Best places for camping in the Florida Keys . There are dozens of great campgrounds in the Florida Keys. Many are for the RV campers and there are are a few very special hide aways for tent campers as well. Campgrounds in the Florida Keys are as diverse as the area itself. You have very primitive locations, as well as spots made for the largest of camping rigs and don’t forget the cozy cabins. Camping is a great way to unplug, rewind and just enjoy some peace and quite.
If you can plan well in advance (up to 11 months) the best place to camp in the Keys is Bahia Honda State Park. This park has 8 ocean front spots for tent campers that are more than spectacular. These sites are just $36 per night and are sites 64-72 . If you can’t get sites 64-72 try to get the spots directly in front of the cabins. This park has sites for camping rigs and RVS up to 71 feet in length. They all have electricity, a picnic table and grill. Bahia Honda is a great place for campers to snorkel, fish, kayak and take in the sunset or sunrise.
Long Key State Park is in the middle keys at mile marker 67.5. This park has sixty ocean front camping spots that overlook the beautiful blue waters of the Keys. Maximum RV length at Long Key State park is 38 feet. Long Key State Park is home to some of the best fishing in the Keys. Be sure and check out the look out tower on the Golden Orb hiking trail.
Dry Tortugas National Park is just 70 miles from Key West by Ferry. This is complete wilderness camping as you can only get there by ferry. You also have to carry in all of your supplies like bottled water, food and such that you will need for your stay. If you can handle very primitive camping then Dry Tortugas is a an experience of a life time. Campers can enjoy the beautifu private beaches, the sounds of the waves hitting the peaceful island shores, bird watching, snorkeling and of course exploring Fort Jefferson.
Sugar Loaf Key/Key West KOA is a sweet spot between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Key West is just 14 miles South and the campground offers a shuttle to get you there. They have ocean front RV sites , a large tent camping area and also cozy cabins. The cabins are fully furnished and even have decks and patios.
Boyd’s Key West Campground is great for location. It is just miles away from Duval Street and the hustle and bustle of Key West. The camping sites are some what small comparitivelly to others in the Keys. The tent sites are pretty good sized and have electircity. The bath houses are clean and up to date. Boyd’s is also a good location if you have a boat.
The Florida Keys is a great place to spend time outdoors and just unwind. Peak season for the Keys is late December to mid April. Low season in the Keys is June to November. During the summer months sites are the least expensive.
Long Key State Park
Long Key State Park has 30+ large campsites for RVS and camper vans. The sites are water front. The bathrooms are clean. Not great for swimming but fantastic for hiking and bird watching .
Bahia Honda State Park
Best camping in the Keys. Bahia Honda has three designated campgrounds with locations for both RVS and tent campers. There are a number of water front sites. Don’t forget your bug spray.
Long Key State Park
Lots of nature to be seen here. The bird watching is fantastic. The shore birds LOve it here. There is also plenty to see on the hike . We saw bats, crabs, fish , and more on our hike.