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March Field Trip - Dagny Johnson State Park

  • Dagny Johnson State Park Cty. Road 905, MM 106 Key Largo, FL (map)

Once slated to become a condominium development, this park contains one of the largest tracts of West Indian tropical hardwood hammock in the United States.  The park is home to 84 protected species of plants and animals, including wild cotton, mahogany mistletoe and the American crocodile.  Exploring the park´s trails gives visitors a chance to see some of these rare species of plants and animals.  Over six miles of nature trails provide a wealth of opportunities for birdwatchers and photographers.  Most of the park's trails are paved and accessible to both bicycles and wheelchairs.  Signs along a self-guided nature trail provide information about the park's ecosystem and wildlife.  This park is located on County Road 905, half-mile north of the intersection with U.S. Highway 1 at Mile Marker 106. Fore more information about the park go to the website here.

We will be meeting at the entrance at 8am before heading in and seeing what the park has to offer. Great opportunities for macro or close up photography. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, but there's no real opportunity for sunrise photography so we'll be there right after sunrise during the golden hour.

FEE REQUIREMENT:  The park requires $2.50 per person to enter (or the State Park Pass + .50 Monroe County surcharge). Please bring correct change.

Here are some suggestions for items to bring:

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Tripod

Please RSVP for this field trip by sending an email to us at: