Curry Hammock State Park

Several small islands in the middle Florida Keys make up Curry Hammock State Park. The park is ideal for a variety of activities, including snorkeling, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, as visitors explore the range of unique habitats. Mangrove swamps and seagrass beds provide many opportunities to see wildlife up-close, and students will collect data and water samples to learn how threats to the seagrass beds could have widespread effects on Florida’s natural ecosystems.

Interesting Facts:

  • Seagrass beds are underwater “meadows,” made up of plants that look like the grass on land, which gives them their name.
  • Mangroves are areas where trees are able to grow within a swampy saline environment. Because the require tropical climates, only a few areas in the United States are able to support them, including southern Florida and isolated growths in southern Louisiana and Texas.

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Florida State Parks – Curry Hammock

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.
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