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Curry Hammock State Park

Curry Hammock State Park is located on Grassy Key (the middle keys) about 1 mile north of the City of Marathon.  It’s a great state park for camping, swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking and has a white sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean.

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Curry Hammock Beach

The beach at Curry Hammock State Park, Marathon Florida


Warm tropical breezes, a white sandy beach, a mangrove tunnel, and white crowned pigeons are a few of the things you will see at Curry Hammock State Park,

Curry Hammock State Park
56200 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050
Phone: 305-289-2690
Mile Marker 56 (ocean side.)

Hours of Operation - open 365 days a year from 8 am until sundown.  The campground is open every day of the year.

Curry Hammock Campground

Camping - located right on the Atlantic Ocean, Curry Hammock State Park gets an ocean breeze and is open year round for campers.  The camping area is secured so only registered campers can access the camp ground.

Campsites
There are 28 campsites that fill up fast on the weekends.  You can reserve campsites up to 11 months in advance for RV or tent camping.

Hot Showers for Campers
There is a restroom area just for campers with hot showers. The daytime visitors have access to the beach showers with cold water.

 

Curry Hammock Camp Grounds

Camping on the beach (ocean side) at Curry Hammock State Park.




Curry Hammock Activities

Amenities - there are shaded pavilions with picnic tables and grills.  Playground, restrooms, and showers are also available. 

Bird Watchers - you’ll see plenty of white crowned pigeons enjoying the poisonwood berries during summer months.  The park also has herons, egrets, ibis and raptors that come around during migration periods.

Tracking HawksEvery September HawkWatch International comes to Curry Hammock State Park as part of the Florida Keys Raptor Migration Project. Over 25,000 Raptors are observed migrating including Peregrine Falcons, Short-tailed Hawks, and Swinsons Hawks, and others.

Fishing - you can fish within the state park. On the beach there are Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and many other fish species. A fishing license is not required when fishing from the beach, or bridges. If you fish from a boat you will need a Florida Fishing License.

 


Curry Hammock Pavilions

Pavilions at Curry Hammock State Park, Marathon Florida



Kayaks at Curry Hammock

Kayaks available for rent at Curry Hammock State Park, Marathon


Kayaking at Curry Hammock

Kayak Rentals - you can rent kayaks or canoes from the park ranger at Curry Hammock State Park.  The shallow beautiful waters surrounding Curry Hammock can easily be enjoyed by kayak.

Mangrove TunnelThe kayak trail in Curry Hammock State Parks includes a mangrove tunnel where you can observe a wide variety of wildlife.

Snorkeling - the water is shallow and covered with seagrass.  You can snorkel in the area and see lots of fish. Right off shore, dolphins and manatees have been seen feeding in the area. Other marine animals you may see include Tarpon and Spotted Rays.

Pets at Curry Hammock
Pets - pets are not allowed on the beach or in the swimming areas.  They are allowed in the camping areas overnight.  Pets must be on a leash at all times.

Curry Hammock State Park is an oceanside campground in the Florida Keys in Monroe County.

 




Comments about: Curry Hammock State Park

The Kayaking is excellent at this park. We especially enjoyed the mangrove tunnel.

By Inside Florida on 08-05-2008

Do each of the Camping / R.V. areas at Curry Hammock State Park have there own grill ?

By Sandra Harmon on 08-21-2008

We just spoke with Dorothy at Curry Hammock and yes there is a grill at each of the 28 RV campsites. Be sure to reserve a campsite way in advance, they are typically booked out 11 months.

By Inside Florida on 08-22-2008




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