Boat Tours, Paddle-craft Rentals and Select Conveniences Temporarily Unavailable
Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.
Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. More »
A Picnic at Porgy Key: The Travelling Trunk
Contact: Maria Beotegui, 305-230-1144, x004
Entrepreneurial, hardworking, and truly special, the Jones family transcended race, nationality and tradition to weave a unique and rich story of pioneer life on the
"Many people learned about the Jones family last fall when documentary filmmaker Ken Burns featured them in The National Parks:
Although the activities are written to the fourth grade level, they can be adjusted to younger or older students as needed.Each activity is written to Florida Sunshine State School Standards. Not only will this traveling trunk help teachers find creative ways to teach required materials, but it will also help to connect students to their National Parks. Proceeding chronologically, each activity has been carefully chosen for its adaptability and its relevance to the education program. Teachers are able to keep the trunk for two weeks, though extensions may be requested.
A Picnic at Porgy Key: The Traveling Trunk is made possible through the National Park Service's Parks as Classrooms Grant.
For further information or to reserve A Picnic at Porgy Key: The Traveling Trunk, call (305)230-1144 x 08, or visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/bisc/forteachers
Did You Know?
In 2001, scientists taking a plant inventory in Biscayne National Park discovered a population of semaphore pricklypear cactus, one of the world's rarest plants. Previously known as only 9 plants in the lower Florida Keys, the new population numbered 570 plants...over 60 times the previous count.