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Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

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Okay hike for restored housing development

We stopped here, expecting botanical experiences. Let me lower your expectations. The most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bluffton, Ohio
Decent way to spend a few hours

We went around noon on New Year's Eve 2018. There was a ranger there that pointed out the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here, expecting botanical experiences. Let me lower your expectations. The most horticultural learning you will get here consists entirely of a few posts with plant and tree identification. The highlight of the hike was seeing a large green iguana. Other than that, there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very strange, empty, and somewhat creepy “park” with crumbling asphalt road-trails that turn into swampy dirt paths through unfriendly-feeling tropical vegetation. Nothing to do really, except maybe for sitting down on the banks of small lake-like feature along one of the trails. I mean,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went around noon on New Year's Eve 2018. There was a ranger there that pointed out the poisonwood (stay away, poison may stay in your blood and keep giving you rashes for three weeks, but if you stay on the marked paths you'll be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elizabethfhill1996
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Made the mistake of choosing this park as a stop on our way back from Key West to Miami. After 15 minutes of walking we realized that this once upon a time must have been nice. It reminded me of a large backyard that lost...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 15 October 2018

It is a good place to go if you are just looking for a trail to hike. We couldn't do the whole trail since a section of it was covered by water.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tim087
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I never saw anything like this under name "Botanical Garden". Even with a free parking and just $2.5 fee you put in envelop and leave in a special box. Wild thickets with a series of posts. Absolute desolation and a sense of hopelessness.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Svitlana88
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I agree with the other reviews this park is basically abandoned. The trails are poorly marked so even if you attempt to follow with the available park map you get lost. I did find the pond and was able to photograph an iguana that swam...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dmarkham604
Reviewed 12 June 2018

It was a very quiet stroll through the park, and the land topography was interesting-the tree hammock led into the mangrove area, and at low tide we walked across the stone path to get to the other side of the hammock to loop around to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lcammm
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Not much to see here but wad a relaxing time spent walking and looking at the trees of Florida. This is a self guided tour so you can go as fast or slow as desired

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peggy T
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We were interested in seeing wildlife and tried this park but the map was poorly designed and there was no information about what might be of interest of what we could potentially see, such as interesting flora and fauna, environmental interest details, etc. We walked...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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24 August 2017|
Response from Lindsey C |
Pets are welcome at Florida State Parks on a leash. Just make sure you stay on the trails and bring plenty of bug spray. State parks in the Florida Keys have been impacted by hurricane Irma, so if you're planning a visit, go... More
12 June 2017|
Response from Lindsey C |
There is a one mile loop and a 2 mile loop. The full loop is sometimes partially under water. As far as level goes, well, this is the keys, so its flat. This park is taken care of by John Pennekamp State Park, so you have to... More