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3 Best Islamorada RV Parks for Your Florida Keys Trip

3 Best Islamorada RV Parks for Your Florida Keys Trip

Staying at Islamorada RV parks allows you to explore the Keys with your home on wheels. Beaches, kayaking, sunsets, dolphin sightings, seaside bars, and more are at your fingertips. Basing yourself in Islamorada affords you countless day trips as well. 

You can play tourist by snorkeling, boating, and more. Or kick back and relax under a palm tree with a cold drink in hand. Are you ready?

Let’s take a look at what’s so great about Islamorada. And we give you the scoop on the RV parks that get our stamp of approval.

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Why You’ll Love Islamorada RV Parks in the Florida Keys 

If relaxing on the incredible Islamorada islands isn’t on your bucket list, it should be! If you bring your RV over the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, you can relax in a comfortable RV park and enjoy all that the islands have to offer.

Let’s take a look at the best things about visiting this part of the Keys. 

Aerial view of Islamorada.
Explore Islamorada by cruising over the Florida Keys Overseas Highway which connects each island together.

About Islamorada 

Islamorada is approximately halfway between Key Largo and Key West. It’s an excellent place to situate yourself in the Keys and experience all its offerings. 

You can explore the six islands that make up the village: Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lower Matecumbe Key, Indian Key, and Lignumvitae Key. Or you can easily take day trips to other parts of the Keys from your Islamorada RV park.  

Pro Tip: The Florida Keys are filled with tons of exciting adventures. Deciding what to do can be overwhelming, so we put together a list of the 9 Best Things To Do In The Florida Keys.

Sunset by boat dock in Islamorada.
Apart from stunning beaches and clear blue water, Islamorada offers exciting water excursions, water sports, fishing and so much more.

What to Do in Islamorada 

Islamorada has everything you need, like access to the beautiful turquoise waters, including beaches and water sports of all kinds. You’ll also find grocery stores, shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

For a delicious treat, Robbie’s is one of the most famous seaside bars and restaurants in Islamorada – mostly for the giant tarpon you can feed by hand from the dock in the back! They also offer boat tours, kayak rentals, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing excursions.

Make sure to also stop by the Rain Barrel Village to see Big Betsy, the Giant Lobster!

Big Betsy the Giant Lobster on Islamorada
Big Betsy the Giant Lobster on Islamorada attacking Tom

You can take many day trips from Islamorada whether you’re an adventurer, history buff, or beachgoer. Boat and kayak rentals are plentiful throughout the Keys. Or, if you have your own, there are various places to put in and explore. 

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Key West is a fun day trip from Islamorada with both history and entertainment. You can stroll down the main street and sample the local cuisine. And you’re almost guaranteed to run into a wild chicken roaming down the road. That’s right, chickens. You’ll just have to visit to find out more.

Islamorada and nearby Keys are also popular among cyclists. An adventure on the bike can be complete with stops at beaches to take a swim and cool off. You can also rent a bike and go on bike tours.

Pro Tip: Love fishing? Why not try out of these 10 Awesome Florida Keys Fishing Charters for Your Vacation.

Best Time of Year to Stay at Islamorada RV Parks 

The best time of year to stay at Islamorada RV parks is December through March, when temperatures are milder and hurricane season is over. Islamorada is pleasant all year long, but remember that there’s always a hurricane threat between June and November. 

Man feeding fiant tarpon fish at Robbie's in Islamorada.
Before eating in Robbie’s, a famous seaside bar and restaurant, feed the giant tarpon fish by hand.

3 Best Islamorada RV Parks 

We’ve identified the three best Islamorada RV parks for your stay. Each provides full access to the area, and we’ve also given them a Morton Road Trip Rating, so you know how we feel about each. 

1. Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina on Long Key 

Address: 70001 Overseas Hwy, Layton, FL 33001

About: Although Fiesta Key RV Resort and Marina isn’t exactly an Islamorada RV park, but it’s on Long Key, just southwest of Islamorada on Highway 1. It sits on the water with a pool, hot tub, store, bathrooms, laundry facilities, a fish cleaning station, beach, beach bar, and restaurant.

The marina gives you the option of renting a boat slip, and there’s a boat and kayak launch. RV sites are full hookups with 30/50 amp electricity options. In addition, there are some waterfront sites.

Price: Rates range from $150 to $220 per night, depending on the season. Discounted monthly rates are available.

Why You’ll Love It: Many love the beach restaurant right on-site. Plus, there’s a fantastic pool overlooking the ocean. Boaters will love the marina, and you can often spot manatees and dolphins.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 10/10

Reasons to Stay at Fiesta Key RV Resort in the Florida Keys

2. Key Ventures @96

Address: 96401 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

About: Key Ventures @96 is a 55 years old and over RV park at mile marker 96 on Highway 1. It has ocean views and 25 RV sites. It’s not directly on Islamorada, but as you drive down the Keys, the next stop is Islamorada. RV sites have full hookups with 30/50 amp electricity. The park also has cable, WiFi, laundry facilities, a dock, and a waterfront area. 

Price: Weekly and monthly rates are available. It costs between $400-$500 per week, and monthly rates run between $1,000 to $2,000 depending on the site and season.

Why You’ll Love It: You’ll love the direct access to the ocean and proximity to Islamorada and Key Largo.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 8/10

Couple sitting on a bench by their RV overlooking the ocean.
Islamorada RV parks provide full hookups and ocean views.

3. Blue Fin Rock Harbor RV Park & Marina 

Address: 36 E 2nd St, Key Largo, FL 33037

About: Blue Fin Rock Harbor RV Park and Marina is just before Islamorada, as you’re leaving Key Largo. Its oceanfront sites make you feel like you’re right out on the water. RV sites have full hookups with 30/50 amp electrical service. The park has cable, purified water, laundry facilities, showers, a boat ramp, and a marina.

Price: This RV park requires a five-night minimum during the off-season, and a three-month minimum stay from December through March. You’ll need to call to get rates, as they are based on the time of year and length of stay.

Why You’ll Love It: The 12 oceanside RV sites come with some of the best views around. But you’ll love any site here, as it’s a small park and you’re always within a short walk to the water. The park is also within walking distance of Denny’s (the restaurant) in Key Largo.

Morton Road Trip Rating: 9/10

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Plan Your Trip to Islamorada 

Islamorada RV parks offer a lot of fun in the sun! When planning your trip to Islamorada, we recommend scheduling some days to hang out at the RV park as well as some day trips. You can easily take a walk or bike to neighboring keys while staying at one of the parks we mentioned.

Or rent a kayak to take it all in from the water. Businesses in the area that rent kayaks will deliver yours right to your RV site. And each of the parks above has water access. 

islamorada catch you later sign

The Florida Keys can be busy in the winter months, but it’s still worth a trip to experience the United States’s link to the Caribbean. Warm days and cool nights can make a trip to the Keys memorable, and you want more. Before you know it, you might plan an RV trip to Islamorada every year.

Is Islamorada on your bucket list? Drop a comment below.

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