John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park


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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park


Location:At Mile Marker 102.5 in Key Largo.
Facilities:47 full-facility campsites (for tents and RV campers), youth camping area (available for organized youth or adult groups), picnic areas, pavilions, playground, trails, beaches, showers, restrooms, food concession, deep-water boat ramp, boat rentals, dive shop, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, saltwater fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, boat tours, snorkeling excursions, scuba lessons and tours, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:The first underwater state park in the United States, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park covers approximately 70 nautical square miles. Visitors can enjoy the coral reefs and their associated marine life by scuba diving or snorkeling, or they can view the reefs from a glass-bottom boat. In addition, the visitor center has a 30,000-gallon saltwater aquarium and a theater showing nature videos.
Address:PO Box 487
Key Largo, FL 33037

Phone:305-451-1202
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/pennekamp
Size: 3,169 acres land, 60,667 acres water.

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Key Largo is also known for John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, where glass-bottom boats or snorkelscuba excursions go out five miles to the continental U.S.A.'s only living tropical coral reef, teeming with undersea life.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park located in Key Largo allows you to lobster in some of the areas of the park, and only in the regular season and not in the mini season.
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To access the waters around Conch Reef, you will find boat ramps in Key Largo at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and in Tavernier at Harry Harris Park.