Dagny Johnson Key Largo State Park

Dagny Johnson Key Largo State Park was named for a historical environmental activist who strived to preserve natural habitats for endangered animals. The park is home to many endangered species such as the Key Largo Woodrat and Key Largo Cotton Mouse as well as many other animal and plant species.

All of the species are protected and the land is well preserved right here in the beautiful Florida Keys.

Anyone who enjoys the beauty of nature will enjoy a day strolling the nature trails or bicycling on one of the park’s paved trails to see some rare plant and animal life.

The park contains one of the largest tracts of West Indian tropical hardwood hammocks in the United States, and is famous for its beautiful and intriguing backcountry trails. Be sure to apply for a permit at the Ranger’s station.

Not to be missed is the butterfly garden that contains not only unique and beautiful plant species, but an abundance of fluttery butterflies.

Reasons to visit Dagny Johnson Key Largo State Park

  • Self guided nature trail through tropical hardwood hammock, including beautiful gardens
  • Ample opportunities for wildlife viewing and observing rare animal life
  • 6 miles of backcountry trails for further nature exploration
  • Bicycling and picnicking
  • Open 365 days, including holidays, 8 a.m. to sunset, nominal fees
  • Florida State Parks may require entrance fees per person or per car

What to Do: Key Largo provides opportunities for a lot of great activities, including John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Enjoy one of the many diving or snorkeling tours or an unforgettable swim with Dolphins at Dolphins Plus.

Where to Eat: Bringing a picnic lunch is a great idea if you really want to indulge in the whole natural experience of the park, but there are also a lot of great restaurants if you venture further into the city.

Chad’s Deli & Bakery offers some tasty and affordable sandwiches.

Where to Stay: There are a lot of hotels in Key Largo to choose from. If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay with a friendly staff, great views and central location, the Hampton Inn Key Largo is a great choice.

Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park is located at Country Road 905 Key Largo, Florida 33037 Phone- (305)451-1202

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