Review: Leo’s Campground in Key West Florida

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During our recent RV rental in Florida, we drove from from Tampa to Key West. While staying in Key West, we chose to stay at this small campground called Leo’s. Leo’s campground has lots of personality.  Read on for our complete review.

Location of Leo's Campground and RV Park

Only a few miles from the end of Highway 1, in Key West Florida, Leo’s campground is very close to the fun of this tourism hot spot.  It is a short drive, and even an easy bike ride into downtown Key West.  

Leo’s Campground is one of the closest RV parks to the heart of the action. It is in a somewhat industrial area on the front side of the RV park, right off the road, and less than a block from the main road in and out of the Keys. But surprisingly, not too much road noise since the speed limits are relatively low in the area.

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Area Attractions

Key West is a major tourism hot spot, and even a cruise terminal.  The main street in Key West is filled with bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment.  During peak months, the downtown area is filled with tourists.  It is a very lively town and also has an abundance of water sports.  

Key West is the the southermost point in the United States, and where the famous Highway 1 begins.  Speaking of the highway, the drive down here is an experience in and of itself.  If the weather is clear, and the traffic is not heavy, the drive alone can be worth the trip, especailly the beautiful 7 mile bridge.

scene from driving on bridge in Florida keys

Amenities at Leo's Campground

Leo’s is a fairly small and simple campground, and is therefore, relatively light on amenities.  They have a great bathhouse, including a laundry room, painted in beautiful murals.

There are a few tiki huts to relax under, to get out of the sun,  and a small dog park for your furry friends. Wifi is available, but we didn’t try it, as we had adequate cell coverage on all three carriers (AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile)

The campground has water access to the ocean by kayak right from the campground, and has regular happy hour events during peak season. There are a few oversized board games (like Chess). and a nice lagoon / water feature in the back of the park that is fun to relax by and watch the many iguanas.  

bathhouse at Leo's campground

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RV Site Layout and Types

Leo’s campground is fairly small with only 50 RV sites.  The campground layout is very unique, in that it is along side a road, only 1 block from teh main highway into the Keys.  Due to the small size, right along the road, each row of RV sites is entered from the road individually, instead of having one main entrance.  

Of the 50 RV sites, 21 are for long term guests.  The other 29 are for shorter term visitors.  There are a few short term sites that can accommodate big rigs, but in general, the sites are pretty small.  So, we would not consider this a big rig friendly Rv park. 

Sites are back ins on gravel surface, and have picnic tables and full hook ups, most of which have 50amp power.

Shade shelter and swings at Leo's campground

PROS

  • Proximity to Key West Florida attractions
  • Easy to get to
  • Fun vibe to the RV park
  • Full hook ups
  • small simple and family owned feel to the campground

CONS

  • A little industrial surrounding area
  • pricey (but this is Key West after all, so expected)
  • Most sites are fairly small, so not great for big RVs

Rates at Leo's Campground

RV site rates depend on the season, and length of stay.  Monthly stays offer significant savings.  Off season (May – October) nightly rates are $77 and monthly rates are $1500.  Peak season (October – end of April are $98/night and $2620 per month. These rates do not include 12% tax, and there are additional fees for extra people or pets.  Rates are likely to be even higher on holidays, or special events.  Additional discounts may be available for multiple month stays.

Tents

Leo;s campground has 9 tent sites (closed during Covid pandemic as all campers need to be self contained).  When available, tent sites rent out for between $54 – $69/night.  Rates depend on whether it is peak season, off season, and whether or not you choose a site with or without 15amp electrical power.

Rental equipment rates

If you don’t have your own tent, Leo’s will rent you one for around $20/night.  You might also consider renting a scooter or other equipment from local vendors to make the most of your Key West visit.

tent site at Leo's campground

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Summary

This is a cool little campground with a fun vibe.  It is in a somewhat industrial area less than a block from the main road in and out of the Keys. It is one of the closest campgrounds to the action of Key West, but can be tranquil at the back of the park by the water. Best for small RVs but some of the long term sites can comfortably handle larger ones.  We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

Contact Information

To find out more or to make a reservation, contact:

Leo’s Campground:

Address: 5264 Suncrest Road, Key West Florida 33040

Phone: 305-296-5260          Email: info@leoscampground.com

Website: http://leoscampground.com/contact/

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any campground, RV park or RV resort, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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8 thoughts on “Review: Leo’s Campground in Key West Florida”

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  2. Note: Key West is the southernmost point in the continental U.S. The southernmost point of the U.S. states and territories is the southern tip of the Big Island Hawaii.

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  3. It’ been years since I’ve been to Leo’s. Actually almost exactly 4 decades. It look like it’s changed quite a bit since 1980. I’d like to get back there some day.

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    • No it is not – it is a privately owned family campground. Thousand Trails has 2 other RV resorts as part of Encore / Trails Collection – Fiesta Key, Key Largo and Sunshine Key, Marathon.

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