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CAMPING


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CAMPING

Tent camping and a recreation vehicle are a terrific ways to travel with children. Just be sure to consider RV insurance quotes so you have insurance coverage information for your vehicle. However traveling with the family isn't cheap so consider some RV insurance quotes so you can save money while still protecting your investment.

Outfitted recreational vehicles offer many conveniences of a home yet allow you to commune with nature close-up. In a camp setting, children find other kids their own age and experience lots to do. Camping really lets the family experience the flora and fauna and marine environment of the Florida Keys. Many RV and tent campgrounds provide water and electric access, and laundry facilities. Some RV parks accept pets, but be sure to phone in advance to determine the parks pet policy.

KEY LARGO

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - MM 102.5 - Key Largo
General Park information - 305-451-1202 (See Beaches)

Children will enjoy the Visitor's Center with its natural history exhibits and 30,000 gallon aquarium. They can swim at Cannon Beach, canoe or kayak. SEE Kayak Section Also available are paddle boats $15/hr. and spyaks $15/hr. which offer viewing wells. Guided nature walks along the park's Mangrove and Tamarind trails are offered seasonally. Glass bottom boat tours, snorkel tours, and sailing and snorkeling tours are described under the Boat Tour and Snorkel sections.

Reservations for all State Parks in Florida 800-326-3521 or online at http://www.reserveamerica.com

Florida Keys RV Park - MM 106, 106003 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, 305-451-6090,RV sites, cable, pool, Good Sam Park

Calusa Cove Resort - 325Calusa Street, Key Largo, 305-451-0232, tent and motorhome sites

America Outdoors - 97450 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, bayside, MM 97.5 - good beach, Marina and restaurant, RV supplies, RV electric hookups, laundry, convenience store and groceries, A/C baths, free satellite, phone hookups, free modems for internet, 305-852-8054, a Good Sam Park, http://www.aokl.com, email - camplargo@mindsring.com

Key Largo Kampground - 305-451-1431- One block from Publix Supermarket and KmartLaundry areas, cenral recreation and meeting hall, Some tent sites, but Key Largo Kampground caters primarily to RV campers. Electricity hookups. swimming pool, marina and boat ramp.


ISLAMORADA

Fiesta Key KOA Kampground - MM 70, Fiesta Key in Islamorada, sizable 28 acre campground with tent and RV sites, 20 motel units, store, pub, restaurant and pool, bike rentals,fishing and snorkeling, marina slips and boat rentals, boat ramp, Campers love this area and most are repeat customers 305- 664-4922 , fiesta@koa.net, http://wwwkoa.com/where/fl/09250.htm

 Long Key State Park Recreational Area - MM 67.5 - Long Key, Open daily. 8 a.m. - sundown, 305-664-4815 , (See Beaches) Camping and picnic areas, restrooms, beach, also some of the best sport fishing in the Florida Keys.

 Reservations for all State Parks in Florida 800-326-3521 or online at http://www.reserveamerica.com

 

MARATHON

Pelican Trailer Park and Motel - MM 59, Grassy Key part of Marathon, convenience store and Dolphin research center nearby, bayside, motel and efficiencies available, heated pool, laundry, showers, free cable TV , boat dock, 305-289-0011

Knight's Key Campground - 800-348-2267 or 305-743-4348

Jolly Roger Travel Park Key, 59275 Overseas Highway, Marathon 33050, 305-289-0404

Ocean Breeze Trailer Park, 305-743-6020

 

BIG PINE AND LOWER KEYS

Bahia Honda State Recreation Area - Mile Marker 37 - Big Pine Key (Located 12 miles south of Marathon, 36850 Overseas Highway) 305-872-2353, 305-872-3210, RV and tent sites, (See Beaches)

The southernmolst state park in the continental United States. Rated one of the top ten in the country on the basis of weather and water temperature, beautiful sandy beach, good swimming and snorkeling opportunities, picnic areas, restrooms, cabins and campsites, nature trails, boats, and windsurfing. Campsites distributed among three bahia Honda campground areas. Buttonwood has 48 sites, Sandspur 24, and 8 sites are located at Bayside.

http://www.bahiahondapark.com

Reservations for all State Parks in Florida 800-326-3521 or online at http://www.reserveamerica.com

 

Sunshine Key FunResort and Marina - MM 39, 38801 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key 305-872-2217, 800-852-0348, http://www.RVontheGO.com - heated pool, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, boat rentals, dive and fishing packages, 400 campsites, gulfside RV sites, boat slips, service station, game room, cafe, laundry and convenience store, some vacation cottages available, rates for seasonal sites.

Big Pine Fishing Lodge - 33000 Overseas Highway, Big Pine, MM 33 on the ocean side, heated pool, shaded campsites, tents welcome, boat dockage, motel units and efficiencies, store and marina, no dogs

Breezy Pines RV Park - MM 49 bayside - Big Pine Key, 305-872-9041

Sunburst Florida Keys - 3000 Johnson RD. , Sugarloaf Key - one mile south of mile marker 19.8, Rec room, Paddle boats and kayaks, CATV, Pool, laundry, store, basketball, store, cabin and cottage rentals, 305-745-1079, 800-354-5524

Sugarloaf Key KOA Resort - MM 20, 251 County Road 939, Sugarloaf Key 33042, 800-562-7731, 305-745-3549, private oceanfront beach, boat ramps, marina with boat rentals, pub and restaurant, sunset celebrations, open air pavillion, rv rentals, fEmail - sugarloaf@koa.net, http://wwwkoa.com/where/fl/09316.htm

LazyLakes Campground - 311 Johnson Road, Sugarloaf Key 33044, 305-745-1079

Geiger Key Marina and RV Park - 5 Geiger Road, Big Coppitt Key 33040, 305-296-3553

Bluewater Key-Clark's RV Rentals - MM 14.2 Oceanside, Sugarloaf Key33042, No car or tent campers, 305-744-0999

Paradise Island Park, phone (305) 872-4969

Royal Palm R.V. Park, phone (305) 872-9856

Seahorse RV Park, phone (305) 872-2443

 

 

KEY WEST

Elmar RV Resort - 6700 Maloney Ave., Key West - 305-294-0857, no tents or units under 26 feet, pet restrictions http://www.elmarresort.com

Boyd's Key West Campground - 6401 Maloney Ave, Key West - MM 5 at flashing light left on 3rd Street and follow signs RV or tent, 203 sites, TV cable, game room, store and souvenir shop, RV slideout ok - city bus to Key West http://www.gocampingamerica/boydskeywest

Leo's Campground & RV Park, Stock Island location, tent sites and RV spots. 5236 Suncrest Rd, Key West, FL 33040
(305)296-5260

 

TORTUGAS

 

Garden Key Campground 70 miles west of Key West located at Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas National Park was closed at this writing. 305-242-7700. Access by ferry or seaplane. no fresh water or shower. You must carry in all supplies Great Birding and snorkeling.

 


 

A to Z INDEX OF CATEGORIES   

A -

ACCOMMODATIONS - FAMILY ORIENTED RESORTS
ACCOMMODATIONS FAMILY - OTHER

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
AIRPLANE RIDES
ANIMALS
ART AND CRAFTS

ACTIVITIES, BOOKS, GAMES, IDEAS FOR TRAVEL

B -

BABY FOOD, ACCESSORIES, BABY SITTING
BASEBALL AND BASEBALL DIAMONDS
BARBERS AND BEAUTY SALONS
BATHROOMS

BEACHES AND BEACH ADVISORIES
BEACH PHOTOGRAPHERS

BICYCLES

BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

BIRTHDAY PARTIES - BALLOONS, COSTUMES, ENTERTAINMENT, MAGICIANS
BOATS - CANOES, RENTALS, SAILING, TOURS AND SCENIC RIDES
BOWLING

C -

CAMPING
CAR SEATS
CHILDREN'S CAMPS
CHILD CARE CENTERS
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
CHRISTMAS
COMPUTER GAMES

D -

DANCE LESSONS
DENTISTS
DEPARTMENT STORES
DOCTORS - FOR CHILDREN
DOLPHINS PROGRAMS AND ENCOUNTERS

E -

ENVIRONMENT

F -

FISH FEEDING, FISHING - DOCKS - MARINAS - PARTY BOATS

FOOD - CHILD FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS , BURGERS , PIZZA

FESTIVALS

G -

GAMES - COMPACT FOR TRAVEL

GOLF
GYMNASTICS

H -

HOCKEY
HOSPITALS

I -

ICE CREAM

J -

JOURNALS, TRAVEL DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS FOR KIDS

K -

KARATE
KAYAKING

L -

LACROSSE
LESSONS (See
tennis, wind surfing, wakeboarding, piano,sailing, swimming, recreation programs, arts and crafts )
LIBRARIES

M -

MAGICIANS
MOVIES
MUSEUMS

N -

NATURE WALKS
NURSERY SCHOOLS (See CHILD CARE CENTERS )

P -

PARASAILING
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CHILDREN / FAMILIES
PIANOS LESSONS
PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS (see also SCHOOLS)

 

Q -

QUARRY

R -

RAILROADS
RECREATION
READING
RESCUE SQUADS

 S -  

SAILING - LESSONS, SAILBOAT RENTALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
SANDALS AND SHOES
SCHOOLS - REGISTRATION, IMMUNIZATION (public),
SCHOOLS (private),
SKATING
SNORKELING AND SNUBA,
SOCCER
SPAS
SUMMER RECREATION
SUNSET CELEBRATIONS AND CRUISES
SWIMMING

T -

TACOS
TENNIS COURTS AND LESSONS,
TOURS
TOYS
TRANSPORTATION
TUTORING

V -

VIDEO MOVIE AND GAME RENTALS,

W -

WAKEBOARDING,
WALKING,
WINDSURFING SUPPLIES AND LESSONS,
WEDDINGS

Y-

YOUTH GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS (see also CAMPS),

Z -

ZOOS (see ANIMALS )

 


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