• Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park

    limestone, fossilized coral, this land was sold to the Florida East Coast Railroad, which used the stone to build Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad in the early 1900s.

    After the railroad was built, the quarry was used until the 1960s to produce exquisite pieces of decorative stone called Keystone. Today, visitors can walk along eight-foot-high quarry walls to see cross sections of the ancient coral and learn about the quarry and its operation, an important part of Florida's 20,000 year history. Samples of the quarry machinery have been preserved at the park. Visitors can see the natural attributes of this island while strolling five, short, self-guided trails. Picnic tables are available. The Visitor Center, open Thursday through Monday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., features educational exhibits about the history of this site. Located at Mile Marker 84.9 on Windley Key near Islamorada.

  • Amenities/Features

    • Historic Site
    • Interpretive Exhibit
    • Meetings and Retreats
    • Parking
    • Restroom Facilities
    • Visitor Center

    • Birding
    • Hiking
    • Picnicking
    • Tours
    • Walking and Running
    • Wildlife Viewing
  • Address/Location

    Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park
    84900 Overseas Highway
    Islamorada FL 33036
    Office Phone: 305-664-2540
    Website: Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park