Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
About Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER
The great South Florida weather beckons park visitors to take a walk through our tropical, hardwood hammock and view the exposed coral, quarry walls from Henry Flagler's day in the early 1900s. It's hard to believe that this wonderful park exists right off of Highway U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 84.9.
We have trails, picnic tables, and a wonderful Education Center where you can learn about our cultural and natural resources. Pack a picnic lunch and wander through mahogany, gumbo limbo, white ironwood and pigeon plum trees. The birding is great, and viewing the remains of the ancient coral reefs is spectacular. We are one of the only two spots in the contiguous United States where one can view the remains of an ancient coral reef. We are definitely worth a visit!
Don't forget to check out the recent issue of Making Waves, the newsletter of the Friends of the Islmorada Area State Parks, Inc. Better yet, ask about becoming a member!
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park is located on Windley Key at Mile Marker 84.9 near Islamorada.
- 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 in the Visitor Center. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park, as required by law.