Friends of Bahia Honda
Auger and Rock Bit

The Friends of Bahia Honda State Park are commited to helping the park make safety and quality improvements. 

Auger Delivered Sept 2018


Auger and Rock Bit

Why This Project?

Hurricane Irma wiped out much of the fencing in the park in September of 2017.  An auger and rock bit was needed to expedite the rebuilding of the fences in the Buttonwood Campground to allow for the reopening there. At that time, post-Irma, the Friends rented the equipment but the cost to continue to rent the auger and rock bit was out of line with actually purchasing it for long-term use in the park.  

Auger and Rock Bit

Thanks to the supporters of the Friends of Bahia Honda, we were able to purchase the auger and rock bit at a cost of $6,000.  

Project Completion and Details

The auger and rock bit were delivered in September 2018.  The fencing was completed in the Buttonwood Campground area and since the time of the purchase over 1,000 feet of mortis fencing and posts have been installed by park personnel throughout Bahia Honda State Park.   

Welcome to Bahia Honda State Park

On the way to Key West, Bahia Honda offers the awestruck traveler the chance to ask “do I need to travel any further?”

Quick History

Henry Flagler’s bold effort to build a railroad to Key West in the early 1900s turned the remote island of Bahia Honda Key into a tropical destination.

Known for its iconic Florida scenery—palm-lined beaches, gin-clear waters and magnificent sunsets—visitors to the park enjoy balmy sea breezes that caress the shores year-round. Kayaks and snorkeling gear can be rented and boat trips to the reef for snorkeling excursions are available.

The park is also an excellent place to observe wading birds and shorebirds, while the Sand and Sea Nature Center introduces nature lovers to the island’s plants and animals.

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Current Foot Print

Bahia Honda State Park at mile marker 37 in the Florida Keys has become a favorite destination for visitors to our island paradise. The park, encompassing over 500 acres and an offshore island offers some of the best snorkeling and beachcombing in Florida. The perfect and quiet getaway for the entire family.

The concession service provider offers a complete gift shop, snack bar, kayak rentals and daily snorkeling tours to the fabulous Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. The concessions are operated by the Coral Reef Park Co.

Become a Member


The Friends of Bahia Honda State Park is a not-for-profit, grass roots group of volunteers dedicated to the Preservation, Beautification, and Support of Bahia Honda State Park.  We work closely with Bahia Honda State Park management and the Florida State Park Service to help accomplish these goals.  Friends of Bahia Honda State Park volunteers receive no monetary compensation for their services.  All donations go directly to the support of the park and related services including park facility and program improvements, special events and community outreach.

Your membership entitles you to 7 days of admission to the park for one year (each for one vehicle with up to 8 occupants), our newsletter, calendar and an invitation to membership meetings and member only special events. 

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