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Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park

Mile Marker 84.5, Windley Key, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-2540
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Hammock and Fossils!

Ranger Joe was a delight and full of great information. Very interesting, well worth the stop... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2017
Roxie K
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Rocky!

Start out at the small but very informative visitor center where you can check out the quarry and... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2017
BWLtravels
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Nature trails and fossilized coral reefs are the highlights of this park.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“old quarry” (13 reviews)
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Mile Marker 84.5, Windley Key, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

Ranger Joe was a delight and full of great information. Very interesting, well worth the stop. Inexpensive entry. Very clean bathrooms.

1  Thank Roxie K
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Start out at the small but very informative visitor center where you can check out the quarry and geological history of the area. The ranger was very engaging, provided us a small much used and obviously prized booklet with trails, vegetation markers, and more information...More

1  Thank BWLtravels
Reviewed January 30, 2017

This site offers two very gentle and relatively short hikes through mangrove hammocks plus up close views of the coral quarry that was used to help build the Keys. The hikes include numbered spots that you then read about in a free handbook. Learned a...More

1  Thank Debbie M
Reviewed January 24, 2017

Ranger Tony took us on a guided walk ($2 pp I recall) at our own pace along the longer trail in the park and was so friendly and knowledgeable; we learnt so much more than if we had undertaken the self-guided tour and he answered...More

1  Thank WandererBath
Reviewed January 19, 2017

The fossils in the bedrock that had not been mined were fantastic. We had never seen fossil that big. The old machinery that was left just rusting away was also interesting. Not very fancy exhibit but interesting.

Thank Bud S
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Park is well planned out and the self guided tours are easy to navigate and fairly easy walking terrain. We completed all the trails in 2 hours, stopping at each of the placards. Only $2.50 admission to see the last natural terrain as well as...More

Thank LJP63
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

We toured in Jan 17, cooler day so no mosquitos at all, in the 60s. We walked the trails, the guide book has numbered stops and was interesting. The quarry was small but had cool features. Park ranger was helpful. Nice inexpensive way to spend...More

Thank becca1701
Reviewed January 11, 2017

We did a self-guided tour, and did not quite like study the rocks. Also somewhat disappointed with the indoor exhibition (with control buttons) does not work, and was told it had been like that for quite some time.

Thank cxsisback
Reviewed January 6, 2017

My hubby is a hydro-geologist & LOVED this place!!! It was so beautiful--I loved it, too! PRO's: WONDERFUL! Beautiful Very well-kept Immaculately Clean Wonderfully maintained park inside and outside! Small Museum - immaculately kept with cool veranda GREAT employees--very helpful! Picnic tables Trails well marked...More

Thank Inacrunch
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a two for one attraction. For a modest $2.50 per person, you get to walk through a wonderful old quarry with lots of fossilized coral embedded in it, as well as marked trails with a terrific guidebook identifying the trees and shrubs and...More

Thank putnik123
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