Curry Hammock State Park

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Curry Hammock State Park showing a beach and kayaking or canoeing

Go camping near mangroves, bird-watching beneath a thick canopy or kayaking between the islands of this scenic state park in the Middle Keys.

Find yourself surrounded by mangrove swamps, thick tropical canopies and a variety of local wildlife as you explore Curry Hammock State Park. Spend a few days camping within the park and bask in the Florida sun on one of its many beaches.

Curry Hammock State Park is made up of a series of islands in the Middle Keys. Due to the range of outdoor activities that suit children as well as adults, this is a great family destination. The calm water suits all levels of swimmers and picnic shelters provide a reprieve from the sun.

Bring some fish to broil on the barbecues provided or try your hand at fishing from the bank of the lagoon. Watch windsurfers skimming across the sea or rent a board for yourself to get a workout.

Because there is a small fee to enter Curry Hammock State Park, there are fewer crowds than at many of the other keys. This means you can still find quiet beaches to set up camp away from the sounds of motorboats and large groups of revelers. Rent a kayak to explore the island’s shore or dive the nearby coral reefs.

Various trails twist through the mangrove swamps of the park. The thick hardwood vegetation, called the hammock, means that much of the park is in shade. Follow the main walking trail to reach a large lagoon. Keep an eye out for lizards and birds as you walk. Sometimes you can catch glimpses of schools of barracuda in the lagoon. Bring your binoculars to spot migratory birds such as hawks and other birds of prey.

Visit the Florida State Parks website to make a reservation for overnight stays. Camping facilities include warm showers, toilets and a camp host. In winter, the host organizes regular campfire gatherings on the beach and live music performances.

Curry Hammock State Park is located near mile marker 56 on the Overseas Highway, just a 10-minute drive from downtown Marathon. Parking is available within the park. The park is open daily, and an admission fee applies.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys
2.5 out of 5
13201 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
The price is $259 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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Two-bedroom Apartment
Two-bedroom Apartment
3.5 out of 5
201 E. Ocean Dr. Building 1, Unit #302, Marathon, FL
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W08 - 2394 Coco Plum Dr Unit 2
W08 - 2394 Coco Plum Dr Unit 2
Marathon, FL
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Floating Sea Cove Resort & Marina
Floating Sea Cove Resort & Marina
2 out of 5
12685 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
The price is $139 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Marathon Florida Keys
2.5 out of 5
13201 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
The price is $259 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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Two-bedroom Apartment
Two-bedroom Apartment
3.5 out of 5
201 E. Ocean Dr. Building 1, Unit #302, Marathon, FL
Two-bedroom Apartment
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W08 - 2394 Coco Plum Dr Unit 2
Marathon, FL
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Rainbow Bend Resort
Rainbow Bend Resort
2.5 out of 5
57784 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
The price is $259 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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Hampton Inn Marathon-Florida Keys, FL
Hampton Inn Marathon-Florida Keys, FL
2.5 out of 5
13351 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
The price is $269 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
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Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort
Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort
3 out of 5
351 East Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL
The price is $389 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
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