This is a a friendly, well located area from which to base your Keys experience. We have been coming to KLK for many years.
Visit the Chamber of Commerce as you enter Key Largo- It's on the right side in a yellow building. They have information for the area. The KLK office has some booklets with discount coupons as well as a few supplies.
We don't know who owns the chickens- they are all over the shopping center area and adjacent woods, but not in the campground.They showed up this year. At site 124,I did not hear them., and we were there weeks. KLK can't control this situation.
There are about 37 tent sites and about 40 RV sites; I would view all before choosing if possible. The tent sites are almost all shaded Some are more private than others.
If you are not given a paper with KLK rules, I would ask for one. It does say on there, no more than 6 people / site. It also has noise restrictions. If you are having a noisy neighbor, tell the office.After office hours the guard makes rounds frequently- tell him to quiet the neighbors. The guard is at the front gate otherwise to accomodate incoming guests.
To wash SCUBA equipment, there are wash tubs near the tent sites -ask the office staff.
We haven't had trouble with the water shutting off quickly while at the fish cleaning station.[Water is VERY expensive here as it comes from the mainland.]
We have a boat so spend most days fishing, kayaking the Pennekamp trails and diving and snorkling-even the KLK canal has good snorkling.
Alot of places have live music - look in the free paper. We like Mrs Macs, The Mandalay, Buzzards Roost, and Pilot House for dining.
We loved swimming with the dolphins. [ a short distance N of KLK bayside.] Kids will Like Theater of the Sea for a very close up view of wildlife and the performances. It's exciting to feed the tarpon at Robbies in Islamorada. A drive to Bahia Honda State Park is beautiful as is the drive to Key West.
Key West has interesting history and architecture. We especially enjoyed the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum,Hemmingway House, Butterfly Museum, and the trolley tour where you are given historic information between stops- you can hop on and off the trolley all day. Sunset festivities were entertaining. Parking in Key West is very hard to find and expensive.
The bathhouses are dated but clean. Laundry on site.