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The Florida Keys Hotels

Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge

  • 33000 Overseas Hwy. Map It
  • Big Pine Key


  • Local fishing crowd
  • Nice pool
  • Great price


  • RV park is too close to motel
  • Deer will eat your food if you're camping

Updated 05/07/2015

Fodor's Review

There's a congenial atmosphere at this lively family-owned lodge-campground-marina—a happy mix of tent campers (who have the fabulous waterfront real estate), RVers (who look pretty permanent), and motel dwellers who like to mingle at the rooftop pool and challenge each other to a game of poker. Rooms have tile floors, wicker furniture, and doors that allow sea breezes to waft through. A skywalk joins the upper story rooms with the pool and deck. Campsites range from rustic to full hook-ups. Everything is spotless—even the campground's bathhouse—and the service is good-natured and efficient. Satellite wireless means you can pick up a signal most places on property, depending on the weather. The staff will book you a room, sell you bait, or hook you up with a fishing charter. There are plenty of family-oriented activities, so the youngsters will never complain about being bored. Discounts are available for weeklong or longer stays.

Hotel Information


MM 33 OS, 33000 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key, Florida, 33043, United States

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Hotel Details:

  • 16 rooms
  • Rate includes No meals
  • To protect Key deer, no dogs allowed

Updated 05/07/2015

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May 27, 2008


First time to the lodge and had a great time with my family,would recommend this camp site to anyone.The people were very helpful and polite. Service was spectacular, we will return there for sure. thanks, Ted.

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Apr 6, 2008

unexpected surprise

We were fortunate enough to stop in and ask if there were any RV sites available-there was one! We booked for one and ended up staying for 3. What a gem you have. From the check in to the check out we were treated just like family. Open and friendly. Clean and efficient. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a site next winter. We knew the name of Joanne from the first person that we met. We thank her and her daughter for doing such a wonderful job

in a "business" that is getting less and less personal-except at BPKFL!!!! Thank you!

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Jul 25, 2007

4 Generations now staying there

My husband has been spending three weeks at BPKFL every year for 30 some odd years. The place is definetly home. We spend the other 49 weeks of the year talking about going and planning our trip. The day we get back from being there we are ready for another three weeks. This year we will have the fourth generation of our family visiting our "happiest place on earth". The separation from T.V.(we camp in a tent)and the simpler way of life has us

yearning to be back all year long. The Gladwell's are the best family in all of the Keys. They know how to take care of guests. You would think we were related how we talk about them once we get home. Well after you stay there you'll know what I mean you get to know them and they become a family away from home. Our family consists of 22 people this year making the 5 hour drive which we ould be willing to do no matter how long it was it is very worth the time money and energy involved. HAPPY LOBSTER YA'LL

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Apr 8, 2007

Better then Bahia Honda!

We just returned from Big Pine yesterday after spending Spring Break camping. We were very pleased with the campground. We stayed at Bahia Honda last year but couldn't get in this year. My family and I decided that we will not be going back to Bahia Honda. BPKFL has everything that we need (pool, great campstore, great staff, spotless restrooms and family restrooms, arcade for the kids). We also felt that the campground was probably a little safer

for our children on their bikes. The campground is gated 24/7, so no one is driving through to 'look around'. The 'regulars', retired older couples who winter at BPKFL are wonderful people. We camped in our popup for 4 nights and the cost for 5 people (with tax) was about $270...great value for the keys. I would highly recommend BPKFL.

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By rachwRN

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Feb 17, 2007

Feels Like Home

Like many of the other reviewers, much of my family has been staying at BPKFL for 25+ years during the first weeks of August for lobster season. We LOVE it! It's clean, fun, comfortable and such a joy to return to. The fact that we have returned year after year speaks for itself. Just GO THERE!!!!!!

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