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BigSwick

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Posted: 05/12/22 03:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They just reopened a loop at Bahia Honda SP, between Marathon and Key West. Taking reservations for the next 11 months, but filling up quick.
Most sites are 18' max length, but at least one I looked at is 23'.
Be advised there is absolutely NO shade at the sites!
Loop SSC. Most sites are literally steps from the ocean, so a good breeze to be had all day.
https://reserve.floridastateparks.org/Web/Default.aspx

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Posted: 05/12/22 06:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The loop is already gone but I got one!!! Haven't been there in years. Not looking forward to hauling my waste again but hey opportunity knocks. Thanks for the tip.

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Posted: 05/12/22 05:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As much as I want to see Key West, it would have to be an in and out drive in the same day when I finally get into the area in a couple years as being on time for reservations is difficult when you don't know when you'll actually reach a state.


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We went in June last year and found a campsite (with reservations) on Stock Island, just 1 hop from Key west @ Boyds campground. it was OK, tight as expected, and the chickens that roam the island are a PITA but we got to see Key West. A week was a little long. Be prepared to pay a small fortune for parking in Key west, every where you go has pay at the curb machines where you put a slip on your dash.


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Posted: 05/20/22 03:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

notsobigjoe wrote:

The loop is already gone but I got one!!! . . .
towpro wrote:

. . . Be prepared to pay a small fortune for parking in Key west, every where you go has pay at the curb machines where you put a slip on your dash.
Totally jealous you were able to make those Bahia Honda SP reservations. We tried for a week to make reservations back in Feb. Every morning at 8am EDT we waited for the 11 mo. window to open. We typically camp at the NASKW campgrounds in Key West every winter for a month or so. Were hoping to change things up with a stay at Bahia Honda. No joy.

Yup, the parking in downtown Key West is expensive, limited, and tight. We always ride our bicycles downtown. You can easily ride from the Key West/Stock Island bridge to Duval St. in about 20 min. The shortest route will take you through scenic, quiet, somewhat shaded residential streets.

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otrfun wrote:

notsobigjoe wrote:

The loop is already gone but I got one!!! . . .
towpro wrote:

. . . Be prepared to pay a small fortune for parking in Key west, every where you go has pay at the curb machines where you put a slip on your dash.
Totally jealous you were able to make those Bahia Honda SP reservations. We tried for a week to make reservations back in Feb. Every morning at 8am EDT we waited for the 11 mo. window to open. We typically camp at the NASKW campgrounds in Key West every winter for a month or so. Were hoping to change things up with a stay at Bahia Honda. No joy.

Yup, the parking in downtown Key West is expensive, limited, and tight. We always ride our bicycles downtown. You can easily ride from the Key West/Stock Island bridge to Duval St. in about 20 min. The shortest route will take you through scenic, quiet, somewhat shaded residential streets.


Been there many many times. Used to drink heavily down there. Not anymore. It used to be about 20.00 for two hours and that was a few years ago. You can park at the Winn Dixie and rent a bike or take the bus. You can also get one of those bicycles that pull the cart thingy. Fun times!!!
Also if I didn't imagine it I think I saw a waiting list this time on the florida state site map.

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My brother lived there till 1970. I parked in his driveway. LOL Not to many tourists then and I had a "B".

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