This 2,304-acre site is one of the largest contiguous tracts of
tropical West Indian hardwood hammock found in the United States
and is home to 84 protected species of plants and animals. Most of
the park's six miles of trails are paved and accessible by foot,
bicyclists or wheelchairs.
Listen and look for mangrove cuckoos and black-whiskered vireos
during the breeding season in May and June. The threatened
white-crowned pigeon, unique to south Florida, nests on small
mangrove islands and flies in to the hammocks to feed on fruits.
December through April, look for white pelicans, grebes, moorhens,
roseate spoonbills, wood storks and other wading birds in ponds
near the north end of the park. Rare tree snails and giant land
crabs are most visible May through November. Common sights include
raccoons, rough green snakes, green treefrogs and opossums. The
Amercian crocodile, Key Largo woodrat and cotton mouse,
short-tailed hawk, eastern diamondback rattlesnake and eastern
indigo snake are found in the park, but are rarely seen.
Department of Environmental Protection.
Located on C.R. 905, ¼ mile north of its intersection with U.S. 1
Florida Wildlife Sites