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Indian Key State Historic Site

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Address: Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Incredible!!!! Must see!!!

By far the best part of our trip. The paddle out was about 30 minutes. Touring the island and reading the historical plaques was fascinating! The observation deck and walking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

By far the best part of our trip. The paddle out was about 30 minutes. Touring the island and reading the historical plaques was fascinating! The observation deck and walking out on the dock was amazing!

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Area's early settlement/tourist history-get there only by boat . A nice walk with no mosquitoes. You can get more details about the area from the historical museum at the Islander - only open Th- Sunday.

Thank R1462EBchristinea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are in the area and have a kayak, don't miss this nice paddle out to the State Park. You will probably run into three people on the entire secluded island while you learn about the historic original hub of Dade County.

Thank cort s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We kayaked out from Robbie's. The water is pretty shallow and the sand is pretty mushy. The water was really too shallow for snorkeling unless we were just in the wrong areas of the island. But overall it was a great day trip adventure.

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Indian Key State Historic Site Mile Marker 78.5, Islamorada, FL 33036 We rented an entire day of dual kayak from The Kayak Shack, 77522 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 77.5, Islamorada, FL (They let us use a laminated map with explanations of all the markers on the island, as well as the mangroves.) It was really frightening 2 kayak bc the... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The former county seat of Dade County, Now a ghost town. Indian Key is a state park and a historical site only accessiable by boat. What's left of the community that thrived in the 1830s until an Indian attack in 1840 ended its development. Its a beautiful visit.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Indian Key is only accessible by boat, powered or (preferably) kayak. It's an easy paddle from Robbie's Marina—it's about 3/4 of a mile, and the water is rarely more than a few feet deep (you could probably walk it). The island itself has ruins of a settlement from around the Civil War era, including a hotel, cisterns, and a (modern)... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an Island with a rich history you must boat or paddle to it .. a quick paddle from robes were you can rent a boat or kayak .. or bring your own and drop in at robbies

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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Kayaked over from Robbie's , nice distance to park, not a strenuous paddle at all. Very interesting hiking amoung old relics.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

this park is great, not crowded and offers dunes access and a beach. overnight parking is available for rv's with permits

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