Camping on Florida Keys Guide

Camping on Florida Keys

Camping on the Florida Keys is an incredible experience! From private RV Parks on Florida Keys to Campgrounds in State Parks and National Parks only accessible by boat- there are many great options to find campgrounds on the Florida Keys that will suit your needs and your travels!

I’ve never been to the Florida Keys personally, but it’s on my bucket list for sure, which is what led to writing this Camping on Florida Keys Guide! Since there are so many Campgrounds on the Florida Keys- knowing what to expect and which options will suit your needs best is the very first step.

So, if you’re like me and finding campgrounds on the Florida Keys is something you are interested in, I highly recommend you read this guide and pin it for later!!!

It covers different options that offer RV camping, tenting, cabins and tiny houses at a Thousand Trails campground! Get ready to discover some great options.

Let’s get started.

State Park Campgrounds in Florida Keys

State Park Campgrounds on the Florida Keys
Camping on Florida Keys: State Park Campgrounds on the Florida Keys

Bahia Honda State Park

Located at mile marker 37 in the Florida Keys, Bahia Honda State Park has become a favorite destination for camping on the Florida Keys! Encompassing 500+ acres and an offshore island this state park offers some of the best snorkeling and beachcombing for the whole family.

This park is well known for the beautiful ocean shores and sea breezes, perfect for nature lovers. They offer kayaks and snorkeling gear that you can rent and boat trips to the reef where you will go snorkeling to see the fish and coral!

Kayak TypePer HourHalf Day
Campgrounds on Florida Keys

For those who just want to relax and take a more calming approach, you can walk by the shoreline to observe the birds and just enjoy the beautiful views of the water.

The park is open daily from 8:00am until sunset and all visitors are required to pay the following entrance fees:

  • $8.00* per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
  • $2.00* Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
  • $4.00* Single-occupant vehicle or motorcycle.

36850 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key

Camping in the Florida Keys!

Camping on Florida Keys at Bahia Honda SP

Bahia Honda State Park offers a beautiful campground on the Florida Keys!

This campground offers three camping areas within the park borders with a total of about 80 sites. They offer a variety of camping sites for small tents to large RVs, they’re great for families, friends and couples. Rest rooms and hot showers are available onsite.

And a big plus for dog lover’s is that they’re also a dog friendly campground in the Florida Keys, that allows you to take your furry friend along for a good time… just make sure to have them on less than a 6ft leash at all times.

Buttonwood (sites #1-48) have a ton of camping sites which are gravel to make them more suitable for RVs or pop up, these are the largest sites in the campground. They all include electricity, water, a picnic table and grill. There is a bathhouse with hot showers and restrooms, this area also has a dumb station.

Bayside (sites #73-80) is smaller than Buttonwood with only eight sites, all of the sites at this campground are non-electric. All sites have a grill, water and a picnic table. There’s a small restroom nearby so if you want the bathhouse with hot showers you’ll have to take a half-mile trip to Buttonwood Campground.

Hammock camping is located in campsites #45-73

Camping in the Florida Keys at Bahia Honda State Park runs about $36 per night, plus taxes. There is also a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. The price includes water and electricity.

Bahia Honda State Park Cabins

The Bahia Honda State Park campground on the Florida Keys also offers cabins for travelers not looking to bring their own RV or to rent one for this trip!

They offer three duplex cabins on stilts that overlook the bay. Every cabin includes kitchen appliances, utensils and linens. They include central heating and cooling, a living room with a sofa bed, two bedrooms, kitchen/dining room and a full bath! These cabins can accommodate at least 6 people. There’s also a picnic table and grill.

If you’re looking for a calm and fun campground to stay at Bahia Honda is the place to go!

Cabin rentals at Bahia Honda State Park depend on the season:

  • May 1 – October 31: $120 night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee.
  • November 1 – April 30: $160 per night, plus tax, plus a non-refundable $6.70 reservation fee. Includes water and electricity.

Call (800) 326-3521 or go to Reserve America for reservations.

Camping on the Florida Keys
Camping on the Florida Keys

Long Key State Park

Long Key State Park also offers a campground on the Florida Keys for travelers looking to stay in their home on wheels! In the early 20th century it was a popular, luxury destination called Henry Flagler’s Long Key Fishing Camp alongside his railroad to Key West but it was destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

Fortunately today it is an exquisite Florida State Park which they’ve built in its replacement and it now offers hiking, picnicking, kayaking, snorkeling, birding and fishing! Which is just the start you need for a fun family trip camping on the Florida Keys.

They also offer two fun hiking trails to explore. So you’ll have a chance to have an up close look at a variety of beautiful, multicolored plants and flowers. Not to mention the animal communities in the keys for the nature lovers in your group.

Bring along your own kayak or rent one for the day to paddle along the natural shoreline. You may even see a variety of wildlife among the mangroves or in the shallow clear waters as you flat through.

The park is open for day visitors from 8am until sunset and entrance fees are required:

  • One person: $4.50.
  • Two-plus people: $5 plus 50 cents per person.
  • Pedestrians and bicyclists: $2.50 each.

67400 Overseas Highway, Long Key

Camping on Florida Keys at Long Key SP

The camp sites located in this campground sit along the Atlantic Ocean. This park’s primitive tents each have a picnic table, hammock stand and grill, but there are no electric or water hookups. They do however have restrooms with cold outdoor showers.

This campground allows well behaved pets, so don’t forget to bring them along for a fun time with you and your loved ones!

***The campground is closed for currently construction. Hike-in, tent-only campsites are still available. Check the website for up to date information on its reopening.

Camping in the Florida Keys at Long Key State Park is $22.50 per night for their hike-in, tent only campsites! Reserve your campsite online or call 800-326-6521.

Curry Hammock State Park

Curry Hammock State Park is halfway between Key West that is a 1,000-acre and Key Largo. The park protects huge areas of beautiful mangrove swamps, rockland hammocks and seagrass beds that are essential to the Florida Keys ecosystem. Curry Hammock is the largest uninhabited parcel between Key Largo and Big Pine Key. It provides a campground for travelers as well as some onsite activities like the option to kayak and paddle board.

Camping in Florida Keys at Curry Hammock SP

The sites at this campground are located by the Atlantic Ocean, and are open year-round. There’s a restroom with solar-powered hot showers and composting toilets, and all of the sites in this campground have gravel packing areas for RVs and cars.

There are also sandy areas for tents!

Sites include a charcoal grill, picnic table, water, electrical service and a dump station is also available for use by registered guests. The campground fills quickly in winter, so make your plans early.

Pets are welcome, but must be confined on a 6 ft leash.

Maximum RV length = 70 ft.

For reservations, visit the Florida State Parks reservations website or call 800-326-3521

National Park Camping in Florida Keys

National Park Camping on Florida Keys
National Park Camping on Florida Keys

Dry Tortugas National Park

Take a 2 hour and 15 minute boat ride to this popular tourist attraction called Dry Tortugas, which is well known as the home of the astounding Fort Jefferson a 19th-century military base that once served as a prison.

One of the nation’s largest 19th century forts in the United States, Dry Tortugas is a 100-square mile historic island with seven smaller islands around it. With a vast amount of fun activities for you, your family and friends to do such as swimming, boating, snorkeling, diving and camping!

Camping on Florida Keys at Dry Tortugas

Tents and a well planned visit are required for your stay here, to make your visit as pleasing and fun as possible. Campers must be totally self-sufficient, bringing in their own food and water.

While camping in the Florida Keys at the Dry Tortugas, you can enjoy a 1-3 night stay. Your stay here includes a picnic table and grill in a beautiful remote location for just $15 per night! Composting toilets are located in the campground.

If you love star gazing this will be perfect to experience it with your family and friends.

Transportation to and from the Dry Tortugas, for campers is limited to private vessels, daily commercial ferry, and permitted tour guides. Make sure to plan ahead! The ferry is limited to 10 camping passengers per day- so make your reservation months ahead of your actual trip.

Reservations are only accepted for the group site accommodating 10 – 20 people. All regular 6-person campsites are first-come first-served only.

Campgrounds on the Florida Keys

Campgrounds on the Florida Keys
Campgrounds on the Florida Keys

Leo’s Campground in the Florida Keys

Located at mile marker 4.5 is a family owned business that has been taking in families and friends for over 40 years. This beautiful campground has outstanding staff who will make sure you and your family/friends’ stay is as fun as it can be!

Local iguanas can often be seen hanging about nearby! And make sure to bring your furry friends along with you, this RV park allows well behaved pets!

5264 Suncrest Rd, Key West

Camping on Florida Keys at Leo’s Campground

With gravel sites this campground is great for RVs, this includes picnic table, water, electric, laundry room/bathhouse, sewer hookup and cable, there’s wifi hotspots throughout the entire campground.

They offer fun games for kids such as Jenga, Connect 4 and more, also a dog park so your pets can have a fun time too!

Campgrounds on Florida Keys

Boyds Campground in the Florida Keys

Take the last exit off of the Florida Turnpike to start your adventure camping in Key West Florida! Boyds Campground offers a variety of ways to stay including waterfront, dock-side, and inland RV Camping as well as tent sites with beautiful views of the water!

Guest will find much to do at this Key West campground!

Boyd’s offers an onsite boutique, a camping store, game room with pool table, onsite fishing area, hiking and biking paths, bike, kayak, and gold cart rental, as well as your typical campground amenities like a bathhouse, laundry room, onsite propane and much more!

Rates vary by site type and location and they depend on the season you choose to camping in. You can find a full list of rates here, but in general…

Daily rates for Primitive Tent Sites range from $61-$95
Daily rates forWater & Electric Tent Sites range from $77-$185
Daily rates forRV Sites with 30/50amp range from $105-$205
***Monthly sites are also available year-round for $2110 -$3900 per month, with discounts given for booking multiple consecutive months.

All rates are based on parties of 2 with 1 tent or RV and 1 additional vehicle. Additional fees may apply for additional guests, vehicles as well as any storage needed for boats and trailers.

6401 Maloney Ave., Key West

RV Parks on Florida Keys

RV Parks on Florida Keys
Photo Credit: Grassy Key RV Park & Resort

Grassy Key RV Park & Resort

Looking for a cool vacation for you and your loved ones? Head on over to Grassy Key RV Park & Resort! Located in the beautiful Florida Keys, Grassy Key offers a ton of enjoyable activities for you to do, such as shopping at local malls, sightseeing, and water activities like taking a dip in the crystal clear pool!

If you’re looking for more chill activities they have a dining area, and a white sandy beach for relaxing strolls. There’s also regular campground amenities like a laundry room, bathhouse and even a clubhouse for kids!

They have a 4 person (including kids) maximum person limit per site. Additional people are not permitted over this limit, so additional sites might be needed for larger groups.

58671 Overseas Hwy,
Marathon, FL 33050

Camping in Florida Keys at Grassy Key RV Park

Beautiful and spacious waterfront, premium and standard sites include sewer, electric, water and free wifi hotspot at their clubhouse. The resort includes fully self contained RVs for weekend trips of extended vacations!

Bring your own boat or rent one to take a cruise away on the deep blue Atlantic Ocean waters!

Pets are allowed in this campground/resort but must be well behaved!

Camping fees range from:

Daily: $80-$165
Weekly: $532-$1097
Monthly: $1649-$3401

RV Parks on Florida Keys
RV Parks on Florida Keys: Photo Credit Jolly Roger RV Resort

Jolly Roger RV Resort

An 11 acre property with more than 160 full hook up sites offering 50 amp electrical is what you’ll find at the Jolly Roger RV Resort. The majority of their sites are spacious, shady, grassy and offer cable tv as well as wifi throughout the park!

The Jolly Roger is the perfect place to launch your Florida Keys camping adventures! They have (what they believe to be) the friendliest staff in the keys, an onsite pool, bark park, clean restrooms and laundry as well as a dock!

All sites are $77 + tax except the seawall and harbor sites- which we’ve listed below:

Site ClassDailyWeeklyMonthly 
INTERIOR PLUS$110.00$693.00$2640.00
Camping in Florida Keys

59275 Overseas Hwy
Marathon, FL, FL 33050

Thousand Trails Camping on Florida Keys

Some would say I’ve saved the best for last, by waiting until know to let you know that Thousand Trails offers 2 campgrounds in the Florida Keys!

I might agree…

RV Parks on Florida Keys
RV Parks on Florida Keys: Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina

If you’re unfamiliar with Thousand Trails Membership program, check out our Ultimate guide to cheap camping, which focuses on the basic details of the camping passes and membership upgrades offered by Thousand Trails to get you the lowest possible (mostly free after dues) camping in the US!

If you already have a Thousand Trails membership which includes camping in Florida, these campgrounds will be covered 100% and you won’t have to pay additional fees during your stay!

Campgrounds on Florida Keys by Thousand Trails
Thousand Trails Campgrounds on Florida Keys

Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina

Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina is a Thousand Trails Campground in the Florida Keys. It provides a resort setting with an adjoining marina for complete access to this tropical oasis. Located on Ohio Key, they provide many amenities for guests to enjoy such as the Keys Boat Tours- which rents out paddle boards, bikes, and offer fishing charters and snorkeling tours!

Like most Thousand Trails Campgrounds, Sunshine Key offers a kids playground, outdoor recreation like tennis, volleyball, basketball and horseshoes in addition to an onsite Activities Director, planned activities and games as well as outdoor movie nights for the whole family!

Members and non-members can book their stay online for a variety of RV sites, rental RV units as well as tiny houses.

38801 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Thousand Trails Campground on the Florida Keys
Thousand Trails Campground on the Florida Keys

Fiesta Key RV Resort & Marina

Enjoy camping in the Florida Keys at Florida Keys RV Resort! 28 acres of lush tropic landscape welcomes you to the campground with onsite marina and plenty of space to kick back and relax.

Unplug during your stay with a variety of things to do and see while surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico! Book an RV site with your Thousand Trails Membership, grab one of the onsite rentals or book a room in their onsite hotel for a fun vacation in the perfect destination!

Tents are not allowed at this property.

The property includes a cute beach bar, camping store, basketball, horseshoes, onsite restaurant, pool, spa, and free WIFI hotspots… sorry no cable at this property- but who needs it, right?

Head online to book your stay using your Thousand Trails Membership or just book direct for the retail rates!

70001 Overseas Highway
Long Key, FL 33001

Camping in the Florida Keys!

Camping in the Florida Keys!

That about wraps it up folks for Camping in the Florida Keys!

We’ve done some of the leg work for you in finding some pretty amazing ways to go camping in the Florida Keys at State Parks, Private Campgrounds and even a few RV Parks.

Now it is your turn to take the wheel and go figure out which of these spots will work best for your stay! Remember to plan ahead, call for specifics and plan some time for unplanned activities and downtime!

Safe travels!

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