Bahia Honda State Park
About Bahia Honda State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
This fall, enjoy a bit of our cultural history and walk up the Old Bahia Honda Bridge. This 101-year-old historic icon carried Henry Flagler’s train to Key West in 1912. From the bridge you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. The bridge is a great place to take in a sunrise or sunset, view sea life in the deep channel, or see a little fall color as our sea grape leaves change to a brilliant red.
This time of year means back to school but the learning doesn’t have to stop there. Come visit the Sand and Sea Nature Center open daily from 10:00am - 4:00pm. There you can enjoy some hands-on activities, a wide array of sea and wildlife displays, informational movies and a live underwater camera. Ask our staff about the self-guided Nature/History Quest or how seek out our Geocaches. These adventures will take you along natural sandy beaches, through the butterfly garden and into the mangrove community.
Conditions this time of year are still great for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking as water temps still hover around 85° F. Snorkel gear and kayak 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.
- 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. The required stay is three months and you receive a free campsite in exchange for volunteer hours. The sites have electric (50amp), water, picnic table and a grill. There is also a sewage dump station. 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 Park Manager Eric Kiefer at (305) 872-3897 for more information on volunteering at Bahia Honda State Park.
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
Coral Reef Park Company, Inc. -
Food service, merchandise sales, rental recreational equipment and boat tours.
Contact Daryl Obenour, (305) 872-3210
- 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.