Bahia Honda Experience: Camp Owls

Bahia Honda State Park is located at mile marker 37 in the Florida Keys. While you’re having fun in the sun, you’ll stop by to visit the Sand and Sea Nature Center, ranked #2 of three attractions in Big Pine Key. Bahia Honda has several white sandy beaches where you can see wading and shore birds feeding during low tide. Bahia Honda is also lined with shallow beaches to go swimming or sunbathing on the sand flats with other FAU freshman. Explore other areas of the park with a short hike through the Silver Palm Trail and the Butterfly Garden Trail. While walking along the Butterfly Garden Trail, stop and see the Wings and Waves Butterfly Garden which was planted after Hurricane George destroyed most of the vegetation in the area.

The last spectacular must-see view of the trip will be from atop the Old Bahia Honda Bridge. From the top of the bridge, you can see the entire island, aquatic animals swimming beneath the water’s clear surface, and a vibrant sunset bursting with phenomenal color. Outside of Bahia Honda, you’ll also be going snorkeling at the reef or visiting the Turtle Hospital. At the end of the day, you’ll sleep in tents under the starry night sky. This trip to the most scenic location in the Florida Keys is one you won’t want to miss.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Florida Keys, FL

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Social gatherings, Travel


Student Affairs, campus rec, Camp Owls, Boca Raton





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Dakota Clark left a positive review 8/14/2017

The leaders were phenomenal. You didn't feel excluded by any means and they were very down to earth, just really relatable. The events planned, especially for the price, was simply remarkable. It's honestly something I'll remember for some time. Of course there were negatives, but the unrelenting heat of Florida is nothing anyone can do but accept. Overall, it was something I'd recommend to anyone!