Curry Hammock State Park
About Curry Hammock State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
Located in Marathon, the heart of the Florida Keys, Curry Hammock State Park makes for a great summertime destination. With holidays like the 4th of July and Labor Day, Curry Hammock should be on your summertime plate. Come for the day and enjoy the beach and picnic pavilions. Enjoy the scenic view while cooking your favorite lunches on park grills located at each pavilion.
Summertime is officially here and wildlife is taking advantage. Our first turtle nest of the season has been laid and several crawls have been noted. Keep an eye out for tracks in the sand from our special visitors from the sea. The blue land crabs have emerged from their holes and have joined our summer campers. They can be seen scurrying along our roads, trails, campground, and other use areas as they make their way to their favorite summertime breeding spot. Large tarpon have been spotted in the adjacent waters to the park and make a great story for any fishermen. Manatee often visit the park this time of year and for the fortunate few, they can be seen near the kayak launch area or in adjacent waters. White-crowned pigeons have been spotted feasting on poisonwood berries and will soon be joined by large numbers of migrating birds. Curry Hammock will be hosting the 16th Annual Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival on September 27, 2014 so make reservations now.
The campground enjoys a nice sea breeze most days which keeps temperatures down. For those who want to explore the shallow pristine waters which surround our park, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available through the Ranger Station every day between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Don’t forget to hydrate and wear sunscreen. Nature is here, the only thing missing is you. So, come "Get a little park on ya!"
Don't forget to check out the February 2014 issue of Making Waves - the newsletter of the Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, Inc. Better yet, ask about becoming a member!
- Curry Hammock State Park is located along both sides of U.S. 1 starting at Little Crawl Key, Mile Marker 56.2, 11 miles west of Long Key. The entrance to the facilities is on the oceanside of U.S. 1.
- For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
- Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, Inc.
P.O. Box 236
Islamorada, FL 33036
- Florida State Parks Pet Policy
- Pets are not permitted on beaches, in picnic shelters or in the bathhouses. In the areas where pets are allowed they must be on a six-foot hand held leash and be well behaved at all times. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park, as required by law.