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Old 02-18-2014, 04:45 AM   #1
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I know several have been to the keys in the last few weeks. Dianna and I are thinking of going the end of February for 4or5 days with the MH. Sunshine Key was suggested an Encore park. We are open and have never been there. Any suggestions? It's about 200 miles from Okeechobee so to far for a day trip. Looking for a nice place on the beach or sea wall.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:45 AM   #2
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I've heard varying reports of Sunshine Key- especially for big rigs. I decided to get onto the wait list for Bluewater Key RV Resort. Spendy, but nice. Never been- hoping it lives up when we go next year.
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And, on Facebook- they posted about one of their nicest sites opening for a week around the time that you want to go, I think.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:13 PM   #4
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Here's the Facebook info - https://www.facebook.com/Bluewater.K...ation=timeline :

[quote=Bluewater Keys]Stunning Premium Extra Large Bayfront Lot 81 has just become available for 7 magnificent nights commencing February 22nd. It's such a rare occasion to have this pretty site available, unfortunately due to extreme bad weather conditions up north the great people who had this booked aren't going to be able to make it and we are very sad for them.

To grab this site while it last, please visit our website at Bluewater Key RV Resort to complete our online reservation inquiry form for prices or call (305)744-0999[/url]

And, here are a couple of pics of the site:


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Drove thru the Encore park last year. Was not impressed at all, the KOA across the street and down a ways looked much better.
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Drove thru the Encore park last year. Was not impressed at all, the KOA across the street and down a ways looked much better.
The KOA park was one of the only private parks in the area that I found to allow fires.
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I know several have been to the keys in the last few weeks. Dianna and I are thinking of going the end of February for 4or5 days with the MH. Sunshine Key was suggested an Encore park. We are open and have never been there. Any suggestions? It's about 200 miles from Okeechobee so to far for a day trip. Looking for a nice place on the beach or sea wall.
Sounds like this is your first trip to the Keys.
Spend the money and enjoy it more at the Bluewater Key RV Resort.
That is if you can get reservations.
It is really one of the most elaborate resorts on the Keys.
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Just booked for Bluewater. Only 3 days but it looks great. Thanks for the info.
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I see you've already booked, but I figured I'd mention it anyway; in Dec we visited Sugarloaf KOA with our 5'r. We opted for a premium waterfront site and were crammed in like sardines. The park itself was very nice though and we will definitely return. Just go for a regular full service site though.
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We had 3 days at Sugar Loaf Key KOA and had a lot of issues with the electric. My surge supressor tripped several time due to low voltage. The sites are very close to each other. Since we could only get 3 days at Sugar Loaf Key we went to Lazy Lakes which is about .2 miles closer to Key West. Much more room between sites and more trees and foliage in the campground. We were there 7 days and enjoyed it very much. Other campers there were extremely friendly. No issues with the electric. The only down side is that they don't provide internet access at your site. You have to go to the office area to access their internet. We are probably going to go back there next year. Both campgrounds are at mm 20 which puts you 20 miles and about 25 minutes from 'downtown' Key West and Duval St. Just be aware that parking in downtown Key West is very difficult.
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