Good Report from Little Crawl Key and Curry Hammock State Park, off Hawk Channel, west of Duck Key
Several years ago, because of severe shoaling in the entrance channel to Little Crawl Key anchorage, Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net removed this body of water from our directory of Florida Keys anchorages. With this good report from veteran cruiser, Chuck Baier, we probably need to relist the location.
We just spent a couple of great days anchored at Little Crawl Key, just east of Marathon. What a pleasant and peaceful anchorage, and we enjoyed the use of Curry Hammock State Park. We had no problems getting in. The channel is well marked. There could be issues with extreme low tides for a vessel with over 4 foot draft, but at high tide even 6 feet can get in. We recommend it best for 5 feet or less. The channel markers have been relocated at some point and are not in the charted position.