Indian Key Historic State Park
About Indian Key Historic State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
While walking our well-maintained trails, you can view the ruins of a historic wrecking community. One of the most notorious residents, Jacob Housman, prospered greatly from the 11-acre isolated location of this island. After nearly a decade of success, fate finally caught up with him and his tenure on the island ended after the 1840 Indian raid.
Indian Key is easily accessible by kayak or boat from U.S. Highway 1. The perimeter of the island provides one of the few nearshore areas for snorkelers to view coral, not to mention the array of wildlife in and out of the water.
Please remember to bring along sun block, plenty of fluids and a diver-down flag for any snorkeling activities.
Don't forget to check out the recent issue of Making Waves - the newsletter of the Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, Inc. Better yet, ask about becoming a member!
Indian Key is located on the ocean side of U.S. 1 at M.M. 78.5. It is accessible only by private boat or charter boats available at nearby marinas.
- 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 the island. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park, as required by law.