Wonder if you can RV the Florida Lower Keys? You can—big time. See how RVing the Florida Keys can be like parking in paradise.
AS THE WORLD GROWS LOUDER, faster and crazier, there’s no greater luxury than simple peace and quiet. And that’s one thing there’s no shortage of in Florida’s Lower Keys. Situated in the heart of a 2,900 square-nautical-mile national marine sanctuary, with two national wildlife refuges and mile upon mile of unspoiled wilderness, a visit to the Lower Keys is like a journey back in time to when Calusa and Tequesta tribes roamed these lands. Despite more than a century of development throughout the Florida Keys, the Lower Keys remain largely untouched, a blissful retreat from the real world, surrounded by impossibly clear waters brimming with aquatic activity. But is RVing the Florida Keys possible? Oh. Why yes it is.
Whether you choose to set up camp beneath a blanket of stars in the great outdoors, or kick it up a few notches with all the comforts of home—and then some—at a full-service waterfront RV park, you’ll discover an extraordinary range of accommodations throughout the Lower Keys, allowing you to get as close to nature as you could ever desire, or far from it in the luxurious air-conditioned comfort of your mobile home-away-from-home.
The Lower Keys boast one of the world’s most beautiful beaches at Bahia Honda State Park, where you can go snorkeling straight from the sand. For a deeper dive into what the Lower Keys has to offer, grab your gear and explore the reefs and wrecks of the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, where you’ll find a vibrant undersea world that has taken on a life of its own.
The Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge is the only place on Earth where you can encounter tiny, fragile Key Deer in the wild. And for a taste of civilization, be sure to visit Stock Island… a working fishing village that’s evolved to include a hip artist colony and some of the trendiest resorts and restaurants in The Keys.
And of course, wherever you go in The Lower Keys, you’ll find fresh seafood and great spots to explore on foot, in a kayak or by boat.
To learn more about Big Pine Key, Stock Island and Florida’s Lower Keys, and to start planning your Florida Keys getaway, visit www.fla-keys.com/lowerkeys or call 1.800.872.3722. Also, stay tuned: I Heart RVing’s next issue will feature the Big Pine Key RV Resort.