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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Campgrounds

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Pasadena, Maryland
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Our family had a super time and saw so much sealife...much more than we expected. This is a finely honed operation. The staff efficiently works to get everyone what they need. Capt Wayne and Katie made the 45 minute trip out fun, all while providing us with instructions. They took us to a spot where tropical fish, squid, barracuda, and... More 

1 Thank BeachnikAtHeart
Concord, MA
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138 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This was a very enjoyable experience for me and my family. The 'beach' is not the best--it's hard packed ground coral and not comfortable on a towel. The water activities were great. We were there on a very busy weekend, but once we figured out the system to get reservations for kayaks and paddle boards, it was easy. The kayak... More 

Thank m4squad
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

We had a fun trip on the snorkel tour. Capt Bill and Morgan were very friendly and informative. It was a windy day and they took us out to Grecian Reef and we saw a great variety of sea life. Would highly recommend it.

Thank hbromeros
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have snorkeled in the beautiful lagoon of Bora Bora. Ever since we have tried to find something comparable. These beautiful reefs did just that!!! We took the extended tour and visited three locations along the reef. Please take the time to visit!!!

Thank Brenda B
Pompano Beach, Florida
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69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Wow! So glad we visited this park! After a small entrance fee we had access to a great park with nice camp ground and walking trails! Surprised to find an aquarium and a movie for no extra cost and absolutely loved learning about marine life in the great movie! The snorkel trips available are suppose to be the best in... More 

1 Thank MaryAnn S
Collierville, Tennessee
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113 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

The snorkeling trip was very nice but the water was very choppy. We saw a lot of fish and coral, as well as jellyfish, so watch out. After we got back from snorkeling, we tried walking one of the nature trails, bur the mosquitoes were just too bad. They were swarming us, even after putting on Deep Woods Off.

Thank ibrake4java
Lantana, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

This has to have been the worst campsite I have ever been to! Very small, barely enough room fot our tt, could not put our outside screenroom up, backed up to mangroves n marsh, mosquitoes galore! When it rains, you may get flooded out of your site! We were across from the main bathhouse, but if you weren't up before... More 

1 Thank Trudy K
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had a nice spot with plently of shade. The staff thru-out the park was friendly including the campground host and hostess. The bath houses are clean and well stock (done a daily basis). We will stay here again but not in August - the humidity and bugs were un-bearable. There is pleanty to do with a swim area, boat... More 

3 Thank Christopher A
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is a great park, we were really impressed with the location and facilities. It can get crowded so go early. We rented a boat two days (~$800). Was not impressed at all with the equipment and staff at the rental counter. They are renting boats in one of the most treacherous areas of the Keys and they can't provide... More 

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Gennep, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

We stayed for one night at this campground. We arrived quite late, but the next day we did a tour with the glassbottom boat. Excellent!!! The campsites are good, you are not very close to your neighbours. There is a lot of wildlife, so dont't let the iguanas scare you... When we were there the little creek was quite dry... More 

4 Thank HSM6591

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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: $64 - $172 (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, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“wi-fi at concessions with oustside seating.”
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“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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 of 5 bubbles Rice4of, 16 Apr 2011 | Read review
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