Driving thru the Florida Keys can get exhausting. There are a lot of different places to pull off and get a bite to eat or just stretch your legs. State parks are a great place to relax and unwind for a few hours. There are several State Parks thru out the Florida Keys.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is the first undersea park in the U.S. Many enjoy the view of the reef from a glass-bottom boat tour or snorkeling. For more information please visit John Pennekamp
San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park features a submerged shipwreck. The underwater site has been enhanced with seven replica cannons, an anchor, and an information plaque. For more information please visit San Pedro .
Long Key State Park is a great place for the family to unwind and explore. Visitors can explore this island by canoeing through a chain of lagoons or hiking two land-based trails. The Golden Orb Trail leads visitors through five natural communities to an observation tower that provides a panoramic view of the island and its profusion of plant and animal life. For more information please visit Long Key State Park
Curry Hammock is made up of a group of islands in the Middle Keys, with public access to
swimming, a playground, picnic tables, grills and showers on the ocean side of
Little Crawl Key. For more information please visit Curry Hammock
Bahia Honda is home to one of Florida’s southernmost state parks, known for beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets and excellent snorkeling. Visitors can picnic on the beach
and take a swim or relax and enjoy the balmy sea breezes that caress the shores
year-round. For more information please visit Bahia Honda
Fort Zachery Taylor is Florida’s southernmost state park. It is popular for recreation, as
well as U.S. military history. Fort Zach provides opportunities for picnicking,
swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. Visitors can also enjoy a short nature trail
and bicycling within the park. For more information please visit Fort Zach