David R.

The Dyrt Pro

Coconut Creek , FL

Joined July 2020

Peaceful respite

Located just minutes off of Indiantown Road at I-95, getting in and out of here is no problem.

Tucked into a beautiful green spot next to the St. Lucie Canal, this hidden gem is a must if you’re just looking to get away from the grind for a weekend. Boaters traversing the canal and tent campers have their own sites along the river, too! Great birding and fishing opportunities.

Only nine RV sites, but all of them are level and paved, with a sheltered picnic table, fire ring, and elevated grill in a gravel space adjoining your concrete pad. We stayed in site RV5 for two nights. The small Army Corps of Engineers park is very well-maintained. Bathhouse is small, but you can get the job done.

2 to 3 bars of Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T (we use all three) ensure a pretty decent cell connection for keeping in touch. Reliable 50/30/20 and good water at the post. Dump station nearby.

A beautiful Florida State Park

Curry Hammock State Park, located at mile marker 56, is just outside of Marathon in the Florida Keys on the Atlantic side of US 1. The park is compact, offering excellent gravel, well-leveled sites, and a super clean bath house.

The sites feel secluded because of the vegetation, but don’t expect much shade here. While there is beach access, it’s not much of a beach. Typical of the Florida Keys, it is rocky and weedy. It’s not Miami Beach.

Kayaking, SUP, and bicycling are the main recreational attractions. Kayaks and SUPs can be launched from a small sandy beach spot, where swimming is not allowed. Cyclists can access the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, across US 1 from the park entrance. The asphalt paved path is safely segregated from traffic on the Overseas Highway, allowing access to Marathon.

Curry Hammock State Park is a gorgeous Florida Keys gem; however, that implies hot, muggy, and buggy conditions during the warmer months, which are mostly all year. If those conditions don’t suit you, I would suggest one of the RV resorts down the road a bit.