Curry Hammock State Park RV & Campground Guide


Curry Hammock became a state park in 1991 and is considered one of the Florida Keys' hidden treasures. The 1000-acre island near Marathon features a beach, fossilized coral, and a unique ecosystem. The park enjoys summers in the low 90s, cooled by Atlantic breezes, and winters that rarely dip below the mid-60s. Curry Hammock State Park gets its name from the hammock trees that grow in its rare coastal hardwood forest, and kayak trips through the resident mangroves attract as many guests as the beach. The offshore seagrass beds are an angler's paradise and home to lots of exciting wildlife.

Nearby Cities:

  • Marathon, FL

  • Big Pine Key, FL

  • Key West, FL

  • Key Largo, FL

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Spring 70-85 F
Summer 80-90 F
Fall 70-85 F
Winter 65-75 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Curry Hammock State Park

Campground Accommodations

Curry Hammock State Park RV Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 70 feet

  • Other amenities: Dump station, bathhouse with hot showers, firepits, picnic tables

Curry Hammock State Park Campground

The best way to experience the park is from your campsite at the Curry Hammock State Park campground. From camp, you can walk to the beach or kayak launch in minutes. With just 28 sites, this spot tends to fill up quickly, so make sure to reserve as early as possible. All sites offer electricity and water hookups as well as a grill and a picnic table. RVs up to 70 feet long are welcome. There’s a dump station in the park, and you can use the composting toilets and hot showers. All campsites are $36 per night, plus tax and a $6.70 fee for the reservation.

Grassy Key RV Park & Resort

Campsites at Grassy Key RV Park & Resort sit a few minutes from Curry Hammock State Park; they’re a great option if you want to enjoy the fun of the park and come home to full hookups every night. From your RV, it’s a short walk to the beautiful pool or the ocean. You can even book a waterfront site for the best sunset views. Inside the park, there’s a clubhouse, laundry room, picnic tables, and a small store. The campground hosts activities throughout the year. Feel free to bring a big rig because the sites are remarkably spacious. Rates start at $69 per night in the winter and $120 per night in the summer.

Jolly Roger RV Resort

The Jolly Roger RV Resort is a family-friendly home base for your trip to Curry Hammock State Park. Kids love the sparkling swimming pool and easy ocean access. The seawall is the perfect spot for snorkeling or fishing. If you’re traveling with a pet, the fenced dog run provides an off-leash place to run. Each of the 160 sites comes with full hookups, so you can enjoy your RV to the fullest. Reservations include free Wi-Fi, access to the laundry room, and restrooms with hot showers. Rates start at $94 per night.

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What to Do at
Curry Hammock State Park

Curry Hammock State Park is best known for the beach, but the unique flora and all the creatures it attracts inspire guests to go beyond the shore. Kayaking is one of the park's main draws, and on a sunny day, lots of people try kiteboarding, too. The park doesn't rent kiteboarding equipment, but it does offer kayak and tandem kayak rentals in addition to weekly guided tours of the mangrove ecosystem. It's a fabulous park for relaxed afternoons and meals in the picnic area.

Whether you love the water or want to explore Florida's coastal outdoors, Curry Hammock State offers excellent outdoor recreation opportunities.

Inside Curry Hammock State Park

If you want to get active during your trip to Curry Hammock State Park, head straight for the kayak launch. Rent a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard and spend hours exploring the mangrove creek or the ocean; you can also bring your own human-powered craft. If you prefer to be in the water, swimming and snorkeling are both popular in the park, and if you’re in the mood to relax, head down to the beach. The ocean is shallow and gentle here, so it’s kid-friendly and perfect for lounging. While you’re at it, look out for the birds, spotted rays, and nurse sharks that live in the park. On clear nights, head down to the day-use area to check out the stars.

Fishing Fishing

Fishing with a Florida fishing license is allowed in the park. The park's diverse habitats make it an excellent place to try your luck at catching mangrove snapper, tarpon, snook, redfish, and more. Different seasons and tidal shifts bring different sportfish closer to shore. You can wade into the water to fish, cast a line from one of the trails, or try kayak angling, one of the most popular fishing options in the park.

Geocaching Geocaching

Geocaching is welcome and celebrated at the park. There are traditional caches, and the park sometimes participates in state-wide state park challenges and events. Once you find a cache, you can take a prize from the container and sign the logbook.

Stargazing Stargazing

The park is an excellent place for stargazing because of the low level of light pollution. Marathon is the nearest population center, and it isn't large. You can view the heavens from the beach or bring along an evening snack and set up a telescope at a picnic table. Or you can attend one of the ranger-led stargazing events.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Whether you want to sit on the beach and watch for dolphins, kayak into the mangroves, or simply watch furry visitors from the comfort of your campsite, you will have several options for nature watching in the park. If you're lucky, you'll even get a glimpse of an endangered Key deer.

Flora and Fauna

Much of the park's flora thrives in water, and the tidal swamplands are home to mangroves and other plant life, notably the hammock trees the park is named for. You may see dolphins, sawfish, horseshoe crabs, and manatees near the coast. Birders can watch out for migratory songbirds and coastal seabirds. Between March and October, sea turtles nest on the park's shores, and you may spot American crocodiles year-round.

Hiking Hiking

Whether you like beach strolls or are intrigued by a walk through wetlands, Curry Hammock has something for you. A 1.5-mile nature trail explores the area's unique natural highlights. The ranger kiosk has maps and the most recent updates on trail conditions.


There are no launches for boats in the park, but kayaks and canoes are welcome. The park offers two-hour kayak rentals at $17.20 for a single and $21.50 for a double. Rangers lead the Mangroves Matter Kayak Tour every Friday at 10 a.m., and it's a wonderful way to explore beyond the beach and trails.

Swimming Swimming

Curry Hammock State Park has a lovely beach. Although the water is sometimes murky, swimming and snorkeling are popular. During low tide, you can explore the sandbars.


Bikes are welcome in the park. Cyclists can peddle on the park roads or access the Overseas Heritage Trail and ride all or some of the 90-mile path from Key Largo to Key West.

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How to Get to
Curry Hammock State Park

From Miami, take US-1 South for roughly 100 miles, leaving the mainland and crossing into the Florida Keys. Continue on US-1 South as it becomes the Overseas Highway. Turn left to follow the Overseas Highway, where it splits with US-1. Follow it to its end, and you'll be in the beach parking area for Curry Hammock State Park.

Entering Curry Hammock State Park

Admission fees are per vehicle and per person. One person in a vehicle costs $4.50, and two people in a vehicle costs $6. Every additional person after that is an additional $.50.

Curry Hammock State Park Per Vehicle (Single Occupant) : $4.5

Curry Hammock State Park Per Vehicle (Two Occupants) : $6.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Curry Hammock State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Curry Hammock State Park?

Late spring through summer is the peak season at this park. Early fall sometimes brings hurricanes to the area, so if you'd like to avoid crowds, late fall, winter, and early spring are the best times to enjoy Curry Hammock.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Curry Hammock State Park?

On land, guests might spot endangered Key deer, raccoons, and lots of birds, including the mangrove cuckoo. In the water, you may see manatees and dolphins.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Curry Hammock State Park?

There are designated RV camping spots with water and electric hookups. The RV sites are right next to the beach, and it's easy to explore the park on foot once you set up.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Curry Hammock State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are required at this state park. The camping fee is $36, with an additional $6.70 reservation fee. In addition, there is a $7 charge for RV sites with hookups.

Are pets allowed at Curry Hammock State Park?

Your furry family members are welcome at Curry Hammock State Park. They must be kept on a leash and are allowed in the campground and on the hiking trails. You must clean up after them, and they are not allowed at the swimming beach.