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Address: 102601 Overseas Highway (MM 102.5), Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone Number: +1 305-451-6300
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.

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Couple hours from Key West Florida, good stop to catch you breath on US 1. Great visitors center. Nice picnic area. Good swimming and snorkeling area. Walking trails, kayak... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Dundas, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Next time spending more time here, really wanted to go kayaking. Great little aquarium, beautiful small beaches, picnic areas.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Couple hours from Key West Florida, good stop to catch you breath on US 1. Great visitors center. Nice picnic area. Good swimming and snorkeling area. Walking trails, kayak rentals and guide tours. Nice place to break up your trip to Key West

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a variety of things to do here. You can swim, snorkel, dive, kayak, canoe, tours, etc. Basically there is a ton to do. The park staff are friendly and have no problem telling you what you need to know. Definitely stop and spend the day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the JPSP Marina for five days, and L-O-V-E-D every minute of it. We were waylaid from snorkeling the reefs because of bad weather, but Mike was a wealth of knowledge, and helped us take full advantage of exploring and fishing the mangroves while we rode out the poor weather conditions safely in the marina. Once the conditions... More 

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Norcross, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice park, large with tons of things to do. We started in the visitors center where you can see information on local animal/ocean life. We then proceeded to the beach just a few steps away for the info center. It is very rocking and once we entered the water (Nov 25th) it was a bit chilly, but we snorkeled... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

spent a full week in the Key Largo area and made a point to visit this beautiful state park 4 out of the 6 days, Well worth it! the mangrove kayaking the snorkeling ,cannon beach just a truly wonderful experience! The staff were all very helpful and knowledgeable. Had Katie for our snorkeling excursion and she made my 11 year... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so excited to stop here on our way down to key west! We went up to the desk and saw the dreaded sign on the wall.😩. Water is too rough so no swimmin' with Jesus. I was devastated. However, we went and snorkeled anyway and had a great time. I will definitely be back to swim with Jesus.... More 

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Goodspring, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't stay in the park, but was a block or two away. Lovely walking and the grounds are neat, clean and level. beach area was good for the size of the State Park. Lots of things to do for all ages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium and the film there offered a good introduction to the park. We took the glass bottom boat to see the coral reef which was great. It was like snorkeling without getting wet! I would suggest taking something for motion sickness, however, before going out as I had some problems with that on the boat. It's a worthwhile stop... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall the trip was very nice. Our boat wasn't over crowded so it made seeing the reef very enjoyable. Crew was very knowledgeable about the reef and the types of sea life we were able to see. Thought the price to enter the park was a bit steep and then have to may additional for the boat tour.

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