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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

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102601 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
+1 305-451-6300
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A beautiful state park that features land and undersea adventures.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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102601 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
+1 305-451-6300
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Pennekamp last year and only go to stay three days before Matthew came and force us out. This time we got to stay the whole week Pennekamp is wonderful, the campgrounds are awesome and the water is great. I enjoyed just walking...More

Thank jim c
Reviewed 2 days ago

'Ello mates! Ever wanted to feel like Ariel from Little Mermaid? Now's your chance to make a splash and dive into the beautiful southern Key waters of Florida! `John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is located in Key Largo, approximately 1.5 hours south of Miami...More

Thank HerbertEdgewood
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went down from Miami to visit this park in order to go to the reef for snorkeling.unfortunately these days were with a lot of rain and wind so when we went there the boat couldn't leave.we did kayaking under heavy rain and the experience...More

Thank Maryklairy
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took our 5 year old to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. He has been practicing all summer using is mask and snorkel and so he was delighted to use them in the "open sea". We discovered a (mock) shipwreck at...More

1  Thank Scott C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very organized Staff helpful and friendly Swimming area has some fish for beginners Reef is man made and shallow but seen numerous species

1  Thank m1t5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went snorkeling and to our surprise we actually saw two manatees. They where so close we could touch them though we didn't. The only thing that I could suggest is that you bring towels and water shoes the beach has a...More

1  Thank 58frank
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went paddle boarding in the mangroves, good trails that are pretty well marked. Would recommend getting a map at the visitor center before going out as it might be easy to get a little lost without it.

1  Thank Marit1306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water was so murky and there were so many rocks on the coast it was hard to get into the water. We had children so we were unable to go boating, maybe that was the redeeming factor of this park?

Thank Lily T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little beaches. The aquarium was small but nice.the park is beautiful.you see nature the way it should be.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time snorkeling the reefs. Lots of fish and other puppies of the sea! Can't wait to go back!

Thank kellybryan
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25 July 2017|
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Response from poolman7212 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in June and July and didn't wear a wet suit except for my deep dives. As to the jellyfish didn't see any while I was there.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
We'll you are not diving Australia or Belize but I enjoyed it. Yes the particular reef I dove had some coral that was bleached but the color and forms of the majority were fantastic. The fish life was breathtaking.
7 July 2017|
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Response from Inquisitor72 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend taking advantage of the fairly calm waters of the beach for a 5yr old just learning to snorkel. There are fish to see, and it's fairly shallow in most of the roped off areas.