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Long Key State Park

Long Key, Florida

Contact Information
P.O. Box 776
Long Key, 33001
(305) 664-4815 / Reservation: 1-800-326-3521

Driving Directions
Long Key State Park is located at Mile Marker 67.5, 67400 Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys.

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Long Key State Park

Hours of Operation
Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Long Key was once referred to by the Spanish as "Cayo Vivora", which means Rattlesnake Key. The name was used to describe the shape of the island, which resembles a snake with its jaws open.

Today, Long Key State Park is known for being rich in history and recreational opportunities as well as natural beauty..

Park Activities


Campfire Circle
Join a park ranger for a Nighttime Slide Presentation or Talk, Friday evenings just after sunset at the outdoor amphitheater (campfire circle) located just after Site # 60. Times vary seasonally, check with any park ranger. Topics include local plants, animals or area history. Sorry, this program is for overnight guests only.

Canoeing
One of three nature trails in the park, the Long Key Lakes Canoe Trail provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely “paddle” through the park’s shallow water lagoon. Canoe rentals and a self-guided brochure are available for this hour-long journey.

Fishing
Some of the best sport fishing in the Florida Keys are popular year-round. Saltwater fishing licenses are required in Florida.

Full Facility Camping
There are 60 full-facility campsites in the park, all overlooking the Atlantic ocean! Each campsite comes equipped with a picnic table, ground grill, water, and electricity (extra charge). Three, nicely tiled restrooms with hot showers, are centrally located. Also provided, is a dump station for gray and black water. Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance. The sites book quickly so make your plans well in advance.

Interpretive Programs
A two-hour guided walk along the “Golden Orb Trail” is offered every Wednesday at 10:00am.

Every Thursday, the park offers a Ranger’s Choice program at 10:00am. These programs may consist of guided-walks, birding, photography, Florida's Native Americans, canoeing, and Florida's unique wildlife.

Nature Trails
In addition to the Long Key Lakes Canoe Trail, the park offers two land-based nature trails for visitors to explore. The “Golden Orb Trail,” named after a native spider, is a leisurely 40-minute walk through several plant communities. The

“Layton Trail” is located on the bay side of the park and takes 15 minutes to walk.

Picnicking
Picnic areas are available with a scenic view of the Atlantic Ocean.