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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

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Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice RV campsites, nice brooms, not center staff BUT super strong biting gnats that defy DEET. Unless you have a screen porch, your time will be inside instead of outside. Also, NO visible coral reefs unless you pay $$$ for a 2 hour boat ride out to the reefs. Kayaking among the mangroves was fun.

Thank Gerri P
Lulea, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather expensive snorkeling tours but extremly proffesional and friendly staff. Lovely coral reef and very clear and clean water. This isn't really a place for staying at the beach. I also recommend getting a back country permit for hiking in the forests of Key Largo.

Thank karo046
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Came here with the sole purpose of SUP. Its a little expensive, more than I usually pay, but were had fun anyways. There is alot of little groves to visit while SUP or kayaking. The park itself is very nice. You can easily spend the day here and not get the least bit bored..maybe broke, but definitely not bored. They...

Thank 813travelgirl
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stopped into the Sate Park to see the grounds and scope out a potential trip in the future--it has ample facilities and plenty of help--I guess pricing is average although I would advise bringing your own equipment. Beach area is SMALL and wear foot protection into water--OUCH

Thank flamingoChicago
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went for snorkeling with Sea Garden boat. The captain, Brian, and snorkeling instructor, Sara, are warm, welcoming, funny, and caring. You go in a sunny day and you will enjoy it. There were plenty fish and reefs to see and swim along down there.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I am a BIG FAN of the Florida State Park System. Their reservation system is simply THE BEST. Where else can you see photos of YOUR EXACT camp spot? I know of no other. Pennekamp is also a GREAT DEAL, Compared to the $100+ prices of nearby campgrounds, the $40 fee is exceptional. It is also very easy to walk...

Thank CanoeU70
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

47 camp sites. All sites back up to nature and a stream. We had a 3 foot iguana just feet from our site. He looked like a tiger!! Clean showers, quiet, great snorkeling right off shore. Although, start at the main beach and cross over to the two other beaches while snorkeling. Giant fish! Almost scary. WONDERFUL PLACE.

1Thank me201666666
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Glass bottom boat tour great, saw lots of sea life. My problem is the fact if you don't have cash you have to pull out of line and go in and pay. Thus causing you to miss the glass bottom boat tour. The line into the park was long and the lady taking the money was more or less a...

1Thank chris a
Franklinton, United States
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This was by far the most fun event of our trip. Great catamaran with a friendly & knowledgeable crew. A smooth 45 minute ride out to the reef. Then another 45 trolling around the reef. Staff taught us a lot about this reef as we watched jellyfish, sharks, starfish, turtles, and sponges float by. To top it off, we enjoyed...

1Thank rong948
Mitchell, South Dakota
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Clean modern campground with great snorkeling. Camping spaces are tight but doable. Bathrooms are clean. Keep food and garbage picked up, site kept getting invaded by stray cats and raccoons. One of the more affordable camping places in the Keys.

Thank ABlessedNomad

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Additional Information about John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

Address: 102601 Rte 1, Key Largo, FL
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Price Range: ₹ 3,024 - ₹ 8,065 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
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“This is a state park, not a hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 813travelgirl, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Compare the state park campground map to Google Earth to select your favorite spot”
  • The guest is all the way over from Germany to enjoy the view
  • plenty of room for personal kayaks to be launched
 of 5 bubbles CanoeU70, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“You can reserve your space online for a small fee. Easy to get a site near the bathhouse that way.”
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 of 5 bubbles gburden, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“wi-fi at concessions with oustside seating.”
 of 5 bubbles christophera681, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Get a spot between the windows and the viewing area. That way no one walks behind you and there is no one sitting in front of you.”
 of 5 bubbles StarM_13, 7 Feb 2013 | Read review
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