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 »
Teacher Registration for the 2013-14 curriculum-based Environmental Education programs begins August 14 at 8:00am. Click on the the link to the program(s) you are interested in to find out more information and to register for each specific program.
NPS/Kodak photo by Neil Montanus
National Parks provide more than a place for recreation and relaxation. They are places where we can learn science and history lessons in real life settings. Biscayne National Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom with its four interrelated natural systems and cultural resources spanning 10,000 years. It is a place where a mainland mangrove shoreline, a shallow bay, the northern Florida Keys and living coral reef intermingle.
The Environmental Education Program works to cultivate an appreciation of our natural world, leading to the preservation of Biscayne's natural resources along the southeastern edge of the Florida peninsula and ultimately the environment as a whole.
We are excited for you and your students to begin to plan a field trip and embark on the adventure of exploring one of over 400 National Park Units in the country! As you will soon discover, Biscayne National Park is a treasure chest filled with gold, silver, emeralds, and diamonds. Let us take you there!
Did You Know?
Israel Lafayette Jones purchased land on Porgy Key, at the southern end of Biscayne National Park, in 1898. He, his wife Mozelle and their sons Arthur and Lancelot carved out a life for themselves by farming pineapples and key limes, eventually owning most of the land surrounding Jones Lagoon. More...