The Marathon Recreation Cottages & RV Park are located on the Vaca Key in the heart of the Florida Keys. Situated on USCG Station Marathon, This camping getaway is found 111 miles southwest of Miami, and 48 miles northeast of Key West, Florida. It is near mile marker 48 (mile markers are small green signs on the right side of the highway). The site is open year-round in a location that boasts a topography similar to that of islands in the eastern Caribbean.
USCG Station Marathon. Photo courtesy of USCG Station Marathon Facebook page.
Marathon has 4 one-bedroom cottages. Each can sleep 5 persons max: 1 double bed, 2 single sofa beds, and 1 roll-away bed. Cottages are completely furnished and include air-conditioning, cable TV, refrigerator, electric range, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, cooking utensils, stainless steel service, pots, pans, linen, blankets, and towels. Extra towels are recommended. Pets are not allowed and smoking is prohibited.
The site also offers four RV pads, each with a concrete patio, picnic table, grill and standard hookups for electric (20, 30 & 50 amps), water and sewer. There is no camping, and RVs must be self-contained.
There are beaches and excellent fishing on both the Gulf and the Atlantic sides of the Key. Visitors will enjoy boating, bicycling, hiking, swimming, water biking, kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving and fishing (license may be required).
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