Welcome to the NEW official entrance to the Florida Keys! The un-official starting point had always been unmarked about a 1/4 mile further down the road at the Last Chance Saloon at Mile Marker 126.7 where Card Sound Road intersects with US-1. Now days, there’s a NEW lit sign welcoming you nearer to Mile Marker 127 along with a hotel to the immediate right that reads “Gateway To The Keys” (as seen below).
Stop by and see one of the Keys newest additions over the past few years or so for your own. If you do, take bug spray, I was swarmed with mosquitoes in a matter of 15 seconds and left looking like red-freckled Opie over three-quarters of my body… it was a terrible way to start the first mile of my trip! (unfortunately that’s TRUE)