Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks
Welcome to Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, island home to one of the Florida Keys' last old growth hardwood hammock forests. Accessible only by boat, this island is place of wonders, dense with endangered plants, protected insects and birds as well as being the location of the historic Matheson home, mysterious ruins and Native American cultural sites. The island is named after the native Lignumvitae tree found in abundance throughout the hammock.
Ranger-led tours of the coral rock and Dade County pine house are available Friday through Sunday, December to April, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The tour will take you back in time to a simpler way of life in the Keys, circa 1930.