Sugarloaf Key

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Sugarloaf Key, Florida.
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Located on Sugarloaf Creek at Mile Marker 17, this 2-acre site was owned for many decades by John and Joan Sammy, who operated a small fishing camp and marina. Mrs. Sammy and her children felt strongly that the site should be protected as a park, and worked with TPL to make that happen. With magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, the site was used as a filming location for the movie Miami Vice.

The property, now part of the Florida Circumnavigation Saltwater Paddling Trail and the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, is open to the public and forever protected.

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