Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park


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Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park


Location:At Mile Marker 85.5 on Windley Key near Islamorada.
Facilities:Environmental Education Center with displays and meeting room, restroom facilities, nature trails, picnic tables.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing, guided tours.
Special Features:Formed of Key Largo limestone (fossilized coral), this land was sold to the Florida East Coast Railroad, which used the stone to to build Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad in the early 1900s. After the railroad's completion, the site was used to quarry a decorative stone called Keystone. Visitors today can walk along the quarry walls, where they can see cross sections of the ancient coral and learn about the quarry and its operation.
Address:c/o Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park
PO Box 1052
Islamorada, FL 33036

Phone:305-664-2540
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/windleykey
Size: 32 acres.

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