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Key Largo Hammocks State Botanical Site

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Address: Route 905, MM 106 Bayside, Key Largo, FL 33070
Phone Number: 305 451 1202
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Hike and Bike in the Jungle

Very natural, jungle-like park with a firm surface through most of the trails, so it is good for bikes and hikes. There is some history as there are remains of a development that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2014
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Rogers, AR
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is part of the Florida State Park system. The site was supposed to be developed as luxury condos and was instead preserved as the last space with the variety of plants and animals which once were prevalent in the keys. There is a nice nature trail and a choice of a one mile or two mile loop. Nice... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

So we came to the area uninformed. We thought there would be some good beaches around the area to enjoy the water. This was the best that was recommended but not really accessible unless you were shoes. The island is fun, but not a beach island.

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Cozad, Nebraska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There are a few trees labeled with names. The blacktop last for 1/4 mile then there is a good path for the rest of the 2 loops. There is another more primitive trail also. We saw a snake, great igret, 3 squirrels and iguana. There is a picnic table and port-a-potty.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Missed the entrance, not much parking. Nice walk on wide paths, but the building that was part of the old condo development is kind of creepy. Also not thrilled with the overly large spider's web and accompanying big spider across the path was a little intimidating. If you're interested in botany you'll probably like it-references provided in a little pamphlet... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The flora, fauna, animals of the Keys juxtaposed with the remains of the Condo development creates an interesting mix......................just a leisurely walk with half created stone walls here and there. Relaxing certainly, not exciting though.

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Rogers, AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very natural, jungle-like park with a firm surface through most of the trails, so it is good for bikes and hikes. There is some history as there are remains of a development that was never completed which makes it more interesting. By doing a few loops, you can get a go ride in and stay away from all the traffic... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Two things to consider before your visit here: 1. If you're not the sort that likes to take a walk in the woods just for the sake of taking a walk in the woods, don't bother. Of course, that means that you'll miss out on a good third of what makes Key Largo such a neat destination, but there it... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

You may miss this on first pass down the road as they left up the gate that was supposed to be the entrance to a massive condo development so it doesn't look like a state park- thank goodness it is now a wildlife preserve with nice walking paths.

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Tavernier, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is primarily a 2 mile walk through a wooded hammock. A few trees are marked but mostly it's a 2/1 mile walk along a wooded gravel/asphalt road. There is a covered picnic area with about 6 to 8 tables. Mosquitoes not a problem but it was January. We tried to to pay our entrance fee but no envelopes to... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is an area just off US1 on CR905 where you can go on a self guided 2 mile nature walk to see the flora and fauna of the Florida Hammock forest. We cut our walk short after being quickly devoured by mosquitoes...BRING YOUR BUG SPRAY AND APPLY LIBERALLY!

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