Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, Key Largo

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The Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park is a Florida State Park, located in the center of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, on County Road 905, one-quarter mile north of its intersection with the Overseas Highway (US 1).The park's name honors Dagny Johnson, a local environmentalist activist, and is constructed on land bought up in 1982 after the financial demise of Port Bougainville, a project which would have included 15 hotels and over 2000 condos. The park is an important habitat for the threatened Key Largo Woodrat and the Key Largo Cotton Mouse, which are found only in this part of Key Largo: 90% of these animals' habitat is in the Dagny Johnson Park and the adjacent Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge.Admission and hoursThere is a $2.50 per person entrance fee. Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).
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  • This park is located at the north end of Key Largo just to the east of the US 1 turn west to Homestead. There is a very small parking area. Bikers and hikers can traverse a peaceful big loop trail thr...  more »
  • It has been to cold and windy to enjoy any water activities So we decided to try a walk in the Botanical State Park. There were no English speaking literature available where the maps and informationa...  more »
  • Pros Nice descriptions of the plants with the described plant having a tag to make the ID easy. Easy walking Cons Trails could be better marked. We walked the long loop in January 2018 and the far end...  more »

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