Camping near Marathon

Snorkel through enchanting coral reefs in the Florida Keys while camping near Marathon.

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Floating Campground Private Island

3 sites · Tents10 acres · Big Coppitt Key, FL
MUST READ!!!!!! This is one of the most unique camping opportunities you will ever experience! Welcome to our 10 acre private island only 10 miles from Key West! *You must paddle or boat to the island. At night, camp out under the beautiful Caribbean Stars! And by day, swim, snorkel, fish, paddle or just enjoy the only Caribbean like place in the U.S.! You will have access to 10 plus acres with a beach and sandbar area, tidal flats, mangrove forest and everything the Florida Keys is famous for! *Pricing is for use of the Island only! Tents, gear, kayaks, paddleboards are not provided unless you rent them from us. The island is a coral island with tidal flats and thick mangrove trees and brush. It is a harsh environment but beautiful! Check-in is between 1pm and 3pm unless you work out different times with us. Also, we want to make sure you know what you're getting into. This is not easy camping, it's more adventurous camping. It's a beautiful environment but can be harsh. If exploring you will may need to trek through tidal water, salt flats and real thick mangroves. Please let us know if you have any questions before booking. With all that said... The best experience is to rent one of our floating tents! See photos in listing. We rent everything you need! Kayaks or Paddleboard: $75/day Floating Tent: $150/day Floating Platform: $75/day Full camping kits with everything you need! Just Fly and Float! Prices vary depending on needs. If you have your own gear... We can still provide linens like sheets, camp pillows and sleeping bags for $25 If you have your own vessel - there is a 1 time $40 launch fee.
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Little Palm By The Sea

1 site · RV1 acre · Cudjoe Key, FL
We are located on Kemp Channel, one of the most accessible boating channels to both the beautiful back country as well as a quick ten-minute run to the open Atlantic and it’s Coral Reefs. Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary is a nearby must for snorkeling and diving in the crystal blue Atlantic. On the gulf side, Cudjoe Key offers the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge… A kayak or small boat paradise.Beautiful landscaped waterfront site in Venture Out Cudjoe Key Florida, 25 miles to Key West.  The site includes a concrete picnic table, boat slip and a swim ladder.  Venture Out is a gated community with 24 hr. security on the shores of Cudjoe Key. The amenities include a marina, ship store, fuel, playground, heated pool and spa, ocean swimming area, ocean front beach area, pickleball, tennis, bocce, outdoor pavillion, activity center, laundry facilities and showers, tons of activities...Bring your boat, jetski, scuba gear, snorkels, kayaks, paddle boards, bikes and fishing poles for a camping trip of a life time. Seasonal, Weekly and Monthly Pricing Available. Lobster season 7/24- 8/14 
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Islandmorada Water Retreat

1 site · RV1 acre · Tavernier, FL
Quiet parcel connected to a private home, 45 yards from the Atlantic Ocean and boat ramp access available. This location perfect for paddle boarding, swimming and fishing. Beach and play water area at that beach park. Shaded areas for sitting. Can accommodate up to a 38 foot trailer and undercover parking for vehicles. Commercial Gas grill available for use as well No sewer connection but there is water connection on site- 110 power would be included.
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Peck’s Piece Of Paradise

1 site · RV1 acre · Cudjoe Key, FL
Due to the popularity of this RV lot, this property is presently booked November thru March each year. Any other dates are available for booking on a first-come basis. Brand new concrete pad as of March 2023! Canal front 35' Dockage on this property at your back door for your boat! Quick Ocean Access with Open Water Views! This canal front RV lot offers 35' concrete seawall equipped with two cleats, swim ladder and fish cleaning table with lovely water views and quick access to the ocean or gulf! Features concrete pad with water, sewer and electric to include 110, 30 and 50 amp service. Max RV and transportation vehicle cannot exceed 60 feet. Cable and wifi is not provided however, Wi-Fi is available in the post office common area on the property. Two Pets Are Allowed, Must Comply With Venture Out Pet Rules and Regulations. Check out time is 10am. Since we have this site listed on multiple booking platforms, All requests must be approved so not to double book the property. We are very quick to about approving your booking so don’t worry SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED, 7 DAY MINIMUM LOBSTER SEASON, FREE WIFI IN THE REC HALL, WE RECOMMEND YOU BRING YOUR SATELLITE DISH, OVERFLOW PARKING ADDITIONAL FEE 14 DAYS MAX, VO REGISTRATION FEE $125- DUE UPON ARRIVAL CASH OR CREDIT CARD ONLY PAID DIRECTLY TO VENTURE OUT WHEN YOU ARRIVE. ****VEHICLE MAY NOT HANG INTO STREET- GUEST MUST VERIFY PRIOR TO RESERVING**** PLEASE NOTE, TO ALSO INCLUDE THE LENGTH OF YOUR RV AND VEHICLE TO ENSURE THEY WILL BOTH FIT ON THE LOT WITHIN THE SETBACK'S**** PLEASE REVIEW RV RULES AND SETBACK INFORMATION PROVIDED AT www.waterfrontkeys.com
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Ocean Front Premium Lot

1 site · RV2800 acres · Cudjoe Key, FL
This 2800 square foot lot is located in a very special resort with a 57 foot seawall to tie your boat up to, kayak off of, or just sit and enjoy your 180 degree unobstructed view of the ocean. Palm trees and tropical foliage separate the lot from neighbors. In fact, the lot has some shade and some sun on it all day long. From here you can explore the third largest coral reef in the world diving, snorkeling, fishing, and going to the the sandbar. You can also enjoy the pool, hot tub, tiki beach, and marina. Some of our favorite things to do are swimming with the dolphins, and para sailing 300 feet up so you can see the whole reef and wild life from above. This very special ocean front lot is available from May 1st-October 31st every year. Please be aware that there is a one time resort fee of $125 which covers all six people in your group. The resort limits six people per campsite. Each site can have one RV (solid sides only), 1 auto, 1 motorcycle, and one golf cart. There is room for boats on the 57 foot sea wall. You will pay $10 to park a trailer or extra vehicle in overflow parking. My wife and I live on the road in a 40 foot diesel pusher and we have never seen a nicer site than this one. Come for an amazing time in paradise.
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Breezy Pines RV Resort

2 sites · RVs10 acres · Big Pine Key, FL
Located in the Florida Keys with cottages and RV spots. Rent the whole place or one spot, room for events and parking of different vehicles, country setting minutes of shopping, restaurants and many fishing parks, airport, and fishing guides close by. 20 miles from Marathon and Key West, walk to everything, one site only available until the end of November and the other one until the end of December, no availability after that.
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Bayside beach, fishing and camping

2 sites · RVs2 acres · Key Largo, FL
Circa 1954 an old fishing camp unforgettable memories the way the keys used to be the good old times and memories fortunately I still preserve some of that nostalgic era , however, it’s changed for better or for worst .. but still hold the same charm.. I’m fortunate to manage it and continue with the same old traditions. We are excited to have you learn more about our beautiful Bayside Beach Kamp and sunsets in Key Largo, Florida, at mile marker 106. Located just 1 hour from Miami, and 2 hours from Key West, you will find the amazing beautiful Florida Keys within your reach. Situated on the Florida Bay you will quickly come to appreciate and enjoy the incredible beauty that surrounds you at Bayside Beach Kamp and Sunsets As our guest, you will enjoy beautiful amenities, a private sandy beach fishing pier and kayak rentals great trails to cruise along the shoreline, direct access to the Florida Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and a short ride away from the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to year-round sunny skies, makes for an amazing weekend escape, holiday vacation getaway or seasonal extended stay. While nature may have provided the perfect sunsets and fishing adventures it makes it possible for you to enjoy it from your own coach. back-up partially shaded sites. Captain. Jack
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Paradise Found

1 site · RV25 acres · Key West, FL
Paradise found! Bring your RV and kayaks too. Available July 2024 - mm10 Key West. $2500/month - varies depending on month and length of stay. Negotiable. 30 day minimum Long term lease available too. Max 2 people full time - visitors ok. No pets - this is a community rule. If that doesn’t work for you there are other locations more suitable. Seaside Resort has two pools and marina. Gated park with live security. Bocce, Workout room, social activities. Minimum one mmonth. Background check and Application required. It’s a small bayside community that’s close enough to key west to go have fun or dining and far enough away to relax and enjoy yourselves. NAS Boca Chica nearby - enjoy the jets and airshow as they fly by. Geiger Key Marina nearby for SUP and kayak rental also fun place to eat and drink.
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Tropical Paradise at Venture Out

1 site · RV2 acres · Cudjoe Key, FL
RV Rest Site/Campsite/Spot/Lot at Venture Out, Cudjoe Key, Florida. Bring your RV, even bring your Boat and stay at this 35x70 ft. Lot. Water, electricity 50/30 amp, and sewer included in the $120 avg/night plus taxes. IMPORTANT: A one-off $113 resort fee is payable on arrival, on top of your booking. This memorable place is anything but ordinary and offers an incredible location in Venture Out Resort, with 180-degree tropical ocean views. Bring your own personal 20ft travel trailer or your 45ft big rig! (No commercial rentals). Enjoy the convenience of being able to walk to everything: The marina, food stores, saltwater swimming area, heated pool, jacuzzi, boat ramp, games room, tennis and basketball courts and more. MM23, 23 miles from Key West. Near Bahia Honda State Park. Maximum two pets allowed. Boat stroage is available on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis.
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Key West Seaside 43 RV lot

1 site · RV123 acres · Key West, FL
RV Lot for 30 days or more within Seaside Resort, approx 7 miles to Key West, Smaller lot among full timers and trailers. Quiet Gated Community. 30 DAY MINIMUM, They only allow 2 persons to stay and no pets. Sorry not my rules. 2 Swimming pools, gym, laundry, ramp, dock(by permit) Definitely great place to stay away from crowds and noise and close to Geiger Key (great restaurant) and just north of Boca Chica Naval Base. Opportunity to view Fighter jets practice on most days. Association processing fee of $150 per couple must be paid by renter. We also will run a background/criminal check required by association, paid by host.
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The Little Mermaid 🧜‍♀️

1 site · RV1 acre · Key Largo, FL
"The Little Mermaid" 🧜‍♀️ LOT FOR RENT: 50FT x 35 FT AVAILABLE FOR LONG TERM, MONTHLY, WEEKLY, OR DAILY RENTALS Enjoy your stay at Calusa Campground Resort and Marina. Calusa is a private gated community in Key Largo with 24-hour monitored security, resting on Buttonwood Bay. RV HOOKUPS: 30/50 AMP, Maximum RV Length: 45 FT. Amenities include city water, electricity, sewage, trash pickup, and campground Wi-Fi. Throughout your stay, indulge in campground amenities, including: Marina with boat ramp Relaxing climate-controlled pool Tennis and basketball courts Kids' playground Food truck Laundry room Two complete bath facilities Dining and shopping are conveniently within easy walking distance.
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Key Largo Cottages

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Key Largo, FL
Established in 1999, Paul chose this property because the water is warm and clear, and he thought he was about to retire. He initially purchased a bayside house with 2 extra cottages and 2 sailboats. But as his rental business grew, Paul purchased the surrounding properties as well. Key Lime Sailing Club and Cottages is now known to many sailors and non sailors alike to provide an all inclusive Florida Keys vacation by giving them cottages plus access to sailboats, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, fishing gear, and bicycles. Bareboat charters, sunset cruises and sailing lessons are also offered.Learn more about this land:The Sailfish is a unit at Key Largo Cottages. We are located on the bay side of Key Largo near some of the best dive/snorkel sites, island excursions, bars, restaurants, and the Everglades. Experience water fun! A stay in one of our cottages comes with unlimited use of our kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, and, of course, the use of one of our 22' sailboats, if you have recent sailing experience on keel boats! You won't find a better deal in the Keys! This beautiful, free-standing, "Honeymoon Suite" is the Sailfish, which is right in front of the bay with it's own attached tiki hut that looks over the water. The Sailfish has a 1/4 bath and features a large, completely private outside tiki shower. It has a queen size bay view bed, compact refrigerator, 2-burner stove, cooking and dining utensils, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker with filters. Please note: We don’t provide toiletries; however, we do provide beach towels, bath towels, and linens. This is NOT a dog-friendly cottage. The Sailfish accommodates just 2 adults.
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Camping near Marathon guide

Overview

Spanning 13 islands off the southern tip of Florida, Marathon is set in the heart of the Florida Keys. It’s best known for its barrier reef and breathtaking beaches, offering amazing opportunities to spot loggerhead turtles and colorful sea life. The Dolphin Research Center and Wild Bird Center are great places to learn more about the local wildlife. Tent camping and RV sites at and near Curry Hammock, Bahia Honda, and Long Key State Parks provide easy access to beaches, hiking trails, and big fishing opportunities. Catch tarpon as big as eight feet in length, weighing up to 280 pounds! Anglers can also hook mahi, snapper, and even sailfish.

Where to go

Curry Hammock State Park

Described by locals as “uninhabited, untouched, and unrivaled,” Curry Hammock State Park is on the island of Grassy Key. At over 1,100 acres, it’s the largest uninhabited parcel of land between Key Large and Big Pine Key—paddling and kiteboarding are popular activities. Behind the coral reefs of the Florida Keys are expansive estuaries, which serve as invaluable sanctuaries and nurseries for sea life, so keep a lookout for manatees, starfish, horseshoe crabs, dolphins, and jellyfish. Spacious campsites, including some with an ocean view, offer up to 50-amp hookups for RVs. Other nearby campsite amenities include picnic tables, tent pads, fire pit, and ADA-compliant bathhouses with hot showers.

Bahia Honda State Park

The journey to Bahia Honda State Park from Marathon starts by crossing the Seven Mile Bridge, one of the longest bridges in the U.S. when it originally opened in 1982. Running parallel is an early 1900s bridge that’s open only to cyclists and pedestrians. Once in Bahia Honda State Park on Big Pine Key, Hipcampers can explore hundreds of acres of tropical trees and gin-clear waters. Bring umbrellas or sunshades when visiting the open, sandy beaches. In addition to cabins and campgrounds for small tents and large RVs—including hot showers, full hookups, and picnic tables—nearby boat slips are available for overnight boat camping, including full use of park facilities.

Long Key State Park

Follow the Overseas Highway east out of Marathon to arrive at Long Key State Park. On Long Key, Hipcampers can explore nature trails, take advantage of bountiful fishing opportunities, and relax on the beach. Efforts are ongoing to repair and restore the oceanfront campsites following Hurricane Irma in 2017, but for now, off-grid camping is available via the hike-in, tent-only campsites along the Atlantic Ocean. Expect restrooms, cold outdoor showers, and grills.

When to go

Year-round camping is comfortable in the Florida Keys. During the dry season, usually from November to April, Hipcampers can expect weather that is both cooler and drier, which may make outdoor activities more pleasant. As a bonus, migratory birds are especially abundant near Marathon in the winter as they escape the colder weather to the north. Camping during the summer is possible, but it can be quite hot and humid. Tropical storms and hurricanes during the wet season of May to October can dampen camping opportunities.

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