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Long Key State Park

Long Key State Park is a true Florida environment. The natural and unspoiled landscape is a perfect place to see mangrove trees flourish and many species of birds including egrets, woodpeckers, and the white crowned pigeon. And the campground on the Atlantic Ocean is a unique camping experience.

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Long Key Sign

Sign at the entrance to Long Key State Park, FL


Long Key State Park

Mile Marker 67.5
67400 Overseas Highway
Long Key, Florida
305-664-4815

Long Key State Park has a variety of activities available including camping on the beach, canoing and kayaking. There are also two nature trails and pavilions and showers.

Canoing and Kayaking

The park includes a shallow lagoon where you can take a slow and peaceful paddle. The park offers canoe rentals or you can bring your own kayak or canoe.

Camping

Long Key State Park includes a 60 campsites that are directly on the ocean. The camping area is protected and only registered campers are allowed in. You will find a mixture of tents and a variety of RVs and each campsite has a picnic table, grill, water and electricity.  In the middle of the camping area there are bathrooms and hot showers.

 

Flower Long Key

Moon Flowers on the Golden Orb Trail at Long Key State Park




Pets

The campground allows pets but you must follow specific rules always keeping your pet under control. You have to clean up after your pet and observe the quiet hours between 11 pm and 8 am.

Beach

The beach at Long Key State Park is narrow - it is not a wide sandy beach. But if you want to swim or snorkel there are places where you can walk right into the water.

Wildlife

The park is full of wild life. in addition to birds you can see crabs, including large horseshoe crabs. It is also common to see a variety of sea beans from trees on the beach. These beans drift from far away places including west Africa.


Observation Tower Long Key

View of Mangroves from Observation Tower at Long Key State Park



Golden Orb Trail

The Golden Orb Trail in Long Key Start Park


The Golden Orb Trail is a one hour hike takes you past a variety of native Florida plants including Mangroves and ends up along a very private beach.

There is an observation tower that is about 20 feet high and puts you over the mangroves. It’s a great place to see birds.

Long Key State Park in Monroe County has beach camping in the Florida Keys.




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