Check out my video review the the Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA Campground.
If you prefer to read here’s the summary:
We stayed at the Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA campground recently and I’d like to share with you some of our impressions of the place. First of all, don’t let the name mislead you. The campground is not located at Key West, it is at Sugarloaf Key, on mile marker 20, about 20 miles away from downtown Key West. That being said, it is the southernmost KOA and there are only a handful of campgrounds around that are actually closer to Key West so, location wise, it is pretty good. Sugarloaf Key is a beautiful place, relaxing, away from all the hustle and bustle, and partying of Key West. As far as activities go, there is a small beach, not particularly great for swimming, but nice to relax by the water. The have kayaks for rent so you can explore the surroundings. And they also have a bait and tackle shop and fishing equipment for rent. There’s a heated swimming pool which didn’t feel crowded at all considering the campground was almost completely full. There is also a small convenience store by the the office. As far as nightlife goes, the pool bar has live music nightly, or at least on weekends, when we were there. Mangrove Mama’s, the local watering whole and restaurant, is a mere 15-minute walk away. They also have live music, signature drinks and good food. Downtown Key West is a 30-minute drive away, but if you don’t feel like driving you can use public transportation. The lower keys shuttle passes by every hour or so but it takes one hour or more to the Duval Street stop, and another hour to return, so keep that in mind.
A full hookup inland site at this full service campground will set you back about $105 in the high season, which is pretty much average for the Florida Keys. Yes it is expensive down here!
As far as cons, as negatives, the only thing I can think of is that the sites are small and very tightly packed together and the sewer hook up can be located far from your rig, depending on what site you get, so you may need a longer sewer hose or an extension. Also the wifi is a joke, dont even bother with it. There is excellent 4G LTE cellular coverage.
The verdict: I recommend it, if you don’t mind being cozy with your neighborts. We had a great time at the Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA, located on mile marker 20 of the Overseas Highway.