Long key


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Campground Description

The Spanish named this island "Cayo Vivora" or Rattlesnake Key because its shape resembles a snake with its jaws open. In the early 20th century, Long Key was the site of a luxurious fishing resort that was destroyed during the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Today, visitors can explore this island by canoeing through a chain of lagoons or hiking two land-based trails. The Golden Orb Trail leads visitors through five natural communities to an observation tower that provides a panoramic view of the island and its profusion of plant and animal life. Some of the best bonefishing in the Keys is found here. Full-facility campsites overlook the Atlantic Ocean. Located at Mile Marker 67.5, 67400 Overseas Highway.
Contact: State Government (floridastateparks.org)
Posted by: Mongoose on July 31, 2009
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    Campground Activities

    Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming, Beach, Fishing, Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking, Nature Trails, Camping

    Campground Amenities

    Full Facility Camping:

    There are 60 full-facility campsites in the park, all overlooking the Atlantic ocean! Each campsite comes equipped with a picnic table, ground grill, water, and electricity. Three restrooms with hot showers, are centrally located. Also provided, is a dump station for gray and black water. Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance. The sites book quickly so make your plans well in advance. For reservations, please call Reserve America at 1-800-326-3521 or online www.reserveamerica.com

    Reservation info

    For reservations, please call Reserve America at 1-800-326-3521 or online www.reserveamerica.com

    Camping Fees

    $36 per/night

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    Reviews of Long key

    Reviewed by Edmaria Rodriguez on August 19, 2011

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    Great spot to relax. Very clean bathrooms. Lots of wildlife in the water especially at low tide so my kids always have a blast. Its definitely a little tougher on very hot days since the water is shallow so the sun keeps the water on the hot side. If you like a sandy shoreline its definitely not for you but if you like to go natural its perfect. I love that the campsites are so so close to the water. Can't wait until our next visit.
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    Reviewed by Mongoose on July 31, 2009

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    Lovely little island park! Rangers are very helpful and facilities are top notch, and the park offers so much for nature lovers. Nearby islands are terrific and only just a short drive to Bahia Honda and Key West. If historic adventure is what you are looking for, then take a drive to Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West. Highly recommend the Key Islands.
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    Long key 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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