John Pennekamp State Park Key Largo is your jumping off point to amazing adventures when you stay with us at our affordable family vacation rental in Key Largo situated at Kawama Tower 406 kawama Yacht Club. The State Park entrance is at MM 102.5 on the Oceanside.
Established in 1963, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park was the first undersea park created in the United States.
The park, combined with the adjacent Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, encompasses 178 nautical square miles of coral reefs, sea grass beds and mangrove swamps. These areas were established to protect and preserve the only living coral reef in the continental United States.
The area around Key Largo benefits from years of preservation and diversity and marine restoration have been keystone pillars of effort down the years.
The park offers both a land side area of self guided nature walks along the Mangrove and Wild Tamarind trails & boardwalks, picnic facilities, and a protected beach environment.
It is also the base station for many water based trips including Snorkelling, Glass Bottom Boats, Diving, Fishing and Kayaking.
Enquire at the Ranger Station about program schedules current to the time of your visit.
There are also a couple of beach areas here. Snorkelling and swimming are available right off the beaches. Showers are also available!