Outdoor recreation in the Florida Keys introduces you to the most tropical and unusual habitats within the United States. It truly is like being in the Caribbean, with tangled jungles of tropical trees and mangrove-lined waterways. Some destinations are accessible only by boat, while others are right along US 1, the Overseas Highway.
Please see individual park pages for updates on current park status after Hurricane Irma. Both Long Key State Park and Bahia Honda State Park lost their oceanfront campgrounds but remain open. Bahia Honda still has camping and cabins on Florida Bay. All other parks and preserves have resumed normal operations with some scattered trail closures.
Hikers walking from Key West to Quebec as part of the Eastern Continental Trail use the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, a bike path that includes many renovated historic railroad bridges along US 1, following the original Overseas Railroad route from Key Largo to Key West.