April 30th Field Trip - Bahia Honda State Park & the Lower Keys

  • Bahia Honda State Park 36850 Overseas Highway Big Pine Key, FL, 33043 United States
Photo Courtesy of Robert Chaplin

Photo Courtesy of Robert Chaplin

***UPDATE!!!

We'll meet as a group on the south (west) side of the Bahia Honda bridge at 4:00pm. That will give us all a chance to talk and photograph the bridge from that side before going into the park. We should have no problems shooting until just after sunset on this trip.  Be sure to RSVP to the club's email listed below!

Hope you can all join us!***

At the April 7th meeting we discussed panoramic photography and hope to shoot some here at the Bahia Honda Park (which is at the other end of the bridge from the photos posted here). Robert is going to scope out the area and let us know more details soon.

But for now we'll be meeting in the Keys sometime in the afternoon, heading to Bahia Honda State Park (link below) and sticking around for sunset. (The sunset time for Bahia Honda park is at 7:54pm.) Then afterward we'll maybe stop for dinner somewhere and/or possibly staying in a hotel and make a night of it. This is all up to you of course, you can also call it a day and head back home any time you like.

Keep checking for updated information. Below I have a link to the Bahia Honda State Park official website, and a link to the concessionaires website.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/hours-and-fees/Bahia-Honda

http://bahiahondapark.com/

Please keep in mind that the entrance to Bahia Honda State Park is $8 per vehicle (up to 8/vehicle) which is not included as part of this field trip. To RSVP for this field trip please email us at: info@sfnpcc.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

There is $10 fee for non-members to attend field trips.

View of the western side of the abandoned Bahia Honda Railroad/Road bridge.

View of the western side of the abandoned Bahia Honda Railroad/Road bridge.

Photos Courtesy of Barbara Livieri (these are just some snapshots I took from the western abutment of the old Bahia Honda bridge, where it joins the Spanish Harbor Keys, taken in January, 2012.)

Photos Courtesy of Barbara Livieri (these are just some snapshots I took from the western abutment of the old Bahia Honda bridge, where it joins the Spanish Harbor Keys, taken in January, 2012.)