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Bahia Honda State Park

 About Bahia Honda State Park

Two boats float in the blue waters surrounding Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys.


Eric Kiefer

Temperatures have cooled slightly in the Keys (don’t worry – it’s definitely still warm enough for a swim) as our winter approaches. Now is a great time to get outside and enjoy all that Bahia Honda has to offer. Relax on our natural sandy beaches, go for a swim, have a picnic, or walk along our trails. Don’t forget to stop in the Sand and Sea Nature Center to learn more about all of the interesting things you can see in the park.

We have a number of Ranger-led programs planned for the winter. Join one of Bahia Honda’s knowledgeable Park Rangers for a leisurely paced hike through the park or listen to an Illustrated Talk in the Nature Center (Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m.). Programs vary daily, please contact the Ranger Station (305) 872-2352) for a weekly schedule. We’re also offering two more adventurous programs: Discover Ocean Kayaking and Intro to Snorkeling (Fridays, bi-monthly). Contact the Nature Center (305) 872-9807) to see when we’ll be playing in the water next.

In the mood for an adventure? Snorkel gear, kayak and SUP paddleboard rentals, as well as daily trips to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, are available from The Coral Reef Park Company. Call (305) 872-3210 for fees and information.

We're also very excited to announce a new partnership with Posed Butterfly Yoga. They will be teaching Yoga at the park on Sunday, Monday and Friday at 8:15 a.m. Please visit their website or call (561) 662-9325 for fees and information.


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  • Bahia Honda State Park is located in the Florida Keys 12 miles south of Marathon on U.S. Highway 1 at Mile Marker 36.8, ocean side.


  • Volunteer -

    Do you love snorkeling, diving and fishing in crystal clear waters? Or, do you enjoy sunbathing on a beautiful beach? Then you may want to become a volunteer at Bahia Honda State Park in the fabulous Florida Keys. We accept volunteer applications no more than 12-13 months in advance. Campground volunteer positions are in high demand at the park; however, we are currently looking for volunteers that have a live-aboard boat for our marina. The normal stay is three months and you receive a free campsite in exchange for volunteer hours. Volunteers at the park perform a variety of tasks including bathroom cleaning, litter pick-up, maintenance and repair projects. We try to match your skills and interests to the job. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Brittany Burtner at for more information on volunteering at Bahia Honda State Park.

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.



  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Due to limited spaces at Bahia Honda, pets have limited access to facilities. Pets are not allowed in cabins, bathhouses, pavilions, the concession building, on beaches or in the water. In the limited areas where pets are permitted, they must be kept on a six-foot, handheld leash and be well-behaved at all times. Service animals are welcome in all areas and buildings of the park, as required by law.