June 6, 2011

State Parks Around Homestead Florida

Today we headed out to get some more Florida State Park stamps.

About 20 miles south of Homestead on US-1 we visited John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park near Key Largo.

The Park's Visitor Center has its own 30,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with park rangers feeding the fish daily at 11:00 am.

Glass-bottom boat tours, snorkeling and scuba-diving are all options at the park.

The iguana population of Southern Florida is believed to be in the hundreds of thousands.

At nearby Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, we took a brief stroll and found the mosquito population to be in the hundreds of thousands today.

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To be continued...

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