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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to book snorkelling as a family and our aim was to swim to Christ of the abyss, when we got onto the boat we were greeted with captain Rob and first mate Sarah, what a fantastic pair of people! They did a brilliant job, let us know where to swim out too, to see the Christ of the...

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think our experience would have been nicer if we took a snorkeling trip or glass bottom boat tour from here. We were just looking for a beach to hang out and snorkel off the shore. I was surprised to find out there are no natural beaches in Key Largo so they are either man made or very rocky. The...

Thank Yasmin S
Killeen, Texas
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a beach for an early morning walk...... Not sure if that really exists in this part of the state. The park was well maintained and had all the appropriate "crocodile-warning" signs posted for hiking trails. NOT a place for beach walking.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Darrell and Lance were are guides and were great! Coral reef and fish were beautiful! Short boat ride and one hour snorkeling was perfect! We took the 10:30 boat so it was not hot and not crowded. This park never disappoints. Super clean and lots of options.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Went snorkeling here while on vacation.We were on the snorkeling express with Daryl and Lance and they were awesome.The entire park is beautiful but the snorkeling was beyond words.Highly recommend!!You see everything you could ever hope to see. Rays, Parrot fish, angelfish, eels, barracuda, cowfish, sea turtles, literally everything! The entire reef is booming with life. You get a good...

1Thank fbmat21
Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nice RV campsites, nice brooms, not center staff BUT super strong biting gnats that defy DEET. Unless you have a screen porch, your time will be inside instead of outside. Also, NO visible coral reefs unless you pay $$$ for a 2 hour boat ride out to the reefs. Kayaking among the mangroves was fun.

Thank Gerri P
Lulea, Sweden
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Rather expensive snorkeling tours but extremly proffesional and friendly staff. Lovely coral reef and very clear and clean water. This isn't really a place for staying at the beach. I also recommend getting a back country permit for hiking in the forests of Key Largo.

Thank karo046
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Came here with the sole purpose of SUP. Its a little expensive, more than I usually pay, but were had fun anyways. There is alot of little groves to visit while SUP or kayaking. The park itself is very nice. You can easily spend the day here and not get the least bit bored..maybe broke, but definitely not bored. They...

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stopped into the Sate Park to see the grounds and scope out a potential trip in the future--it has ample facilities and plenty of help--I guess pricing is average although I would advise bringing your own equipment. Beach area is SMALL and wear foot protection into water--OUCH

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went for snorkeling with Sea Garden boat. The captain, Brian, and snorkeling instructor, Sara, are warm, welcoming, funny, and caring. You go in a sunny day and you will enjoy it. There were plenty fish and reefs to see and swim along down there.

2Thank ali s

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Additional Information about John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

Address: 102601 Rte 1, Key Largo, FL
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Price Range: RM195 - RM519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 47
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“This is a state park, not a hotel”
813travelgirl, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Compare the state park campground map to Google Earth to select your favorite spot”
  • The guest is all the way over from Germany to enjoy the view
  • plenty of room for personal kayaks to be launched
CanoeU70, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“You can reserve your space online for a small fee. Easy to get a site near the bathhouse that way.”
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gburden, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“wi-fi at concessions with oustside seating.”
christophera681, 30 Aug 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.”
StarM_13, 7 Feb 2013 | Read review
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