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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

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Franklinton, United States
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This was by far the most fun event of our trip. Great catamaran with a friendly & knowledgeable crew. A smooth 45 minute ride out to the reef. Then another 45 trolling around the reef. Staff taught us a lot about this reef as we watched jellyfish, sharks, starfish, turtles, and sponges float by. To top it off, we enjoyed...

1Thank rong948
Mitchell, South Dakota
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Clean modern campground with great snorkeling. Camping spaces are tight but doable. Bathrooms are clean. Keep food and garbage picked up, site kept getting invaded by stray cats and raccoons. One of the more affordable camping places in the Keys.

Thank ABlessedNomad
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We took 2 hour trip today. It was windy with some rough waves but still amazing. So much to see, so little time. Capt Bob and Morgan were amazing. Morgan helped my first time teens learn how to snorkel. After they were sick and she took such great care of them. She was amazing. Great job Morgan!!! We will be...

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The park is awesome , campground is clean and well groomed lots of trails. Places to dive, snorkel, kayak and fish. Did not like how close the campsites are to each other and no privacy at all. The sewer line from the camper next to me was like one foot from picnic table almost under it. If you dont mind...

Thank Dom F
Irondale, Alabama
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The entrance of the park is stunning as you ride through thick woods with a roadway literally cut through. Rangers are very friendly and welcoming as you register. Facilities are very good and the campground is pretty small for a very intimate feeling. Amenities include two beaches and a marina. Diving and a glass bottom boat are available at the...

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Homestead, Florida
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Yesterday we went to visit the park. The gate attendant was very nice. It was $9 to enter for us both but they provide you a receipt that allows you to leave and come back throughout the day. We went snorkeling for the 10:30am trip aboard the Sea Garden. The staff on board was very nice and gave us great...

3Thank afernandez23
New Braunfels, Texas
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice state park. A lot to do - snorkeling, diving, nature trails and you have to take the glass bottom boat tour! It's about 2.5 hours, 7 miles out. Wonderful crew, very clean. If you get seasick take the crew's advice! Saw sea turtles, sharks and tons of fish.

1Thank reeltxn
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This campground is really quite. The sites are very narrow and close together so privacy is lost. But it is well maintained and very clean. I have not visited the rest rooms so I can comment there. The concession stand has a lol it of everything so no worries there.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Been to this state park a number of times. Snorkeling was great. Bring your own equipment or rent. You can paddle board. Kayak. Get a ride on a boat. Clean rest rooms. A number of different beaches. Make sure to have water shoes. You need them on most beaches in the keys. Was so disappointed seeing some of the trash...

1Thank TeriPugh
The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We thought we were prepared for tenting. Brought 2 fans for bugs and a slight breeze at night. It was very hot but fans worked. As long as fans were on us as we sat around it was ok. But when the fans were off the no see ums were overwhelming. If you have any intolerance use lots of bug...

1Thank Susan612

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Additional Information about John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

Address: 102601 Rte 1, Key Largo, FL
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Price Range: $59 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
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“This is a state park, not a hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 813travelgirl, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Compare the state park campground map to Google Earth to select your favorite spot”
  • The guest is all the way over from Germany to enjoy the view
  • plenty of room for personal kayaks to be launched
 of 5 bubbles CanoeU70, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“You can reserve your space online for a small fee. Easy to get a site near the bathhouse that way.”
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 of 5 bubbles gburden, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“wi-fi at concessions with oustside seating.”
 of 5 bubbles christophera681, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Get a spot between the windows and the viewing area. That way no one walks behind you and there is no one sitting in front of you.”
 of 5 bubbles StarM_13, 7 Feb 2013 | Read review
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