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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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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to camp with a family. Sites were nice and staff and volunteers were always helpful and nice. It has full hookups and washer/dryers available. Showers were always clean and there is so much to do in the park itself and its nice being able to walk to everything. We partook in all the park had to offer (snorkel,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always this state park is one of our fav. The full rv hookups, clean, grills on each site. The snorkeling, kayaking, diving everything is done well! The upgrades are terrific since we were here 3 yrs ago. If you come to see the park for a day or camp for 2 wks, you'll enjoy it all.

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was asked if I wanted to buy Dramamine because there were 4 ft seas I should have said I'll be back next trip. Instead I did buy the Dramamine (and didn't actually get sick) however the trip was a dud due to the high seas and overcrowding. I think there were too many people on the boat to... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 22, 2015

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 June 22, 2015

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 June 17, 2015

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 June 7, 2015

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 May 30, 2015

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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