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Florida Keys Parks

Location: Key West | Marathon | lslamorada | Key Largo | Big Pine

Key West

  •  Dry Tortugas National Park is America’s most inaccessible park, but Seaplanes of Key West will take you there in a matter of minutes. The park is located about 70 miles west of Key West and includes seven small islands and surrounding waters. After making a smooth, water landing, you are free to explore the park and its central feature, the historic Fort Jefferson. Take a self-guided tour through this 19th century fort and learn about its place in history. Bird watching and snorkeling can also be enjoyed at the park.

  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park -  In the southwest corner of Key West is an 87-acre National Landmark. The Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park offers visitors a beach area, saltwater fishing, shaded picnic areas, concessions and more. Construction on the fort began in 1845 and continued slowly into the 1850’s. Progress was often yielded due to shortages of materials and manpower, bouts with yellow fever and hurricanes. Guided tours are available of the Fort, named after President Zachary Taylor, who died in office in 1850.

  •  The Key West Marine Park is a public underwater park established to enhance protection for the near-shore coral reef ecosystem. Three separate buoyed areas exist for boaters and swimmers.

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  • The Marathon Park features tennis courts, basketball courts, an in-line skating rink, baseball fields, an observation tower, picnic facilities, a jogging trail, a children's playground and more.
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  • Indian Key State Historic Site – Located at MM 78.5, a few hundred yards offshore, the Indian Key State Historic Site can be reached by kayak or canoe. Visitors are encouraged to tour the island and learn its unique history.

  • Lignumvitae Key State Botanical Site – Located at MM 78.5, the Lignumvitae Key State Botanical Site supports native tropical plants and trees, and is accessible only by boat. Guided walks are available.

  • Long Key State Recreation Area – A range of activities are available at the Long Key State Park, including fishing, snorkeling, swimming, picnicking, canoeing, hiking and more.

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Key Largo

  • Everglades National Park – The Everglades National Park is located north of Key Largo and offers a range of activities, including ranger led walks and talks, boat tours, hiking, biking, camping, canoe trails and more.

  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park -- Located at MM 102.5, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park offers canoeing, kayaking, fishing, glass bottom boat tours, a picnic area, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling trips, viewing rafts and more.

  • Harry Harris Park – Located between Key Largo and Islamorada at MM 93.5 on Tavernier Key. The Harry Harris Park features fishing, swimming, a children's playground, picnic areas with charcoal grills, a softball field, basketball courts and more.

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Big Pine

  • Bahia Honda Park - Located at MM 37, this beach has plenty of shade trees when you need a respite from the sun. Activities include boating, diving, snorkeling, fishing, bicycling, swimming, hiking, picnicking and more.

  • Veteran’s Memorial Park – Located at the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge at MM 40 in Little Duck Key, the Veteran’s Memorial Park features a beach, picnic areas and restrooms.

  • National Key Deer Refuge – Located at MM 29-33 near Big Pine, the National Key Deer Refuge features a beach area, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, bike touring, saltwater fishing, bird watching and more.

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