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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

102601 Rte 1, Key Largo, FL
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Alton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Using a tent, the ground was rock hard. Use sunscreen absolutely. The water taste terrible (it's drinkable tho). Bring bottled water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic trip! Educational and beautiful. Great narration and well worth the money! I normally get motion sick but did not. AC inside boat and everyone was able to sit below you clearly view the glass bottom. A well organized trip. Very happy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful!! We just came back from dry rock reef, saw the Christ abyss statue, had a great time Well worth the $40. The seas were perfect, rolling waves saw parrot fish, barracuda, angel fish schools of beautiful blue fish(I don't know the name) but they were magnificent I would recommend anyone older, young families and singles

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Water shoes are a must in order to enjoy this park. Beware- cannon beach is full of upside down jellies so watch where u walk and walk where u watch. There is also a very deep trench so beware of this and watch your children. Snorkeling is decent but don't have too high expectations. U will see barracudas, parrot fish,... More 

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Gas City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some buddies and I took a trip down to the Keys and decided to do some kayaking and snorkeling...it was a great time and the employees were really helpful...We were lucky enough to go out and snorkel the Christ of the Abyss statue which was absolutely breathtaking...Kayaking thru the mangroves was awesome!!! It was so relaxing which is exactly what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome place to take family and friends went snorkeling and used the glass bottom boat, I will definitely come back entrance is free for disabled vets, been coming here for years primitive camping is available

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We live an hour away, in Miami, and LOVE to kayak. The sit on top kayaks are easy to handle/track well, and are lots of fun. For the beginners, you are given a map and told where to go and NOT to go. For the more advanced kayaker it's a pretty tame experience (unless you go at full moon and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

His was my husbands first time snorkeling, Daryl and Aaron were great at making us feel super comfortable getting in the water. They both had an awesome since of humor which made for an entertaining trip and we got to go out to dry rocks and see the Christ of the Abyss statue. We can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting from NY and staying 5 miles away so this was the first place we went. Beach is rocky and small so wear water shoes. Kayaks and boats can be rented pretty cheap. we went on a 2 1/2 snorkeling tour the first day and it was great. Captain and mates were friendly and informative. Reef was excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

My family was only in Key Largo for the day but we stumbled across this state park which was fun for us. There is a little visitor center with a mini aquarium and two small beaches. We went swimming at far beach and it was great! We even found pieces of coral with our feet. They also offer some fun... More 

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