Curry Hammock State Park; (305) 664-4815, MM 56. Hike, swim, fish. Picnic tables, grills, restrooms.
Marathon Community Park -- 12222 Overseas Hwy. Ball field, tennis courts, skate rink and basketball courts.
Pigeon Key -- (305) 289-0025, MM 47 Oceanside. Learn about the history of the Keys railroads and Overseas Highway. Ride the train
from Knights Key, Oceanside. National Historic Site, island tours, restrooms, museum. Admission charged.
Sombrero Beach -- MM 50 Oceanside. Gently sloping beach bordered by native foliage. Children's playground, picnic area,
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park -- (305) 451-1621,MM 102.5
Oceanside. This park offers some of the best diving and snorkeling in the
Keys. Glass bottom boat, snorkel and dive tours, visitor center,
concession center, gift shops, camping, canoeing/kayaking, fishing,
boardwalk, beach. The first undersea park in the United States, John
Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and the adjacent Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary, cover approximately 178 nautical square miles
of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove swamps. The park extends
3 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and is approximately 25 miles in length.
These areas were established to protect and preserve a portion of the
only living coral reef in the continental United States. Admission charged.
Harry Harris County Park -- MM 92.5 Oceanside. Man-made lagoon with
clear ocean water, beach, playground, and picnic areas. Admission charged
Port Bougainville -- MM 106 off County Road 905. Guided nature walk of the
hardwood hammocks on Sun. and Thurs. at 10 a.m. Free.
Anne's Beach -- MM 73.5 Oceanside on Lower Matecumbe. Boardwalk,
picnic tables, long stretch of beach, shallow swimming. Restrooms. Free.
Founders Park -- MM 86.5 Bayside. (305) 664-2345. Beach, skate park,
marina, bike & hiking paths, tennis, playground, volleyball, basketball,
baseball, soccer, dog park. Fee charged for Non-residents.
Holiday Isle Beach Resort -- (305) 664-2321, MM 84 Oceanside. Beach, tropical pools, shops and restaurants, and a full-service
marina with water sports rentals.
Indian Key Historic State Park -- (305) 664-9814, MM 78.5 Oceanside. Accessible only by boat, kayak or canoe. Small uninhabited
islands that offer a dock, observation tower, shelter, trails. Guided tours Thurs. - Mon., fee charged.
Indian Key Fill -- MM 78.5. Set out for Indian Key and Lignumvitae Key from this public boat ramp here.
One of the few deep swimming areas in the Keys.
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park -- (305) 664-2540, MM 78.5 Oceanside. Accessible only by boat. Trails provide up-close views
of this tropical paradise. Guided tours provides transportation to this botanical marvel as well as to Indian Key. Tours twice a day.
Call for information.
Long Key State Recreation Area -- (305) 664-4815, MM 67.5 Oceanside. Fishing, swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, camping, nature
trails, picnic area, restrooms. Fee charged for entrance.
Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geological Site -- (305) 664-2540, MM 84.5 Bayside. See remains of early 20th century quarries cut
through the 125,000-year-old fossil reef. Visitor center, nature trails. Pets permitted on 6-foot leash. Admission fee charged.
Little Duck Key Beach -- MM 39 Oceanside.
Just over the 7-mile bridge, swimming,
covered picnic shelters, restrooms. Free.
Photo taken at Little Duck Key park.
Florida Keys Parks, Florida Keys Beaches, Key West Parks, Key West Beaches
Photo taken at Founders Park Dog Park.
Crane Point Hammock Museums & Nature
Center -- (305) 743-9100, MM 50 Bayside.
Visit the Museum of Natural History and
Florida Keys Children's Museum, explore 64
acres of native thatch palm hammock on
mapped trails to Florida Bay and the historic
Adderley House, or picnic. Marathon Wild
Bird Resuce Center on premises.
Photos taken at the Bird Rescue Center.
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