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Not counting the Florida Everglades, there are a number of parks in the Florida Keys. One of the most well known parks in the upper Keys is JOHN PENNEKAMP CORAL REEF STATE PARK on Key Largo at m.m. 102.5 This is primarily known as an underwater park.
John Pennekamp was the first undersea park in the US, and covers about 178 nautical sq. mi. extending 3 miles into the Atlantic, and 25 miles long the Keys. The ecology includes coral reef, seagrass beds and mangrove swamps.
Equipment Rentals: boats, dive and snorkel gear.
Activities: canoeing, kayaking, fishing, glass bottom boat tours, picnic area, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling trips, and viewing rafts.
There is a nature trail, and a bike path. The visitors center had a 30,000 gallon above ground tank. They also offer films about the park, reefs and the sea life that lives there. Admission begins at $2.50 for one person.
othercontact: (305) 852-7161 (Harris)
Phone: (305) 451-1202 (Pennekamp)
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