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Looking north over Boot Key Harbor
Boot Key is located in Florida
Boot Key
Boot Key
Location in Florida
Boot Key is located in Caribbean
Boot Key
Boot Key
Location in Caribbean
Location Gulf of Mexico
Coordinates 24°41′46″N 81°06′07″W / 24.696°N 81.102°W / 24.696; -81.102
Archipelago Florida Keys
Adjacent bodies of water Florida Straits
State Florida
County Monroe

Boot Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys located adjacent to Key Vaca. Boot Key is within the city limits of Marathon, Florida, United States. The island is largely undeveloped. A draw bridge that once connected the island to Marathon is no longer in service and is now closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

“Boot Key has been protected from development since 2011 by NOAA’s Coastal & Estuarine Land Conservation Program.”

Immediately adjacent to Boot Key is a 38-acre (15 ha) tract of land from which the United States Government broadcasts Radio Marti. These broadcasts consist of anti-communist news and information directed towards residents of Cuba, in an attempt to support opposition against the Cuban government.

A hawk watch is conducted every fall on Boot Key.

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