Bahia Honda State Park
About Bahia Honda State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Winter has finally arrived in the Keys! Temperatures average in the 70s, making it a perfect time to get outside and enjoy all that Bahia Honda has to offer. Relax on our natural sandy beaches, go for a swim, enjoy a walk along our trails, or stop in the Sand and Sea Nature Center to learn more about the park’s natural resources and history.
Want a more in-depth look at Bahia Honda? 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 am). Programs vary daily, please contact the Ranger Station (305-872-2352) for a weekly schedule.
Feeling more adventurous? 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.
We also have some exciting special events coming up. Have you ever wondered what it was like to ride the first train to Key West? Step back in time with our Rangers to the early 1900s as they re-enact the history of the Overseas Railroad. Or, listen to an outdoor concert by the Finnish folk duo Vellamo. Check the Events section of the website for more details.
- 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 Fred Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.