Hurricane Irma Update
Friday, October 20, 2017

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you for your calls and emails of concern, as well as support over the past few weeks.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park fared well during the storm and sustained minimal structural damage.

Currently, in the Spirit of the Local Community, we are diligently working with dedicated partners to assist with clean-up along with some necessary renovations.

Once the Park is determined to be Safe for all, we will get the Staff back to work as well as provide you with a well-deserved nature-based experience.

Please continue to follow this website for weekly updates as well as the projected reopen date.

Hurricane Irma Update
Friday, October 20, 2017

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you for your calls and emails of concern, as well as support over the past few weeks.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park fared well during the storm and sustained minimal structural damage.

Currently, in the Spirit of the Local Community, we are diligently working with dedicated partners to assist with clean-up along with some necessary renovations.

Once the Park is determined to be Safe for all, we will get the Staff back to work as well as provide you with a well-deserved nature-based experience.

Please continue to follow this website for weekly updates as well as the projected reopen date.

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.