Florida Keys campgrounds come in several varieties. For the most part, RV campers will find that most Florida Keys campgrounds will accommodate their needs. Florida has extremely hot and humid weather conditions for part of the year, so tent campers are not as common as they would be in many other parts of the country. In general, the Florida Keys campgrounds seem to be geared towards RVers, but they do reserve spots for tenters as well. Keep in mind, prices quoted can change at any time, and are also subject to an 11.5% tax.
Key Largo Campgrounds
Starting in Key Largo, there is Kings Kamp at mile marker 103.5. On the bayside, they have RV sites and tent sites, pleasantly nestled along grassy patches with views of Florida Bay. Like all Florida Keys campgrounds, rates will seem high compared to other campgrounds in the country. During tourist season, it’s $50 per night. They also have weekly and monthly rates with a slight discount over the daily rate. Also available are motel rooms and efficiencies. If you have a boat you’ll be glad to know they have a marina too.
The Key Largo Kampground is found at mile marker 101.5 on the bay side. They have RV and tent sites, ranging from $33 a night for a bare bones tent site with no electricity to $70 a night for an RV site with a water view. They are a full service campground with social activities such as shuffleboard, bingo and dance classes. There’s a beautiful large pool- two actually, playground, clubhouse, and volleyball court.
Calusa Camp Resort is another Florida Keys campground on the bay side in Key Largo. They have full hook-ups, pets are accepted, and they also have propane. Find this campground at mile marker 101.5. Also offered are the usual full service camping amenities such as laundry, hot showers, propane sales, pool and clubhouse.
Campgrounds in the Middle Keys
Knights Key Campground is at mile marker 47, practically under the eastern end of the Seven Mile Bridge. They’ll accommodate tents and RVs with plenty of services and amenities.
Fiesta Key KOA is set up for any kind of camper, from tenters to full RV travelers. They have a pool, snackbar, dog walking area, and beautiful sunset views.
Jolly Roger Travel Park is at mile marker 59 on the Gulf Side, or bayside. They have just RV spots and offer a discount for Passport America holders.
Campgrounds in the Key West Area
Bluewater RV resort is actually fourteen miles from the city of Key West, but it is considered a Key Westcampground. It’s all in the name: Bluewater RV Resort does not allow car campers or tent campers! Rates are from $70 a night for an off-season basic site to $185 a night for peak season premium site.
Boyd’s Campground may be the best deal for camping in Key West. It’s on Stock Island, which is the island next to Key West, at mile marker 4. They welcome tenters as well as RVers. You can catch a city bus right from the campground to downtown Key West, or you can just ride a bicycle over the bridge, it’s so close. They’re on they ocean side and their sites have great views.
Leo’s Campground & RV Park is also on stock Island and also has tent sites plus RV spots. They’re $39 a night in the off season for tent spots, ($49 for RV spots) and $45 for peak season tent spots, $62 for RVs.
Sugarloaf Key/KOA is not in Key West or even Stock Island but it’s close enough for convenience, at mile marker 20. They run a bus to Key West every day, or you can drive the 20 miles in a snap.