INFORMATION ON KITEBOARDING CURRY HAMMOCK, MARATHON
Popular spot during great predicted wind weekends. Can get pretty crowded with kiters during those times. Florida state parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown 365 days a year. Amenities include soda machines, bathrooms, running water, pavilions with picnic tables and grills. There is a grassy set up area to keep sand off of your kite. Tons of flat shallow water. 1/4 mile to the east is a big sand bar. See rays, sharks, tarpon, bonefish, bait fish, ospreys, and bald eagles.
DIRECTIONS TO SPOT: The park is located along both sides of U.S. 1 starting at Little Crawl Key, Mile Marker 56.2, 11 miles west of Long Key. The entrance to the facilities is on the ocean side of U.S. 1.
$5.00* per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$2.00* Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
$4.00* Single-occupant vehicle or Motorcycle.
* Plus $.50 per person Monroe County Surcharge.
Camping is available for $36.00 per night, plus tax. Includes water and electricity.
PRECAUTIONS: Booties or foot protection are not necessary but recommended for beginners due to some sharp rocks, urchins, and coralline algae. Watch for submerged rocks and super slippery mud (marl) at the waters edge. Watch for the park volunteers in the golf carts, some times they run over your kite lines with their golf carts.
WIND DIRECTIONS: ENE to E to WSW
MARATHON FLORIDA KEYS KITEBOARDING
Contact Aaron at Marathon Florida Keys Kiteboarding for more information on kiteboarding, stand up paddleboarding, lessons, tours, gear sales and rentals.
Address: 4980 Ocean Terrace, Marathon FL 33050