Indian Key Historic State Park
Know Before You Go
Effective Sept. 29, 2021: Indian Key Historic State Park is accessible only via kayak launch. The boat ramp at Indian Key Fill is closed due to storm damage. The observation tower is also closed.
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
$2.50 per person
Welcome to Indian Key Historic State Park
In 1836, Indian Key became the first county seat for Dade County.
At the time, the tiny island was the site of a lucrative business that salvaged cargo from shipwrecks in the Florida Keys.
Accessible only by boat, the park welcomes visitors who come here to swim, sunbathe and hike. Kayak rentals are available from local charter companies.
Park fees can be paid in cash at the iron ranger near the kayak launch or in advance using the "Pay Online Single-Use Day Pass" link.