Indian Key State Historic Site, Islamorada

Indian Key Historic State Park is an island within the Florida State Park system, located just a few hundred yards southeast of U.S. 1 within the Florida Keys. The island was briefly inhabited in the middle of the 19th century but is now an uninhabited ghost town. It is frequently visited by tourists and is the subject of an archaeological project to uncover the historic building foundations.The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.History See Indian Key, Florida
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  • packed a lunch and kayaked out. AWESOME! checked off this Bucket list item I didnt even know was on my list. Streets to walk on and image life there in the 1800s. Interesting history and plaques to gu...  more »
  • Kayaked out and just hung out. Enjoyed the views and the fishes. It is a a short trip but well worth it  more »
  • Indian Key is a small Key with an interesting history (read about it at the dock). It is about a 30 minute paddle from Robbie's key (south of Islamorada). Paddling out to the Key we say a big ray, and...  more »
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  • Wow, one of the coolest parks / historic sites I've been to. You can launch from Robbies Marina or the public launch is one bridge north. Nice paddle if the wind cooperates. Looks like any normal mangrove island from a distance, but there's a lot to see when you get on the island. You land your kayak / canoe on a pretty rocky area and there are paths throughout the key. I don't want to give spoilers about the history of the key, best to read about it on the dock :)
  • If you enjoy history, the island is perfect. Away from everything and very peaceful. BUT if you plan on snorkeling or swimming , I warn you now, don’t waste your time. Absolutely terrible snorkeling and swimming. Also, walking on there island wasn’t easy. Based on where they told us to put our kayaks, even with shoes I needed up slicing up my feet.
  • Great half day getaway. Rent a kayak from Robbie's and paddle out. Very quiet. Lots of history. We saw nurse and baby hammerheads. Lots of skates and one BIG Ray.
  • We kayaked over to the island and it was very interesting walking around reading about the past of the island
  • It's really cool to come out to Indian Key. Getting out here can be somewhat of a challenge though. On the island there's very little except some paths and some trees. It's a beautiful little island. The water around the island can be interesting depending on the tides. If the water is flowing fast and you have to travel in the opposite direction in a kayak then moving a few inches out of the current can make all the difference. I think you can get kayaks over at Robbies.
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