There are several options when camping in the Lower Florida Keys. The most recent campground to re-open after the damage from Hurricane Irma is Sugarloaf Key / Key West Holiday KOA. This campground was leveled by hurricane Irma and has been completely rebuilt. We decided to book this campground for our stay in the Keys while attending the Southernmost Coconut Castaways – Meet Me in the Keys event.
The Southernmost Coconut Castaways is the Friend/Fan Club of local Key West musician Howard Livingston and the Mile Maker 24 Band. Since the group was formed, it has been supporting KOA Care Camps and along with Howard Livingston has raised in excess of $1,000,000 for this worthy cause.
This event we attended raised over $38,000 for KOA Care Camps. We enjoy the music and appreciated the dedication to KOA Care Camps. While we are not Florida Keys residents, we love being part of this organization.
The campground is brand new and an excellent location for those exploring Key West and the Lower Keys. Approximately 18 miles outside of Key West, it provides access to the excitement of Key West and the laid back experiences of the lower Keys. The campground offers full hook up sites including cable. There are back in sites and pull thru sites available with some back up sites that are waterfront. In addition, they have dedicated upscale tent sites and have just completed villas for folks who don’t have campers, but want the amenities of Sugarloaf Key.
The campground has a beautiful pool and lounge area along with an outdoor poolside bar with covered seating. This area could also be considered an entertainment venue since musicians can be found performing on the deck for guests to enjoy while swimming or eating lunch or dinner. There is also a camp store that is well stocked and the bath houses are modern and clean.
The campground also has a marina that offers fuel and supplies at separate marina store. Campers can bring their own boats and dock at the marina slips or rent available boats directly from the campground. The fishing in the nearby waters is extremely productive.
Whether you are fishing, camping or just relaxing, the KOA campground has it all. We enjoyed are time at this campground and will return in the future. As is typical in Key West and the Florida Keys, rates are higher than standard campgrounds in other parts of the country, but Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA offers plenty of value for each dollar spent.
Watch the video below to see the KOA campground.