John Pennekamp State Park

John Pennekamp State Park

South Florida is blessed to have the abundance of mother nature’s grace. Great hands worked together in the preservation of these natural resources making South Florida as one of the best tourist destination. The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is among the list of the best places to visit and explore. This is the first undersea park in the United States offering a great place for discovery and adventure. April 14, 1972.

John Pennekamp State Park

John Pennekamp State Park is located at 102601 Overseas Highway or US 1 at mile marker 102.5, Key Largo. Drive down south for an hour and so but reaching the park is all worth it. It is just a little more than an hour drive south from Miami. Established in 1963 was this first undersea park in the United States named after a Miami newspaper editor, John D. Pennekamp, who made such great efforts in contribution to the establishment of the Everglades National Park and the preservation of the John Pennekamp State Park. The experience with the marine life and live coral formation is the best attraction to be enjoyed in the park. The mangrove swamp and tropical hammocks offers a unique experience to the visitors. Swimming, fishing, picnicking and camping are among the amenities offered by the park.

John Pennekamp State Park

Want more interesting adventure with the nature? Try these: Explore the marine ecosystem at John Pennekamp’s Visitor Center or Glass Bottom Boat Tours. Get in touch with the live coral reef for a Scuba Diving Tours or Snorkel Tours. Take a trip into the 50 mile natural mangrove trails by a Kayak or Canoe or stroll at the Mangrove Trails and Boardwalks. Take a dip at the two beautiful beaches in the park or go for a boating at an affordable cost.

John Pennekamp State Park

The park is open from 8:00 am to sunset and the Visitor Center hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information contact them (305) 451-6300 or email at info@pennekamppark.com. Don’t miss the chance to visit this and other fascinating places of South Florida.

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