Review Detail

Florida 429362
Oct 2019
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Been camping at the NASKW (Sigsbee) RV Campgrounds for a number of years. We typically stay 2-4 weeks. Our latest stay was in Oct 2019. A few updates. There were a bit more full hook-ups available this year vs. the last two years. Still a number of homesteaders. One welcome change: they've hired contractors to cut the grass. Years past, each camper was responsible for cutting the grass at their respective RV site. Another change, no more FHU to FHU site moves/changes allowed. Only dry camping to FHU or vice versa. Choose carefully when you arrive. They've reduced the number of dry camping sites at Trumbo Point (only open during the Oct-Apr high-season). I'd guess-estimate a 30% reduction. A number of sites adjacent to the Coast Guard station were turned into vehicle/RV/boat storage. Also, several rows of sites next to the helicopter pad were taken out of service due to RV's being damaged by helicopter rotor wash. Even before this site reduction, Trumbo Point was typically at capacity from Dec-Feb. This site reduction is going to make availability even more difficult going forward. If you have plans to spend the winter at NASKW, I'd suggest making reservations at navygetaway.com or calling ahead to check on availability before heading down the Keys. Dry camping and FHU rates (for Active Duty/Retired) remain the same as last year at $17 and $27, respectively. On another topic, a previous reviewer was very critical of the NASKW campgrounds (no beaches and limited space). I believe they would have been disappointed staying anywhere in the Florida Keys. First, there are no real "beaches" in the Florida Keys (only small, man-made snip-its of non-indigenous sand). Secondly, EVERYTHING in the Florida Keys (especially the lower Keys) is "crunched" together--lol (land is scarce and very expensive)! IMO, The NASKW RV Campgrounds continue to offer significant value and convenience. Public RV campgrounds in the Florida Keys can easily run more than a $100 a night. The Florida State Park RV campgrounds in the Florida Keys do offer substantial value and ambiance at $30-$40 a night; unfortunately, they're typically booked up to a year (or more) in advance. Safe travels! Be safe!
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