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“Stopped by Long Key State Recreation area while visiting the Keys in April 2017.”

Long Key State Recreation Area
Ranked #54 of 129 things to do in Key West
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

While visiting the Keys in April 2017, we made a habit of stopping at some of the State Parks to check out the scenery and see what they had to offer. Unfortunately, there is not much going on at this park. $6 to get in for a car with two people and one small beach area with nothing on it. There is a small play area for children. Maybe when the campground is open, there is more to this park, but not when we were there.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This park is fairly small and is right off US 1 with nice views of the ocean to the south. There is an entry fee. There are several nice picnic tables overlooking the ocean and the narrow beach. Kayaks are available for rental Unfortunately, the beach is covered by thick, brown, odorous seaweed. There are also campsites that are directly on the water which require gate entry with a camper's key code. The park has a nature trail. Unless you wish to walk the nature trail or are a camper, I'd save your entry fee and find a beachfront picnic table elsewhere.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great place, great views from the campground. Nice ranger at check-in. The price is right considering it is in the Keys.

Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

I had a good morning here walking their scene trail named after the Golden Orb spider, which you really can find if you look hard. there was lots of low-key wildlife though the highlight was when another trekker pointed a small bright orange snake hanging out four feet up in branches, sunning itself. We stayed at the Lime Tree Inn nearby as a base of operations for going diving in Islamorada. If you're in the area, this trail is definitely worth a stop. It doesn't really have a lot of oceanfront views and seating, but the inland stuff makes up for it and if you want to know what sort of views writer Zane Grey had when he lived out here, it's a great slice of nature and history.

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

It cost $6.00 for two to enter the park. The hiking trail was very interesting and easy to do. It is a little over 1 mile and goes through interesting changes of scenery - by the water, through thick trees, over bridges, etc. There are signs explaining about different things you see. There were not any bugs! Definitely good to do as a couple or a family.

Thank islandtrav07
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