significantly add to your Key Largo camping experience.
All RV sites are full hookup with 30/50 amp service, there is basic cable and WiFi. There are only a few pull thru sites, the majority are back-ins. The sites are all large enough to easily handle big rigs with multiple slide-outs. The sites are minimally shaded, have gravel pads, and each site has a concrete patio.
Facilities include a rec hall for meetings and gatherings, showers, restrooms and 2 separate laundry facilities. There is also a swimming pool heated in the winter, basketball and tennis courts, and a playground.
Point of View Key Largo RV Resort
99010 Overseas Highway - Mile Marker 99 Bayside
For one of the finer Key Largo camping experiences, Key Largo's newest facility has all the amenities you could possibly want.
This LGBT friendly, gated Florida Keys RV resort sits on 12 acres. It's larger size makes it possible to have spacious sites capable of accommodating even the largest buses.
Sites are full hookup with 30/50 amp, some with 100 amp service, cable and WiFi is available throughout the resort. Conveniently designed with larger rigs in mind, most sites are also pull-thrus.
This LGBT friendly Florida Keys RV resort also has a clubhouse with kitchen and billiards. Other amenities include a heated swimming pool, boat dockage, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, fitness center, tiki bar, BBQ area, plus a gift and convenience store.
Outdoor activities include boating, fishing, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, and planned activities.
Pets are welcome but there are breed restrictions. Vaccination records must also be presented for each pet, and pets are to be leashed and picked up after at all times. There is also a fenced doggie walk area where pets can enjoy some off leash time.
Riptide RV Park
97680 Overseas Highway
When southbound, RV Park is on the right at Mile Marker 97.2 on US 1
This small park is part of the nationwide Carefree Park system and is a well maintained complex. The sites can accommodate up to 40 foot RV's with multiple slides, but larger units will find that the spacing will be tight.
Sites have concrete patios, some are shaded, all are full hookup with 30/50 amp, internet and cable.
This Key Largo RV resort has no pet restrictions, plus they have planned activities, a boat ramp, dock, and bay front sites.
Riptide RV Park also accepts most major camping discounts and has no stay limit.
San Pedro RV Park & Resort in Islamorada
87401 Old Highway - Oceanside
Travel southbound on US Highway 1. Turn left onto Coral Road, and then after 200 feet turn right onto Old Highway until you reach Park.
This Carefree Park has 43 full hookup sites with spectacular water views.
There is a 10 slip marina and pets are welcome. Across the Overseas Highway at Mile Marker 87 is Founders Park which has a larger marina, athletic courts and a dog walk.
Occasionally park models are available for sale or rent as well.
When planning your Key Largo camping vacation, any of these choices will easily fit the bill. The important thing is to plan ahead so you can ensure there's availability when you want to go.
Your other option if possible, is to choose arriving at a non-peak time of year. You'll not only have your pick of the best sites, you'll also enjoy discounted Florida Keys campground pricing.