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Buttonwood Campground
GPS: 24.66278, -81.26389
36850 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
(305) 872-2353



13 nights on campsite #15
at $38.50 per night + tax

scenery Campsites #13-25 are right on a bay of the Atlantic Ocean
privacy Hurricane Irma took out most of the vegetation between sites in September of 2017
cell signal 3 bars of AT&T LTE - just off of US1
1-2-3-4-5 free wifi None available at the campsites
1-2-3-4-5 campsite size Most but not all with accommodate 40 foot plus rigs
1-2-3-4-5 electric Solid 50/30/20 service on all sites
1-2-3-4-5 water On every site, but some need 50+ feet of hose to reach
1-2-3-4-5 sewer Convenient free dump station in the center of campground
1-2-3-4-5 table/fire ring All sites have wooden tables and upright grills. No ground fires are permitted.
1-2-3-4-5 showers Centrally located portable (due to hurricane) hot showers
1-2-3-4-5 toilets Centrally located portable (due to hurricane) flush toilets
1-2-3-4-5 laundry Very clean facilities 6.5 miles south on Big Pine Key
1-2-3-4-5 security Park closes at sunset and the campground itself is gated
1-2-3-4-5 quiet nights Sounds of the waves on shore and light traffic noise on the nearby bridge
1-2-3-4-5 wildlife Birds and dolphin in the bay. We may have even seen a manatee.
1-2-3-4-5 park staff Friendly and ready to answer your every question.
1-2-3-4-5 activities Beach, fishing, bicycling, kayak rentals and snorkeling tours.

Bonus Points:
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 - We are giving this six extra bonus points for what Hurricane Irma took away. Originating from South Florida we have camped here several times over the last 10 years and remember what it was once like and what it will return to be in the future.

Additional comments:
In our opinion the best campsites in this park are #14-#15-#16 because they are waterfront and offer the best views of the Old Bahia Honda Bridge and the bay between the bridges.
If you wish to get a guaranteed reservation (14 day max) in this campground you will need to be on the Reserve America website at exactly 8:00AM Eastern, 11 months to the day of your desired arrival date, because this park is booked solid every day all year long. Your only other option is to take a chance on getting one of the few first come first serve sites or a cancellation by someone else.

NOTE: At the time of this visit the Sandspur Campground and beach are still closed due to Hurricane Irma damage in 2017, with no expected date to reopen. Sandspur Beach was always voted one of the top five beaches to visit in the Florida Keys.

Until next time

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