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Long Key State Park

Long Key State Park Review

Come here for solitude, hiking, fishing, and camping. On the ocean side, the Golden Orb Trail leads to a boardwalk that cuts through the mangroves (may require some wading) and alongside a lagoon where waterfowl congregate (as do mosquitoes, so be prepared). A 1¼-mi canoe trail leads through a tidal lagoon, and a broad expanse of shallow grass flats is perfect for bonefishing. Bring a mask and snorkel to observe the marine life in the shallow water. The park is particularly popular with campers who long to stake their tent at the campground on a beach. In summer, no-see-ums (biting sand flies) also love the beach, so again—be prepared. The picnic area is on the water, too, but lacks a beach. Canoes rent for $10 per day, and kayak rentals start at $17 for a single for two hours, $21.50 for a double. Rangers lead tours every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 on birding, boating, or beachcombing.

    Contact Information

  • Address: MM 67.5 OS, 67400 Overseas Hwy., Long Key, FL 33001 | Map It
  • Phone: 305/664–4815
  • Cost: $4.50 for 1 person, $5.50 for 2 people, and 50¢ for each additional person in the group
  • Hours: Daily 8–sunset
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  • Location: Long Key
Updated: 03-23-2013

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