AVOID Sunshine Key RV Resort FL -(by Key West) We did complain to Encore and Sunshine Key but neither responded to our comments, disappointing ! By sharing our experience with fellow campers, we hope others benefit and avoid what we considered our worse camping experience in 6 years. Our site was blocked by a pick-up truck and large utility trailer, thoroughly packed with numerous outdoors items. After 15 minutes finally able to get into our site and set up. However, unbelievable chaos and commotion at the next site: dog incessantly barking; canopy erection right on the beach area along with another canvas cover; boat, trailer, car and, truck crammed onto front of site; site filled with chairs, beer, water, wash sinks, large coolers, two large stainless steel fish cleaning utilities etc, etc. So much clutter and noise that we finally decided that in spite of the very nice waterfront view—we had to move. Next site, while still waterfront, was very narrow; view was not as nice; and closer to the bridge traffic noise. Yet, this appeared better than the last situation. However about 10 pm at the site next to us a large family parked their pick up and boat then proceeded to have a meal while listening to extremely loud bass music. Early the next morning, we were awakened by the boisterous campers. Moreover during the night they had erected a large tent to our immediate right and about 4 feet onto our narrow site (their site was wider than ours). Yet not only was our site infringed upon but, these campers placed their boat onto an empty site on the opposite side. After feeding the seagulls, thankfully the group of 5 went boating, leaving us to contend with seagulls everywhere. Upon returning the campers’ proceeded to use the picnic table to filet about 12 fish- needless to say the seagulls and smell were offensive. Then early evening the music was blasting such that we finally broke the silence to request the music be turned down. However that was short lived as the camp site across the street began blasting their music (heard inside the RV over the TV). We politely requested this music be turned down. Next the neighboring campers placed a large nail into a palm tree and hung two very large florescent lights that hung down the palm tree. Yet the final insult was when the tent door was held up and one of the younger girls utilized the ground as a restroom. Unfortunately these were not the only negative experiences surrounding the Sunshine Key RV Resort. Overall there was no enforcement or adherence too many of the rules as noted below: • Numerous campers drinking while driving golf carts repeatedly around the park. We have no issue with drinking yet suggest that driving a golf cart and drinking can be dangerous with so many children around. • Many situations of boats, trailers along with jet skies crammed onto one site; or on occasion the trailer or boat spilling over onto neighboring site. Often three vehicles plus boats and trailers. • At least 30% of the sites had a refrigerator, or freezer, or sink or some combination of these items. While most were within covered cabanas, these appliances were still outside the camping unit and usually unsightly. And many kitchen appliances were not even within cabanas. • Many sites had large stereos and speakers blasting the music that was clearly audible 6 or 7 sites away. The noise level at some sites rivaled a night time bar strip. • The extreme clutter at the majority of sites was ludicrous. Many sites had no visible land to see – much less any natural beauty. A few sites even blocked the entire front of the sites with trailers, cabanas, or fences. This campground failed to meet any expectations as outlined within the brochures, web site or appearance standards. If we had known the real facts about this campground we would never had booked a stay here.
Easy access off highway 84 and just a mile from Natchez which is a great town to explore. Campground was great: nice wide sites, very clean, 50 amp and pull throughs. Couldn't have asked for more and we also had a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. Passport America for one night, we liked the campground so much we stayed another night using the Good Sam rate. We will stay here again any time we are in the area.
Camped in N section which has large concrete slabs that easily accommodated our 37 ft motor home and four slides. Also very wide therefore easily accommodating the tow vehicle while leaving lots of room to enjoy the outside. Most sites are taken by permanent campers that are fishing enthusiast - most have a boat on their site. Based upon the setting, would say that very family oriented (lots of kids) during warm weather.
Level pull thru site with adequate room for motorhome and toad. Easy access to I-20, however some train noise (horn included). Passport rate $21. This is our second time here and will stay again when in route to or from TX.
Excellent site- concrete slab, level, 70 ft long, pull thru-- easily handled motorhome and toad. Set up was a breeze. Staff very friendly and provided site escort. Down side, this is a working person's mobile home park and reflected in the various sites. Great for a stop over, but wouldn't stay longer.
Level site and lots of trees, staff friendly and eager to help. Required cash or check. Thought the price was a bit high to comparable campgrounds but perfect location to visit the FL caverns. Had plenty of room.
Campground is convenient to interstate 65 and numerous attractions. Used as base site to explore Mammoth Cave, Corvette Museum, Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, Lost River, Schmidt Coca Cola, etc. It was very clean and well maintained. Was a bit noisy when the train whistle blows, but we adapted quickly. We would definitely come back, and recommend.