D. Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

P.O. Box 487, Key Largo, 33037
(305) 451-1202
8am to sunset

D. Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park

This park’s 2,500 acres encompass the largest remaining tracts of rockland hammock in the continental U.S. A short paved walking/biking trail takes you into the main public part of the habitat, where you can find breeding populations of Black-whiskered Vireos, Mangrove Cuckoos and White-crowned Pigeons; 20+ species of wood-warblers can be found during spring and fall migration. Butterfly viewing can be rewarding, look for Ruddy Daggerwings and Zebra Longwings gliding through the hammocks. An additional 4 miles of paved trails, as well as off-trail possibilities, are accessible after obtaining a free backcountry permit (at neighboring John D. Pennekamp State Park). Rarities such as Brown-crested Flycatcher, La Sagra’s Flycatcher, Thick-billed Vireo and Zenaida Dove have been found here.

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