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Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

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U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 78.5, 77200 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five stars for ranger Helen! Rented a pontoon boat with groupon and included a stop here. Neat old house made from coral. Super nice and knowledgeable ranger. Took the kids. All the kids liked it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank morasam
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The last hurricane devastated this and other State parks so I would not recommend going to any in the Keys. You will be both saddened and disappointed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank michaelrZ4864XM
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a beautiful kayak trip to Lignaumvitae Key for the Ranger guided tour with stories of it’s history. Tours are only Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 and 2:00. The tour includes a modest hike into the botanical area SO WEAR AND BRING MOSQUITO SPRAY...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Carol D
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We had such a fun time learning all about the trees and botanical gardens. I loved that he asked what we thought things were and made you think. My Daughter loved it so much she made him a card. That is saying something if you...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Kate T
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A unique and well-preserved ecosystem amidst the throngs of traffic and tourists in the Middle Keys. It was wonderful to learn of the native plants superbly adapted to this unique environment. Also saw the nesting ospreys with their fledgling chick. The tour of the historic...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Informative rangers, beautiful boardwalk. Lots to see and do. Just check the Florida State Park website and double check the times that the island is open. Worth it to take the tour for 2 dollars extra. See you guys next year!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank JulesRupp
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Ranger met us at the dock and shared history of the key, We toured the house built in 1919, still comfortably livable. Then we went on a walk through the woods with most of the focus on native trees. The poison wood tree was especially...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank suzannekento
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a beautiful botanical state park tours are offered. There is a house dated to around 1900 with a garden. The water around the island is shallow, its fun to watch the fish. They have lots of birds, lizards, turtles as you walk the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 387indy
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We docked our boat on what looks like a beautiful island. Hiked to the first building and stopped for a picture under a tree. Within seconds, my wife had 30-40 mosquitos on her. We tried to swat them and ran back to our boat and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank MSGSWG
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The tour with the park ranger was excellent. We also enjoyed exploring the house and yard. The best time to visit is in the cooler months (winter) and the bugs are less. There are specific tour times and you can only explore the wooded areas...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank 424joanneg
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