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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

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    Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

    Brian N. and John were very helpful and friendly guides. The boat ride and snorkeling were great! The reef offers a unique experience to view a variety of marine life. The park gets busy so earlier trips are better.

    Thank Rebecca A
    Reviewed 3 July 2016

    the beaches were infested with upside-down jellyfish the entire family came away tingling from stings. If the weather cooperates i would recommend a cruise to the offshore reef, and avoid the close in swimming

    1  Thank Wag_Colorado
    Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

    We did the 2.5 hour snorkeling tour. The captain and the assistant on the boat were awesome. You have a solid 45 minutes to an hour in the water and can swim freely in a large secure area. Very fun and worth every penny!

    2  Thank Leah S
    Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

    We had a great time. It was our sons first snorkeling trip. We knew it would take some getting used to and he did great but was spent with in the first 30 min. So we took him back to the boat and figured now...More

    1  Thank Jennifer s
    Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

    Great place but plan on booking a snorkel trip, dive trip, kayaks, etc. we rented a boat. Newer center console boats. 21ft long. Prices include gas. Very fair prices. However, be warned about boating in the keys - it's complicated. Way more than most are...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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