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Indian Key State Historic Site

Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-4815
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“county seat” (15 reviews)
“dade county” (11 reviews)
Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-4815
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

Me and my husband got to snorkle around the island and then got to walk around the streets and see all the cool historical places they have. Each site has a description telling you a story behind it. MUST SEE!

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Indian Key State Historic Site is intriguing and beautiful. It is one of our favorite places in the Keys.

Thank MandySeymour
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Launch your own canoe or kayak from the Overseas Highway, or rent one from Robbie's nearby, and take a 25 minute paddle out to the island. There you can see remnants of an early settlement and enjoy snorkeling along the shore. Bring a picnic lunch,...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Whether by sail, power or paddle, you need a boat to get to this key. Once a thriving community and seat of Dade county - before Dade gave the Keys to Monroe County - the ruins of the community are visible. Brochure is available for...More

Thank pdfan11946
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We rented kayaks at Robbie's and paddled over for a picnic. It was a fun destination, although there was enough wind to make getting home annoying. The park at Indian Key is pretty and very interesting. One note: signs instruct you to pay a $2.50/person...More

Thank NMpls
Reviewed March 15, 2017

The paddle was fairly easy although watch the water depth at low tide. Paths on the island are easy to navigate and very interesting stops along the way.

Thank Avery1225
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Get there by kayak, canoe, private boat or charter, its worth the effort. Start off at Robbies or one of the fill Keys between Upper and Lower Matecumbe if you are paddling. Its a historical wonder to me that an actual settlement was there and...More

Thank kietha2016
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Clean, well-managed park with a nice shady walk through the abandoned coral quarry. Stop to see beautiful embedded fossils, and tree varieties.

Thank artreview2002
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this smallish island with a complex and fascinating history. It is hard to believe that at on time 75 people lived and thrived on this island with everything they needed from items salvaged from wrecks to a hotel to a store and...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed March 3, 2017

We paddled out to the location in a two-person kayak. The trip out & back wasn't bad, with only a few minor struggles against the wind when we we under the highway bridge. The island itself has a series of trails (streets) going around and...More

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February 9, 2017|
Response from santacruzer_95060 | Reviewed this property |
It took about 45 minutes one way. We were a large group with some younger kayakers. It's about 0.8 miles, and (very!) shallow water.
June 8, 2016|
Response from michele1762 | Reviewed this property |
We launched from Robbie's Marina and we also just launched from one of the roadside pull offs.
Jeanine C
April 25, 2016|
Response from michele1762 | Reviewed this property |
We have our own but you can rent a kayak from Robbie's Marina to get to Indian Key.