Full disclosure. We own an RV lot in Venture Out, so I am not completely unbiased. I'm writing the review so that people will become aware of the hidden gem in the lower Florida Keys. The rv lots and homes are all individually owned. There are more houses than rv lots, so it's not strictly an RV park. All the lots and rv sites are small and not all are big rig friendly, so be careful of any size limitations before you book a site. Your RV and vehicle both have to fit on the driveway and not be hanging out in the street. If the tow vehicle or toad don't fit, you can park in the overflow lot, for a fee. If you have a boat, and are not on a waterfront lot, your trailer has to go in the overflow lot. If you are on a "dry" lot, you can park your boat and trailer in the overflow lot when not using it. It cannot stay on your lot. Tents and pop-up trailers are not allowed and neither are home made rv's. Dogs must be walked to the entrance gate and then outside the park to the dog walking area. You cannot walk your dog around the park, except to exit or return to your site. Two pets only per site, providing the site or home owner allows pets. You have to rent directly from the owners or the Realtor handling the individual lot or home. Reservations are a must. You can rent anything from small older mobile homes, to RV lots, to beautiful homes on stilts with canal or open waterfront views. It's a gated community, with strict rule enforcement. Be sure to know and understand the rules before you book a trip because they will be enforced. There is something for everyone from boat ramp and marina, ocean view pool, hot tub, tennis, saltwater pool, fishing, and much more. Prices are determined by the individual owners and are higher in the winter than summer. The park is clean and well maintained. It's a safe environment for children and plenty to do for everyone. It's a scuba divers haven because it's a short 8 mile trip from the onsite marina out to famous Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. If you are a fisherman, then you can either go out to the Atlantic, or to the "back country" which is the bay/gulf side. You can fish in very shallow water, or be out to deep water in just a few minutes. There are plenty of places to kayak or canoe. Venture Out is on Cudjoe Key, which is at mile marker 23 in the lower Keys. It's only about 23 miles from Key West or Marathon. I know of two Realtors that handle rentals at Venture Out. There may be more. One is Dolbery Realty, Cudjoe Key. The other is Waterfront Keys Realty. There might be others but I'm only familiar with these two. There is really no beach, but there is a gravel area right overlooking the channel leading out to the open Atlantic. Some RV lots are right on the seawall overlooking the Atlantic. Some are on more sheltered canals with access to the Atlantic. Some like ours, are what are considered dry lots, with no access to the water. All the lots are very near the water. It's not your typical RV park, but it's a beautiful area and there is plenty of things to do, especially for the waterlover. There is no better place to spend the winter with daily temperatures usually in the low 80's.
Spent a month at Venture out and it was an awful stay. Too many rules, guards are mean and not helpful. Give it a try and you won't come back unless you prefer a communist/dictatorship type community. Use caution!!!
We were there and is the best clean, full services resort is the lower Keys for the money. Please cosse carefull your site as they are individual own. Also. Ampground is far enough from US 1 that you do not ear it. We doing Florida tour and will do a dozen campground. We have a TT.
The best things about this place was the delightfully warm pool and being able to dock our boat right at our RV site. The views from the ocean sites are wonderful. If you can stay in one of the exterior sites, it’s much more quiet. The interior sites have more foot traffic, golf cart and car traffic. The private and rental homes are a mix of nice homes on stilts, new trailer homes, old trailer homes and RVs. The negatives here are all the rules. Before you rent a spot, make sure your RV and vehicle will fit COMPLETELY on your rental site. Also your boat will need to fit within the dock space for your site. No over hang. If you need to park your boat trailer, they will charge you. If you have an extra vehicle, they will charge you. We had our dog with us and walking him was a bit of a pain. There are no designated dog areas and they are not allowed in the common areas. We were allowed to walk him within the community, however I am told their pet rules were more “relaxed” because of the hurricane 3 months ago. And lastly I met 1 lady in the store that was very nice and 1 security guard that was rather friendly. All other employees here were either unfriendly or down right rude.
Don’t waste your time. The security at the front entrance were very rude. Mainly all full timers that don’t want overnight or even weekly guests. Many other RV parks that are much much better.
Been staying there for 5-6 years now Love the place. Security, the shop, pool everything was ideal. Location is number 1 in the keys.