John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - Go Wandering
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
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Lat: 25.125246
Lon: -80.406075
Ele: 3 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Florida Florida
Lat: 25.125246   |    Lon: -80.406075   |    Ele: 3 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Florida Florida

This out-of-this-world state park in the Florida Keys is the place to be if you have a deep appreciation for marine life and conservation.

Located off of the coast of Key Largo, Florida, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is the first underwater park that has been dedicated as such. The park expands for an extensive 70 miles, and the reefs here are truly a spectacle that will blow you away. The reef in this park is the 3rd largest coral barrier reef in the whole world. You can choose to either experience the coral reefs via a glass bottom boat tour, or better yet, you can throw on your snorkel or scuba gear to give yourself the full immersive encounter. It is also important to note that fishing is allowed in designated areas of the park. 

At John Pennekamp, you can expect to witness an enormous variety of marine life. Over 260 species of assorted fish and about 80 different species of coral call John Pennekamp home. Visitors are likely to see parrotfish, snappers, sea turtles, sea cucumbers, and sea urchins. Another great way of exploring this park is to take out the kayak or paddleboard and watch the aquatic life teem below. There are two main beaches that are part of John Pennekamp as well, called Canon Beach and Far Beach. Canon Beach is perfect for offshore snorkeling, as there is a historical Spanish shipwreck that is only a short swim out. Far beach is the ideal spot for lounging a day away in this tropical Florida paradise. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park offers every visitor that comes here the perfect Florida adventure.

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