Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Curry Hammock State Park is a great Florida Keys stop for all types of travelers. Created in 1991, the park is an ecological haven for mangrove swamps, hammock trees, and many of the Florida Keys' iconic animals. It's a good place for birdwatchers, fishermen, and beach-goers alike.

After paying the state park fee and driving past the entrance station, turn right to the 28-site campground or left to the beach area. At the beach parking lot there are public restrooms, showers, a picnic area, and a playground. The beach lies beyond soft, white sand and is interspersed with mangrove trees. Visitors can choose to lounge on the beach, wade in the shallow water, or kayak or canoe through the mangroves (these can be rented at the ranger station). On windy days, you'll see kiteboarders offshore.

Beach fishing is allowed on both ocean and bayside beaches, the latter of which are only accessible by boat or by a 1.5-mile hike (the trailhead is located across the highway and 1 mile south of the park's main entrance). Curry Hammock State Park encompasses a small group of islands in the area, and traveling in a skiff is one of the best ways to enjoy it fully.

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Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

State Park Fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy access. Shallow water. Great for children.

Cons

Can get crowded. Seagrass on beach.

Features

Campgrounds + Campsites
Showers
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Fishing
Playground
Bird watching
Wildlife
Family friendly

Site type

Full hookups

Location

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