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55. Lignumvitae Key Mooring Field

Posted by admin | Posted on 05-05-2008

55. Lignumvitae Key Mooring Field
Statute Mile:1162.5
Lat/Lon: near 24 54.410 North/080 42.246 West
Location: state of Florida maintained mooring field lies off the the northwestern side of Lignumvitae Key
Minimum depth: 6- to 7-foot depths
Swing Room: unlimited
Foul Weather Shelter: fair to poor, sheltered ONLY from southeastern, southern and eastern winds


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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (7)

We spent a night on the western side of Lignumvitae Key due to east winds of 18-20 knots. We were well protected in the lee of this island with good holding in sand with our Delta plow anchor. There was again, only one mooring ball at the northern tip of the key and since it was very exposed to the east wind we decided not to use it.

Spent one night there on March 13. [2011] I found only 1 mooring ball.

We dropped the anchor on 11/28/2010 at 2:30am and we really enjoyed the place in the morning when sun came up!! It’s peaceful and beautiful. The wind was East.

Lignumvitae House and Tour continue to be only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. One can visit and walk around the house area only on Mondays and Thursdays. The outside of the dock is available to tie up but watch the depth – I think it was under five feet. We tied to a mooring ball on 3-11-2010 – there are only two left.

Lingumvitae Mooring. Weʼve stopped here twice. With a south wind it was peaceful, with a north east it was very bouncy. A few moorings are sheltered around the south west side but theyʼve always been taken.
Bob and Toni Dorman

Cruising News: Question 31 We stayed 2 nights on the state mooring off Lignumvitae Key (2/1 – 2/2/09). There were 4 moorings available. Took the dinghy to Robbie\’s Marina to feed the tarpons. We came through Channel 5 with no problem, but weren\’t as lucky when we went through Bowlegs…very shallow water. We left on high tide 2 days later and had no problem.
RL & Karen
s/v Last Call
45′ Island Trader 5 1/2′ draft

Subject: Lignumvitae Key
Cruising News: Today we enjoyed an interesting and informative tour at Lignumvitae Key and would like to update you on the current status of this park. Tours have been cut back from 5 to 3 days a week – now only Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10am and 2pm. We were told this is due to current economic conditions, that many of the Florida state parks are being cut back or closed, and to contact our legislators to help keep our parks open. We also noted only 3 moorings where there used to be 5 (there is also plenty of room to anchor). This is a great stop for anyone cruising through the Keys. We came up from Marathon on the bay side and never saw less than 6 feet.
Pam and Frank
aboard s/v Blackfoot

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