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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Nice FL state park, clean facilities & descent $ rate. Only issue must book well in advanced! No walk-in availability. Had to hook July trip 11 mos before thru reserveamerica.com. Reserve America is not helpful if you call them.

    Thank ScubaDiver1966
    Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

    We enjoyed our visit to the park. We took a snorkeling tour while visiting. Although we had a great captain and ship mate (Brittany and Katy), we were disappointed we only went to one reef. It was the closest reef (Garretts). The boat we were...More

    Thank fgrayson
    Reviewed August 26, 2017

    Stayed here for 1 night on the way to Key West. Staff was very helpful and courteous. Stayed on site 8 which backed right up to a mangrove. Site was a little tight, but had nice neighbors. It was clean and a really cool setting....More

    Thank Bill G
    Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

    Water was not clear based on what I am use too when visiting the Keys. The park was nice and clean and the facilities well kept but the reason for the low opinion was the visibility. Park is a little crowded trying to find a...More

    Thank Keeley M
    Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

    Hey Betsy, Thank you so much for helping us with our trip Roland and I had so much fun and we felt safe and protected the whole time refresher course was exactly what we needed Thanks to Amanda and Lance we got through it easily...More

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    $45 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    $45 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Janice H
    June 18, 2017|
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    Response from CanoeU70 | Reviewed this property |
    I used Google Earth, screen captured and then reverse engineered the site numbers using the reservation system. Shade in the summer would be helpful (very helpful).
    Ricky B
    June 9, 2017|
    Response from CanoeU70 | Reviewed this property |
    To rent a kayak, certainly not. I am not certain that they have power boats to rent, but they probably do. In that case, you normally just have to make a very healthy damage deposit in cas you ding a prop (unfortunately... More
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    "This is a state park, not a hotel"
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    "Compare the state park campground map to Google Earth to select your favorite spot"
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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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    "wi-fi at concessions with oustside seating."
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