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Interesting but not mandatory

Its a deserted and interesting place. Small visitor center, easy parking. The ranger is very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michele c
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Inexpensive and Unique

If you have time to spare and want an inexpensive activity for you or the kids, stop here! There... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nature trails and fossilized coral reefs are the highlights of this park.
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Mile Marker 84.5, Windley Key, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a deserted and interesting place. Small visitor center, easy parking. The ranger is very knowledgeable of the area and good to ask questions if you are new to the Keys. They give you a guidebook for a self-guided walking tour of less than a...More

Thank Michele c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have time to spare and want an inexpensive activity for you or the kids, stop here! There are some beautiful and short trails with educational plaques along the way. There is a nice little museum and a large coral wall to observe. There...More

Thank whydocatsgetonkeys
Reviewed 3 June 2018

We stopped here on our way to Marathon - very reasonable at only $2.50 per person - we received a book from the office for a self-guided tour on 5 different trails. Bring the bug spray but enjoyed the visit !

Thank jrmarkie
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This park is cool. You get to learn about the development of the keys and how that worked. We learned about fossils in the area, and bought a bit to bring home. On the walk, we saw lots of cool insects such as a big...More

Thank kalamckay
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We visited this past Saturday looking forward to taking the Ranger tour to learn more about the geology of the keys. After all it is called "Fossil Reef Geological State Park", so we expected interesting fossils and geology to be discussed on the tour of...More

Thank MrPeabody1
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We came on a day that was not busy, and the park staff was so insightful on the history of the park. Talked all about the quarry and the railroad and the hurricane from the 1930s, that killed a couple hundred of the workers. Very...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We learned about the railway that was built through the Keys. Learned a lot about the trees of the region as well as fossils. Saw lizards and birds. A nice walk. A lot of it is covered so it wasn't too hot. Staff are very...More

Thank Angie B
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend an hour or two learning about the nature and history if the Keys. We did the self guided tour for $2.50 each. The tour book was detailed and we learned a lot. There is a small indoor exhibit with a...More

Thank Clint W
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Windley Key is definitely worth a quick visit (that's all it takes) to learn about the fascinating geology of the Keys. Florida State Parks are hidden gems!

Thank TMWildMed
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We were surprised how quiet the park was. Made an interesting short stop, take the time to do the self guided tour and learn about the quarry and rocks. Fascining to see the limestone and see the shells and creatures (and sand from the Sahara!)...More

Thank Matt_Martins
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Katherine B
29 March 2018|
Response from peterdavies2016 | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid not. The trails are not long, and there was hardly anyone there. I guess most people go the the Keys for other reasons. I highly recommend it.
Angie N
27 July 2017|
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Response from Jeff P |
Bring your best deet based repellant. Big black mosquitoes, they do not seem to like coppertone scent for some reason.