Long Key State Park

The Spanish named this island "Cayo Vivora" or Rattlesnake Key because its shape resembles a snake with its jaws open. In the early 20th century, Long Key was the site of a luxurious fishing resort that was destroyed during the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Visitors can explore this island by canoeing through a chain of lagoons or hiking two land-based trails. The Golden Orb Trail takes visitors through five natural communities to an observation tower that provides a panoramic view of the island.



Birding, Boating, Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Scuba/Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming


Parking, Picnic Area

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Ramps

Fishing Type

Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Hours of Operation

Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset., Open Year-Round