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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.
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 southernmost 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, especially the beautiful 7 mile bridge.
Amenities at Leo's Campground
Leo’s is a fairly small and simple campground, and is therefore, relatively light on amenities.
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.
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 the 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. Sites are back ins on gravel surface, and have picnic tables and full hook ups, most of which have 50amp power.
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.
- 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
- 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. Off season (May – October) nightly rates start at $95/night. Peak season (October – end of April) are $130/night and up. 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.
This is a cool little campground with a fun energy. 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.
To find out more or to make a reservation, contact:
Address: 5264 Suncrest Road, Key West Florida 33040
Phone: 305-296-5260 Email: [email protected]
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11 thoughts on “Leo’s Campground in Key West Florida Review”
We tried to book at Leo’s but they are intolerant of dogs over 30 lbs. No Exceptions. We have a 55 lb dog who is highly trained and competes in agility. We, including our dog, would have been very good guests if not for this impossible policy.
Thanks for sharing. That is sad to see rigid policies like that. We would much rather have a well-behaved large dog, than a yappy untrained small dog nearby any day. Hopefully you were able to find other places to stay. There are a few others in the area.
Hey guys! This is a beautifully written blog post – thanks so much for the in depth review. Just wanted to update you guys that we no longer offer tent sites or a bath house. Now, we only take self-contained RVs for that reason. Also, we have updated our email to [email protected]. We have just updated our website as well at leoscampground.com. You might be due for another trip! 😉 thank you!
I find this blog platform too annoying to wade through. The page is constantly readjusting and ads are popping up blocking the text. Reader view is disabled or just doesn’t work. I really like your content but don’t want to fight to read it. Thanks for listening,
Hi Joanne – sorry you’re having this experience. We have never had anyone report these issues before. Can you please provide more information to help us better understand? eg. What device and operating system are you using? Not following what you mean when you say the page is constantly readjusting. We recently changed our blog platform to make it faster and easier to navigate, and we are still ironing out a few things, as we’ve had to individually change over 6 years of blog posts and articles. So a little more info would be helpful and we can share it with our web developer. Obviously, our goal is to make our content easier for people to navigate and read, not harder! But like we said, you are the first person who has reported this experience. Hope to hear back – you can email us directly at [email protected] – thank you!
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.
Thanks for that Bruce! Will fix.
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.
Wow you visited 4 decades ago!? That’s amazing! You must get back there! 🙂
Is this resort a part of the Thousand Trails Membership?
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.