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Old 03-25-2016, 02:03 PM   #1
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Florida Keys for the first time Oct/Nov 2016

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 03-25-2016, 02:14 PM   #2
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All the state parks are reserved already; you might luck out if someone cancels and you hit at the right time. I suggest you try Grassy Key, Sugarloaf Key or Lazy Lakes. Big Pine is still taking reservations if I remember correctly, but they are shutting down after December. Further down the Keys to Blue Water Key and Boyds right near Key West, but both are expensive.

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Old 03-25-2016, 02:22 PM   #3
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Bluewater Key is memorable for both- it was amazing AND it was expensive. But, I would go back.
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:24 PM   #4
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The best place to stay without the high prices if you can get in is Florida City, 20 miles from key largo, It is called Southern Comfort. Cost is 640 a month. From there you can drive to the keys as it is a short distance, spent 3 mos there and just got back, use to to go down to keys weekly...
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Old 03-26-2016, 05:00 AM   #5
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Staying in Florida City is still a 3+ hour drive to Key West, pretty far for a day trip. Boyd's sites are small and tight, you may be too big to get in there.

We stayed at Jolly Roger at MM58 and loved the place. They have since upgraded the park, including adding a pool. I would recommend the place for your stay. It is in the middle of the Keys and from there you can do day trips anywhere. You are also close to Coco Plum beach and Sombrero beach.

Oh, forgot to add that, although nothing really is in walking distance, you aren't too far from Marathon, where you can do your shopping.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:13 AM   #6
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We have stayed at Blue Water and it is amazing. We have been utilizing Boyd's and it is nice as well. You won't have any issues get in and around Boyd's. It is tight but not too tight. It's location is good for us as we use scooters and a toad. We will be there in November again this year, maybe see you around. Enjoy and safe travels.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:26 AM   #7
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We've stayed a Bahia Honda S.P., twice . Reservations 11 months in advance is a must if you don't want to be moved around daily.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:11 PM   #8
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I'm booked at Boyd's on stock Island in June, just 4 miles from downtown Duval St. Bus stops right outside the gate. Parking in downtown Key west tough and expensive so I'm told.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:37 PM   #9
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Well the cost of parking can break you up . $30 to $50 and some of that's just for 1/2 a day. We took the trolley. Cost you $30 each and add another $10 each for the next day. We stayed at sugarloaf keys was nice a little crowded had a great bar and lots of activities
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:46 PM   #10
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Well we don't tow and no enterprise pickup in the Keys or Marathon so best option for us

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