Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Islamorada

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Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park is a Florida State Park located on 280-acre (1 km2) Lignumvitae Key, one mile west of U.S. 1 (Overseas Highway) at mile marker 78.5, and can be reached only by private boat or tour boat.

The park was also added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 16, 1999, under the designation of Lignumvitae Key Archeological and Historical District. According to the National Register, it contains 3 historic buildings, 3 structures and 8 objects.

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  • Lignumvitae Key is located Islamorada, you need a boat to get there. Part of the fun is seeing all the sealife. View all the flora and fauna, birds and wildlife. Because of the pandemic everything.....  more
    Lignumvitae Key is located Islamorada, you need a boat to get there. Part of the fun is seeing all the sealife. View all the flora and fauna, birds and wildlife. Because of the pandemic everything.....  more »
  • We anchored our catamaran off of Indian key and dinghies over to Robby’s to check that out before embarking on a trip out to Lignumvitae. Unfortunately we got out of a very narrow channel into a sea.....  more
    We anchored our catamaran off of Indian key and dinghies over to Robby’s to check that out before embarking on a trip out to Lignumvitae. Unfortunately we got out of a very narrow channel into a sea.....  more »
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  • Good experience House and trails were closed but it was beautiful
  • If you are on a non-motorized vessel, do NOT even consider coming out to this key. It is considerably far away from land. The map on the state park website is very misleading. The kayak landing on the south side of the island is completely overgrown. There's no reason to go to it, and it does not connect to a passable trail. The mooring balls are marked as a snorkel spot on the map, but there is absolutely nothing out there. So, after 3-4 miles of paddling, we committed to going around to the dock on the north side. To our disappointment, the nature trails were closed and we were left with a simple self tour of the exterior of some small, old buildings and structures.

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