Indian Key State Historic Site, Islamorada

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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Indian Key Historic State Park is an island within the Florida State Park system, located just a few hundred yards southeast of U.S. 1 within the Florida Keys. The island was briefly inhabited in the middle of the 19th century but is now an uninhabited ghost town. It is frequently visited by tourists and is the subject of an archaeological project to uncover the historic building foundations.
The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
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  • We arrived for breakfast. The trailer trash Bloody Mary was a hoot filled with all sorts of goodies. It was raining and the roof leaked. No one was bothered as long as patrons were dry. Service... 
    We arrived for breakfast. The trailer trash Bloody Mary was a hoot filled with all sorts of goodies. It was raining and the roof leaked. No one was bothered as long as patrons were dry. Service...  more »
  • We kayaked against a strong current and arrived in ten minutes from Robbie's Marina. We walked the island and learned a lot of the history including the post office and postmaster's house ruins. Some....  more
    We kayaked against a strong current and arrived in ten minutes from Robbie's Marina. We walked the island and learned a lot of the history including the post office and postmaster's house ruins. Some....  more »
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  • This is a very short canoe or kayak trip from shore. You do have to cross a channel. Watch for low tide it makes your landing a little harder and muddy. The canoe and kayak landing is on the Southeast corner before the dock. The ruins of the town are interesting but not all that interesting don't expect a lot. Snorkeling around the island is best on the side most facing the Atlantic. There's plenty of coral but not crazy beautiful coral not much sea life mostly just sponge formations. But still nice. A little hard to get in and out of because of rocks just beware of that. A great lunch place is near the well there's a huge shaded area with tree limbs laying low to sit on.
  • Took my own kayak out to Indian key August of 2021. It was an amazing day, packed a lunch brought the snorkel gear and of course the dive flag, spent the whole day hiked the roads out there read about the history had a great time exploring snorkel The reef area had my own little picnic in the shade. Great place! I will definitely go again 👍🧜🏝️🛶

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