95% of the park is covered by water, so being on - or in - the water is the best way to experience the park. Explore some of these ideas:
Elliott Key is the largest island in the park. It was once a thriving community of pioneers engaged in pineapple farming, sponging, wrecking and other pursuits. Today the island offers camping, picnicking, wildlife watching and a hiking trail. Trips are best during the winter months when temperatures are mild and bugs are easier to deal with.
Last updated: August 17, 2022