Egmont Key is a Florida State Park and a National Wildlife Refuge.
The south tip of the island was designated as a wildlife refuge as it is home to several endangered and rare species.
As the key is only accessible by boat, most visitors anchor or de-board in the park area.
- pets are not permitted — due to the sensitive nature of the island
- no supplies or facilities are available, so visitors must plan accordingly.
Annually in November, a special two day “Discover the Island” event offers:
- self-guided tours
- historical Civil War re-enactments
- access to climb the 155 year old Edmont Key Lighthouse’s spiral stairway
- a close up view of the former Fort Dade, now in ruins.
For more information, call the park office at: (727) 893-2627 or see online information at: http://www.floridastateparks.org/egmontkey/aboutthepark.cfm.