Hurricane Irma Update
Friday 10 November 2017

Many thanks to all that assisted with the Hurricane Irma cleanup as well as preparations to reopen the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Concession Services.

Please call (305) 451-6300 for daily updates on the Park Activities.

We are currently open but with “limited” Park Activities due to storm related repairs, still underway.

At this time, we are offering the following activities:

  • Snorkel Boat Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Paddle Sports (Kayaks, and Paddle Boards)
  • Beach Rental Equipment

These activities may be “limited” due to demand as well as weather conditions, so please call ahead for daily updates as well as same day Boat Tour Reservations.

Currently, we are unable to provide the following and are working on getting them back shortly:

  • Food Service
  • SCUBA Diving Boat Tours
  • PADI SCUBA Instruction
  • Power Boat Rentals
  • Marina Slips or Mooring Balls (Overnight Dockage)

Please continue to follow this website for updates.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon as well as provide you with a well-deserved nature-based experience.

For additional Park Information as well as Camping updates please call (305) 451-1202.

Hurricane Irma Update
Friday 10 November 2017

Many thanks to all that assisted with the Hurricane Irma cleanup as well as preparations to reopen the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Concession Services.

Please call (305) 451-6300 for daily updates on the Park Activities.

We are currently open but with “limited” Park Activities due to storm related repairs, still underway.

At this time, we are offering the following activities:

  • Snorkel Boat Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Paddle Sports (Kayaks, and Paddle Boards)
  • Beach Rental Equipment

These activities may be “limited” due to demand as well as weather conditions, so please call ahead for daily updates as well as same day Boat Tour Reservations.

Currently, we are unable to provide the following and are working on getting them back shortly:

  • Food Service
  • SCUBA Diving Boat Tours
  • PADI SCUBA Instruction
  • Power Boat Rentals
  • Marina Slips or Mooring Balls (Overnight Dockage)

Please continue to follow this website for updates.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon as well as provide you with a well-deserved nature-based experience.

For additional Park Information as well as Camping updates please call (305) 451-1202.

Welcome to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

The first undersea park in the U.S., John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park encompasses approximately 70 nautical square miles. While the mangrove swamps and tropical hammocks in the park's upland areas offer visitors a unique experience, it is the coral reefs and their associated marine life that bring most visitors to the park. Many enjoy the view of the reef from a glass-bottom boat tour, but visitors can get a closer look by scuba diving or snorkeling.

Canoeing and kayaking through the park's waters are popular activities; fishing is permitted in designated areas. Visitors can enjoy walking on short trails, picnicking, or swimming at the beach. The Visitor Center has a 30,000-gallon saltwater aquarium and nature videos are shown in its theater. Full-facility and Youth/Group campsites are available. Beach wheelchairs are available without cost.

Free 24 hour WI-FI at Concession Building and Dive Shop Building.