Florida Keys Vacation Guide
|Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA –
Sugarloaf Key KOA is the closest KOA campground to Key West, at Mile Marker 20. Key West is just 14 miles away, a short drive up the Overseas Highway, or Route 1. The campground runs a free daily shuttle to Key West to make things easy for campers. There are sites for both tents and RVs, and they even have RV rentals. You can choose sites with 50 amp service or cable TV, which comes at no charge. Other amenities available at no charge are Modem datapart, swimming pool, hot tub, dog park, and floating water trampoline (see picture). There is full-service marina, where you can rent boats, go snorkeling, go for a tour, and rent bicycles. The Lazy Lizard Cafe is open for breakfast and then throughout the day.
Activities at Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA are abundant. Try KOA Campfire Time, with toasted marshmallows, singalongs, and s’mores around the fire pit. The floating water trampoline offers swimmers some variety in the water, where they can climb up, slide down, jump around and have a great time. Or if you’re in the mood for a more relaxing time in the water, head out for one of their floating pads and just take a nap in the sun. Craft Hour is your chance to unleash the artist in you, and make a tie-dyed shirt to take home with you. Make Your Own Sundae socials are a way to meet other campers and make the perfect sundae. KOA supplies the toppings, whipped cream chocolate syrup, and of course the ice cream.
Boat rentals out of the marina a very convenient. See the marine life and the water on a conoe, a tandem kayak, a pontoon or a fishing boat. You can choose half-day or full day rentals. Pontoons are perfect for a casual short trip around the nearshore area and fishing boats will be better for heading further out for the big fish. Sea kayaks are just right for explore the shallow flats water, and a safe choice for kids.
Fishing is easy at Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA. You don’t even have to bring a thing! Rent your boat, rent some poles, buy some bait all at the marina store. They even have hooks, line, coolers and beer. Get your State of Florida fishing license here too. They really have it all.
Snorkeling is great in this area. Rent snorkel gear here at Sugarloaf KOA. It’s a great way to see marine life and get close to nature as you silently paddle over the water and see what’s below. Another way to learn about nature at Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA is to participate in an Eco Tour. Spend a few hours out on a boat and learn about marine life, vegetation, and the Florida Keys.
Banana bike rentals are a Sugarloaf KOA specialty. They have three wheels and sit low to the ground. You can explore the campground in the novelty bikes that are available to rent by the hour.
All this, and you’re also just short drives away from major Florida Keys sights and destinations such as: