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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (Key Largo)

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (Key Largo)

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Description

The first underwater park in the U.S., John Pennekamp Coral Reef State
Park encompasses approximately 70 nautical square miles.
It is the coral reefs and their associated marine life that bring most visitors to the park.
Many enjoy the view of the reef from a glass-bottom boat tour, but visitors can get a closer look by scuba diving or snorkeling. Canoeing and kayaking through the park's waters are popular activities; fishing is permitted in designated areas. Visitors can enjoy walking on short trails, picnicking, or swimming at the beach. 

Tel: (850) 245-2157

31/03/2010
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Joëlle
Le premier parc sous-marin aux États-Unis, John
Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park englobe environ 70 miles nautiques carrés (130 km²).
Il s'agit de récifs coralliens et de leur vie marine associée qui apportent de nombreux visiteurs sur le parc.
Certains peuvent voir le récif au cours d'une excursion en bateau à fond de verre, mais d'autres peuvent voir de plus près en plongée sous-marine ou en apnée. Le Canoë-kayak dans les eaux du parc est une activité populaire, la pêche est autorisée dans les zones désignées. Les visiteurs peuvent apprécier la marche sur les sentiers, le pique-nique, ou la baignade à la plage.

Tel: (850) 245-2157

16/04/2012
Update
JB
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (Key Largo)
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