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10 Most Beautiful Florida Keys RV Parks for Tropical Camping

10 Most Beautiful Florida Keys RV Parks for Tropical Camping

Camping beside beautiful turquoise waters is what Florida Keys RV parks are all about. Imagine looking out your window in the morning and seeing a dolphin glide by in the glassy waters. Or watching a postcard-perfect sunset from your camping chair.

Anyone can obtain tropical camping with any budget. Keep reading to get a glimpse of ten diverse options in the Florida Keys.

Why You Should Visit the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a string of islands that sit below Florida’s mainland. They stretch approximately 125 miles with bridges connecting them.

Bridges and Islands - Aerial Views of the Florida Keys in 4K

These tropical islands have a Caribbean vibe. Once you hit Key Largo and you can’t stop singing that Beach Boys song (you know the one), you’ll feel the relaxing vibes of paradise. 

The Florida Keys offer endless water activities. Among the most popular are boating, fishing, snorkeling, and diving. At most Florida Keys RV parks, you can rent equipment for water sports. If you have your own equipment, such as a boat, many parks have boat launches, and docks or boat slips for rent.

With the vast bridge system on the island, biking is also a great reason to visit the Florida Keys. You can bike for miles with never-ending views of the tropics. And when you’re hot, you’ll likely be near a spot to pull over for a swim.

biking in the florida keys

You’ll find excellent food, history, shops, tours, and more throughout the islands. Wildlife viewing is also a main attraction to the Florida Keys. From bird watching to sea life, it’s an animal lover’s dream. And if you’re in the middle Keys, grab an Instagram photo of a giant iguana. 

Planning an RV Trip to the Florida Keys

When planning an RV trip to the Florida Keys, keep a few things in mind. Plan to book early and know your budget. Also, plan around the weather, avoiding times like hurricane season.

Book Early

Florida Keys RV parks are very popular and fill up quickly during the peak season (December to April). Booking your site as early as one year in advance will afford you the most choices. 

But we understand that’s not realistic for everyone. Therefore, book as early as you can. This may mean calling a full park often to see if there are cancelations. Or you could ask to be put on a waitlist. 

If you can visit during the non-peak season (May to November), you’ll have a better chance of getting a great campsite last minute. (Just keep in mind that hurricane season runs from June to November.)

How Much Does It Cost to RV in the Florida Keys?

Rumor has it that Florida Keys RV parks, food, and activities are just too expensive. In reality, there are options for almost every budget in this fantastic place.  (In fact, we spent 5 days in the Florida Keys for free!)

The luxury RV resorts are pricey. But with the resorts we’ve listed in this article, you get what you pay for. You can also take advantage of weekly and monthly rates to cut costs.

State parks typically have the best rates. This also means that they fill up fast, but don’t let that turn you away. Keep checking, and you might be surprised at what may open up last minute.

Food prices are comparable to the rest of Florida with more choices of grocery stores in larger cities, like Marathon, Key Largo, and Key West. You can eat out on nearly any budget in the Keys.

dining out in the florida keys
Dining out in the Florida Keys

Activities range in costs depending on what it is, but you’ll find something to fit your means. Plus, there are endless activities to do for free–likely some right in your RV park! 

The 10 Best Florida Keys RV Parks

We’ve put together a list of ten parks that vary in location and price. The benefit of the Florida Keys is that no matter which RV park you stay in, you’ll always be close to the water! Check out these parks to help you plan your trip.

#1. Coconut Cay RV Park & Marina

Address: 7200 Aviation Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050

Website: https://www.coconutcayrv.com/ 

Amenities: The pull-in sites are full hookups with electric, water, and sewer. The RV park has a swimming pool, bathhouse, boat launch, boat dockage, laundry facilities, WiFi, kayak and bicycle rentals, and cable. 

Pet-Friendly: Pets are allowed.

Why You’ll Love It: Coconut Cay RV Park and Marina give you access to water activities, dolphin sightings, and more. You’ll love that this is a small boutique campground with personal touches. It’s also in Marathon, with nearby access to groceries, fuel, and other amenities. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.5/10

marathon key rv park

#2. Geiger Key Marina & RV Park

Address: 5 Geiger Rd, Key West, FL 33040

Website: https://www.geigerkeymarina.com/rv-park/ 

Amenities: RV sites have full hookups. The park has waterfront sites, boat slips, laundry facilities, and showers.

Pet-Friendly: Geiger Key Marina and RV Park management must approve pets in advance. 

Why You’ll Love It: You’ll love that Geiger Key Marina and RV Park is close to Key West but secluded from the busy tourist area. It’s also an ideal place if you love to fish or have a boat because you’ll have direct access to a fishing reef. 

Please note the park is not very child-friendly because there are no play areas, pool, or beach.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 7.5/10

#3. Boyd’s Key West Campground

Address: 6401 Maloney Ave, Key West, FL 33040

Website: https://www.boydscampground.com/ 

Amenities: Full hook-up campsites have 20/30 amp and 50 amp pedestals, and there are a few primitive campsites. Some sites have a concrete patio, and all areas have a picnic table, a gravel RV pad, and cable.

The campground has a swimming pool, laundry facility, bath and shower house, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, general store, WiFi, game room, ATM, kayak and bicycle rentals, RV storage, and marina.

Pet-Friendly: Pets are allowed.

Why You’ll Love It: Boyd’s has the whole package when it comes to amenities. You’ll love the access to numerous activities right at the campground and the short distance to the bustle of Key West. There are also some waterfront RV sites that you’ll quickly fall in love with if you score one.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.5/10

Key West in Florida Keys
Key West, Florida Keys

#4. Bluewater Key RV Resort

Address: 2950 Overseas Hwy, Key West, FL 33040

Website: https://www.bluewaterkey.com/ 

Amenities: The full hook-up sites (20/30 amp and 50 amp) have private owners, but many rent them out to guests. The RV resort has a heated pool, private dock with boat slips for rent, boat launch, laundry facility, bathhouse, WiFi, cable, curbside trash, and recycling pick-up, and a storage facility.

Pet-Friendly: Pets are allowed, and there’s a dog park.

Why You’ll Love It: You’ll love the luxuriousness of Bluewater Key RV Resort. The lots are large and have tiki huts on them. The resort also provides short day trips to attractions like Key West, Bahia State Park, and the Seven Mile Bridge.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9.5/10

#5. Grassy Key RV Park & Resort

Address: 58671 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050

Website: https://www.grassykeyrvpark.com/ 

Amenities: Sites are all full hook-up with 20/30 amp and 50 amp electric, water, and sewer. The park has a pool, white sand beach, boat dock and launch, clubhouse, WiFi, and laundry facilities. 

Pet-Friendly: Pets are allowed.

Why You’ll Love It: Grassy Key RV Park & Resort has quintessential waterfront views. You get an authentic Florida Keys experience here. Plus, they recently had a complete renovation. You’ll also love the proximity to attractions, including the Dolphin Research Center, which is a must-visit, in our opinion.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9/10

dolphin in florida

#6. Jolly Roger RV Resort

Address: 59275 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050

Website: https://www.jrtp.com/ 

Amenities: The full hook-up sites have electric, water, sewer, and cable. WiFi is available through the resort, and there’s a pool, bathhouse, laundry facility, group pavilion, and boat docks.

Pet-Friendly: Pets are allowed, and there is a dog park.

Why You’ll Love It: You’ll love the proximity to numerous activities on Grassy Key, including snorkeling and kayaking. This resort is also close to the Dolphin Research Center. 

Morton Road Trip Rating: 8/10

#7. Bahia Honda State Park

Address: 36850 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/BahiaHonda 

Amenities: Sites have 20/30 amp and 50 amp electric and water hookups and a picnic table. There’s a dump station in the park, a bathhouse, a marina, a fish cleaning station, and activities.

Pet-Friendly: Pets are allowed in the park but not on the beach.

Why You’ll Love It: Bahia Honda State Park offers access to the beach and ample wildlife viewing. Activities ranging from water sports to hiking and biking are at your fingertips. And you’ll love the state park price for a stay in the Keys.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9/10

Bahia Honda State Park
Bahia Honda State Park

#8. Curry Hammock State Park

Address: 56200 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050

Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/curry-hammock-state-park 

Amenities: Campsites have 20/30 amp and 50 amp electric and water. The park has a dump station, beach, kayak launch, nature trail, and bathhouse.

Pet-Friendly: Pets are allowed.

Why You’ll Love It: Location, location! You’ll love the vibrant views and rawness of Curry Hammock State Park. It’s close to attractions but secluded enough to make you feel like you have the Keys to yourself.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9/10

#9. Keys Palms RV Resort

Address: 104200 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

Website: http://keyspalmsrvresort.com/home/home.php 

Amenities: It’s a waterfront property with pull-through full-hook sites of 20/30 amp and 50 amp electric, water, and sewer. The resort has a pool and spa, clubhouse, shower facility, laundry facility, WiFi, and marina.

Pet-Friendly: Pets are allowed, and there is a dog park.

Why You’ll Love It: You’ll love that Keys Palms RV Resort is close to Key Largo. Plus, it’s only a 63-mile drive to Miami. This resort is a great option year-round. If you have a boat, the private marina makes this an all-inclusive stay.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 8/10

#10. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Address: 102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

Website: https://floridastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/john-pennekamp-coral-reef-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=FL&parkId=281015 

Amenities: Sites have full hook-up 50 amp electric, water, and sewer. The campground has a bathhouse, dump station, nature trail, boat slip rentals, boat ramp, fish cleaning station, and water sport rentals.

Pet-Friendly: Pets are allowed.

Why You’ll Love It: The underwater playground around John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is inspiring. The park is the home of the first underwater park in the U.S. You’ll love the opportunities to snorkel, dive, boat, or kayak through the 70 nautical square miles of the park.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 10/10

Statue of Christ of the Abyss in Key Largo
Statue of Christ of the Abyss in Key Largo

Enjoy Tropical Camping in the Keys

We hope you enjoy one or more of these Florida Keys RV parks. If you’re planning your first visit to the Keys, these ten options will surely maximize your play and rest.

Once you’re there, you might want to check out these 9 Best Things To Do In The Florida Keys to make sure you don’t miss out!

Drop us a line if you go; we’d love to hear about your adventures.

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Lisa

Wednesday 8th of December 2021

Do you have any tips on how to score a reservation at John Pennekamp or Curry Hammock State parks? We tried on first available dates of our travel and no sites were available. Tried everyday for 2 weeks with no luck. We are booked for this May at Boyd's and Jolly Roger. Thanks for information.

Mortons on the Move

Monday 7th of March 2022

https://campnab.com/

Sally B

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

Did you check out Key Largo Kampground and Marina at MM101.5?

Mortons on the Move

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

No, but thank you for the recommendation! :)

Susan Johnston

Friday 7th of May 2021

We stayed at both Bahia Honda and John Pennekamp State Parks during March 2021 using a last minute reservation site. WE LOVE BOTH PARKS!! Cost is less that $40 at each park In The Keys!! Bahia Honda sites are right on the water for fantastic views out the big RV windshield and we saw manatee in the lagoon! Pennekamp is my hands-down favorite park anywhere as I love to snorkel on the reef there! Sites are a little close, but oh the wildlife! Yes, the Keys are expensive, but the opportunity to be in swimwear while everywhere else is shivering in the cold is well worth it!

Mortons on the Move

Sunday 9th of May 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience, Susan! The Keys are definitely worth a visit! :)

Not So Free

Thursday 6th of May 2021

We left for the Keys on October 2nd 2001 for a month long trip. Hope to do it again, if this mess ever ends. Pretty much staying more local lately.

Donna Gibbs

Thursday 6th of May 2021

We stayed at Boyd’s—-enjoyed the bus stop to take us anywhere we needed to go!

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