It is entirely within the city of Marathon, Florida.
The island was named for the pens (kraals) where large sea turtles were once held until butchered for steaks and soup. The entrance to Curry Hammock State Park, on Little Crawl Key which is adjacent to Crawl Key on the oceanside, is located here. Crawl Key and Little Crawl Key are separated by a cove.
- Zepke, T. (2017). Terrance Talk Travel: A Pocket Guide to the Florida Keys: Including The Everglades & Key West. Terrance Talks Travel. Safari Publishing. p. pt57. ISBN 978-1-942738-25-1. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
- MotorBoating. July–August 2010. pp. 47–48. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
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