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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

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Mitchell, South Dakota
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Clean modern campground with great snorkeling. Camping spaces are tight but doable. Bathrooms are clean. Keep food and garbage picked up, site kept getting invaded by stray cats and raccoons. One of the more affordable camping places in the Keys.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took 2 hour trip today. It was windy with some rough waves but still amazing. So much to see, so little time. Capt Bob and Morgan were amazing. Morgan helped my first time teens learn how to snorkel. After they were sick and she took such great care of them. She was amazing. Great job Morgan!!! We will be... More 

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Thank Mark N
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

The park is awesome , campground is clean and well groomed lots of trails. Places to dive, snorkel, kayak and fish. Did not like how close the campsites are to each other and no privacy at all. The sewer line from the camper next to me was like one foot from picnic table almost under it. If you dont mind... More 

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Irondale, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

The entrance of the park is stunning as you ride through thick woods with a roadway literally cut through. Rangers are very friendly and welcoming as you register. Facilities are very good and the campground is pretty small for a very intimate feeling. Amenities include two beaches and a marina. Diving and a glass bottom boat are available at the... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday we went to visit the park. The gate attendant was very nice. It was $9 to enter for us both but they provide you a receipt that allows you to leave and come back throughout the day. We went snorkeling for the 10:30am trip aboard the Sea Garden. The staff on board was very nice and gave us great... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Very nice state park. A lot to do - snorkeling, diving, nature trails and you have to take the glass bottom boat tour! It's about 2.5 hours, 7 miles out. Wonderful crew, very clean. If you get seasick take the crew's advice! Saw sea turtles, sharks and tons of fish.

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Kentwood
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This campground is really quite. The sites are very narrow and close together so privacy is lost. But it is well maintained and very clean. I have not visited the rest rooms so I can comment there. The concession stand has a lol it of everything so no worries there.

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19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Been to this state park a number of times. Snorkeling was great. Bring your own equipment or rent. You can paddle board. Kayak. Get a ride on a boat. Clean rest rooms. A number of different beaches. Make sure to have water shoes. You need them on most beaches in the keys. Was so disappointed seeing some of the trash... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We thought we were prepared for tenting. Brought 2 fans for bugs and a slight breeze at night. It was very hot but fans worked. As long as fans were on us as we sat around it was ok. But when the fans were off the no see ums were overwhelming. If you have any intolerance use lots of bug... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

The park is very quiet, which was nice. There are a few nature trails to wander around on. The beaches are typical Keys quality- go elsewhere if you want pristine sand. The water is pretty clear though. There is a dive shop on site. =) We saw an iguana lazying around the small store. Staff seemed nice enough. beware of... More 

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Additional Information about John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

Address: 102601 Rte 1, Key Largo, FL
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Price Range: $45 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
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“You can reserve your space online for a small fee. Easy to get a site near the bathhouse that way.”
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 of 5 bubbles gburden, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“wi-fi at concessions with oustside seating.”
 of 5 bubbles christophera681, Aug 30, 2015 | Read review
“Get a spot between the windows and the viewing area. That way no one walks behind you and there is no one sitting in front of you.”
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“Don't worry looking for a good site .... there are not good sites here”
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“Call a Year ahead of time”
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