By Clyde Powell
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Bahia Honda State Park is located on
Bahia Honda Key.
Here you can find all kinds of
activities and things for yourself and the whole family to do.
There are 3 different campgrounds in the park. Reservations
may be made up to 11 months in advance, the sites book quickly so make your
plans well in advance. For reservations, please call Reserve America at
1-800-326-3521 or online at www.reserveamerica.com Buttonwood- (#1 - #48) This
campground can accommodate a variety of camping rigs from a large RV to a small
tent. The sites are more suitable for an RV or pop-up because they are gravel.
The Buttonwood sites have very little shade and are the largest sites in the
park. They all have electricity, water, a picnic table and grill. There is also
a bathhouse with hot showers and a dump station for sewage. The waterfront sites
in this area are #12 - #25, but keep in mind #12 and #13 are by the boat docks
and #14 is on the channel coming into the boat docks. Sandspur- (#49 - #72)
These sites are the most beautiful in the park but are very small and have low
clearance. They are located in a very rare habitat called a hardwood hammock.
Tents can fit on all of these sites and a few sites will accommodate small
pop-ups. RVs are not permitted in this area, the sites are much too small. All
of these sites have a picnic table, grill and water, #57 - #72 also have
electricity. The waterfront sites in this area are #64 - #72. Bayside- (#73 -
#80) This campground is the smallest with only 8 sites and no electricity.
Bayside campground has a vehicle height restriction, like the cabins, 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 bathhouse
nearby with outside cold showers and no electricity. You are welcome to use the
large bathhouse in the Buttonwood campground that is one-half mile away.
Campsites are $31.49 per night including taxes. Maximum occupancy is 8 people
per site; in 2 tents, or one RV and one tent.
Location Looe Key Reef
A popular pastime at the park, take a leisurely ride on the park’s 3 ˝-mile paved road. For your safety, remember persons under the age of 16 years are required by state law to wear a properly fitting bike helmet. To preserve the natural areas of the park, bicycles are limited to roadways and are not permitted on footpaths, boardwalks or the trail that leads to the top of the Old Bahia Honda Bridge
Saltwater fishing licenses are required in Florida. All
fishing within the park must conform to the
Visitors come from all over the world to enjoy the swimming at Bahia Honda. The water is usually clear, unless the wind picks up and the waves stir the sand up. The water temperature varies from the mid to upper eighties in the summer, to the mid to lower seventies in the winter (Fahrenheit). The water is shallow and the currents are very mild. The only area to avoid swimming in is near the Bahia Honda Channel since the currents can be very swift.
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