Long Key State Park

Long Key State Park in the Florida Keys offers an amazing camping adventure with all campsites right on the ocean where life is, literally, a beach.

Not to be mistaken for Longboat Key Beach on the Gulf side, this state park offers a fabulous beach for sunning and swimming as well as nature trails.

There are 3 nature trails to explore, including the Long Key Lakes Canoe Trail, which offers a unique experience, canoeing through the park’s beautiful shallow lagoon where you can casually explore the abundant wildlife and plant life.

Bone fishing, very popular here, is a form of deep-water fishing that allows fishermen to chase what are known as the fastest and strongest saltwater fish. This offers a challenging and unique experience to even the most experienced fisherman.

Whether you’re looking to relax on a beautiful beach side campsite and enjoy the water or trek through various nature trails and explore plentiful plant and bird life, Long Key State Park offers a great island escape for anyone looking to get away for a while.

Visit Long Key State Park and enjoy

  • Beautiful secluded island for sunning, beautiful views of azure water
  • Swimming, snorkeling, canoe/kayaking and saltwater fishing
  • Restroom and shower facilities
  • Nature trails for birding, hiking and walking as well as unique canoe nature trail
  • Unique camping experience right on the beach- call ahead to reserve campsites (ReserveAmerica 800-326-3521)
  • Pets are allowed on campsites
  • Florida State Parks may require entrance fees per person or per car

What to Do: Because the park is an island, you’ll have to venture to the rest of the Florida Keys to find things to do, but once you get there, the activities are abundant.

For the kids, check out Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, which offers an educational experience for children and anyone who enjoys nature.

There are also countless charters and tours available, as well as lots of places for snorkeling and scuba diving tours for people of all ages.

Where to Eat: There are a ton of restaurants to choose from since the Florida Keys is such a trendy vacation spot.

Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant offers delectable desserts that live up to the shocking name.

Where to Stay: The Ideal place to stay when visiting Long Key, is of course, right in the park. It’s sure to top your list of camping destinations after you experience the calm serenity of camping Oceanside.

If you must stay indoors, there are a lot of hotels to choose from inland as well, such as Lighthouse Court which offers spectacular views of the ocean right from your room.

Long Key State Park is located at 67400 Overseas Highway Long Key, Florida 33001 Phone- (305)664-4815

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