CURRY HAMMOCK STATE PARK
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.
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.
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.
Swimming is available in designated areas. In general, the water is shallow and the currents and waves gentle.
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.
Fishing is allowed within the park. The flats often hold permit and bonefish, and the channel alongside the park has produced sizable sharks, snapper, snook, and more. Florida fishing regulations apply within the park, and spearguns are prohibited at all times.