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Curry Hammock State Park
Curry Hammock State Park
CURRY HAMMOCK STATE PARK
CURRY HAMMOCK STATE PARK
56200 Overseas Highway
Marathon, Florida   33050

Phone: 305-289-2690
Reservations: 305-289-2690
This park is made up of a group of islands in the Middle Keys, with public access to swimming, a playground, picnic tables, grills, and showers on the ocean side of Little Crawl Key. The hardwood hammocks found on these tropical islands support one of the largest populations of thatch palms in the United States. Mangrove swamps, seagrass beds, and wetlands provide vital habitats for tropical wildlife.

Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Swimming Beachyes
CampingWater/Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
A 28-site campground, located along the oceanfront, is open from November 1 through May 31 each year. Most sites have a gravel parking area for cars and RVs, and most have an adjoining sand area for pitching a tent. The sites without a sandbox are 10-19, 21, and 26. Tents may be placed on these sites as well, but the gravel is more coarse. Site 1 is ADA accessible. The campground fills quickly in winter, so make your plans early.

RV Camping

All 28 campsites offer water and 15/30/50 amp electric hookups, and a dump station is available within the campground. All sites are reserved through Reserve America.
Events
May 26
Ranger-Guided Nature Walk
Join a Park Ranger for a 90-minute walk through the park's unique palm hammock. Along the way, you will gain an appreciation for the difficulties plants and animals face in the sub-tropical ecosystem.

Additional Information:

The narrow trail limits the walk to twelve people, therefore reservations are recommended.

May 26
Nature Trail Walk
Join a Ranger for a one-hour guided walk along our moderately difficult, 1.5-mile hiking trail. Come out and enjoy a leisurely stroll through our rockland hammock and take in the flora and fauna of the Florida Keys. Along the way, you will gain an appreciation for the difficulties plants and animals face in the sub-tropical ecosystem.

Additional Information:

Bug spray, drinking water and closed-toed shoes or hiking boots are recommended.

The narrow trail limits the walk to twelve people, therefore reservations are recommended.

May 27
Kayak Tour
Take a 90-minute paddle around one of the islands that comprise Curry Hammock State Park. This ranger-led tour will give you an appreciation for the fragility of the nearshore ecosystem. You will see some of the damage man has caused and learn of the ongoing effort to preserve this valuable resource.

Additional Information:

Tours are limited to six kayaks. Visitors should bring their own or rent from the park.

Registration is recommended.

June 2
Ranger-Guided Nature Walk
Join a Park Ranger for a 90-minute walk through the park's unique palm hammock. Along the way, you will gain an appreciation for the difficulties plants and animals face in the sub-tropical ecosystem.

Additional Information:

The narrow trail limits the walk to twelve people, therefore reservations are recommended.

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Swimming
Swimming

Swimming is available in designated areas. In general, the water is shallow and the currents and waves gentle.
Canoeing
Canoeing and kayaking are outstanding in Curry Hammock State Park. Human powered boats may be carried to the waterfront and launched from both the day-use area and campground. The shallow waters are usually calm with gentle currents. There are miles of shoreline on both the Atlantic and Bay of Florida sides of the park and a beautiful mangrove creek to explore. There are no facilities for powerboats in the park, and most of the waters within the park are a no combustion zone.


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Picnicking
The picnic area is located on the southeast end of the park and has 4 pavilions, each with a barbecue grill and 4 picnic tables. Please contact the ranger station at (305) 289-2690 for availability and reservations. When not reserved these pavilions are available on a first-come basis. Other picnic tables are spread out along the waterfront. Pavilion 1 is ADA accessible.
Trails
A 1.5-mile nature trail winds through the hardwood hammock. The tread is uneven and appropriate footware is recommended.
Area Attractions
Inline skating is permitted on the park's roadways, and on the Overseas Heritage Multi-use Trail.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 7 Lots of fun, great fishing by Happy Florida Camper
This is one of our favorite campsites. The sites are close to the beach and the fishing was great. The facilities are clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. Shopping close by, so you can conveniently pick up anything you forgot to pack. I love this park!
January 4 A Very nice park for beachies by Bill
We live in Florida and have a Florida State Park passport book as we camp often. we visited Curry Hammock 2 years ago in April and like all Florida parks is clean as can be. A small and very new facility right next to the beach, it was very warm but if your a beachy person you will enjoy it


Pets
Pet Camping

Pets must be confined, leashed (not to exceed six feet in length) or otherwise under the physical control of a person at all times. Tethered pets must not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Quiet hours must be observed from 11:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles. Florida law requires that pets be vaccinated against rabies. Any pet that is noisy, dangerous, intimidating or destructive will not be allowed to remain in the park. Non-furbearing pets, such as reptiles, birds, or fish must be confined or under the physical control of the owner. Some animals may be prohibited on park property. Failure to abide by these rules may result in the camper being asked to board the pet outside the park or to leave the campground.

Pets

Pets are not allowed on beaches, in picnic shelters, or in the bathhouses. In the areas where pets are allowed they must be on a six-foot hand held leash and be well behaved at all times. For more information, see the Official Pet Policy.
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Directions
The park is located along both sides of U.S. 1 starting at Little Crawl Key, Mile Marker 56.2, 11 miles west of Long Key. The entrance to the facilities is on the ocean side of U.S. 1.

USA Parks
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Florida
Florida
Southeast Region
Southeast Region
Curry Hammock State Park
Curry Hammock State Park