Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Long Key State Park


Long Key contains the remains of ancient coral reefs that were formed 100,000 years ago when the sea level was 20 to 30 feet higher.


Long Key State Park FAQ's:

Question: Where is Long Key State Park located?

Answer: Long Key is located halfway between Miami and Key West at Mile Marker 67.5.

Question: Can I bring my pet to the Park?

Answer: Pets are not permitted in overnight areas, or on the beach. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park.

Question: Are waterfront tent campsites available?

Answer: Yes, there are 60 campsites located on the beach.

Question: What are the park hours of operation?

Answer: Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year.

Question: What is located at each campsite?

Answer: Each campsite has a picnic table, a ground grill, a freshwater spigot and electricity.

Question: Should I mak a reservation to visit the park?

Answer: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance. The sites book quickly so make your plans well in advance. For reservations, please call Reserve America at 1-800-326-3521 or online www.reserveamerica.com

Question: What activities does the park offer?

  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Ranger Hosted Campire Circle
  • Ranger Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnicing
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing

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