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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 20 February 2016

It was nice park, lots to do in the water, picnic area nice place to barbecue, lay out in sun, kayak. Like any other park. $4.50 per person to get in the place, Park was clean but like i said more for family and lots of kids.

Thank lydia109
Pasadena, Maryland
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Our family had a super time and saw so much sealife...much more than we expected. This is a finely honed operation. The staff efficiently works to get everyone what they need. Capt Wayne and Katie made the 45 minute trip out fun, all while providing us with instructions. They took us to a spot where tropical fish, squid, barracuda, and...

1Thank BeachnikAtHeart
Concord, MA
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This was a very enjoyable experience for me and my family. The 'beach' is not the best--it's hard packed ground coral and not comfortable on a towel. The water activities were great. We were there on a very busy weekend, but once we figured out the system to get reservations for kayaks and paddle boards, it was easy. The kayak...

Thank m4squad
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We had a fun trip on the snorkel tour. Capt Bill and Morgan were very friendly and informative. It was a windy day and they took us out to Grecian Reef and we saw a great variety of sea life. Would highly recommend it.

Thank hbromeros
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have snorkeled in the beautiful lagoon of Bora Bora. Ever since we have tried to find something comparable. These beautiful reefs did just that!!! We took the extended tour and visited three locations along the reef. Please take the time to visit!!!

Thank Brenda B
Pompano Beach, Florida
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Wow! So glad we visited this park! After a small entrance fee we had access to a great park with nice camp ground and walking trails! Surprised to find an aquarium and a movie for no extra cost and absolutely loved learning about marine life in the great movie! The snorkel trips available are suppose to be the best in...

1Thank MaryAnn S
Collierville, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

The snorkeling trip was very nice but the water was very choppy. We saw a lot of fish and coral, as well as jellyfish, so watch out. After we got back from snorkeling, we tried walking one of the nature trails, bur the mosquitoes were just too bad. They were swarming us, even after putting on Deep Woods Off.

Thank ibrake4java
Lantana, Florida
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

This has to have been the worst campsite I have ever been to! Very small, barely enough room fot our tt, could not put our outside screenroom up, backed up to mangroves n marsh, mosquitoes galore! When it rains, you may get flooded out of your site! We were across from the main bathhouse, but if you weren't up before...

1Thank Trudy K
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had a nice spot with plently of shade. The staff thru-out the park was friendly including the campground host and hostess. The bath houses are clean and well stock (done a daily basis). We will stay here again but not in August - the humidity and bugs were un-bearable. There is pleanty to do with a swim area, boat...

3Thank Christopher A
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is a great park, we were really impressed with the location and facilities. It can get crowded so go early. We rented a boat two days (~$800). Was not impressed at all with the equipment and staff at the rental counter. They are renting boats in one of the most treacherous areas of the Keys and they can't provide...

4Thank Robert D

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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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