Lignumvitae Key

Botanical State Park - Florida

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park is located on Lignumvitae Key, one mile west of U.S. 1 (Overseas Highway) at mile marker 78.5, and can only be reached by private boat or tour boat. In 1919, William J. Matheson, a wealthy Miami chemist, bought this tiny island and built a caretaker's home with a windmill for electricity and a cistern for rainwater. Today, his hideaway is the visitor center for this island forest. Ranger-guided tours are given December through April. Tours are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

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Official Visitor Map of Everglades National Park (NP) in Florida. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Everglades - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Everglades National Park (NP) in Florida. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Brochure of Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park in Florida - Serenity in a tropical forest. Published by Florida State Parks.Lignumvitae Key - Brochure

Brochure of Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park in Florida - Serenity in a tropical forest. Published by Florida State Parks.

Lignumvitae Key BSP https://www.floridastateparks.org/LignumvitaeKey https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lignumvitae_Key_Botanical_State_Park Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park is located on Lignumvitae Key, one mile west of U.S. 1 (Overseas Highway) at mile marker 78.5, and can only be reached by private boat or tour boat. In 1919, William J. Matheson, a wealthy Miami chemist, bought this tiny island and built a caretaker's home with a windmill for electricity and a cistern for rainwater. Today, his hideaway is the visitor center for this island forest. Ranger-guided tours are given December through April. Tours are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

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