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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

102601 Rte 1, Key Largo, FL
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Concord, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very enjoyable experience for me and my family. The 'beach' is not the best--it's hard packed ground coral and not comfortable on a towel. The water activities were great. We were there on a very busy weekend, but once we figured out the system to get reservations for kayaks and paddle boards, it was easy. The kayak... More 

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We had a fun trip on the snorkel tour. Capt Bill and Morgan were very friendly and informative. It was a windy day and they took us out to Grecian Reef and we saw a great variety of sea life. Would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have snorkeled in the beautiful lagoon of Bora Bora. Ever since we have tried to find something comparable. These beautiful reefs did just that!!! We took the extended tour and visited three locations along the reef. Please take the time to visit!!!

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Wow! So glad we visited this park! After a small entrance fee we had access to a great park with nice camp ground and walking trails! Surprised to find an aquarium and a movie for no extra cost and absolutely loved learning about marine life in the great movie! The snorkel trips available are suppose to be the best in... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

The snorkeling trip was very nice but the water was very choppy. We saw a lot of fish and coral, as well as jellyfish, so watch out. After we got back from snorkeling, we tried walking one of the nature trails, bur the mosquitoes were just too bad. They were swarming us, even after putting on Deep Woods Off.

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Lantana, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

This has to have been the worst campsite I have ever been to! Very small, barely enough room fot our tt, could not put our outside screenroom up, backed up to mangroves n marsh, mosquitoes galore! When it rains, you may get flooded out of your site! We were across from the main bathhouse, but if you weren't up before... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had a nice spot with plently of shade. The staff thru-out the park was friendly including the campground host and hostess. The bath houses are clean and well stock (done a daily basis). We will stay here again but not in August - the humidity and bugs were un-bearable. There is pleanty to do with a swim area, boat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a great park, we were really impressed with the location and facilities. It can get crowded so go early. We rented a boat two days (~$800). Was not impressed at all with the equipment and staff at the rental counter. They are renting boats in one of the most treacherous areas of the Keys and they can't provide... More 

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Gennep, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stayed for one night at this campground. We arrived quite late, but the next day we did a tour with the glassbottom boat. Excellent!!! The campsites are good, you are not very close to your neighbours. There is a lot of wildlife, so dont't let the iguanas scare you... When we were there the little creek was quite dry... More 

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Forsyth, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay very much. Very spacious camping area. Very clean and well maintained campground. We have stayed at many state parks in several states, few were this nice. We err will be coming back.

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