World famous Key West is well-known for being a vacation destination with plenty to do. But even with all that excitement just a few miles away you can have just as much fun here at the Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA. With an ever-growing list of activities, we've got it all classic campfires to yummy ice cream socials. If you're feeling more adventurous, hit the water in a rental boat to do some ocean exploring.
KOA Campfire Time
When the sun goes down, campfire time begins. Gather around the fire pit and get acquainted with your fellow campers. Campfire time promises all the classics: toasting marshmallows, eating s'mores and belting out camp tunes all under the swaying palms. We've even been known to swap a scary story or two! Every Saturday (in season).
Interactive Dog Park
At KOA, we strive to offer something for every member of your family. Which is why we're pleased to announce our new interactive dog park! Lose the leash and let your dog run wild across manicured lawns, free within our fenced play land designed exclusively for canines.
Bring a piece of your trip home with you: make a t-shirt during craft hour. Your tie-dyed t-shirt will be a wearable memento from your vacation. Bring your own T-shirt with you or buy one from us for $5.00. With a demonstration and all supplies provided, this retro activity satisfies campers of all ages. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to tie-dye! (In Season)
Top Your Own Sundae
I scream, you scream, we all scream for sundaes! We serve up your favorite toppings such as chocolate syrup and whipped cream, and a chance to mingle with your fellow campers. (In season)
Fishing and Snorkeling
In our marina, you'll find everything you need for a successful fishing trip. In addition to daily pole rental and bait for sale, we stock rods, reels, lines, hooks - even coolers and beer. If you haven't got your fishing license yet, we can even help you get set up with that so you can enjoy your own fresh catch for dinner. We also offer daily snorkeling equipment rental.
Campground EventsListing Calendar
Get out your lights and dust off those Christmas decorations, were having a decorating contest. Our judges will pick the best decorated site for a grand prize.
We just found out that Santa will be arriving on our beach so line the kids up to sit on Santa's lap.
Super Bowl Party
Super Bowl Sunday...whether you like football or not you will love this party. Cheer for your favorite team or just pretend you know what's going on by cheering with the crowd. Gather with all your family and friends for a huge potluck, raffles, silent auction, and 50/50 for charity.
Meet Your Hosts
"Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA is your Camping headquarters while you're enjoying all that Key West has to offer!"Jeff and Gloria Goins are dedicated to making camping a memorable experience and making it GREAT for all the campers visiting the campground.
"We have many fond memories of camping with our kids and now with their kids," said manager Jeff Goins. "We get great pleasure from giving first-time campers and younger guests experiences they can fondly reflect on for the rest of their lives."
Once the Goins left their day jobs, they became hooked on the RV lifestyle. From there, they found that the mission and atmosphere of KOA Kampgrounds matched their own priorities of family and customer service.
Before becoming involved in KOA's management program, Jeff spent six years as a workamper for KOA. For 20 years prior to that, Jeff owned and managed an automotive design and prototype shop in Michigan. Gloria spent her early years raising their family and as the kids grew up, she helped Jeff with his business. Now, they each bring their own, specialized skills to the management of Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA; Jeff is the campground's General Manager and Gloria focuses on the store and bookkeeping.
Jeff believes that "to create a memorable camping experience, it requires many levels of customer service; starting with ease in reservation, greeting and making guests feel at home upon arrival, the availability of a well-trained staff with willingness to assist when needed, and a clean, safe well-maintained campground."
They've found that Jeff's ability to defuse potential problem situations is a rare and valuable ability. Jeff's favorite question is, 'What can I do to make you a happy camper?'"
Jeff and Gloria are enjoying the Key West lifestyle and meeting all their guests who travel through and stay with them. They have three grown children, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Jeff enjoys painting, fishing and hiking. Gloria enjoys reading, weaving, hiking and all crafts.