Knights Key Campground –
Knights Key Campground in Marathon has perhaps one of the best location in the Florida Keys for a campground. It’s right at the base of the Seven Mile Bridge, on the Marathon side, at Mile Marker 47. Since the campground is at the bridge, boating access is great for either Ocean or Bay. Bring your boat and keep it at a boat slip at the campground, and they have a boat launch, too. There’s a private beach for watching the sun set behind the bridge, so what could make a better evening than that? Bring your camera because the sunset with the famous bridge in the picture is going to be fabulous. Bring your bicycle for jaunts into the center of Marathon, just three miles away. There’a supermarket, restaurants, dive shops, boat rentals and charter fishing. The famous Dolphin Research Center is at Mile Marker 59, and you can pay to swim with the dolphins here. The old section of the Seven Mile Bridge that’s still standing makes an excellent walk or jog, and leads to Pigeon Key. Pigeon Key has historic workman’s buildings from the railroad construction days, and you can either walk or take the trolley tour out to see it. The place where you get the Pideon Key Tour is 100 yards from Knights Key Campground.
RVs and tent sites are available, and you can choose from harbor sites, ocean sites, or inland sites. Some of the ocean sites have a view of Sombrero Lighthouse, on the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re a boater, you will want to choose a harbor site. You can put our boat right behind your camper. Nothing bigger than 28 feet, however. They all have a picnic table, water, and electric. Tent sites just have a picnic table. If you rent a harbor site, you get dockage for your boat. If you are a tent camper, they won’t let you bring your pet. They require an RV with air conditioning.
Knights Key Campground has off-season rates, and discounts for longer term reservations paid in advance. If you stay a week or a month it’s cheaper than day by day.