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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
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with my girlfriend early April and we stayed for 3 nights with a two person tent and a car. The overall quality of the campground was good, the bathrooms were very clean and all the staff were very helpful. I should also mention that the showers are free (with hot water). The campground is nice with many... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent trip on the 4 hour snorkeling trip. I would definitkely make advance reservations and take morning tour so you can enjoy everything else the park has to offer for the rest of the day. Jorge & Stephanie were absolutely wonderful.

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why the hype on this place? We drove in saw swarms of people sitting on top of each other worse than a scene at a waterpark wave pool and drove right out! This is the keys???? Really disgusting place. Wouldn't even get out of the car. We wanted to swim and not take one of the over priced commercialized tours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value money wise. The coral reef was beautiful to see. It's good for people who don't want to swim or snorkel. The boat was very clean, staff were professional, informative and fun. It was a nice 2 1/2 hrs out on the water. You get the boat inside a state park. There's an additional fee to enter the park.... More 

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Bermuda Run, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

wehave stayed at Pennekamp several times in the past year. Fairly hard to get a reservation but a Keys State Park with washer dryers and full hookups. The bad news, a little buggy and when designed placed the sewer hookups so your picnic table and front door are right at your neighbor's sewer hookup. This year we have been entertained... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I have been camping here since I was a kid. I usually camp in a tent. If your in a tent heres some advice, in the summer get the site with water and electricity. Connect fans to extensions and use them in the tent because it gets hot. Bring flashlights in case you need to go to the bathroom in... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We visited here during our trip to Key Largo. Our family enjoyed walking around and checking things out. Looks like there could be lots of fun things to do there even though we spent only a few hours exploring the .park. Really nice small aquarium with lots of things for the kids to check out. Cool gift shop. Saw a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on a Saturday from Upstate NY and headed right to the Park on Sunday. We spent the day relaxing at the beach and snorkeling close to shore. We were happy with this decision and decided to purchase dry snorkel tubes, which made a world of difference. Our family of 5, consists of 3 teenagers. We made reservations for... More 

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Very nice campground with sewer hook ups Power and water too. Sites are small and close together but still enjoyable. Much to do snorkeling fishing diving boating kayaking canoeing Tour boats glass bottom boat. Many other attractions nearby.

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Canada, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Within walking distance to Publix supermarket. Restaurants are close by. Bring a good flashlight if you plan to walk. We walked to Fish House. Shopping for gifts also within walking distance. Lots of no see'ems. Bring bug repellent. Activities are in the park. Beach not great. Snorkelling is off shore and there are trips right at the park. Gift shop... More 

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