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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

Winter is a great time to get outside and enjoy all that Bahia Honda has to offer. Enjoy the balmy weather by relaxing on our natural sandy beaches, going for a swim, having a picnic, or walking 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 and do 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 hike through the park or listen to an Illustrated Talk in the Nature Center (Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am). Programs vary daily, please contact the Ranger Station (305) 872-2352 for a weekly schedule. We also offer several night time programs just for campers – so be sure to check in the Ranger Station for a weekly schedule. Also – keep an eye on our Events page. Our Historical Reenactment of the History of the Overseas Railway is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, January 16 and Friday, February 6. We won’t be doing it again until next year, so mark your calendar!

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 two new partnerships that will give you even more ways to enjoy our park. Alanda Bulger of Posed Butterfly Yoga will be teaching Yoga at the Park on Sunday, Monday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. Sarah Sullivan of Serenity Eco Therapy will be teaching Paddleboard Yoga at Bahia Honda on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8:00 a.m.  Please visit their websites or call Alanda (561) 662-9325 or Sarah (305) 432-1401 for more 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.