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Egmont Key

Egmont Key is a Florida State Park and a National Wildlife Refuge.

 

Gannett Release at Egmont Key Refuge

Gannett Release at Egmont Key Refuge

Egmont Key - Wildlife Refuge

Egmont Key – 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.

Year round:

  • pets are not permitted — due to the sensitive nature of the island
  • no supplies or facilities are available, so visitors must plan accordingly.
Fort Dade Remnants at Egmont Key

Fort Dade Remnants at Egmont Key

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.

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