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JOHN PENNEKAMP CORAL REEF STATE PARK

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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park on Key Largo, Florida, is one of my favorite state parks in the U.S.  It's also one of the nation's most unique parks.  It was created in 1963 and is the oldest state park in the Florida Keys.  It was also the first undersea park in the U.S. and protects the only coral reef in the continental United States.

John Pennekamp Park is twenty-one nautical miles long and 18 nautical miles wide.This park is the most popular place for snorkeling and scuba diving in the  United States. Most of the park is underwater and not on land, Pennekamp is a permanent refuge for 650 species of tropical  reef fish (such as neon-colored queen angels, grunts, snapper, and grouper), and more than 25 kinds of coral. This park was the first underwater  park in the nation,it  is world-famous. Canon Beach, which features remnants of an early Spanish shipwreck 100 feet offshore. Canoeing and kayaking through the parks waters are popular activities. Key Largo's popularity is the natural treasure found offshore. The kayak trails out from Key Largo to the warm shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the reefs and wrecks submerged below. The park contains a wide variety of tropical vegetation, shore birds and marine life. With mangrove swamps and tropical hammocks. Paddling through the calm channels of the mangroves is great for observing the natural habitats of varieties of birds and fish.The park also has a beach, picnic areas, a 30,000-gallon aquarium and museum, and two nature trails, and overnight camping.

 
RED MANGROVE - THE WALKING TREE
Species Name:   Rhizophora mangle L.
 

Mangroves form an interesting environment along the coastline.This is were the sea and land blend together. The mangrove is one of the few trees that thrive in salt water. Seeds of the red mangrove start sprouting while on the tree. Later the seeds drop off and are destined by the tide.

 

Typically found along the water's edge, the red mangrove can be identified by its tangled, reddish colored roots called "prop-roots." Prop roots extending from the trunk of the red mangrove stabilize the the tree in the soft mud.This massive system of the red mangrove prop roots in the swamp lines the sea edge, forming a protective barrier against storms. 

 

 

Mangrove coast produces an unique environment by blending land and sea. Mangroves grow along many of the worlds tropical and subtropical coastlines. The mangroves arching prop root system traps silt and detritus, eventually building up islands of dry land.

Mangrove Food Chain: The leaves from the mangrove tree fall year round. They quickly decompose. This provides food for small organisms. These small organisms are food for small animals. The small animals provide food for larger animals such as birds, fish and people.

 
 
Mangroves form an interesting environment involving a maze of tidal creeks and countless islands, with endless shorelines. This hardy tropical tree is home to a variety of wildlife. They find food and shelter in the mangroves. Their roots help stablize the shoreline and filter pollutants. Birds build nest in the branches of these trees.
 

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Natural History

Adapted to aquatic conditions, the mangrove grows "with its roots in the water." Stilt roots support the plant above the water, and other roots extend up toward the surface and aid in aeration. Prop roots possess numerous lenticels (air pores) on their surfaces. The lenticels are continuous with air filled spaces which connect with underground root structures to provide their aeration.

Aerial roots are also produced which help the plant breathe. Aerial roots are uniform in thickness, do not take root even after penetrating the soil and are produced by the lower branches.

The roots and stems of the plant can grow immediately on contact with soil. The Red Mangrove utilizes an internal salt pump to exclude salt ions. This is the means by which the plant survives the saline environment. The "pump" is a cellular process where by the element magnesium (Mg) is taken into the plant's cells, forcing out sodium (Na) ions.

Mangroves absorb nutrients from the water in order to grow, and help lower nitrates and phosphates. They export the unneeded nutrients and excess salt through their leaves. When leaves are dropped from the plant and decay. The nutrients are exchanged back to the water and soil.

The red mangrove is one of the three mangrove species found in the mangrove ecological community. The other species within this community are the white mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa), and black mangrove (Avicennia germinans). The red mangrove is the most noticeable of the three Florida mangrove trees.  It grows in the deepest water and its arching prop roots support the tree above the water as if it were walking on stilts. Red mangroves have leaves which are somewhat larger and shinier than those of other mangroves.  They are further distinguished by their fruits, or propagules, which are long and pencil-shaped. While these may resemble seed pods, they are actually embryonic root structures.

 
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Cannon Beach -  small, narrow beach of sand with cannon placed in the entrances. There's a replica of a seventeenth-century shipwreck just 130 from the beach - you can snorkel there. Plenty of interesting fish and it's fun looking down at the "wreck". Bring the beach towel,snorkel gear,cooler with drinks and food.
 
 Far Beach - also at Pennekamp, is close by down Largo Sound. We found this beach to be the best of the pair. It has natural shade with transplanted coconut palms and looks nicer.
Camping - Boat Ramp, Boat Tours, Boating, Campfire Circle, Canoeing, Concessions, Fishing, Full Facility Camping, Nature Trails, Picnicking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming, Visitor Center, Youth Camping

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Information on diving, snorkeling, fishing,kayaking and accommodations in the Key Largo area.Key Largo, the northernmost island of the Florida Keys island chain. John Pennekamp State Park located in Key Largo, Florida Keys. Key Largo has many wreck and John Pennekamp underwater park for snorkeling and diving. You've arrived! KEY LARGO is where you'll find  the best underwater facilities  for diving and snorkeling. Personalized scuba and snorkel trips , six-passenger boats are located  in beautiful Key Largo Florida. Key Largo is an uncrowded and relaxed area in which to enjoy the sport of diving, both scuba and snorkel. Charter boats cover a very large area of the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary and beyond. Each dive destination is determined by, the client's wishes, and supported by recommendations from the Captain as to local conditions.
 
 
Pennekamp State Park a Florida Keys Treasures ... John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is at coordinates 25deg 07min 12sec North   80deg 24min 18sec West ...
 
 
DIVE SITES KEY LARGO AND FLORIDA KEY'S DIVE SPOTS Grecian dive spot,Turtle Reef, Spiegel Grove , Molasses Reef, Christ OF THE DEEP STATUE, Blue Hole, Bib and Duane dive wrecks, French Reef, Benwood wreck, Caryfort Reef, Elbow Reef,Key Largo Dry Rocks shipwrecks and coral reef

 
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John Pennekamp State Park On December 10, 1960, Governor Collins dedicated and named the preserve "John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park".  located in Key Largo, Florida Keys. It has a concession operating inside the park. Featuring glass-bottom boats, snorkel, and kayaking. Scuba diving and snorkeling are the most popular attractions at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Two beaches, several picnic areas, campground, fishing, wildlife viewing, swimming, canoe trails, and more are popular year-round. The living, shallow water coral reefs of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary are vibrant with color and activity. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is a Florida State Park located on Key Largo in Florida, and includes approximately 70 nautical square miles (240 kmē). The first undersea park in the United States, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and the adjacent Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, cover approximately 178 nautical square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove swamps. Mangrove swamps and tropical hammocks in the park's upland areas offer visitors a "real Florida" experience, but it's the coral reefs and their associated marine life that are the main attraction.

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OCEAN POINTE SUITE # 1307, KEY LARGO, FLORIDA - OCEANSIDE - MM 92

Ocean Pointe Vacation This upscale Condominium Resort is located directly on the Ocean in Key Largo. Offering a beautifully decorated condo, with two bedroom - two bath with whirlpool tubs for weekly and monthly rentals Ocean Pointe Suite is located,about one hour drive south from Miami international Airport,The hard Rock Cafe-Casino,the Art Deco South Beach and Miami shopping.
About 90 miles east of Key West.



Rates (in US Dollars )
Sep 01-Dec 15 ... $125/night .. $ 800/week. (3 night min)
Dec 16-Aug 31 ... $150/night .. $ 950/week. (3 night min)
Holidays ........ $200/night .. $1100/week. (3 night min)
Special Events .. $200/night .. $1100/week. (3 night min)
Special Events includes Mini + Open Lobster Season.
20 % deposit required to make a reservation.
Refundable up to 30 days before arrival date.

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500 BURTON DRIVE, #1307, TAVERNIER, FLORIDA 33070

Welcome...This page provides information on accommodations as well as a description of the amenities at Ocean Pointe Condo Resort located in Key Largo, Florida. Why stay at a hotel when you can rent an affordable holiday vacation lodging, situated directly on the atlantic ocean. Rent directly from the owner of this chalet, cabin, villa, home, apartment and condo accommodation in the beautiful Florida Keys.


Accommodations include - 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite, a full kitchen, living room, a private balcony with oceanviews.

Amenities include - 67 acres of tropical hardwoods, a protected mangrove forest and beach. Heated pool and spa, lighted tennis courts, marina and waterfront cafe with bar.


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Beautifully decorated, two bedroom, two bath, third-floor Condo. This unit is located at Ocean Pointe Suite and is perfect for anyone who dives, loves to boat, or wants to fish. This cozy unit is warm and inviting for those looking for a relaxing vacation or a getaway.

This resort condo has everything you need to restore your body and your mind. There is an outdoor pool and spa. There is a marina with dock space and boat ramp. There is a fishing pier, beach, canaba all in a park like setting. A sandy beach for relaxing and your tanning pleasure.  There are many restaurents in the area. There are many parks and beaches. You can bike, walk, kayak, sight see, charter boats, water sports, historic sites ect..... Or don't do anything.

Welcome to Ocean Pointe! This condo is available for your enjoyment. Please call or e-mail and you are well on your way to paradise!!!

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Amenities: Phone, Air Conditioning, Cable TVS, VCR, Stereo, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer, Dryer, Hot Tub, pool, BBQ grill


Activities (on site or nearby): Beach, pool, Tennis, Biking, Coral Reef,Golf, Parks, beaches, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Backcountry Fishing,  Dea Sea Fishing, Kayaking, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Parasailing

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Vacation Rental Description A tropical paradise located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. This is a dream come true, boasting over 67 oceanfront acres of tropical hardwoods, mangrove forest and a beautiful beach.
This is a private gated resort, right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the gateway to deep sea fishing. It is conveniently located near Tavernier Creek, with easy access to back-country fishing. This is the sportfishing capital of the world, with the only living coral reef in the continental United States. On the property is: a beach, a dock, a junior olympic size swimming pool with a spa, lighted tennis courts, tiki huts, a cocktail lounge with a cafe.


Vacation Rental Amenities Cocktail Lounge and Cafe - Heated Olympic Size Pool and Spa - Beach Area with Tiki Huts - Oceanfront Gazebo - Lighted Tennis Courts - Marina with Dock - Boat Ramp - Bait and Tackle Shop

Activities and Attractions JOHN PENNECAMP PARK * UPPER KEYS CORAL REEF * DEEP SEA FISHING * KAYAKING * BACKCOUNTRY FISHING * RESTAURANTS * SUNSET-SUNRISE * PARROT-HEADS ARE WELCOME

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There is a private gatehouse entrance, beach, heated pool, marina, free day and night tennis, beach volleyball, kayak rentals.

Fun and Safe Parasail Rides ~ Parasailing is for People of all Ages

                                  Anyone can parasail and no skills or training are necessary. You may go solo or team up and fly in tandem and take in the breathtaking views together. Soar above it all with comfort, safe, and dry landings. Imagine harnessing into a parachute, the wind in your face and a birdfs eye view of Key Largo stunning coastline laid out beneath you. Enjoy the best view in Key Largo from a different and dramatic angle.  

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Key Largo lies between the watery wilderness of the Everglades and the fish-covered coral of North America's only living coral reef. Dive the spectacular waters of the Florida Keys Largo, one of the worlds most beautiful barrier reefs. Key Largo is the diving capital of the world. Key Largo has many wreck and John Pennekamp underwater park for snorkeling and diving. Key Largo is known for its crystal clear blue waters, and the finest when it comes to scuba diving, snorkeling, and marine sightseeing.

The term "river of grass" is one which you may recognize in association with the Everglades. This is an interpretation of "Pay-ha-okee," a Native American term meaning "grass river" which conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas used in her 1947 book The Everglades: River of Grass.


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A mangrove forest shelters this 67 acre waterfront resort in Key Largo. IT creates a postcard setting of white sand, tropical foliage,

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We are indeed the people our parents warned us against! Our generation, the Boomers,  we have been through a lot. They were the best of times.  They were the worst of times. We are now approaching the summer of our  years. Part of that stage of life is reflecting on what we have done and what we will do with tommorrow.  We are growing older, but are younger then that now.

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This secluded resort overlooks the ocean has beach, and and a marina.

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Everglades National Park
Harry Harris County Park
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Theater of the Sea
Wild Bird Sanctuary

 John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, America's first undersea State Park. Visit the park via snorkel or scuba and if you chose to remain dry, take a glass bottom boat tours and see the park in a way that reveals much of its natural splendor.

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Key Largo is known as the "Diving Capital of the World" while Islamorada is called the "Sport Fishing Capital".

Miami to Key West is one of the more memorable automobile tours. Drive the Overseas Highway across a 128 mile chain of subtropical islands.This chain of coral and limestone islands connected by 42 bridges. The waters ranging from aquamarine to deep blue and emerald green. With dazzling sunsets and sunrises. Just off U.S. 1 you can fine an underwater worlds of silent beauty, tropical birds, mangrove islands and the key deer. A prime vacation spot. A place where artists, writers, fishers, and retirees make their homes in the  fragile natural resources of the Florida Keys.

Fishing and kayaking are some of the many alluring outdoor adventures in the Upper Keys, a collection of 823 islands.

Your Upper Keys adventure and beach vacation features hiking, biking, kayaking, and some of the best snorkeling in the world! Not to mention a chance to relax on the beach and catch some sun. Explore the Florida Keys including historic and eccentric Key West, the Everglades National Park and the best of Floridafs state parks. Look for the hiden beauity of manatees, alligators, and thousands of exotic birds. Take an air boat ride or do some fishing.  

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Ocean Pointe Suites at Key Largo. Spread across 67 acres of the Florida Keys ... 2 Lighted tennis courts, large pool, private beach, kayaking, volleyball ...
Key Largo, the longest in the island chain, is a popular bedroom community and a favorite stop for diving,fishing,kayaking and other water sports .It is a window to nature.

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