|Report By: || Unknown|| Date: 5/12/2009|| Type: Campsite|
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|Primitive Gulfside camping on one of the Ten Thousand Islands|
Mormon Key has no amenities, except for what you bring with you. Put another way, your food, water, and trash, are the amenities that the raccoon population avidly awaits each day. If your edibles are not stored properly, expect a well-coordinated midnight raid, followed by a morning spent picking up the untidy little critters' leavings.
It is a lovely place, though, with flat, spacious sites and the possibility of circumambulating the island at low tide. Views are spectacular, and there is plenty of exploring to be done through the interlacing creeks, islets and coves which form the mouths of the Chatham and Huston Rivers.
Mormon Key accommodates a maximum of 2 separate parties, and a grand total of no more than 12 campers. Enjoy, beware of bugs, and I am not kidding -- be on guard against the 'coon squad!
|Postal Address: |
|Contact Info: |
|Gulf Coast Visitor Center|
Flamingo Visitor Center
|Website URL: ||www.nps.gov/ever|
|State Camp ID: ||N/A|
|# of Campsites: ||2|
|Site Capacity: ||12|
|Camp Condition: ||Unknown|
|Permits: ||Required; available at Gulf Coast Visitor and Flamingo Centers|
|Alt Campsites: ||New Turkey Key, Pavilion Key|
|Trail Keeper: ||Susan Reece|
|Fees/Costs $: ||Seasonal-contact NPS|
Photos from Mormon Key: (Click image to view full size)
Privacy in a pocket beach, until...
...unvited guests crash the party. He's cute, but oh my!
Post Date: 5/12/2009
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