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Indian Key State Historic Site

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Address: Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Check out the history at Indian Key

Launch your own canoe or kayak from the Overseas Highway, or rent one from Robbie's nearby, and take a 25 minute paddle out to the island. There you can see remnants of an early... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Launch your own canoe or kayak from the Overseas Highway, or rent one from Robbie's nearby, and take a 25 minute paddle out to the island. There you can see remnants of an early settlement and enjoy snorkeling along the shore. Bring a picnic lunch, there are no amenities.

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Islamorada, Florida
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Whether by sail, power or paddle, you need a boat to get to this key. Once a thriving community and seat of Dade county - before Dade gave the Keys to Monroe County - the ruins of the community are visible. Brochure is available for a walking tour and the history of Indian Key. (Including the Indian raid - bloody,... More 

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Thank pdfan11946
Minneapolis
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We rented kayaks at Robbie's and paddled over for a picnic. It was a fun destination, although there was enough wind to make getting home annoying. The park at Indian Key is pretty and very interesting. One note: signs instruct you to pay a $2.50/person entry fee, cash only.

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North Hampton, NH
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The paddle was fairly easy although watch the water depth at low tide. Paths on the island are easy to navigate and very interesting stops along the way.

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Thank Avery1225
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Get there by kayak, canoe, private boat or charter, its worth the effort. Start off at Robbies or one of the fill Keys between Upper and Lower Matecumbe if you are paddling. Its a historical wonder to me that an actual settlement was there and an early county seat for Dade County in the 19th Century. Walking tour markers on... More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Clean, well-managed park with a nice shady walk through the abandoned coral quarry. Stop to see beautiful embedded fossils, and tree varieties.

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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this smallish island with a complex and fascinating history. It is hard to believe that at on time 75 people lived and thrived on this island with everything they needed from items salvaged from wrecks to a hotel to a store and so on. Also an interesting example of the effect of introducing non-native species to a... More 

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North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We paddled out to the location in a two-person kayak. The trip out & back wasn't bad, with only a few minor struggles against the wind when we we under the highway bridge. The island itself has a series of trails (streets) going around and across it. Along the way, there are small markers are the different sites where houses... More 

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Fernandina Beach, FL
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great spot to get out and stretch your legs. This island is only accessible by water and has an eery history. We visit every year!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

By far the best part of our trip. The paddle out was about 30 minutes. Touring the island and reading the historical plaques was fascinating! The observation deck and walking out on the dock was amazing!

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