John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo, Florida

102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037

| Map |

Other Nearby Places to Visit

About John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Average user rating (10 Reviews)

Rating for your family

Heather DeChaume and 2 other parents have been here

Ratings by kids' ages

  • Tots (0-2)
  • Little kids (3-5)
  • Big kids (6-8)
  • Tweens (9-12)
  • Teens (13+)

Tips for Families

On-site activities include snorkeling, glass-bottom boat tours, beach access and more. Reservations required for some activities.


Address: 102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, Florida 33037

| Map
Phone: 305-451-6300
URL: http://www.pennekamppark.com/
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am - sunset
Price: $8 entry fee per vehicle, $2 fee for pedestrians or bicycles More Info

Family Trips that include John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

View All

Recent User Reviews

View All
  • My overall rating:

    My ratings by kids age

    • Big kids (6-8)
    • Tweens (9-12)
  • Visited: 2014-06-01
  • Submitted: 2015-06-02 16:30:43.0
  • Traveled with:

    Big Kids (6-8) and Tweens (9-12)

Great family fun!

Flag review

Tips for Families

Get there early as long lines can form

Suggestions for nearby family-friendly accommodations

N/A

Suggestions for nearby family-friendly restaurants

N/A

My Kid's Review

N/A

View more

Was this review helpful to you?

Yes
1

Experienced Traveler

Washington, New Jersey

  • My overall rating:

    My ratings by kids age

    • Tweens (9-12)
  • Visited: 2011-05-01
  • Submitted: 2013-02-21 21:56:22.0
  • Traveled with:

    Tweens (9-12)

Wonderful gem of a State Park really close to Miami

Flag review

Tips for Families

If anyone has a tendency to get motion sick, take Dramamine or stay up top until they stop the boat. Listen to the crew and you'll be fine!

Suggestions for nearby family-friendly accommodations

N/A

Suggestions for nearby family-friendly restaurants

N/A

My Kid's Review

N/A

View more

Was this review helpful to you?

Yes
0

Submitted by: Rebecca M.

One of my best experiences EVER. I will never forget this place and soo want to go back someday in the future. You actually SEE coral reefs, and its soo close AND TONS of amazing, vibrant colored, different shaped, HUGE and small, fishes. WORTH EVERY PENNY. My friend and I went on a Thursday and the crowd was not that bad, but i was there two and a half hours EARLY. So, it probably will fill up if you go later without a reservation. The time board said they do the scuba trips at 9am, noon, and 3pm, and of course I got there at 12:30pm. DANG! So this would be my friend's and my first time snorkeling in the ocean, but i was VERY excited. My friend, however, needed some serious convincing. I asked a lot of ques...

Submitted by: Pablo P.

Experienced my first visit to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park a few weeks ago when my wife and I went snorkeling there. The park itself is very plain. Don't expect anything fancy or out of this world. They do have a pretty nifty indoor aquarium thats kinda neat. I'm sure kids will enjoy that! They also have a small theater that plays a mo...

Submitted by: Stephanie G.

Snorkeling, kayaking, glassbottom boat tours...you can do it all!  You can enjoy the mangroves, BBQ with family and friends and even get some nice hiking in on their trails.  Doing the snorkeling through them (rather than just going on the beach) is pricier but nice because they take you offshore to their large reef where you can see all kinds of exotic cr...

500 characters allowed

Thank you for your help! We'll check it out.