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Old 03-26-2016, 02:23 PM   #11
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If you can find something on Grassy Key that may be your best bet. Just far enough out robot cost a fortune. Remember hurricane season lasts until the end of November, though.
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Old 03-26-2016, 03:34 PM   #12
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Leo's campground on Stock Island is the cheaper than Boyd's and closer to Key West. No swimming pool and can be a little noisy in the daytime due to proximity to local businesses. Tell them Bruce and Sharon recommended them to you. We stay there in January and February.
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Old 03-26-2016, 03:45 PM   #13
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Sunshine Key....MM39 is where we stayed this past JAN. While far from perfect, we will be heading back this DEC. for the winter so its not too bad. Its 10 miles south of Marathon and 8 miles from Big Pine. Nice pool, fishing pier and bigger sites (for the Keys anyway) are the pluses ....Poor cell coverage (Verizon) very poor internet are the minuses.
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Old 03-26-2016, 03:59 PM   #14
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Sunshine Key....MM39 is where we stayed this past JAN. While far from perfect, we will be heading back this DEC. for the winter so its not too bad. Its 10 miles south of Marathon and 8 miles from Big Pine. Nice pool, fishing pier and bigger sites (for the Keys anyway) are the pluses ....Poor cell coverage (Verizon) very poor internet are the minuses.
What is the cost there per month?
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Old 03-26-2016, 04:24 PM   #15
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Have stayed in Marathon @Jolly Roger, Cudjoe Key @Venture Out Resort & Geiger Key Marina for the past 3 Thanksgivings.... this year @ John Pennykamp SP on Key Largo so we can check out the upper keys (this will be the first year we are not right on waterfront property). Usually 'season' fees don't start until Nov & many are after Thanksgiving that the cost goes up.

Don't know if you can camp on Big Pine with a cat (you cannot with a dog due to Key deer) - Maybe we will see you at Pennykamp (there were plenty of openings & we will be letting a few days of our reservation free up once DH finalizes his vacation week so always worth checking ...)
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Old 03-26-2016, 05:41 PM   #16
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We just got back from our 1st time visit to the Keys. We stayed at Leo's Campground in Stock Island and it served it's purpose for what we needed, "a place to rest our head after a full day of fun in the sun or day of shopping!!" The place had all the basic amenities full hookups, cable, laundry facilities, clean bathrooms! Lot's are tight but there were some big rigs in there. I'm only a TT 27' it is somewhat noisy in the morning due to the proximity of a equipment rental business but again there are lots that are a bit more removed from the main street. Again it's not a memorable place per say but it was definitely convenient & cheapest! I will stay there again!! The family HAD A BLAST!!
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:17 PM   #17
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First time for the Keys...........

We'd like to plan for our first visit to the Florida Keys and we're looking for an RV campground location somewhere along the Keys.

We're looking at fall 2016, for 1-2 weeks maximum stay. Like to set up base, and use the toad for whatever daytime travel for sightseeing and relatively close to grocery shopping. We like a place that's memorable but not because of the price to stay there.

Stats..........35 foot motorhome, towing our car, and the cat owns the RV....we just get to travel with him.

Starting our continental travels recently, so we're on a fixed income to enjoy as much as we can within budget.

Anyone know what fits our requirements in the Keys?
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:59 PM   #18
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Key West

The last 2 weeks in Oct is Fantasy Fest in Key West and there will be 50,000 people there so plan accordingly.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:40 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone for the replies.

Looks like we have a lot to research for both availability and pricing and timing.
Maybe we can rent a low mileage used aircraft carrier and weigh anchor just off shore.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:57 PM   #20
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X2 on Jolly Roger CG on Grassy Key just North of Marathon Key. Marathon is halfway down the Keys and has everything you could want. We stay there every year through the Christmas Holidays and love the Jolly Roger CG. Folks are easy to work with and they have a great boat ramp and docks.
The prime sites are literally on the water on the gulf side. Several discounts offered. If you Google them, you will see the prime sites.
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