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Address: 102601 Overseas Highway (MM 102.5), Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone Number:
+1 305-451-6300
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.

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Great place to visit

Underwater state park has lots to offer. Snorkeling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat rides and much more. Very nice helpful staff. Good for all age groups.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
David T
Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to go on Spirit of Penecamp glass bottom boat tour. This specific boat is out of commission for the next couple of weeks and they were putting us on smaller boats. This substitution was without notification. Ended up having to refund our money due to high waves. Wouldn't have booked on smaller boat had we been told of substitution.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Underwater state park has lots to offer. Snorkeling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat rides and much more. Very nice helpful staff. Good for all age groups.

Thank David T
Independence, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm basing my 4 rating on the campground. The spaces are not spacious and many are difficult to get in with a big rig. It is a quiet campground and everyone is friendly. The park does offer a lot of activities - boating, tours, beach (don't like the coarse sand here). There are a lot of day visitors and activities... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for something to do in Key Largo and noticed the park close by. The park itself is pretty small, but provides several options for activities. We took the snorkeling tour and had a great time. I highly recommend it. There are a few short trails to walk too. We took the Wild Tamarind trail and enjoyed it.

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was with a group of 10 Scouts and leaders. We reserved the group camping area over the MLK weekend. The camping facilities were great! hot showers close by and a very nice fire ring in the campsite. Part of our group did the 1 pm dive on the dive boat "Visibility." It was a two tank, two location dive.The... More 

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for the nice beaches we have seen on Google images. Well they were not there. Frankly this is not much of an beach area, however the kayaking and related water sports stuff could have potential. But nothing else. You want nice or relaxing beaches? Keep in looking. We will.

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CRPCconcession, Director of Sales at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, responded to this review

The focal point of the Park is the offshore coral reef. We are unaware of any suggestion on our website or in our brochures that that we have what you looking for in a "beach". With few exceptions the Florida Keys are not known for beaches as most are "man made". We recommend our sister concession, Bahia Honda for the... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dave L is your man! My sister and I took a tandem kayak trip just a few short loops around the park, and Dave L was the best! He seemed so caring and attentive to each and every person he put into a boat. He even picked a spider off our boat for us just in case we were scared!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 2PM. Took the snorkel trip at 3PM. Great weather, no waves, no wind, fantastic reef, fish, plant life. Thanks to Captain Dan, and for Lance for providing additional training to put my mind at ease! So patient, friendly, supportive. My best experience EVER! (I'm the Mom.). Another plus --masks with prescription available which we used so we... More 

Thank Rhonda W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Low tide, so I scraped my knees a bit but absolutely incredible views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great for experienced snorkelers and those new to the sport. The guides, Lance and Brian were very helpful, made sure that safety requirements were met and followed, and entertaining. The visibility could have been better, but that was due to the weather. We went to try the snorkeling and get familiar with the park, but will try... More 

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