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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

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    Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

    Very nice state park. A lot to do - snorkeling, diving, nature trails and you have to take the glass bottom boat tour! It's about 2.5 hours, 7 miles out. Wonderful crew, very clean. If you get seasick take the crew's advice! Saw sea turtles,...More

    1  Thank reeltxn
    Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

    This campground is really quite. The sites are very narrow and close together so privacy is lost. But it is well maintained and very clean. I have not visited the rest rooms so I can comment there. The concession stand has a lol it of...More

    Thank KFB0818
    Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

    Been to this state park a number of times. Snorkeling was great. Bring your own equipment or rent. You can paddle board. Kayak. Get a ride on a boat. Clean rest rooms. A number of different beaches. Make sure to have water shoes. You need...More

    2  Thank TeriPugh
    Reviewed 25 August 2016

    We thought we were prepared for tenting. Brought 2 fans for bugs and a slight breeze at night. It was very hot but fans worked. As long as fans were on us as we sat around it was ok. But when the fans were off...More

    1  Thank Susan612
    Reviewed 24 August 2016

    The park is very quiet, which was nice. There are a few nature trails to wander around on. The beaches are typical Keys quality- go elsewhere if you want pristine sand. The water is pretty clear though. There is a dive shop on site. =)...More

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    joyfultobeoutdoors
    22 December 2017|
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    Response from Lindsey C |
    mosquitos can be heavy in all of Florida in the summer. I've never seen a chigger in the keys, so the previous answer may be referring to no see ums, a gnat that also bites. be prepared for typical Florida bug weather.
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    Janice H
    18 June 2017|
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    Response from CanoeU70 | Reviewed this property |
    I used Google Earth, screen captured and then reverse engineered the site numbers using the reservation system. Shade in the summer would be helpful (very helpful).
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    Ricky B
    10 June 2017|
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    Response from CanoeU70 | Reviewed this property |
    To rent a kayak, certainly not. I am not certain that they have power boats to rent, but they probably do. In that case, you normally just have to make a very healthy damage deposit in cas you ding a prop (unfortunately... More
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    "This is a state park, not a hotel"
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    "Compare the state park campground map to Google Earth to select your favorite spot"
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    "You can reserve your space online for a small fee. Easy to get a site near the bathhouse that way."
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    "wi-fi at concessions with oustside seating."
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