From primitive plots to fully equipped RV lots, you cn find the Florida Keys camping experience to fulfill your tropical wishlist.

The Florida Keys is not a place that you need to persuade people to visit. The name conjures unbelievably blue waters, drinks served in coconuts and postcard-perfect sunsets. The best way to cross these classic scenes off your bucket list? Grab a tent – or jump in your RV – and go camping in the Florida Keys.

Whether you’re looking for a rugged adventure or just want to save a few dollars, campgrounds in the Keys are as diverse as the islands themselves – from primitive and no frills to sites that can accommodate the largest recreational vehicles. Book your trip early, because these places fill up fast.

Campgrounds are listed from northeast to southwest

 

Florida Keys camping

Explore by kayak or boat at John Pennekamp State Park.

- Donna McLaughlin Arnold

 

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Snorkeling and diving at John Pennekamp state park is heavenly. Pennekamp is the gateway to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the only living coral reef in the continental United States. Hop aboard a glass-bottom boat, take a kayak trip through the mangroves or lounge on Cannon Beach. Tent, RV and group campsites are available.

U.S. 1 Mile Marker 102.5, Key Largo
305-451-1202
floridastateparks.org/pennekamp

Long Key State Park

If you want to explore the middle Keys, Long Key State Park is a perfect home base. It’s located between Islamorada and Marathon at mile marker 67.5, providing easy access to some of the best fishing in the Keys. Sixty full-facility sites are available, offering picnic tables, grills, water and electricity. For a spectacular view of Long Key, head out to the observation tower on the 1.2-mile Golden Orb hiking trail.

67400 Overseas Highway, Long Key
305-664-4815
floridastateparks.org/longkey

 

camping florida keys

Coconut palms and clear blue waters surround the Old Bahia Honda Bridge at Bahia Honda State Park.

- Florida Department of Environmental Protection

 

Bahia Honda State Park

One of the most scenic places in all of the Keys. Get a lay of the land from a section of the Old Bahia Honda Bridge, part of Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railway. In addition to the excellent full-facility camping, you can take advantage of snorkeling, birding, swimming and fishing. Even trips to the coral reef are available.

36850 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key
305-872-2353
bahiahondapark.com

Leo's Campground

You'll find Leo’s Campground just outside of Key West, located at mile marker 4.5. Family owned and operated since 1977, the Campground offers nine tent sites and thirty RV sites. All the sites include a picnic table, and the tent sites include a charcoal grill. The Campground also offers tent rentals. The grounds encompass a camp store, concierge desk, bathhouse, laundry machines, common areas, a tanning area, games, and free wi-fi.  

5264 Suncrest Rd, Key West
305-296-5260
Leoscampground.com

Boyd’s Key West Campground

Just a few minutes from Duval Street, this is a prime location for experiencing all the excitement and activity of legendary Key West. Boyd’s Key West has been around since the 1960s and offers all the amenities you’d expect from one of the top campgrounds in the Keys. The lush, tropical grounds feature oceanfront campsites, free Wi-Fi, a boat ramp and docks. Need a lift? City bus service runs to Boyd’s, making travel around Key West a breeze.

6401 Maloney Ave., Key West
305-294-1465
boydscampground.com

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