RV Destinations has had the distinct pleasure of spending the past four Christmas and
New Year seasons in Key West, Florida, and all four years we have spent our holidays at Boyd’s Key West Campground on Stock Island. Boyd’s is located on Maloney Avenue off A1A, just before crossing the small bridge into Key West. Prices are at a premium in this slice of tropical paradise, so be prepared for some sticker shock. We stayed in a waterfront site by the boat ramp, and it was roughly $189 per night for full hook-ups (as of December 2019), which is why many campers and RVers choose to stay just a night or two before moving on. Whether you stay a night or two, several weeks or even the winter season, Boyd’s will not disappoint. The campground has more than 200 waterfront and inland sites, ranging from primitive to full hook-ups, so you’re bound to find something that works for you, your camping style and budget. Because real estate is at a premium, most sites are on the small side. But with four adults, three dogs, our outdoor cooking gear, picnic table, two scooters and a dog fence, we never felt cramped for space. The campground is incredibly well-maintained by a staff that defines southern hospitality and can be easily located throughout the campground and at the front desk. We’ve borrowed ladders; tools; had items shipped to the front office; and even had paperwork scanned, emailed and faxed in a pinch. Every request has always been met with a huge smile and a desire to help.
The campground itself has a nice range of amenities such as a pool with a tiki hut and sunning area, laundry facilities, pool table, ping pong, clean bathroom and bathhouses, pavilion, and—my favorite—an incredibly well-stocked store. The store carries clothing, accessories, food and a generous camping section that offers just about anything a camper or RVer might forget. Boyd’s also boasts 24-hour security, which we appreciated when walking around the park in the evenings after dark. The campground does a great job of coordinating activities, as well. We joined in on the Key West Trolley Tour to view local Christmas light displays just a couple days before Christmas. We highly recommend it for anyone staying at Boyd’s over the holidays.
The campground is close to shopping, restaurants, a fresh seafood market and even a bakery. Most are within walking distance or can be easily accessed by Uber or taxi. We brought our 50cc scooters with us, which made navigating Stock and Key Islands a breeze.
Boyd’s truly has something for everyone, and the staff makes you feel like part of the family. It’s a great place to stay when visiting the southernmost point in the United States and is the reason an abundance of RVers choose to visit Boyd’s again and again.