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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

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    Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

    We were looking for a beach for an early morning walk...... Not sure if that really exists in this part of the state. The park was well maintained and had all the appropriate "crocodile-warning" signs posted for hiking trails. NOT a place for beach walking.

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    Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

    Darrell and Lance were are guides and were great! Coral reef and fish were beautiful! Short boat ride and one hour snorkeling was perfect! We took the 10:30 boat so it was not hot and not crowded. This park never disappoints. Super clean and lots...More

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    Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

    Went snorkeling here while on vacation.We were on the snorkeling express with Daryl and Lance and they were awesome.The entire park is beautiful but the snorkeling was beyond words.Highly recommend!!You see everything you could ever hope to see. Rays, Parrot fish, angelfish, eels, barracuda, cowfish,...More

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    Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

    Nice RV campsites, nice brooms, not center staff BUT super strong biting gnats that defy DEET. Unless you have a screen porch, your time will be inside instead of outside. Also, NO visible coral reefs unless you pay $$$ for a 2 hour boat ride...More

    Thank Gerri P
    Reviewed 8 February 2017

    Rather expensive snorkeling tours but extremly proffesional and friendly staff. Lovely coral reef and very clear and clean water. This isn't really a place for staying at the beach. I also recommend getting a back country permit for hiking in the forests of Key Largo.

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    Janice H
    19 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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    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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