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Friday, March 15, 2013

Weekend camping trip to Cedar Key

Location: Cedar Key, Fl
GPS Coordinates: 29.154790, -83.030698
Date: 3/15/2013 – 3/17/2013
It had been a few months since we had gone camping and we really needed to get out and enjoy this great Florida winter weather. With most of the Florida State campgrounds full and reservations hard to come by, we decided to give Cedar Key a try. We had first tried to get into one of the four RV sites at the Low Key Hideaway, but we couldn’t find a weekend that had an opening and work with our schedule. We did get a spot at the Sunset Isle RV park which is about a mile from downtown Cedar Key. This isn’t normally the type of place that we like to camp as we are not the “RV Park” type of people. We try to get away from it all and get out in nature, usually going to places like the Florida State campgrounds.
With that said, we found that we did enjoy our time at this park. We did get a spot on the water and there were several docks where you could sit and enjoy the surroundings. The people we met here were very friendly and although the sites were very close together, the park was very quiet and we had no problems with the close proximity of our RV neighbors.
Over the weekend we did a lot of bike riding around the island and found several hiking trails. There was also a lot of good areas for birding and taking some pictures. One of the highlights was the time we spent at the Tiki Bar at the Low Key hideaway, which was a fun place to spend a few hours.
Here’s some info on this park:
Site Number: 11
Rating (1 = low, 5 = high)
Campsite size: 2
Campsite space between sites: 1
Campsite privacy between sites: 1
Campsite level: 4
Campsite parking: 2
Campfire permitted: yes , but bring your own fire pit.
Campsite picnic table: small wood table on a concrete pad
Campground Facilities: 4. Very clean, private bathrooms, There’s also a small café on site which was doing a good business.
Campground access to hiking: 3
Campground access to water (kayaking, fishing, swimming, etc): 4.5
Campground access to biking: 4
Overall Campground rating: 3.5

The entrance to the park

Here’s our site, number 11 on the water.
A frequent visitor walking by our campsite
The many docks available for use by any of the campers staying in the park.
This little guys was coming in for a landing on the mangroves near our site
The bay behind the Sunset Isles Campground.

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