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Crabbypatty

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Posted: 08/16/20 03:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any thoughts on the Keys for January? Or perhaps west coast water front?? Thanks in advance

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Posted: 08/16/20 04:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

California...Kirk Creek USFS, Doran Beach Campground, Hearst San Simeon SB.


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Posted: 08/16/20 06:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You MAY have your pick this year... With our Northern friends not heading South, it may free up some quality spots....

Blue Water Key RV Resort...


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Decide and reserve sooner than later. As ford truck guy has said, you should have better pickings this year at this time, but that could change as things progress this fall.
I once decided to go to the keys in February. In November, we got a February vacation slot for my wife who is a RN. I found very limited February availability in southern Florida, east and west coast as well as the Keys. I had to take basically the last slot available for whatever days were available and actually had to move around some. Most RV parks where I wanted to stay had no availability at all. I was told that if I waited until March I would have much better luck, but that was not an option with my wife's work schedule.
Nonetheless, we really enjoyed the vacation. Very nice area.

* This post was edited 08/17/20 06:11pm by one_strange_texan *


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Wherever you end up bring money and lots of it. We stayed at Boyd's a couple of years ago and it was $95 per night for a site so small we could not open our awning all the way.


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If you head to the Keys, Blue Water Key is definitely the place to go. Each lot has it's own tiki and is very private, but they book up a year in advance. However, if the Canadian border remains closed, that will open up spots that are normally taken. We have reservations for this lot at Blue Water key this winter.


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Posted: 08/17/20 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Probably too late to get spot in the Keys or on the west coast unless you catch a cancellation and most of these places have waiting lists for that. People make reservations for the next year when they leave in the spring.

And as mentioned if you do find a spot then expect to pay a LOT.


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Posted: 08/18/20 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most of the above comments (ref high cost and limited availability) are based on a typical winter tourist season in the Florida Keys.

However, with the pandemic surging in south Florida, it's definitely not going to be a typical winter tourist season in the Keys (the Oct Fantasy Fest has already been cancelled). The military campgrounds in Key West (with several hundred RV spaces) anticipate being closed for the remainder of the year.

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Agreed on cost and availability, we got what might have been the last spot in the middle keys for late December, and we booked in January. $970 for 11 days, and it's not even by the water. My understanding is January/Feb are even harder to get as many snowbirds wait until after visiting family for Xmas to head down.


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