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Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park

Mile Marker 84.5, Windley Key, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-2540
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Worth a stop!

Windley Key is definitely worth a quick visit (that's all it takes) to learn about the fascinating... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ithaca, New York
Quiet location take the self guided tour

We were surprised how quiet the park was. Made an interesting short stop, take the time to do the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Nature trails and fossilized coral reefs are the highlights of this park.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Mile Marker 84.5, Windley Key, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-2540
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Reviewed yesterday

Windley Key is definitely worth a quick visit (that's all it takes) to learn about the fascinating geology of the Keys. Florida State Parks are hidden gems!

Thank TMWildMed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised how quiet the park was. Made an interesting short stop, take the time to do the self guided tour and learn about the quarry and rocks. Fascining to see the limestone and see the shells and creatures (and sand from the Sahara!)...More

Thank Matt_Martins
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove past this spot on many trips to the Keys but finally stopped and spent time. What a beautiful spot. The park ranger there was extremely friendly and informative. Spent a couple of hours walking the trails, viewing the native flora and the fossilized coral....More

Thank fishersgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park has 5 trails and they vary in difficulty. If you bring water to hydrate and you walk at a leisurely pace you can walk all of the trails. Th actual quarry area is fun to look back in geological time. The trail along...More

1  Thank tarch88
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Hardly anyone comes here, which is a good thing. I guess most people come to the Keys for the weather, to relax (or party), and nothing else! This place is very interesting, for the few visitors who have any interest in nature.

Thank peterdavies2016
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This Florida state geological park costs$2.50/ person entrance fee. It features a small rock quarry with coral and shell fossils and a short nature trail thru the forest but near the road. There is a small nature exhibit/ museum. If you need to stretch your...More

Thank jronkowski
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We like to hike so we stopped here before dropping into Theater of the Sea on vacation. This is a small park with much to offer, with several short and very manageable trails, several quarries you can explore and see lots of coral and limestone...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It cost only $2.50 per person and is worth the stop. Our kids 12, 11 and 9 enjoyed seeing all the fossils, different plant life and a snake skin that remained in one of the crevices on the coral fossil wall. Self guided all day...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you're not in to geology, this might not strike your fancy. If you have kids, they might find all the fossils fascinating. If you wonder where all those rocks for Flager's Overseas Railroad come from, this just might help answer your questions. Picnic area...More

Thank pdfan11946
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Got to the park early in the morning Saturday. They allowed us to just walk. Great for a walk and talk. Empty trails cost 2.50 per person.

Thank Kerry F
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Angie N
27 July 2017|
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Response from Jeff P |
Bring your best deet based repellant. Big black mosquitoes, they do not seem to like coppertone scent for some reason.