Everglades National Park | LONG PINE KEY PICNIC AREA

Long Pine Key Picnic Area

Long Pine Key Picnic Area


See the Picnic Areas web page for an interactive location map.


The road to the Long Pine Key Campground forks around a small lake, with a left taking you to the campground and a right leading to a picnic area. Here you will find four groups of picnic tables lining the road, each with its own parking area and at least one fire ring / grill. The number of tables varies per grouping, but most have two or three tables (despite parking for fifteen cars). There are also two restrooms along the road. All tables are taken on a first come, first served basis.

Picnic table with fire ring / grill

Picnic table with fire ring / grill

The road eventually ends in a loop, so it is easy for large RVs to turn around and head back to the main road. It is at this loop where you will find ten picnic tables that are actually on the lake, making this a fifth group of tables. Parking is along the side of the road.

Picnic tables along the lake

Picnic tables along the lake

Activities for picnickers include walking a trail around the lake and fishing, though eating the fish is not advised due to the presence of mercury. No swimming is allowed because alligators live in the lake.

Alligator

Alligator

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Last updated on January 2, 2020
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