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 home in the only area of the island which has been altered, was fascinating.
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!
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 paths.
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 jumped in the water. We got eaten alive in a matter of minutes. Looks like... 更多
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 with a park ranger. This is also a great picnic are.
We visited this park and found it's history and plant life interesting. I don't see this as a place you would go back to time and again, but a part of the Keys' history worth visiting once, especially at the $2.50 admission fee.
The state park ranger did an outstanding job of explaining the history, flora and fauna at this park. Definitely worth the visit. Bring some repellent or be prepared for bites.
This is a nature & culture preserve run by the State Park. It offers one hour tours at 10 am and 2 pm that cover the prior inhabitants of this ca. 260 acre island, as well as the trees and plants (Cost: $4.50 per person in cash only). It's a quiet setting with nothing more than a dock, a couple... 更多
The way the garden has taken over the old fort is very cool, the giant Fig tree is surreal. It is easily 15 degrees cooler than the beach temp
we left from Robbie's on the trip for a short boat ride to the key. the house on the key is very unusual. the staff is great, the grounds are incredible, the tour was nice and the reception band was wonderful. lots of historic info about the island and its residence. Was worth the small fee. don't know how interesting... 更多