John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Florida Keys

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102601 Overseas Hwy.
Key Largo, FL 33037
305-451-1202
Reservations: 800-326-3521
Official Website

GPS: 25.127, -80.4092

Last Price Paid: $38
Number of Sites: 42
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 10 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 55 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

14 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
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Sprint 4G/LTE
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TWO PEAS AND THE POD
Pensacola, FL
2018 Airstream Tommy Bahama 27FB
16 reviews
Nightly rate: $38
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 45
“WE VISITED FROM: 06/02/18 - 06/07/18”

Reviewed Nov 13, 2018

Overall Rating

Another gem in the Florida State Park's campgrounds. The campground itself is not the draw here, it's the location and activities that make this a five star campground. PROS: Very affordable compared to nearby private campgrounds. Many beach activities inside the park include snorkel trips and kayak rentals. CONS: Sites are ri... more

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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thecrazygoodlife.com
Jonesboro, GA
30 Jayco 28BHS
2005 Ford F250
41 reviews
Nightly rate: $43
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 8

thecrazygoodlife.com would stay here again

“Can't beat the location”

Reviewed Apr 17, 2018

Overall Rating

There's not much to this campground...it's a half-moon shaped road with a bunch of sites stacked up side-by-side. The sites are small, tight and shallow...but you're here for the location, not the spacious sites. A couple detractors...Because you're so close to your neighbor, their smells (from the sewer) is right there. Our neighb... more

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2bars
Sprint 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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@ChasingTabor
Portland, OR
22 Airstream Sport
2010 VW Touareg
13 reviews
Nightly rate: $45
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 45

@ChasingTabor would stay here again

“Re opened after hurricanes”

Reviewed Dec 02, 2017

Overall Rating

The park has re-opened after the hurricanes. They definitely lost a ton of trees but you can see they've replanted and will come back strong again. It does mean that there is hardly any privacy between you and your neighbor and not a lot of shade coverage. The sites are hard packed and fairly level, and it is a beautiful place to explo... more

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Pixel and Skillet
Fairfax, CA
25 Airstream
2017 Dodge 2500
18 reviews
Nightly rate: $26
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 43

Pixel and Skillet would stay here again

“Florida State Parks "The Real Florida"”

Reviewed Nov 16, 2017

Overall Rating

We arrived at Coral Reefer band state park two months after hurricane Irma. A lot of the park was still closed. We didn't have a reservation, you need to book the Keys state parks 11 months in advance, but we lucked out and scored the last one after a cancelation. Went for a kayack through the mangroves witch has a signed canoeing trai... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


Nightly rate: $38
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 35

traveling_flipflops would stay here again

“Small sites but convenient to dive store and excellent diving”

Reviewed Apr 28, 2017

Overall Rating

Agree with other reviewers that the sites were narrow with little privacy. There were also a few mosquitoes and no-seeums about. But for me, the dive shop, which was a quick stroll away from the campground made up for that. Had the best dive with the friendly crew at the diveshop at Molasses Reef. Betsy, who manages the diveshop is... more

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1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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RV to Freedom

30 Newmar Baystar
58 reviews
Nightly rate: $38
Days stayed: 22
Site Number: 15, 32, 6, 35

RV to Freedom would stay here again

“Affordable Camping in Key Largo for Diving”

Reviewed Mar 04, 2017

Overall Rating

Compared to the other state parks in the Keys, this campground is lacking. You're not right next to or on the beach and the sites are cramped and open. What makes up for this is the affordability of the park in Key Largo and having a marina in the park. We rented a boat with friends and went on a couple of dive trips with the park. Th... more

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2bars
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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
276 reviews
Nightly rate: $38
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 36
“Cramped sites, good location”

Reviewed Jan 28, 2017

Overall Rating

John Pennekamp has full hookups and a low nightly rate for the location. The downside is, the campground is so cramped that your neighbor's sewer connection is predominant in your outdoor space and smells are regularly wafting through the campground. We didn't use the bathhouse or laundry, though we did take advantage of the marina ... more

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2bars
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3bars
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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
293 reviews
Nightly rate: $44
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 9
“Falling out of love all over again...”

Reviewed Jan 25, 2017

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Dear Mr. Pennekamp, CR, It is with a heavy heart that I write you from the trenches of the Floridian strip malls, where I have seen many of my fellow campers go broke from high fees at RV parks or find their souls tattered from lack of hope that they might ever get a reservation at one of the Sunshine State's great sites at a state ... more

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3bars
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barrygoodtimes
Livingston, TX
38 Open Range Fifth Wheel 367 BHS
82 reviews
Nightly rate: $46
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 10

barrygoodtimes would stay here again

“Great short stop”

Reviewed Jan 15, 2017

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This is a great stop on your way down the keys. There are so many activities that you can do here (see the other reviews below). The bugs were insane in December (No See Ums), we couldn't be outside in the evening...so have bug repellant on hand. Very easy access into the park from the highway. The campground itself is not very impress... more

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3bars
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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Linda and John

31 Keystone Laredo
32 reviews
Nightly rate: $38
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 38
“Beautiful park but the noseeums!”

Reviewed Dec 07, 2016

Overall Rating

This park is absolutely beautiful. Staff is great. Sites are a bit close

Dings: Noseeums loved me. They were thick all day. We stayed 3 Nights instead of 7 because of this issue. Headed to Bahia Honda hoping it's a little better.

Stayed Dec 4-7, 2016. $38 plus tax

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • group sites
  • laundry
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Discount Clubs:
  • Senior Discounts
Pets:
  • pets

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