Easily one of my favorite campgrounds is Long Key State Park in Layton, Florida. Every site has an ocean view and at around $42 per night it’s one of the more affordable options when camping in the Florida Keys. As one of four Florida State Parks in the Keys region, each one is just as hard to get a reservation as the next, especially in the Winter. Reservations are made online at Reserve America.
You can literally spit from your campsite and it’s guaranteed to hit the water. The water is crystal clear which is helpful since the area is quite rocky. Definitely wear water shoes if you have them. Many campers anchor their boats in front of their campsites making for easy fishing expeditions.
Although Long Key State Park is my favorite Florida State Park, my husband would disagree. He’s not about all the sand. Obviously, it’s everywhere. There’s no concrete pads, sewer hookups, and once again you have to deal with a gate with a manual lock. But Hey- it’s the beach!
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