Hurricane Recovery- Bahia Honda State Park

A view of the repaired road along the beach shore.

Bahia Honda State Park is one of the signature locations of the Florida Keys. With emerald waters stretching as far as the eye can see, this state park is truly a paradise. Visitors come to enjoy the balmy breezes, snorkel, relax on the beach and explore trails year-round.

In September of 2017, Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys. The category 4 hurricane did more than just topple trees — buildings were flattened, and much of the beach’s sand was displaced and campsites were buried in debris. When the storm passed, park staff, the community and emergency officials came together to help free trapped citizens and clear the wreckage.

Bahia Honda State Park has made a nearly full recovery since the storm. However, there are parts of the park that are still being restored. The Sandspur Beach area and Sandspur camping sites are closed until further notice while work continues on their reconstruction. Other sections of the park are open for your enjoyment. Bahia Honda has endured hurricanes before, and this is no different. The irrepressible spirit of resiliency shines strong at this park!