SOUTHEAST FLORIDA STATE PARKS
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Southeast
Florida
State Parks

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map for a list of the
nearest state park in the area.

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Miami
Bahia Honda State Park
Route 1, Box 782
Big Pine Key, Florida 33043
(305) 872-2353
Full Facilities Camping, Fishing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Swimming, Boat Ramp, Boating, Campfire Circle, Nature Trail, Picnic, Showers, Cabins, Concession, Boat Tour
(12 miles south of Marathon)

Fruit and Spice Park
24801 S.W. 187th Ave.
Homestead, FL 33031
305/247-5727
20-acre botanical garden with more than 200 species and 500 varieties of fruits, nuts and spices from around the world. Hours: 10 a.m.5 p.m. $

Billie Swamp Safari & Camping Village
Seminole Tribe of Florida
HC-61, Box 46
Clewiston, Florida 33440
800/949-6101
A safari in the Florida Everglades and the Big Cypress Preserve. Overnight packages are available. Park is one hour west of Fort Lauderdale off of I-75 in the Big Cypress Indian Reservation.
$$$$

Flamingo Gardens & Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary
3750 Flamingo Road
Davie, Florida 33330
954-473-2955
Wild indiginous animals, Petting zoo, rain forest, coastal prairie and fragrance gardens. Narrated tram, Wray Home museum, free-flight aviary. Snack bar, gift and garden shops, citrus patio. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. , 954-473-2955. (C)

SAWGRASS RECREATION PARK
P.O. Box 291620
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329
(954) 389-0202, Fla. and U.S. (800) 457-0788
Everglades airboat tours, 18th-century Indian village, live alligator, reptile and birds of prey exhibits, camping, boat rentals, fishing guides, food and beverages. Hours: tours, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Hwy. 27, two miles north of 1-75. (D)

The Barnacle State Historic Site
P.O. Box 330995
Coconut Grove, Florida 33233
305/448-9445
The oldest home in Dade County in its original location.
(in Coconut Grove at 3485 Main Highway)


Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area
1200 S. Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, Forida 33149
(305) 361-5811
Youth Camping, Swimming, Picnic, Nature Trail, Fishing, Concession
(on the southern end of Key Biscayne. Travel east on the Rickenbacker Causeway off of U.S. 1, south of downtown Miami)

Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site
P.O. Box 289
Key West, Florida 33041
(305) 292-6713
Swimming, Picnic, Fishing, Showers, Concession
(located at the end of the Southard Street on Truman Annex in Key West)

Hugh Taylor Birch State Recreation Area
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
(305) 564-4521
Youth Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Group Camping, Swimming, Picnicking
(between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal waterway

Indian Key State Historic Site
Lignumvitae Key State Botanical Site

P.O. Box 1052
Islamorada, Florida 33036
(305) 664-4815
Boating
Three-hour boat tours to Indian Key depart Indian Key Fill on U.S. I at 8:30 a.m. Thursday through Monday. The tour fee is $7 for adults and $3 for children ynder 12. Reservations suggested.
(about three-fourths of a mile in a southeasterly direction from the north shore of Lower Matecumbe Key)

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 S.R. 703 (A1A)
North Palm Beach, Florida 33408
(407)624-6950
Picnic, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Fishing, Beach, Visitor Center, Hiking
(2.8 miles south of the intersection of U.S. 1 and PGA Boulevard on A1A)

John U. Lloyd Beach State Recreation Area
6503 North Ocean Drive
Dania, FL 33004
(305) 923-2833
Scuba Diving, Canoeing, Fishing, Boat Ramp, Swimming, Picnicking, Concession
(off Route A1A in Dania)

Jonathan Dickinson State Park
St. Lucie Inlet State Preserve

16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455
(561)744-7603
River Store: (561) 746-1466. 10,300-acre park with scuba diving, boating, canoe rentals, boat tours, nature trails, guided tours, fishing, swimming, picnicking
(accessible only by private watercraft, and is located in Port Salerno, on the Intracoastal Waterway, two thirds of a mile south of the inlet)

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park P.O. Box 487
Key Largo, Florida 33037
(305) 451-1202
Full Facilities Camping, Fishing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Canoeing, Swimming, Boating, Boat Ramp, Picnic, Boat Tour, Concession
(at Mile Marker 102.5, north of Key Largo)

Long Key State Recreation Area P.O. Box 776
Long Key, Florida 33001
(305) 664-4815
Full Facilities Camping, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Canoeing, Swimming, Picnic, Nature Trail, Fishing, Campfire Circle
(at Mile Marker 67.5, 67400 Overseas Highway)

North Shore State Recreation Area
c/o Oleta/North Shore GEOpark
3400 NE 163rd Street
N. Miami Beach, Florida 33160
(305) 940-7439
Swimming, Biking, Picnic
(east of Collins Avenue, between 79th and 87th Streets)

Oleta River State Recreation Area
c/o Oleta/North Shore GEOpark
3400 NE 163rd Street
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
(305) 947-6357
Primitive Camping, Youth Camping, Canoeing, Swimming, Biking, Picnic, Showers, Nature Trail
(at 3400 N.E. 163rd Street)

San Pedro Underwater Archeological Preserve
Long Key State Recreation Area
P.O. Box 776
Long Key, Florida 33001
(305) 664-4815
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Boating
San Pedro was a 287-ton Dutch-built ship which sailed as part of the fleet of New Spain in 1733. Her remains were discovered in 1960 under 18 feet of water in Hawk Channel near Indian Key. The site is located in 18 feet of water approximately 1.25 nautical miles south from Indian Key at LORAN coordinates 14082.1 and 43320.6. To prevent anchor damage, please tie up to mooring bouys located at the site.