This might be my favorite place to camp in all of florida. The campgrounds are clean , quiet and steps from the beach. Great hot showers that are cleaned daily. A visit to the fort is a must. We moved from campsite to campsite to extend our stay. No bugs and always a breeze.
We camped in campsite#39 and I must say , we were really wedged in between two RV's. We had water and electric hook up , but the water spigot was so far away from our camper that even our long hose would not reach. So fill your tank up with water before you park your RV. The hurricane took out the bathrooms and bathhouse so they installed trailer bathrooms instead. I must say they were outstanding and the air conditioned bathrooms were very clean. The Atlantic side beach is closed and being restored but the gulf beach is open and it was hopping with people on the 4th of July. We took the snorkeling trip to Looe reef and booked it right at the marina in the park. 50 feet visability with lots of fish and fan coral. Don't miss it. At sunset we climbed up the old Bahia Honda bridge and saw great views of the island.
We camped at campsite #2 with our pop up camper. At first I was disappointed that we didn't get a site right next to the water until I walked over to that side of the camp ground and the smell of rotting sea grass was overwhelming. The beach smelled really bad when the wind blew a certain way. We rented kayaks and paddled out to a sand bar and swam there. We could kayak completely around the island because the sea grass was too thick on the mangrove side. The campsite is spotless. They take the gravel and groom the site after each camper leaves. Nice and clean shower area and the cleanest bathrooms around.