The Middle Keys are composed of Craig Key, Fiesta Key, Long Key, City of Layton, Conch Key, Little Conch Key, Duck Key, Grassy Key, Crawl Key, Long Point Key, Fat Deer Key, Key Vaca, City of Marathon, City of Key Colony Beach, Boot Key, and Knight's Key.

Craig Key - Learn More

Craig key in the middle Keys is located on US Hwy. 1 at mile marker 72. Craig Key was originally named Camp Panama, and was not a natural island, but a wide spot on the Overseas Railroad right-of-way. It was originally a vacation spot and flag stop on the railroad. Roland W. Craig leased the island from the railroad in the early 1930s, and by 1935 the island had been named Craig, Florida. Former president Herbert Hoover sailed his yacht out of Craig at times in the 1930s. The island's greatest claim to fame, however, is being the landfall site of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.


Fiesta Key – Learn More

Fiesta Key in the Middle Keys is located near US Hwy. 1 at mile marker 70. First recorded as Jew-Fish Kay (later Jewfish Key, then Jewfish Bush Key). Louie Turner homesteaded the island, on January 7, 1908 becoming the first recorder owner. For a period in the 1950s & 1960's, the key was owned by the Greyhound Bus Company.


Long Key – Learn More

Long Key in the Middle Keys in located on US Hwy. 1 at mile marker 71. It is the home of Long Key State Park, a favorite of campers and nature lovers despite the lack of a beach and the proximity of noisy U.S. Hwy. 1. The state park was dedicated on October 1, 1969. The city of Layton is located on Long Key.


City of Layton – Learn More

The city of Layton is located on the island of Long Key. In the late 19th century, Long Key was used as a coconut plantation. By 1910, Layton was becoming famous as a fishing destination, thanks in part to promotion by sports writer Zane Grey. However, the developing tourist infrastructure on Long Key was largely destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.


Conch Key & Little Conch Key – Learn More

Conch Key & Little Conch Key in the Middle Keys are located on US Hwy. 1 at mile marker 62.


Duck Key – Learn More

Duck Key in the Middle Keys is located on US Hwy 1 at mile marker 61. Duck Key was the site of a salt manufacturing operation in the 1820s & 1830s. Occupation of the island ceased after the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and did not resume until the key was connected to the highway by a causeway in 1953.


Grassy Key – Learn More

Grassy Key in the Middle Keys is located on US Hwy. 1 at mile marker 60, below the Conch Keys. It is one of the northernmost islands in a chain of islands that comprise the City of Marathon, Florida.


Crawl Key – Learn More

Crawl Key in the middle Keys is located on US Hwy. 1 between Grassy Key and Long Point Key, which is part of a long stretch of road known as the Grassy Key Causeway. It is entirely within the city of Marathon, Florida.


Long Point Key

Long Point Key in the Middle Keys is located on US Hwy. 1 between Crawl Key and Fat Deer Key, which is part of a long stretch of road known as the Grassy Key Causeway. It is entirely within the city of Marathon, Florida.


Fat Deer Key - Learn More

Fat Deer Key in the Middle Keys is located on US Hwy. 1 at  mile markers 56, between Long Point Key and Key Vaca. It is entirely within the cities of Marathon, Florida and Key Colony Beach, Florida.


Key Vaca – Learn More

Key Vaca in the Middle Keys is located on US Hwy. 1 entirely within the borders of the city of Marathon, Florida. It is often incorrectly identified as "Marathon Key."


City of Marathon - Learn More

Marathon is a city located in the Middle Keys on Knight's Key, Boot Key, Key Vaca, Fat Deer Key, Long Point Key, Crawl Key and Grassy Key islands.


Key Colony Beach - Learn More

Key Colony Beach is a city in the Middle Keys. Most of the city is located on an island formerly known as Shelter Key; a small part of the city is on Fat Deer Key where the Sadowski Causeway which is the only road entering the city, connects to US Hwy. 1.


Boot Key - Learn More

Boot Key is an island in the Middle Keys located adjacent to Key Vaca. Boot Key is within the city limits of Marathon. The island is largely undeveloped despite having a bridge spanning Boot Key Harbor to Key Vaca, which is now closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.


Knight's Key

Knight's Key is an island in the Middle Keys, located entirely within the borders of the city of Marathon on US Hwy. 1 at mile marker 47, at the western end of Key Vaca and eastern end of the Seven Mile Bridge.