Bahia Honda State Park

Henry Flagler's railroad to Key West turned the remote island of Bahia Honda Key into a tropical destination. Today, the island is home to one of Florida's southernmost state parks, known for beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets and excellent snorkeling. Visitors can picnic on the beach and take a swim or relax and enjoy the balmy sea breezes that caress the shores year-round. Anglers can fish from shore or bring a boat and launch at the boat ramp. Kayaks and snorkeling gear can be rented. Boat trips to the reef for a snorkeling excursion are available. Bahia Honda is an excellent place to see wading birds and shorebirds. The nature center introduces nature lovers to the island's plants and animals. Full-facility campsites and vacation cabins are available.

Bahia Honda has several white sandy beaches for you to enjoy. Calusa is the smallest beach; it is located on the northwest side of the island. There are several small pavilions in this area and a bathhouse with outdoor, fresh water showers. Loggerhead is the shallowest beach and is located on the south side of the island. It is known for the large shallow sand bar just a few feet offshore. It shares the restroom with Calusa beach. Sandspur is the largest beach; it is located on the southeast end of the island. There are three large pavilions in the Sandspur area and a restroom with outdoor, fresh water showers.
Camping, Full Facility

Buttonwood (sites #1-48) can accommodate a variety of camping rigs from a large RV to a small tent. The sites are gravel making them more suitable for an RV or pop-up. These sites are the largest in the park. They all have electricity, water, a picnic table and grill. The sites on the water have little shade. There is also a restroom with hot showers and a dump station. Waterfront sites are #12-25. #12 and #13 are by the boat docks and #14 is on the channel.

Sandspur (sites #49-72) is located in a hardwood hammock. The sites are small and have low clearance. Tents can fit on all of these sites and a few will accommodate small pop-ups. RVs over 14 feet in length are not permitted in this area. All sites have a picnic table, grill and water. #57-72 sites also have electricity. The waterfront sites in this area are #64-72. There is no dump station in Sandspur. Guests may use the dump station located in Buttonwood.

Bayside (sites #73-80) is the smallest campground with only eight sites. There is a vehicle height restriction of 6 feet 8 inches. Your vehicle has to be able to go under the new Bahia Honda Bridge. The sites have a picnic table, grill and water. There is a small restroom nearby with electricity. Visitors are welcome to use the large restroom in the Buttonwood campground that is one-half mile away.

Three duplex cabins on stilts overlook the bay. Each cabin is equipped with kitchen appliances, utensils and linens. Cabins 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 have central heating and cooling, two bedrooms, a living room with sofa bed, kitchen/dining room and full bath. These cabins each accommodate six people.

Cabin 2 has a wheelchair lift. This cabin accommodates four people and has central heating and cooling, one bedroom, living room with sofa bed, kitchen/dining room and full bath, and a porch. A wood deck on ground level with a picnic table and grill provides an ideal setting for al fresco dining.

The road to the cabins has a vehicle height restriction of 6’8”. Your vehicle must fit under the Bahia Honda Bridge.

For the guest’s relaxation, televisions and phones are not provided.

Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287. Pets are not permitted in cabins.

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