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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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Nice day trip

We kayaked out from Robbie's. The water is pretty shallow and the sand is pretty mushy. The water was really too shallow for snorkeling unless we were just in the wrong areas of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We kayaked out from Robbie's. The water is pretty shallow and the sand is pretty mushy. The water was really too shallow for snorkeling unless we were just in the wrong areas of the island. But overall it was a great day trip adventure.

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Indian Key State Historic Site Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036 We rented an entire day of dual kayak from The Kayak Shack, 77522 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 77.5, Islamorada, FL (They let us use a laminated map with explanations of all the markers on the island, as well as the mangroves.) It was really frightening 2 kayak bc the... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The former county seat of Dade County, Now a ghost town. Indian Key is a state park and a historical site only accessiable by boat. What's left of the community that thrived in the 1830s until an Indian attack in 1840 ended its development. Its a beautiful visit.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Indian Key is only accessible by boat, powered or (preferably) kayak. It's an easy paddle from Robbie's Marina—it's about 3/4 of a mile, and the water is rarely more than a few feet deep (you could probably walk it). The island itself has ruins of a settlement from around the Civil War era, including a hotel, cisterns, and a (modern)... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an Island with a rich history you must boat or paddle to it .. a quick paddle from robes were you can rent a boat or kayak .. or bring your own and drop in at robbies

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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Kayaked over from Robbie's , nice distance to park, not a strenuous paddle at all. Very interesting hiking amoung old relics.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

this park is great, not crowded and offers dunes access and a beach. overnight parking is available for rv's with permits

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

only accessable by boat or kayak. we paddled out, its about a mile, pulled our kayaks out on the south side of the docks and walked the trails. great place to visit for "history buffs". nice clean, clearly marked walking trails with signs the tell you about the ruins your looking at. Caution, no bathroom, no trash cans, but a... More 

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Hitchcock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We weren't catching anything great from our fishing guide, so he offered to drop us off on the island for a little sightseeing. Glad we stopped because of the history of the area, but did not stay long because of the stifling heat. Wouldn't mind going back in cooler weather when we had a little more time.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had heard that visiting this island was a must. We kayaked over from the overseas highway and landed at the kayak area. The trails are amazing and the story of the island is a real adventure. We were told that snorkeling was good too, but the seas were too rough at that time. We loved learning about the island... More 

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